Succeeding in Crisis

Succeeding in crisis is complicated and not easy but anybody can do it as long as you try. The first step is reading these guides. Familiarizing yourself with the ins and outs of crisis before conference will go a long way. Delegates often come with little understanding of crisis and as a result it takes them a little longer to get up to speed and they aren't able to do as much as they might have been able to do. On the MUNUC website you can find a variety of resources to help acquaint yourself with crisis. If you still have questions after looking through these email

Along with reading these guides there are a couple other steps to do before conference. The first is reading your committee's background guide. This will give you the foundation you need in the topic and they often contain hints at what will come during conference and might help you come up with ideas for backroom arcs. If there's anything in the background guide that you want to find out more about feel free to do your own research. Once you have done this you can get started on your position paper. More detail on these steps can be found in the crisis research section.
Once you are at conference there are a number of other things to keep in mind in order to do well. The biggest recommendation I can make is to go to feedback sessions as often as you are able. Execs and ACs often stay back in the room to give individual feedback to delegates after sessions have ended. Not only is the feedback itself helpful but execs also appreciate it when they see delegates implementing their feedback and improving, it is part of what makes this experience so rewarding for everyone. Even if you think you know what you are doing, feedback is still very important. Along with this it is crucial to maintain balance between your frontroom and backroom activities. This can be one of the hardest parts of being a crisis delegate, it is all too easy to get sucked into a really good backroom arc and ignore debate while you write really long notes, but you should try to participate as much as possible in both. Crisis committees move fast so it is easy to get behind if you ignore debate even for a little while. You should aim to speak at least once every couple of moderated caucuses.

Another rule to follow during a conference is to be kind. This applies to other delegates, execs, ACs, and even fictional people. Execs appreciate delegates who not only do well themselves but also encourage others and help other delegates do better. In a way crisis committees are a team sport, and you should do your best to be a team player. Speaking every time and writing every time is fine, but if you also encourage others to step up and share the load your execs will be very impressed.

The last piece of advice I have for you is do your best and have fun. MUN should be a fun learning experience and if you push yourself too hard it won’t be. Don’t worry about awards and just focus on doing your best and it will show.

Congratulations! You've finished the Intro to Crisis Module.