International Institute For Global Leadership
Issue #169* January 2016
Asheville, NC. USA
MUN in a New ERA; Tips for New UN4MUN Delegates
Dennis Penu (Ghana)
It is very important for first time delegates at any conference to prepare effectively for what is ahead. Delegates often have experiences in many MUN procedures from various places around the world. Make no mistake, these are not your average MUN tips and tricks. There is a new wave of MUN proceedings that is gaining ground within the “MUNiverse”; and that is UN4MUN. Whether this is your first conference or you’re a seasoned delegate, everyone can learn something trying out UN4MUN
I bet many delegates have heard about the North American MUN and THIMUN, but have not really had an experience with UN4MUN. Well, I bet you, the next conference you may be attending could have its entire structure or portions of it inspired by UN4MUN rules of procedure (RoPs). UN4MUN is the United Nations own initiative started in 2009 (Global MUN) to help teach MUNs about how to apply RoPs that more closely simulate the UN. Considering that these rules are very different from what we have known in THIMUN and North American MUN, it means that no matter how experienced you are in MUN, you could find yourself in a whole new environment in a UN4MUN structured conference. So here I share with you tips to make you fit easily into that setting.
First, focus more on the cooperation than competition. In many MUNs we have known, there is so much emphasis placed on how well a delegate can argue or ‘shoot other delegates’ arguments down’. There is a lot of energy put into how you can aggressively dominate others with your personality and there is so much importance attached to winning the competition of getting your ideas to dominate that of others. Well, in UN4MUN, it’s really about how you are able to understand others and how you are able to build consensus. It is about how many people you can work together with to get to the resolution. The good delegates in these conferences are therefore not the ones who can “wow” everyone with the wonderful speeches; but those who are able to connect more with people informally and allow others to contribute to the debate. The good delegate is not the one whose draft resolution eventually gets considered; but the one who gives the ideas of others a place in the final draft.
Second, pay attention and understand the rules. They make you understand the conference and UN system better. For those who really want to understand the UN through MUN, this is the right approach. UN4MUN rules give a lot of power to delegates and create an effective structure on how things flow and get decided. It is more technical but also creates more harmony in proceedings. The UN4MUN rules do not place so much power in the hands of chairs or the dais. Hence, the delegate who know the rules are the ones who benefit more from the game. Note that I did not say “win the game” because it is no meant to be a competition. It is therefore helpful that before you attend an UN4MUN conference, you sit with other members of your delegation to discuss how much you understand about the rules and how your delegation can help make the process smoother for the dais and other delegates. The delegates are the ultimate decision makers in UN4MUN; not the chairs.
Finally, be mindful that most of the action takes place during the conference. The objective of UN4MUN is to get the most out of collective action. Hence, the intense preparation that precedes other MUNs in order to steal the show or prove more knowledgeable is not much needed in UN4MUN. You need to understand your country’s position, the RoP and keep an open mind to listen to the views of others. Getting a collectively owned resolution through a preferred consensus is actually what matters. And this depends on how much you put into working with others at the conference rather than preparing on practicing the best speech or draft resolution.
What Others Are Saying
IIGL Board of Directors Acknowledge Webmaster Pius Reis
The 2015-2016 IIGL Board of Directors and Director Deb Rosen would like to acknowledge Pius Reis (Nigeria) for his ongoing support, dedication and expertise he shares with IIGL throughout the year, as he is our full time webmaster! During our November 2015 Board of Directors meeting, the group unanimously said,
“THANK YOU Pius for all you do throughout the year!” Pius has volunteered some extra time in 2016 to “upgrade” the website so it is more user friendly and easier to navigate! Pius can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
What Our Students Are Reading
Loving it All by David Banner PhD $12.95
Have you wondered why things seem to be getting worse all the time, despite all the government programs, law enforcement agencies, doctors, scientists, and others, trying their best to come up with solutions? Have you noticed that every solution offered brings unintended negative consequences? With all the bright people in the world, why are we facing imminent social, economic, political and environmental collapse? Until we can determine that a proposed solution will have only life-enhancing outcomes, we will continue to grope in the dark, trying to solve problems with only limited understanding—and the solutions offered by the limited, fear-based ego will never succeed. The root problem lies with the ego, a fiction made up by our minds assuming a separate self and a hostile world in which the ego needs to struggle and manipulate to survive. We cannot see reality from the stance of the ego; we can only see its projections based on the past. So our endless struggles will get us nowhere in trying to solve the world’s problems, because we cannot get there that way. This book uses the spiritual technology of the Enneagram to illustrate the nine primary delusions of the ego, and shows how to use this tool to uncover the underlying virtues. Learn how to transcend the limited ego and move into a present-moment awareness of reality and the joy that it brings to you and to your world.
(David is a long time IIGL contributor and mentor).
Students In Action
IIGL President Receives Education Award
Felix Iziomoh ( email@example.com), Executive Director International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria receiving Certificate of Recognition from the Hon. Commissioner (Pharm.) Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile Yusuf and standing beside her is the Permanent Secretary Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola Lagos State Government Ministry of Youth and Social Development for our support towards engagement in youthful activities in the state and towards creating a better Nigeria. We thank the Lagos State Government for their recognition and support thus far and look forward to more delightful partnership in years to come. Without us there will be no government and without the government there will be no social order, therefore, nature does not harbor vacuum.
Valuable Resources for Personal & Planetary Transformation
Leadership, Effectiveness, Accountability & Professionalism (LEAP) Africa is a leadership development non-profit organization that was founded by Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli (MFR) in May 2002. The mission is to inspire, empower and equip a new cadre of African leaders by providing skills and tool for personal, organizational and community transformation. Leap Africa’s Vision is to be recognized as the premier resource centre for developing dynamic, innovative and principled leaders, who will drive Africa’s realization of its full potential. Their mission is to inspire, empower and equip a new cadre of African leaders by providing the skills and tools for personal, organizational and community transformation. LEAP Values include:
Commitment: Celebrate, recognize and reward passion, dedication and loyalty to the mission and vision of LEAP Africa.
Communication: Practice clear, timely and consistent communication, recognizing this as the basis for effective team work, efficient problem solving and organizational success.
Excellence: We demonstrate excellence in all our activities going the extra mile to ensure that our programs, services and operations are world class and of the highest standards.
Integrity: Consistently demonstrate transparency and truthfulness in all our dealings.
Respect: Recognize and celebrate the diversity in society and demonstrate respect in all interactions with different stakeholders.
Result-Oriented: Focus on outcomes, not activities. Through programs, strive to change mindsets and behavior; inspiring, empowering and equipping participants with tools, skills and support that they need to effectively lead positive change efforts in their companies and communities.
IIGL Annual Winter Holiday Book Drive a Success
Thank you again for the positive support that IIGL receives on an ongoing basis. The Annual Winter Holiday Book Drive was quite successful as over $2,500 was raised including 6 new first time donations! A special thank you to IIGL Board member and Intern Ziyad Rube Abdule (Ethiopia) for promoting the event on the IIGL Facebook page. If you are on Facebook please add the International Institute For Global Leadership as one of the pages you “Like” to keep up with IIGL news and updates!
Meet Our New Students
We are happy to welcome 3 new students this month from Nigeria, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
Eze Victus Chimezie (Nigeria)
My names are Eze Victus Chimezie, a Nigerian, from Udenu Local Government area of Enugu State. I am currently living in Abuja the capital city of Nigeria. A student by occupation, studying Economics in the University of Abuja, Gwagwalada, Abuja, I am Married. My hobby is football and reading. Also in me is a great passion for personal growth intellectually and economically with total yielding to the will and leading to God the Almighty Father.
I have a great interest in leadership and entrepreneurship skills of which I believe that, with it, the needed skills and requirement will lead me into the apex of global business enterprise. This idea conceived is what propelled me into going to study economics in my school of higher education and one of the main factors that lead me in applying for this Institute as a means to learn and acquire more knowledge about leadership.
It has being a child-hood dream for me to bring about perfection in any phase of life that I am involved. I was about twelve (12) years old when in my family I was able to bring about unity in separated and extended family members, and I am so happy to see that after a period of about Eighteen years (18) that oneness is still maintained within the family. This zeal did not end in my family as through it I have held much position in my Churches even as a teenager, which I am still involved in till now.
The vision of my set goal is to use my position and resources to put a smile on the faces of the less privileged one’s thereby balancing or bridging the gap between the bourgeois i.e. the high-class and those of low level income. The idea or dream becomes a most achieved because I often look back and remember that I am coming from not just a third world economy but also in the bracket of the low income family. A family where there was no one in the family that has above first school living certificate, qualification before me, it was a challenge to go beyond that level for me, but having determined to make a change, I also determined to have my B. Sc. By all means legally possible. This idea become more interesting to me and more achievable to me when I come across my favorite book of all time “Eat that Frog” by Brain Tracy. This book broadens my whole view of phasing on ugly experience in life and the need to endure the hard time with the right attitude toward my potentials and goal. I also have passion for development and skill acquisition seminars which have also helped in shaping my reasoning and general overview of a given idea.
To this end my greatest desire is not just one of the best in leadership and entrepreneurship but that I may be seen as a solution provider to challenges confronting man; someone who can give hope to the poor, shelter to the homeless, food to the hungry and much more. I pray that God will crown my little effort with success.
Kagame Vincent Sebikari (Uganda)
I am Kagame Vincent Sebikari: Business Rescue Philosopher; Reformer; The Group’s Chairman and Director: Sebco International Group LTD; Founder, Za Serikali Sirikari Foundation. The foundation aims at raising the standards for leadership to acquire the essential skills for top positions in international organizations. Professional member ofthe International Society for Development and Sustainability (ISDS): Membership ID: 1500454. I possess high organization skills with high-level interpersonal and excellent written and verbal communication skills, vast experience in qualitative and quantitative data analysis, skills in data collection, strong analytical skills, customer service skills, planning and leadership skills, ability to work on my own initiatives as well as a member of a team, ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy.
In addition, I am a competent and centered leader, highly motivated, innovative thinker, high level of integrity, self driven, eager to learn, performance and results oriented, trustworthy person. Has a track record in Athletics, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, and Physical Fitness, all aim at teaching the importance of teamwork in achieving success.
Economics, graduate from University of Pretoria, Republic of South Africa. Proficient in computer applications such as Matlab, Spss, Stata, EViews, Sas, Pastel/informatics, Power point, Word, Excel and Access packages for data analysis. I have best displayed my ability to compile and analyse statistics of various economic indicators, also been able to apply my academic background to this setting.
Primary research interests mainly focus on Economic Efficiency (model of entrepreneurial performance), business rescue (Levelheaded theory), small business management (innovation solver model) and macro-economic management (Africa Real Development model). Has reviewed a number of international journal papers; and published in numerous journals:
Sebikari, K. V. 20015. Challenges in the Business Rescue Industry in Uganda. British Journal of Economics, Management & Trade 10(3) 1-11
Sebikari, K. V. 2015. SMEs can be rescued from failure. New Vision Publication (Thursday, May 14)
Sebikari, K. V. 20014. Entrepreneurial performance and small business enterprises in Uganda. International Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Research 2(4) 1-12
Sebikari, V. K. 2014. The impact of Entrepreneurship on Economic Growth in South Africa. Global Journal of Commerce & Management Perspective 3(5): 120-125
Sebikari, K. V. 2014. Critical analysis of the taxation policy on small businesses and entrepreneurial enterprises in Uganda. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development 5(10) 12-19
Sebikari, K. V. 2014. Critical Analysis of the obstacles to business creativity among Small and Medium Enterprises in Rwanda. Journal of Developing Country Studies 4(10) 49-54
Sebikari, K. V. 2013. A Guide to Business Rescue in Uganda: Prepared by Mwamis Business Rescue. Unpublished
Most recent book is Analysis of the public policy on small business enterprises in Uganda, Lambert Academic Publishing, 2014: Germany, 978-3-659-60788-2.
further areas of research include leadership, Public Policy, Technology Management, Globalisation and International Institutions, Macroeconomic theory, Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Management, International Business and International Finance, Public Economics, Management of Organizations, Strategic Management, Applied Mathematics, Money and Fiscal Policies and how to understand better the complex process of creating regional integration mechanism. I intend to work for international organizations and governments by contributing to debates leading to the formulation and implementation of policies. As I understand, this Institute For Global Leadership is very competitive, attracting highly motivated students. I would be honored to be part of global leadership network.
Cheurombo Pswarayi (Zimbabwe)
I am a passionate social entrepreneur. My ambition is to start up at least one company each year which directly addresses a need in the society which I live in. The enterprises I found or co-found should be profitable ventures which self-fund whilst attaining the set objectives.
I was raised by a single mother. Her hard work and love was second to none and I am eternally grateful for all she did and continues to do for me. My childhood was spent in the high density ghetto suburb of Highfield, Harare, and from there I acquired a street wisdom which can never be taught but is a useful tool in the work environment and in the entrepreneurship world. It taught me to be aware of my surroundings, to improvise in situations which would otherwise seem hopeless and most importantly that the buck stops with me. When the spotlight is focused on you there are no excuses and there is no time to shift and offload responsibility.
My high school education was at Monte Cassino Girls’ High School in Macheke. 90% of my teenage life was spent sheltered in a Catholic Mission School which was strict on education and behaviour. Our motto was “Ora et Labora”- work and pray and work and pray I did. I attained good academic results for both my O-Level and A-Level results- everyone at that school did because there was a 100% pass rate! More than the academic achievements however, I value the relationship I developed with God because of the environment I was. It’s a relationship which needs to be constantly tended to, as any other worthwhile relationships, but I am comfortable in the foundation I set up at Monte Casino. Through the all the phases of life I go through I’ve come to realise the most important aspect for me is my relationship with God and what I can do so that I may be worthy to praise His name in eternity.
After high school I was accepted at Air Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd to take part in the four year apprenticeship program for aircraft maintenance engineers. I was in a class of 40 and there were 8 females in total. It was a stimulating challenge to prove my abilities in a male dominated environment but that is what I did and I succeeded to pass the theoretical part with not less than 5 distinctions. Upon completion of the apprenticeship I immediately left Air Zimbabwe and got employed by a private aircraft maintenance company in Bournemouth, England. I worked there as an avionics engineer for three years before deciding to relocate back to Zimbabwe and start my own business. The decision was made because of the love of my country and wanting to spend my life there as well as an ambition to be my own boss.
To date I have 2 registered companies in which I am the major shareholder- CJV Medical Supplies (Pvt) Ltd which distributes and wholesales medical equipment, and Kayla Tours, trading as MedTours Africa, which is a medical tourism facilitating company which handles all travel logistics for people travelling abroad for medical reasons. I also have a stake in a publishing company Saflag Dome where I sit as the chairperson of the board of directors. I want to be a leader in society whom people look up to, who inspires others to reach their full potential and who makes a positive impact in the community where I live.
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We had 9 students from 6 countries complete a total of 12 books in December. These students were from Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
Ziyad Rube Abdule (Ethiopia)
* Write it Up: Practical Strategies for Writing and Publishing Journal Articles
Charles Kihia Mwangi (Kenya)
* Giant Steps
Marcus Edibogi Akor (Nigeria)
* The New Dynamics of Winning
Ayoade Anthony (Nigeria)
* Ghandi – An Autobiography
Eze Victus Chimezie (Nigeria)
* As a Man Thinketh
* Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Ola Makinde (Nigeria)
* Margaret Thatcher: An Autobiography
Hakizimana Tuyishime Roger (Rwanda)
* How to Win Friends and Influence People
Kagame Vincent Sebikari (Uganda)
* As a Man Thinketh
* Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Cheurombo Pswarayi (Zimbabwe)
* As a Man Thinketh
* Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Hakizimana Tuyishime Roger (Rwanda) completed Level One
4 enrolled in December
59 enrolled in 2015
12 in December
229 in 2015
9 in December
142 in 2015
Cost of Books
$204.94 in December
$3,015.19 in 2015
You Make It Possible
We extend a special thanks to the following individuals and/or organizations who contributed to IIGL last month. Your ongoing support makes this work possible.
Lewis Auerbach (Canada)
Deb Silver (Israel)
Pierre Wittmann (Thailand)
Lynne Murguia (USA/AZ)
Leo & Harriet Rosen (USA/CT)
Corine Wilson (USA/FL)
John Hornecker (USA/NC)
Michael Lightweaver (USA/NC)
Janis Thayer (USA/NC)
Cheryl Plavnick (USA/NM)
Judith Royer (USA/SC)
Ed & Heidi Fallone (USA/WI)
Idy Goodman (USA/WI)
Deb Rosen (USA/WI)
Charles Rudolph (USA/WI)
Nancy Wright (USA/WI)
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Dream Team 22
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