MUN Chair Guides and Resources
Turn your committee into a place that is comfortable for delegates. If you’re a first-time cair who needs to write a study guide or an experienced chair who wants to fine-tune their craft, we’ve got you covered.
Chairing MUN Guides
Charing guidelines and styles differ depending on where you are in the world. This is why it might be a bit hard to find quality guides on how to chair in MUN.
Our writers have chaired at MUN’s all over the globe. We hope our guides will be useful for any chair no matter if it is your first time chairing of you’re been a MUN staff member for years.
How to Write a Study Guide
Knowing how to write a MUN guide is very imp[orants. This will lay the foundation and set the path to guide delegates thinking and get hem on the right track before they even show up at the conference.
How to Chair Beginner and Advanced Delegates
There are different ways to work with different types of delegates. It is import to know what sort of differences come into play when chairing beginner delegates and what you might want to do and look out for when chairing advanced delegates.
How to Ace a Chairing Interview
When you apply to chair you will usually go through an interview process. Here is a list of commonly asked questions and answers to help you prepare for, and ace, your interview to be a chair.
If you’re not confident that you know what they say and when to say it, let our chairing script do the work.
The words and phrases you use as a chair to direct a MUN committee are an important part of parliamentary procedure. The right use of the phrases and terms makes the committee move more smoothly and are as important in advanced rooms as beginner rooms. Our chairing script goes through all the procedure showing what to say and where to say it.
How to Chair an Unmoderated Caucus
There is no fixed system of chairing an unmoderated caucus. Delegates move across the room, coalitions form, fall apart and regroup. There are important steps to take and elements to be aware of if you want to catch everything that is happening and get the best read of the room.
Chairing a Historical Committee
Historical committees are different from regular MUN committees. These differences start when writing the guide and continue on to how you evaluate a delegate’s performance in a historical context. Knowing how to evaluate a time period.
Choosing Who Gets The Awards
While watching the committee session a chair should take notes on what the delegates do the make the correct choice when choosing award recipients. How to weigh between speeches and rhetoric, coalition management and resolution writing has subjective elements but still has clear guidelines on what to look for, how to write it down to keep track and on what criteria to evaluate.
How to Take Notes and Give Feedback
An important part of educating delegates is giving feedback at the end of a committee session. This can be done more easily when the chair is reading from organized notes taken throughout the conference. Taking notes as a MUN chair is an important skill. So too is giving feedback, which is relevant and doing so in an encouraging and instructive manner. Also, giving fine-tuned feedback to advanced delegates is no less important and also requires taking the right steps to do so effectively.
How To Evaluate Delegates MUN Position Papers
Position Papers are read and evaluated by chairs. Conferences often require chairs to send feedback to delegates to help them improve their papers and, subsequently, their MUN strategy as a whole. The questions to ask yourself as a chair and the thinking process are important to give delegates the best feedback and also when it comes to choosing the best position paper award.
How to Create a MUN Crisis
A Crisis Director needs to take an idea from inception to a number of full guides and character bios. How to come up with the idea, and the variables involved, are very important and not at all simple. Understanding the steps of creating a crisis is very important for first time Crisis Directors and experienced Crisis Directors alike.
How to Direct a MUN Crisis
Once the MUN crisis starts there is never a moment’s rest of a Crisis Director. How to manage the staff, keep the channel of directives open and not let the situation get out of control is very important. Learn about the moving parts to create the best experience for your delegates, chairs and backroom staff.
The Press at a MUN can be a powerful addition to any conference, helping to add new layers of complexity, enjoyment, and ideological control for those into that sort of stuff. Let’s look at some examples of what a Press Corps does in a MUN, how the Press...
Bringing an expert witness into your committee, as a MUN chair, is a fun and interesting way to advance debate while making your committee more exciting and interesting. What is an expert witness? Expert Witnesses (sometimes referred to as an observer or just speaker)...
Chairing a Giant General Assembly You’ve been selected to chair a giant General Assembly (GA) Congrats! Chairing a committee of over 200 delegates can be a bit challenging. In addition to having so many delegates, the chairing team would most likely be twice the...
MUN Chairing Script As a Chair, you are expected to bring your committee to life as you perform your role within the boundaries of the Model United Nations rules of procedure (RoP). MUN RoP’s are largely the same between most MUN circuits and conferences. Once you...
The challenges of chairing a double delegation committee As the Chair of a committee, you will be faced with a multitude of challenges throughout the day. No matter how hard you’ve prepared and how well you know to ride the flow of a Model UN committee, something will...
Chairs Guide to Evaluating Delegates MUN Position Papers Like position paper format instructions are given to delegates, chairs are also given instructions by the Model UN Conference Secretariat on how to evaluate position papers. Chairing, from when you write the...
How to Write a MUN Study Guide The study guides are where delegates get their first exposure to information about the committee and topic they will be discussing. If done right, it gives both information which is not easily accessible, and also clear guidance as to...
Model United Nations Committee Software Software to manage MUN debate has become an inseparable part of Model United Nations conferences. Traditionally, MUN software displays speakers time and transitions between the general speakers list and types of caucuses....
How To Ace A MUN Chairing Interview This article was written in collaboration with members of secretariate who have interviewed over 1000 MUN chairs. Many delegates say “it is the chair who plays a key role in shaping the Model UN conference experience”. A bad chair...
How to Chair an Unmoderated Caucus To contrast, a moderated caucus is the formal setting in which proper rules of procedure are followed. Everyone has a chance to give speeches and have their position noted by the rest of the committee. During these moderated...
How to Chair MUN – Guide Chairing at a Model United Nations conference breaks down into four main responsibilities, running the software, conducting the debate, choosing the awards and giving feedback. Giving delegates feedback, though often required, is not...
Chairing a Historical Committee Introduction A Historical MUN Committee is a committee that takes place in the past and simulates a topic and committee from a completely different perspective than a regular committee. In a Historical committee, Delegates represent...