Parliamentary Procedure for Crisis

Moderated Caucus: The chair will call on delegates to speak one-by-one. Delegates will raise their placards if they want to speak. Moderated caucuses have a set topic, speaking time (usually 30-60 seconds), and number of speakers

Example: “Motion for a 9 minute moderated caucus with a 45 second speaking time on the topic of international alliances.”

Round Robin: Going around the room, every delegate in the committee makes a speech. Round robins also have a set topic and speaking time.

Example: “Motion for a round robin with a 30 second speaking time on the topic of military vs. diplomatic options.”

Unmoderated Caucus: Delegates will be able to move freely around the room and talk to/work with other people. Unmoderated caucuses have a set time limit (usually 5-15 minutes), but you do not specify a topic.

Example: “Motion for a 10 minute unmoderated caucus.”

Extension: Extends the current moderated/unmoderated caucus by a certain amount of time.

Example: “Motion to extend the current moderated caucus by 6 minutes.”

Introduce Directives: The chair will read out loud all of the directives that have been passed up to the dias. Directives need to be introduced before they can be voted on.

Example: “Motion to introduce all directives on the table.”

Voting Procedure (For/Against): For every directive that has been introduced, 1-2 delegates will make a speech in favor of passing a directive, and 1-2 delegates will make a speech against it. The committee will then vote on the directives, with a simple majority being required to pass. You should specify how many speakers the for/against will have and the speaking time.

Example: “Motion to move into voting procedure with 2 for, 2 against, 45 second speaking time.”

Voting Procedure (Direct): The committee will vote on the directives immediately without any speeches for/against.

Example: “Motion to move directly into voting procedure on all directives.”