Intro to Unknown Mechanics
Committees may surprise you with special mechanics you can't prepare for, but there is no need to panic. Your Chair knows that this mechanic is new to you and will make it accessible and manageable! For these mechanics, your Chair will let you know the existence of such mechanics. It's just that you don't know its content.
Key skills are the same
Whatever the mechanic, the skills emphasized are the same as in any committee. For instance, both single-session crisis and secret agenda test your ability to solve a problem as a group, how well you process new information, and how effectively you communicate your ideas.
Think on your feet
In addition, these surprises test your ability to think on your feet. Usually the "surprising" mechanics will give you additional information. You will be tested on how to process the information, adjust yourself to a new situation, and make decisions quickly.