Regional Coordinator Selection Process – Spring 2017 Window Open

Regional Coordinator Leader Sebastian Pękala announces the Spring 2017 process for renewal and new applications for the Regional Coordinator Advanced Role, as described in current Judge Program structure under the New New World Order.


At this time, we are accepting applications for the following regions:

Australia & New Zealand
UK, Ireland & South Africa
USA – Central
Central America (New region announced here)
USA – Midatlantic
Europe – North
USA – Southeast
Italy & Malta
USA – Southwest

The choice for the person holding a Regional Coordinator role has an impact on a community as a whole. Therefore, we strongly advise leadership of affected regions to discuss this topic. All candidates should talk to their regional leadership before applying, and especially non-Regional Coordinator candidates should talk to their current Regional Coordinators before applying (in order to prevent conflicts and make the potential handover much easier).


As described in the NNWO definition of Advanced Roles, the Regional Coordinator position is available for Level 3 judges only, thus applications are open to Level 3s in any area. However, strong preference will be given to in-region applicants. If you choose to apply while living outside the region, please explain why you think you think this circumstance is different and acceptable.

Application Process

The application process will consist of two steps.

In step 1, candidates are required to provide their answers to a number of questions covering topics important to usual tasks of Regional Coordinators, and list contact information to 3 referring judges. The 3 judges need to live in at least 2 different areas of the region and should be of at least 2 different levels (1x Level 3 + 2x Level 2 judges, or such). These judges will be contacted to confirm that they think candidate fulfills the Qualities of Regional Coordinators and would be a good Regional Coordinator for their region. They may be also asked to confirm some statements about the region and candidates themselves, based on the application. The questions for candidates to answer are listed below.

The application letter with the information mentioned above should be sent to the following email address:

After the window closes, all applications will be reviewed and graded by the Selection Committee against the minimal requirements to be the Regional Coordinator, and all applicants that meet the criteria will go to step 2.

Step 2 will consist of individual questions to the candidates, aiming to explore potential areas for improvement, and to determine the best candidate for each region. This step may be skipped for regions with only one candidate at this stage of the process, at the discretion of the Selection Committee.


  1. Describe, in the context of your region, the infrastructure of regional leadership, lines of command, existing and planned structures in regard to planned growth and improvement of judges, their retention and morale, evaluating performance and conference organization.
  2. Describe the ways (channels) in which fellow judges can contact you, and how long do you usually take to reply or resolve an issue. What kind of problems do you solve in your region? Are you involved in discussions about recent changes in Judge Program?
  3. Describe how often do you find yourself in the middle of a conflict, or are asked to resolve one. Describe the last conflict situation you were involved in and how it was resolved.
  4. Describe your involvement in judge recognition initiatives.
  5. Describe how do you understand “protecting diversity” and how do you plan to act in regards to that in your region.
  6. Describe how do you participate in mentoring of judges in your region and what is your plan for mentoring on a larger, regional scale.


The selection committee will consist of four current Regional Coordinators (including the Regional Coordinator Lead, who will be the leader of this committee), one Program Coordinator, and two Level 3 judges not holding the aforementioned roles.

Sebastian Pękala (RC leader)
Sergio Pérez (RC)
David Lyford-Smith (RC)
Adrián Estoup (RC)
Kevin Desprez & Sean Catanese (step1 & step2 PC representatives)
Simon Freiberg (L3)
Damián Hiller (L3)


Applications will be accepted until February 26th (end of day). We reserve the right to re-open window in case there are no applicants or in case of significantly exceptional situations.

Results for the Spring 2017 class will be published around April 1st 2017.