Having participated in Würzburg's NMUN project last year I found it to be an enriching and thought-provoking experience. You immerse yourself in the parallel universe called Model United Nations, the complexities of international politics while adopting the mindset of a foreign country and learning so much virtually effortlessly. As a coach I want to provide a positive, encouraging environment for the delegates to thrive: shedding their biases by changing their perspective and stepping out of their comfort zone while acquiring a new skill set or practicing public speaking or negotiation. As a delegation, you learn and develop together, and finally go out into the world and apply what you have learned in a challenging context. I wish to shape a group experience beneficial for everyone and facilitate personal and professional growth. As a project organized by students, NMUN also requires taking the initiative and assuming responsibility. I want to support the new delegation with advice and assistance on every step of their way to New York and encourage them to always stay critical and curious.
Being part of the NMUN delegation 2017 in Würzburg was a unique experience for me. I learned a lot about international relations and acquired an understanding for how hard it can be to find solutions to complex problems. As coach, I hope to enable this year’s delegation to make similar good experiences.
The NMUN-experiences are one of a kind. To learn about them from another perspective and to see all participates grow both individually and as a team from the very beginning is just one of the many things I am looking for. For me as a coach there are new exciting challenges to face as well. But it also means to be part of this unforgettable project a bit longer, which is just great. I'm sure we all will have an awesome time.