What's the Forum program?

The Forum program is designed to give freshman a unique Youth & Government experience. Forum members form committees based in topics of interest. In these committees, members meet with subject matter experts who help them create legislation.

A member of the Forum Program will:

  • Be a part of a group of 15‑20 delegates.
  • Assume a specific role and perform the duties assigned to that role. Roles include Chairperson, Vice‑Chairperson, Clerk, Chaplain, Fiscal Analyst, Court, Press, and Lobbyist.
  • Be familiar with the issues pertaining to the topic of your Forum group.
  • Interview guest experts and discuss and analyze their testimony.
  • Present research from their specific role to the Forum group.
  • Work with other Forum group members to create a bill addressing the topic of the group from all information gathered.
  • Debate bills in the Forum house using parliamentary procedure.

Forum members choose roles within the forum. They may run for office, lobby bills, be a legislator or court member. These roles are the same as those in the ML/C but within the Forum program.

MLC

  1. What is MLC?
  2. Conferences: MLC Training & Elections I (T&E I)
  3. What is Spring Conference?
  4. What is CONA?
  5. What is NJC?
  6. MUN Secretariat
  7. What happens if I violate the Code of Conduct?
  8. Should we elect delegation officers?
  9. MLC Awards
  10. MLC Dress Code
  11. MLC Program Area Summaries
  12. Financial Aid: Individual Scholarships & Delegation Block Grants
  13. Accessing Leadership Application Forms in Reggo
  14. How do MLC elections work?
  15. Running for Office: Why you should run
  16. MLC Elected Leadership Application Questions
  17. Officer Questions
  18. MLC Appointed Leadership Application Questions
  19. Program Area: State Constitutional Convention (Con Con)
  20. What do Lobbyists do?
  21. Can you explain the Legislature (Senate and Assembly)?
  22. Bill Development
  23. Sample Bill
  24. Sample Constitutional Amendment
  25. Sample Joint Resolution
  26. Sample Concurrent Resolution
  27. MLC Committee Parliamentary Procedure
  28. Assembly/Senate Parliamentary Procedure
  29. What is the Assistant Legislative Analyst (ALA) program?
  30. Legislative Analyst Report Questions
  31. What is the Board of Education?
  32. What is the Court program in MLC?
  33. What is the Department of Finance?
  34. Department of Finance Proposal Questions
  35. What is the National Issue Commission (NIC)?
  36. Writing Your NIC Proposal
  37. NIC Commission Procedure (Rounds 1 & 2)
  38. Program Area: Political Parties Program
  39. Program Area: Polling Program
  40. What's the Forum program?
  41. Program Areas: International Affairs Commission (IAC)
  42. What do advisors do?
  43. How old do advisors have to be?
  44. What is the required advisor ratio?
  45. Distribution Formula Explained

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