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MF/PL Leadership Committee Decision-Making Process

(note: this is a work in progress)

What decisions are made at MF/PL?

  • What are some broad categories of decisions that are made? Examples could include fiscal, technical, political, personnel-related...
  • Within those categories, what sort of timing is MF/PL confronted with, from decisions that need to be made at the spur of the moment to very long-term, big-picture decisions?
  • what decisions can be made by staff and/or support teams on their own and which kinds of decisions need to go to the LC?

How have those decisions been made previously?

  • Up to now, who has typically made those different types of decisions?
  • What are all of the decision-making bodies currently at work at MF/PL? (e.g. co-directors, staff as a whole, board, LC, support team)
  • How are those decisions made within each body?
  • How are decisions recorded, shared with the wider organization, enacted, and followed up on?
  • Outside of the people actually making the decisions, who else is consulted for input or feedback that is then incorporated into the decision-making process?
  • What have the benefits of the decision-making process to date been? What have the drawbacks been?