Our Advisor Institute is a groundbreaking program to help teachers learn MUN, start new clubs, and lead their delegates to success!
As an MUN Advisor, you want to see your students succeed.
You’ve seen what students can learn from Model UN.
You’ve seen them get up early on a weekend and dress up in suits to meet other students they’ve never met before and debate issues years beyond their age. You’ve seen really shy students get so nervous giving their first speech — and then how proud they feel when they finally sit down.
You’ve seen your students — some of whom you never expected would be into this — grow into enterprising young leaders.
You’ve seen them succeed and you want to do your best to help — but it’s tough.
Most advisors have never participated in MUN themselves.
When your students ask you questions — say, about how to research a country’s policy, or what an “unmoderated caucus” is, or whether their resolution looks right — sometimes it’s hard to give the best answers. You wish you could see an example of what a “good” paper or speech or resolution looks like, and how to get your students to that level of MUN expertise.
Sometimes you might wonder, why do different conferences do things differently? Why are the topics and committees different? Why are the procedures and the terms different? It only makes it harder for both students and teachers to learn how to participate.
Most advisors could use some help — training, resources, and advice — so that they can better help their students, and empower their student leaders.
And that’s why we created the Advisor Institute — to support teachers and mentors like you who are dedicated to their students and want to see them succeed at Model United Nations.
At the MUN Institute, we know how important an advisor is to a Model UN club. We’ve seen Model UN clubs become great because of the hard work of their students — and the thoughtful advisors who support them along the way. We’ve also seen Model UN clubs fall apart when their advisor leaves.
We know the difference an advisor can make in the lives of their students — because we all had advisors who had huge impact in our lives. We want to support MUN advisors like you all over the world, and help them help their students. We want you to empower your student leaders and create sustainable Model UN programs.
We are very proud to support advisors like you through the MUN Advisor Institute.
The Advisor Institute is Model United Nations professional development for educators. You will learn:
You’ll learn all of this and more from the Model UN experts: the Advisor Institute is led by Ryan Villanueva and Kevin Felix Chan, the co-founders of Best Delegate. Ryan and Kevin have 15+ years of Model UN experience and have worked with thousands of students and teachers around the world. Click here to learn more about the co-founders’ story!
By attending the Advisor Institute, you will receive:
The Advisor Institute also features an optional Certification Exam. This exam is an opportunity for advisors to test their knowledge in best practices for preparing students for MUN conferences. Advisors who pass the exam receive Best Delegate MUN Advisor Certification.
Is the Advisor Institute right for you?
Dates & Locations:
TUITION & Lunch: $900
- Housing and Meals: $900
*Housing runs from July 9th to the 15th, the Sunday afternoon before the program to the Saturday morning after the Program. Housing is available on campus. Optional activities will include a campus tour and exploring the program city.
- Pick Up/ Drop Off at Dulles International Airport (IAD): $100 each way
- Pick Up/Drop Off at Reagan National Airport (DCA): $60 each way
- Pick Up/Drop Off at Union Station: $50 each way
- MUN Vault MUN Mentorship: $300 for Four sessions (one hour each) with an MUN Mentor to help you prepare for an MUN conference. Sessions must be scheduled between September 1, 2017, and June 1, 2018.
- MUN Vault Online Resources: 1-Year Subscription: $300 for A 1-year subscription to the Online Resources: including training guides, tools, and videos, that will help you prepare for MUN conferences.