Open Policy Network & Institute for Open Leadership

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Information about Open Policy Network & Institute for Open Leadership

Published on March 11, 2014

Author: cgreen



Learn about the soon-to-be-launched Creative Commons Institute for Open Leadership. Creative Commons will develop an Institute for Open Leadership to train new leaders in education, science, and public policy fields on the values and implementation of openness in licensing, policies, and practices. By training new leaders, connecting them to each other and helping them complete their first capstone open project in their institution, we will prepare them to guide emerging movements in open science, open education, open government, and open culture. These movements are using Creative Commons licenses to broaden public access to knowledge, data, culture, and research around the world, creating new opportunities for education, innovation, and creativity.The Institute for Open Leadership will select twenty applicants in year one and twenty applicants in year two, through a competitive application process, to participate in an intensive week-long training session with leading experts in open fields. Each participant will develop an outcomes-based plan for a capstone open project, and report on progress within one year. Through training and the project period, participants will develop the skills, relationships, and motivation to become leaders for openness in their institutions and fields.

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Institute for Open Leadership


Current system = broken

Optimized system = possible!

OPEN POLICY: Publicly funded resources are openly licensed resources


● Warsaw CC Summit 2011 ● OER on the radar of policymakers ● affiliates requested support ● current efforts decentralized and uncoordinated ● need a network to share and discuss ● need best data, toolkits, arguments ● let’s not miss opportunities that arise! IDEA

MISSION ● Foster the creation, adoption, and implementation of open policies that advance the public good. ● Do this by supporting advocates, organizations, policymakers, and connecting policy opportunities with those who can provide assistance.

PRINCIPLE S • ‘Open Policy’: publicly funded resources are openly licensed resources • Default aim for policy licensing: Open Definition (with preference for CC BY and CC0). • Do not recreate the wheel; leverage expertise • Work from existing policy recommendations: Paris OER, BOAI, Panton Principles, Communia, etc. • Free for anyone to join. Contribute and abide by mission and guiding principles.

WORK PLAN ● Link to, catalog, and curate existing policy resources. ● Build new resources and/or services only where capacity or expertise does not currently exist. ● Connect policy makers to experts. ● Provide baseline level of assistance for all opportunities. ● Share information with openly with members and the public, using open licenses (of course), multiple languages, transparent fashion.

Institute for Open Leadership


• weeklong intensive in-person training program on ‘open’ • train new leaders in the values and implementation of open licensing, policies, and practices • connect emerging open leaders with one another • provide access to experts in variety of open fields • 20 participants each year; 2 years • instructors from various open areas: education, science, open access, PSI, data, software, culture, etc. Institute for Open Leadership


● need for sustainable open movement and new generation of open leadership ● expand reach of open ideas and practice into new institutions and areas ● leaders can set positive example and give advice to others ● in person is valuable mode for training and networking Institute for Open Leadership

• participants will propose an open project, work on at institute week, complete at their institutions within a year ● transform the concepts learned at the institute into practical, actionable, and sustainable initiative within his/her institution ● SUCCESS = ○ Increase the amount of openly licensed materials in the commons; ○ Increase awareness among colleagues and related stakeholders about the benefits of openness; ○ Successful implementation of policy; ○ Demonstrate measurable results. Focus on capstone projects


Librarian at a university able to foster an open access policy at their institution; university faculty agree to contribute publicly funded research into the university repository under open licenses.

● who: emerging leaders and mid-level managers not already involved in the open community but showing interest and potential, high impact ● process: ○ application & selection period ○ primed for institute by completing open courses from School of Open ○ intensive in-person event ○ completion of open policy capstone projects ● timeline: ○ March 2014 application period; July 2014 institute 1 ○ November 2014 application period; March 2015 institute 2 ● travel/hotels/meals paid for through grants from Hewlett and Logistics


Credits ● Institution - by Thibault Geffroy from the Noun Project - CC BY ● Big idea - from the Noun Project, Public Domain ● Blueprint - by Dimitry Sokolov from The Noun Project - CC BY ● Check List - by fabrice dubuy from The Noun Project - CC BY ● Hackathon - by Iconathon 2012 - CC0 This work is dedicated to the public domain. Attribution is optional, but if desired, please attribute to Creative Commons. Some content such as screenshots may appear here under exceptions and limitations to copyright and trademark law--such as fair use--and may not be covered by CC0.

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