When one tries to explain what made a MUN conference special, the explanation tends to focus on what was absolutely perfect in that particular event. In my case, what made the IX SIMA the best MUN I have attended so far were - precisely - the imperfections.
The second weekend of September, 2015 - when SIMA took place. It was my first time as main director, and I had decided to work on a futuristic committee - which made me and my colleagues responsible for building a believable story with no flaws to be exploited by the delegates. We had full intention to create a huge World War III committee. With so many nuances to be explored, so many details to be developed, it is extremely time consumable to make such a committee flawless, specially when dealing with the future. Unfortunately, we only realized that two months prior to the event. We chose a new topic, ISIS and its development, and started a new study guide from scratch. We ended up with a 50 page study guide explaining everything that happened in every single country in the Middle East up until 2040 with no flaws that we - or our delegates - were able to find. So, in the end, success, but not without struggle.
During the event, more things happened. It started to rain a few minutes before the debates began and my committee was located on the ground floor of the building. That information is relevant because it resulted, in this case, in a flooded floor and me and my colleagues mopping everything up. Like if that was not enough, the rain also caused a blackout, forcing us to use what, in Brazil, is called "jeitinho": an unconventional way to solve a situation. Despite the problems, the IX SIMA was a success and the delegates were extremely satisfied.
In this MUN conference, I learned that, regardless of how well you organize something, it does not always come out 100% according to the plan. Knowing that, it is possible to say that the role of a good director is also to deal with these unplanned scenarios and get great outcomes for the event and the delegates.
The hability to deal with unexpected scenarios in multiple ways and get great results is precisely what I intend to take to TGIMUNC: the "jeitinho" needed to help build the greatest MUN conference ever organized. Do not miss it! Apply | THE GLOBAL INDIAN MODEL UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE