After schools register for the program, they are presented with a list of countries available from which to make their preference selections. Security Council countries, because of their limited number and vital role, may only be represented by schools that have previously participated in the program. Schools are encouraged to involve their students in this selection process to develop early “ownership" by the students. The Model United Nations (“MUN") country assignments are based on a variety of considerations, including school preference, previous participation, geographic balance and issue support.
After country assignment is accomplished, student delegates choose the committee, and, therefore, the issues they want to research. During this period coaches assist students in their research efforts. The two issues for each of the committees and councils are generated by the FGCU academic advisor Dr. Richard Coughlin and are based on current world situations. The issues set the agenda for the Conference.
At each of the council/committee meetings judges are present to evaluate the student delegates’ performances. Awards are presented at the end of the Conference to the students judged to be the best performing delegates.