Most of the MUNers dream of organizing their own MUN conference one day. This sounds awesome at first but we should also keep in mind that the preparation process may not be as pink as one can guess. Here are four skills that will be required while organizing a conference:
If you do not have a master plan which will guide you, the odds of failing at any step of the organization is so high. Assume that you have a nine-month-period ahead you for creating a conference form the zero point. It may seem like there is enough time for everything to be done, it is indeed, but if you do not set a pathway and a deadline the process may get complicated as the countdown for the conference date continues. Also, working as a team brings the need of being aware of what will be done when and by whom.
As Aristotle said, I believe that “man is by nature a social animal”. We are able to get into touch with others, find out what is wrong and find solutions to problems by the ability of communication. While working in a team, these two concepts are essential: getting informed and informing. If group members know what their teammates are doing, a healthier working atmosphere can be established in means of efficiency and eagerness.
3)Ability to assign
Every successful organizer should have the qualifications of a leader and every leader needs to be competent at assigning right tasks to the right people on the right time. Delegating team members for certain tasks may not be very difficult but what is more important is to track the progress and interfere in the cases it is required. In addition, if that task is not accomplished, the leader of the organization should be ready to warn the person in charge and take some precautions in order to prevent it to happen for the second time.
As I have mentioned before, no organization goes on smoothly 100%. There will be both minor and major problems that have the potential of making the participants unhappy. Firstly, try to prevent them before coming into existence. If you cannot do so, as the second option, let the bygones be the bygones and find ways to terminate the chaos they cause as soon as possible. While trying to take everything under control, do not lose your temper and remember you are one of the people who must overcome that problem.