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9. Invited Experts and Invited Guests

Summary

This section describes the process for managing individuals who participate in a Forum or Work Group as Invited Guests or Invited Experts. It defines the criteria for an individual to be an Invited Guest or Invited Expert, and the process for invitation and appointment.


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9.1 Criteria for Invited Guests and Experts

9.1.1 Invited Guest

An Invited Guest:

9.1.2 Invited Expert

An Invited Expert:


9.2 Participation of Invited Guests and Invited Experts

9.2.1 Participation of an Invited Guest

A Forum or Work Group Chair may invite an individual with a particular expertise to participate in a Forum or Work Group as an Invited Guest, and the individual may participate as an Invited Guest subject to the following being completed in advance of any participation:

9.2.2 Participation of an Invited Expert

A Forum or Work Group Chair may invite an individual with a particular expertise to participate in a Forum or Work Group as an Invited Expert. This individual may represent an organization in the group (for example, if acting as a liaison with another organization). The individual may participate as an Invited Expert subject to the following being completed in advance of any participation:

Resource:Invited Guest/Invited Expert Non Disclosure Agreement


9.3 Designation of an Invited Guest or Invited Expert

To designate an individual as an Invited Guest or an Invited Expert in a Forum or Work Group, the Chair must inform The Open Group VP Membership & Events and provide rationale for the choice.

If the Chair and The Open Group VP Membership & Events disagree about a designation, The Open Group CEO determines whether the individual will be invited to participate in the Forum or Work Group.

The Chair should not designate as an Invited Expert in a Forum or Work Group an individual who is an employee of an Open Group member.

The Chair must not use Invited Expert status to provide member benefits to non-members.


9.4 Term Limits

An Invited Guest participates in a Forum or Work Group for a single meeting only.

An Invited Expert participates in a Forum or Work Group from the moment the individual joins the group until any of the following occurs:


Last updated: May 2012