Sign up for NED’s Deep Dive Debate Workshop Series

Full workshop bundle registration is closed, but you can register for any of the individual workshops on their respective pages.

Just in time to boost debate skills for the competition season, we are thrilled to announce the full 3D Workshop Series schedule! Each of these eight sessions will challenge debaters, parents, and coaches and upgrade their debate skills. Sessions are scheduled on select Saturdays from 10 am – 2 pm. Most will include an afternoon practice round to help debaters gain competition experience with valuable feedback and to help parents apply specific coach training to coach rounds. Get the in-depth teaching and coaching you need when you need it most!

Pricing and Registration: Register for each workshop individually for $20 per debater or $30 per family by clicking on the individual workshop link below.

Schedule: Here’s what you have to look forward to:

Dec 12 – Case writing (with bonus training for parents and coaches!) — Every debate round starts with a case, but they’re often underdeveloped. Learn how to fine-tune your case(s) with a scalpel, cutting away those bad habits and wasted words. Parents and coaches will get a special 40-minute session to learn how to apply the principles we’ve discussed and effectively train their students.

Jan 30 – Persuasion — A lot of people think that persuasion is only about smooth speaking, but true persuasion is about how to argue well. Learn how to structure your arguments, weigh the debate round, and use sound strategy to persuade on top of the best rhetorical techniques.

Feb 13- Research Debate begins with preparation. Advance your research skills by learning not only the most effective techniques but also the most efficient ways to find and cut cards.

Feb 27 – Logic — Visualize your arguments by understanding logic. This will function as a brief explanation of logic 101, including instruction of how to use venn diagrams to spot fallacies. We’ll discuss both formal and informal fallacies, and put your cases to the logical test!

March 13 – Narrative — Humans naturally respond to stories, and good arguments follow a story structure. Learn how to tell stories both with your entire speech and with each individual argument. Debate like a person, not a robot.

April 3 – Economics of Immigration/LD resolution topic TBD — Immigration is largely an economic issue. Learn some basics of economics and how those principles apply to immigration. On the LD side, we’ll discuss the implied value systems and stakeholders for each side of the resolution.

May 8 – Pre-Regionals prep — Go through a circuit training grind to ensure you’re ready to take on regionals!

June 5 – Pre-Nationals prep — An all day intensive where we will challenge each other to greatness as we prep for nationals. The specifics will be determined by the students (we’ll send out a questionnaire beforehand to get your feedback.)

Each of these workshops (except for nationals prep) will be 4 hours long and most will include a practice round. Nationals prep will be a lengthier, more involved day of advanced prep and practice.

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