2019 Election Nominee Questions

There’s still time to nominate leadership for the June 2019 Elections, but in the mean time, nominees are encouraged to consider the following questions and respond with their own thread, “Name: 2019 Election Questions”.

Members are encouraged to pose questions of their own here that they’d like Nominees to consider. Please keep questions polite, thoughtful, and constructive.

Tell us about yourself

  1. What are some favorite things you have already done for MakeICT?

  2. What in your opinion qualifies you to be a board member?

  3. If you have served on the Board in the past, What do you feel you did right? What do you think you did wrong, or could have done better?

  4. Are you able to be at Board meetings, Maker Mondays and other events for the duration of your term?

  5. It is our mission to innovate, learn, and build community at the intersection of art, technology, science, and culture. How would you support our mission as leadership?

What should we do next?

  1. What are your thoughts about MakeICT’s direction in the coming year?

  2. What’s your agenda for what you want to accomplish in the coming year?

  3. How will you gauge whether we’re successful as an organization?

  4. How do we keep and grow membership?

How should we operate?

  1. Tell us one thing the Board did in the last 12 months that needs an undo. Be specific.

  2. Tell us one thing not done in the last 12 months by the Board that still needs done. Be specific.

  3. How much Autonomy should Area Leads Have?

  4. What experience do you have in grant-writing or fundraising?

  5. What are your ideas on promoting Volunteerism and a Community Mindset at MakeICT? (ie Scholarships, funded leadership conferences…)

Follow on

  1. Do you promise you can serve out your entire term until next June? Do you predict that you’ll be open to running for a second or third term so MakeICT has a continuous, stable board of directors?

  2. Have you read our bylaws and standing rules?

  3. What areas of the makerspace are you proficient/not proficient in?

  4. What are the best and worst aspects of your leadership and communication styles? What can you do to improve or mitigate your worst quality?

  5. If MakeICT didn’t exist, what would you do with your time?

  6. What steps would you take outside the Maker space to continue growth of the knowledge of our existence, so we’re not Wichita’s “best kept secret”?