Report on Training Programme for DPSMUN

23rd - 24th August 2008

Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram was proud to host the DPSMUN Training Programme on the 23rd-24th August, 200. The Training Programme brought together students and teachers from all over India and the world to share their knowledge of Model UN and global issues. The main aim of the Training Programme was to give the students an opportunity to get a first hand experience of everything a Model United Nations Conference encompasses. The Progranmme aimed at confidence building and of course, instilling those skills that are necessary to become a successful MUN delegate such as diplomacy, negotiation and communication.

The response has been overwhelming. 93 schools, (66 DPS Schools and 27 other public schools) participated. The Training Programme had a total of 340 students and teachers. The Training Programme included Model UN workshops, Presentations, MUN simulations and a special workshop for the teachers, conducted by the DPSMUN coordinators.

The Model UN skill building workshops included the following sessions:

  • Internet and Research:
    Facilitators - Kartikeya Asthana, Student DPS RK Puram Aishani Bansal Student, DPS RK Puram
  • Caucusing:
    Facilitators - Utkarsh Misra Student DPS R.K Puram Tanvi Girotra, Student DPS RK Puram
  • Resolutions and Position Papers:
    Facilitators - Sukrit Gulati Student DPS RK Puram Ridhima Mandhar Student DPS RK Puram
  • Training the Dais:
    Facilitators - Ishaan Sethi, Student DPS R.K Puram; Aayush Srivastava, Student DAV, Gurgaon
  • How to plan a MUN Conference:
    Facilitators - Ms Archana Pental and Ms Vandana Chandhoke

The main objectives of these workshops were:

  • To introduce the delegates to the concept of a MUN Conference and everything that it entails.
  • Explain the various rules and procedure and the terminologies used at MUN Conferences.
  • Highlight all aspects of conference participation from developing position papers to writing resolutions.
  • Help teachers to plan MUN Conferences in their respective schools as well.

The feedback for the Training Programme was excellent. All teachers and students praised the school and the coordinators for conducting the programme with so much enthusiasm and in an extremely organized manner.

The sessions were informative and interactive. The students learnt from each other to share ideas, voice their opinion and of course negotiate. The Training Programme has eventually prepared the student to participate effectively in the DPSMUN Conference to be held from the 22nd - 24th November 2008 at the India Habitat Centre.