Political Compromise is one of the program areas within MYIG available to middle school delegates. In Political Compromise (P.C.) students rotate between meetings with their interest groups, committees and general assembly. The goal is for the students, who have different priorities based on their interest group, to agree on one policy by the end of the experience. This is called the Political Compromise Resolution for Action. They use parliamentary procedure to guide their discussion along with practicing civil discourse skills.
Interest Groups have a specific stance on the topic area. Students start by meeting in their interest groups to create a list of priorities they want to see as a part of the final policy, to then propose to their committee. Students should select their top 2 interest groups on their conference registration.
Committee Meetings are where a mix of students from all three interest groups meet and discuss their different priorities. They propose and pass recommendations to be discussed at the general assembly to possibly be added into the final resolution.
General Assembly is where all students meet together and discuss the recommendations from each committee, then vote on whether they should be added to the final resolution or not.
Political Compromise Resources
Below are some resources on the overall structure of the program area, the research/preparation process, the topic overview and a resource for students
Political Compromise Head Start Guide - Student's not sure where to start or what they think about the topic? Check out this helpful guide to help them think through the process, written by advisor LeAnne Schmidt.