Hello! I hope this message finds you well!
My name is Benjamin (Benjy) Malings, and I am honored to be serving as the Under-Secretary General of Outreach for Berkeley Model United Nations’ 65th Session. This will be my second year serving in this capacity. In this role, I will be leading our outreach initiative to work with Bay Area schools to establish and develop their Model UN programs. BMUN’s outreach sessions consist of our Secretariat members visiting schools to work directly with your students to enhance their debate and speaking skills as well as their knowledge of international affairs. You can sign up for these outreach sessions using the sign-up form found our website or by simply sending an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BMUN is excited to offer several different services with our sessions. We give a variety of presentations, including lessons on Model UN fundamentals and advanced committee procedure, as well as brief committee simulations. We are also able to provide consulting on organizing and hosting your own Model UN conference, as well as on building and expanding your program as a whole. Our goal is to continue to work toward building an increasingly inclusive and collaborate MUN circuit for the Bay Area.
Aside from outreach sessions, I am also honored to formally invite you to the Berkeley Model United Nations Delegate Workshop, which will (tentatively) be held on Saturday, November 5th, 2016. The Delegate Workshop is an exciting opportunity for delegates to learn directly from our accomplished Secretariat the essential skills to excel in Model UN conferences. There will be more details on Delegate Workshop to come in the month of August.
BMUN will also continue its tradition to reward the most active and enthusiastic schools attending Delegate Workshop; we will be offering scholarships towards registration fees for our March conference as an incentive for delegates to work diligently throughout the Workshop.
BMUN is also exploring the development of small-scale mock conferences to be held on our campus at two separate points this year. Run at a smaller size than our Delegate Workshop, these mocks will be solely for practicing and receiving feedback on Model UN skills including speaking, negotiation, and resolution writing. These will be open to all interested Bay Area schools, at little to no cost. If this is something that interests you and your program, please offer an informal indication of interest to me and I will keep you in the loop for this project's progression toward the beginning of the school year. Feel free to send any suggestions or ideas you may have for formats, research topics, or anything under the sun.
I look forward our partnership and to seeing you all this year!
Under-Secretary General of Outreach
Berkeley Model United Nations, 65th Session