Letter from Under-Secretary General of Outreach
Dear Advisors and Delegates,
It is my pleasure to invite you to Berkeley Model United Nation’s annual Delegate Workshop. This day long event located at the lovely and pristine UC Berkeley campus is designed to provide a forum in which students new to the MUN program can learn the basic skills they will need to excel as delegates and more experienced delegates can refine their MUN talents. This year’s delegate workshop is tentatively scheduled this fall on the 17th of November.
The workshop will be divided into two components: during the morning, students will learn about the basics of speaking, caucusing, and writing resolutions in a classroom setting. For returning delegates, there will be an advanced session covering a range of international issues and looking more in depth at the foundations and justifications of those documents and ideas used as a basis for resolving international issues. In the afternoon, we will run a mock session designed to simulate an actual MUN committee environment and prepare the students to be delegates at future conferences. Ultimately, the overreaching goal of the program will be to equip your students with the tools they will use to participate in and enjoy our conference in the spring.
It is a BMUN tradition to reward those schools that most actively participate within the delegate workshop as a whole with scholarships to attend our March conference. We will be awarding three scholarships to those schools that put forth exceptional effort at the workshop. I want to emphasize, however, that these scholarships are not meant to be competed for in the same sense as MUN delegation awards, but rather are to serve as motivation for your students to participate, learn, and develop themselves as delegates. We enjoy the opportunity that this workshop provides to give back to the community and help build interest in international issues and awareness within the local community.
More information, including registration packets, will be made available in next September both through the mail and online at our website. If you would like to receive information through email regarding the delegate workshop, or if you have any questions or concerns that I can address, please send an email with your name and the name of your High School to [email protected]. I will do my best to respond to your email within 48 hours. Please feel free to contact me anytime. I am excited and look forward to running a successful and fun Delegate Workshop this fall.
Richard H. Hill
Under Secretary-General of Outreach
Berkeley Model United Nations, 56th Annual Session
Delegate Workshop Documents (56th session)
Campus and Parking Map [PDF]