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The following material should be helpful in preparing for BosMUN XIII. All delegates should start with BosMUN 101, which gives a general introduction to the entire conference as well as committee-specific rules and procedures. BosMUN 102 is a more advanced training guide that our collegiate team has compiled with strategies to help make you the best delegate in the room.
The best way to prepare for BosMUN is to read through your committee’s Background Guide and conduct extensive research on your country, committee, and topics before arriving in Boston for the weekend. All Background Guides will be posted in December 2013. In the meantime, Mini-Guides for each committee will be posted this fall. Remember, you may always email your chair with questions or comments before the conference starts!
BosMUN XIII Delegate Training Sessions
On Friday, February 21st before the start of BosMUN XIII, there are three delegate training sessions open to all delegates and advisors. These sessions are hosted by members of BosMUN XIII staff who have extensive experience both as chairs and as delegates competing on the college Model UN circuit. These informal sessions provide a breadth of advice for success at BosMUN as well as a forum for delegates and advisors to ask questions of our staff members.
Beginner Delegate Training, 4 – 4:30pm
- This session is geared towards delegates who have limited Model UN experience or will be participating in Model UN for the first time. We will cover basics including committee structure, parliamentary procedure, and resolutions.
Advanced Delegate Training, 4:30 – 5pm
- This session is geared towards delegates who have a basic understanding of Model UN and want to improve their skills. We will cover committee strategy, forming blocs, and other more detailed aspects of Model UN.
Crisis Delegate Training, 5 – 5:30pm
- This session is specifically geared towards delegates in crisis committees As crisis committees operate much differently than traditional Model UN bodies, this session covers the basics of crisis – including crisis rooms, joint committees, and delegates’ portfolio power.
For tips and information on training, strategy and everything Model UN, visit bestdelegate.com.
BosMUN Code of Conduct – This document lays out the rules by which you must abide throughout the conference. You should note that we require you to wear Western Business Attire at opening ceremonies and during all committee sessions.
Code of Conduct
Rules of Procedure – This document explains the rules by which committee sessions will be run. It is based on Roberts Rules of Order and is similar to the manner in which most Model UN conferences operate. There are some specific differences in BosMUN’s rules, but these can easily be learned by reading through the document and by following our committee chairs’ guidance during the conference.
Rules of Procedure
Awards Policy – This document explains BosMUN XIII’s awards policy.
BosMUN 101 & 102 – These documents were created by the BosMUN Secretariat and BU’s Travel Team Head Delegate. They provide a basic overview of introductory delegate training and advanced delegate training. We will also have panels for beginner delegate training and advanced delegate training with some of our best delegates and chairs at the conference, where you can ask more in-depth questions. Please note that these guides are password-protected just like the Mini-Guides and Background Guides.
Crisis Committee Briefing – This explains the document types delegates will use (instead of Resolutions) in our Crisis Committees and most of our Specialized Agencies.
Crisis Committee Briefing
Position Paper Guidelines – This document explains the proper format and due dates for BosMUN Position Papers, which are required from each delegate in order to be eligible for an award.
Position Paper Guidelines