Mount Madonna School is proud to be launching its 2022 Model United Nations (Model UN or MUN) conference. This youth-driven initiative will include the development of MUN culture in Santa Cruz, Monterey, Santa Clara and San Benito counties, with a focus on sustainable development, education for global citizenship and community action and service.
Model UN is practiced by close to half a million middle, high school and university students each year. Mount Madonna School’s MUN program will engage students in the region to learn about critical global issues and collaborative problem solving using MUN pedagogy. There will be further emphasis on linking global issues to our region’s unique challenges and fostering intergenerational conversations between current and future leaders.
The Mount Madonna School One-Day Training Conference (ODTC) is open to middle and high school students in the Monterey Bay region. The goal of the conference is to provide an orientation to Model UN, skill-building workshops on research techniques, speech writing and public speaking, and conclude with a mock debate. We will hear from an expert on regional food insecurity so that participants understand how the larger global issue of hunger manifests itself in our own community.
MMS One-Day Training Conference 2022 Details
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Cost: $20 donation per student
Eligibility: Students grade 6-12
(Workshops will be broken into middle and high school levels)
9:00-9:45 Opening Ceremony + Plenary Session 1
9:45-10:15 Workshop 1
10:30-11:15 Workshop 2
11:15-12:00 Workshop 3
12:45-2:00 Mock MUN Session: Fruits vs Vegetable
2:00-2:30 Plenary Session 2 (Guest Speaker-Food Insecurity in our Community)
2:45-3:45 Mock MUN Simulation
3:45-4:00 Closing Ceremony and Certificates