Using Loomio to select a candidate to represent a group
Olover has just started off a great conversation in the "Welcome and Introductions" thread. I've pulled it out into it's own thread here:
"I am wondering what you suggest is the best way to use Loomio to select several people that will then represent the group on a committee that is being formed.
Would you simply start a discussion and then those who want to nominate themselves as representatives can start a proposal about that, at which point others in the group vote to agree or disagree with electing a specific candidate? It seems like that wouldn’t be so easy, unless we ask people to only vote for one or two candidates and vote disagree on other candidates.
I’d appreciate any ideas you may have!"
"Right now in one of my groups there’s a new discussion about choosing a new board member.
One of the existing board members has started the discussion with some context about who is on the board and how it works, with links out to relevant documents. Then immediately after starting the discussion, they launched a proposal: “I would like to have a conversation about joining the board”.
This has given people a space to self-nominate, without presupposing the outcome of any decision. That might be a good way for you to start the conversation in your case @olover
Once you have an idea of who is interested in the role, that will make the decision-making much easier.
You could even keep it all in the one discussion thread - the first proposal is to seek self-nominations, and then later once the discussion has progressed, a second proposal could be used to confirm a specific candidate or group of candidates.
What do you think?"