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Model UN Advisors Institute

Update (June 25, 2021): Registration is closed for this summer's MUN Advisor Institute programs!

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Empower Your Model UN Students

The MUN Advisor Institute is a professional development program that makes it easy for K-12 educators to support students throughout their Model UN journeys.

Professional Development for Model UN Advisors

Best Delegate Model United Nations Teacher TrainingModel United Nations empowers today’s students to become tomorrow’s leaders. Educators love how Model UN gives students the opportunity to step into the shoes of world leaders. MUN teaches students critical 21st century skills in research, public speaking, collaboration, teamwork, and leadership. MUN creates global citizens, helping students learn about global issues from the perspectives of different countries and cultures.

For students, MUN is FUN! They enjoy the role-playing simulation, and in the process, they don’t even realize how much they’re learning.

MUN Advisors want to support their students -- the question is how? Most advisors did not do MUN as students, and don’t have that experience to draw from. Historically, there’s been a lack of professional-level MUN training and resources. Also, different MUN conferences do things differently. And right now, MUN is happening online. What’s the best way to support our students doing virtual MUN?

At Best Delegate, we believe that advisors are critical to the success of MUN programs and their students’ MUN journeys -- and that’s why we’re proud to offer the MUN Advisor Institute this summer.

Best Delegate Virtual Model UN ProgramsThe MUN Advisor Institute is a professional development program that makes it easy for K-12 educators to support their students throughout their MUN journeys. The Advisor Institute is designed to provide educators with a Model UN experience, so they’re able to understand the activity from their students’ points of view. We provide advisors with professional resources and tools to help them teach MUN to their students. We help advisors understand the differences between the range of MUN conferences, so they can better prepare their students. And we show advisors how to create fun and engaging MUN experiences virtually.

If you’re an advisor leading a Model UN club or class, and you want to set yourself up for success next school year, then the MUN Advisor Institute is right for you.

Which Program is Right for You?

The Advisors Institute offers two program levels. Each program runs on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for three hours each day (nine hours total of live instruction). Advisors can do one or both programs in consecutive weeks. 

Professional Development Credit / Continuing Education Units: Upon successful completion of either program, you will receive a digital certificate verifying the subject matter and hours of professional development completed.

All Programs take place 1-4pm Eastern / 10am-1pm Pacific 

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Meet the MUN Advisors Institute Instructor

Best Delegate Ryan Villanueva

Best Delegate is a global education company with a mission to empower today’s students to become tomorrow’s leaders through Model United Nations. We’re proud to have impacted over 5 million Model United Nations students and teachers worldwide in the past decade. Learn more about our mission and our leadership team.

Ryan Villanueva is the Co-Founder and Chief Education Officer at Best Delegate. Ryan has taught the Advisors Institute and the Directors Institute worldwide, and has consulted on Model UN curriculum for the United Nations, ministries of education, and school districts. Ryan graduated from Yale University and completed the Global Citizenship Think Tank at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. For his contributions to the MUN community, the THIMUN Foundation and THIMUN Qatar recognized Ryan with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 Qatar Leadership Conference.

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    Tuition for Advisors Institute

    Save $150 when you enroll by this Thursday and use code ADVANCEDMUN at checkout!

    Virtual Advisor Institute Teachers

    Program Tuition: Tuition is $350 $200 for each program. The tuition includes the cost of staffing the live interactive classes for nine hours, a MUN Advisors Guide, and a Certificate of Completion. We recommend using your PD budget to cover your program tuition.  

    District or Ministry Enrollment: If you have a group of 10 or more educators enrolling and paying together from the same school district, charter school network, ministry of education, or other educational association, or would like us to facilitate a private Advisors Institute at a date and time of your choice, please Contact Us

    Financial Aid: Financial aid is available. Please fill out this form.