ROP 201 seminar at EDUMUN

Rules of Procedure for High School Students

Introduction | ROP 201

Rules of Procedure (ROP) 201 is a high school seminar for novice delegates to learn about the flow of debate in Model UN committees. Understanding flow of debate is crucial, as it facilitates committee sessions and assists delegates in formulating and negotiating toward a completed resolution for an issue. By the end of the seminar, delegates will understand each step of ROP, from moderated caucuses to motions, and be able to practice their knowledge and skills through a mock debate.


Further questions can be directed to the USG of High School Seminars.

Seminar Staff

Portrait of Natalie Sarabosing

Natalie Sarabosing

Co-Director | A

Natalie Sarabosing is a sophomore at Newport High School. After attending EDUMUN 2018 and PACMUN 2018, she realized her love for MUN and is extremely excited to staff her first conference at EDUMUN 2019. When she isn’t trying to desperately ignore her ever-increasing pile of school work, Natalie spends her time watching too much YouTube and being with her lovely friends (although she isn’t sure how they continue putting up with her sarcastic jokes after all this time). She also enjoys playing piano, photography, running sprints for Track & Field, and getting lost in a few books. Natalie genuinely hopes that the delegates will have a great time at EDUMUN and in ROP!

Portrait of Mei Houts

Mei Houts

Co-Director | B

Mei Houts is a junior at the International Community School. This is her sixth time staffing, and she is extremely excited to be a part of EDUMUN 2019! She spends much of her time stressing about homework and volunteering at Evergreen Hospital. In rare moments of free time, Mei can be found curled up with a good book or going out with friends. She hopes all the delegates enjoy learning ROP in this seminar and is excited to meet all of the delegates at the conference!

Portrait of Ryan Asche

Ryan Asche

Co-Director | B

Ryan Asche is currently a junior at Bellarmine Preparatory School. He has attended VMUN 2018 and 2019, as well as CAIMUN 2019 as a delegate, with some local influence from KINGMUN 2019. While his attendance for conferences partakes heavily in Canada, he still believes in background guides being called their proper name, rather than the blasphemous title of “Backgrounders.” Outside of MUN, Ryan can be found in the lighting booth at his school either fixing previous problems or stopping them from arising. If, on the off chance that he is not in the light booth, he is likely trying to piece together how to become a percussionist. Ryan looks forward to seeing the future faces of MUN!


One of the exciting aspects of the Seminars Program at EDUMUN 2019 is the Capstone Committee session. Prior to the conference, each delegate will be assigned the country they are representing during Capstone. Delegates are free to research the country and use the Capstone Background Guide provided to supplement their information, although they are not required to. Throughout each seminar, delegates will be learning how to participate in a Model UN committee. Through various activities and lectures, some pertaining directly to their country roles, delegates will learn how to succeed in committee. At the end of the day, delegates will take their new knowledge and put it into action during our specially designed two hour Capstone session. They will get the chance to work through most of the Model UN Rules Of Procedure (ROP), practice their debate and negotiation skills, and utilize their research and resolution skills in a comfortable learning environment. The goal for Capstone is that the delegates receive the opportunity to apply their learning and become accustomed to the flow and dynamics of committee.

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