Best Delegate to Teach Model UN Across the United States this Fall!

by Ryan on September 13, 2011

KFC and I are excited to announce our plans to offer Best Delegate workshops for both students AND teachers across the United States this Fall!

Last year, the Best Delegate team spoke with numerous students and teachers as we traveled across the United States to visit Model UN conferences and blog about them. Over the Summer, we read the emails you sent us, the comments you left on the blog, and the survey responses you made. And from your feedback, we learned that one of the best things we could do to help the Model UN community was to share more of our Model UN knowledge in person with both students and teachers.

So, this Fall, KFC and I will be offering workshops for both students and teachers across the United States. Our student workshops focus on the leadership skills that helped us get into top-tier universities and launch our careers. These are workshops we wish we could have attended when we were students.

And our teacher workshops are geared towards teachers who are new to Model UN or interested in starting a club at their school. These workshops are designed in response to something we heard from many new advisors: “I’m new to MUN, but I love how it motivates my students to learn about the world. I just wish I knew what it was like to be a delegate so I could better understand what they’re going through. Having that knowledge would help me help my students.”

KFC and I will be leading the workshops, and our tour kicks off next week in Orange County, where our own Model UN experience started. Check out the details below!

Best Delegate Student Workshop:
Confident Public Speaking & Winning Negotiation in Model UN (Orange County 9/25)

Are you passionate about Model UN? Do you want to take your Model UN skills to the next level?

This workshop is geared towards high school students with Model UN experience who want professional training to improve their public speaking and negotiation (e.g. caucusing) skills.

Confident Public Speaking

Best Delegate teaches students the keys to style and substance to deliver an effective and persuasive speech. Students will learn techniques to build self-confidence, find their best voice, and add engaging style to their presentation. Students will then combine style with essential speech-writing tactics such as stage & audience tuning, simplification, and framing to create the impact that will make a speech memorable.

Go beyond giving good speeches — learn how to stand out with style and substance.

Winning Negotiation

Best Delegate teaches students the strategies and styles to lead negotiations into favorable outcomes. Students will learn the strategies of principled negotiation, collaboration, and Socratic fact-finding to set how the game of negotiation will be played. Students will also learn the how to use negotiation styles and relationship-based negotiation to create win-win solutions for everyone in the negotiating table.

We don’t want you to just participate in caucus — we want you to lead it.

Class starts at 9am and end by 4pm. Lunch will be provided. Students who complete the course will receive a Best Delegate Certificate of Achievement.

  • Date: Sunday, September 25
  • Time: 9am to 4pm (lunch provided)
  • Location: Mission Viejo, CA
  • Cost: $99 per student (15 students max)

Click here to register today!

FREE! Best Delegate Teacher Workshop:
How to Get Started with Model UN (Orange County 9/21)

Maybe you’ve been asked to start a Model UN club at your school — but you’ve never done Model UN before! How do you get started?

Or perhaps you’ve heard about this Model UN thing and you’re curious about how it works. Can Model UN help you as a useful teaching tool? Can it motivate your students to learn about the world?

Find out the answers to these questions and more by attending the Best Delegate Teacher Workshop, “How to Get Started with Model UN.” This workshop is geared towards teachers who are new to Model UN or interested in starting a Model UN club at their school.

Teachers will observe students conducting a Model UN simulation and then run their own teachers-only simulation. Teachers who complete the course will receive a Best Delegate Training Certificate.

  • Date: Wednesday,  September 21
  • Time: 7pm to 9pm
  • Location: Mission Viejo, CA
  • Cost: FREE! (15 teachers max)

Click here to register today!

The full list of dates and locations will be released by the end of this week, but some of the areas we will visit include:

  • New Jersey
  • New York City
  • Boston
  • Philadelphia
  • Baltimore
  • Washington, DC
  • Los Angeles
  • San Diego
  • Palo Alto
  • San Jose

Check back soon for more updates!

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