Debate Team Management – More Success Less Stress

Professional Development for Secondary debate co-ordinators, debate coaches and debate team managers

Half day workshop 3 hours + 20 min break

Debate Team Management is a small group workshop will help you promote debating, save you time and stress in managing your school’s debate programme. Leave with new ideas for successful debate teams.

You will explore strategies to streamline your debate team management from sign up, to preparation, to coaching, to debate competition day, to interpreting results, to developing for next round.

Participants will be encouraged to develop a debate network within this session to facilitate further sharing of ideas and practice debate opportunities between schools.   Your facilitator Elaine Doyle is a Schools Debating Specialist, debate co-ordinator, adjudicator, member of DAV & DAV schools advisory board member, Elaine has introduced and rebuilt debate cultures in schools, developing a  love of debating in students.

You will take from this professional development:

  • Promotion of debating and encouraging students to debate
  • Competitions and debate options
  • Building  student peer support debate network
  • Developing responsible student preparation habits, minimise forfeits
  • Coaching teams
  • Overview on rules
  • Interpreting adjudications
  • What adjudicators are looking for in a winning team


Prices start at $120*(minimum 6 participant charge – maximum 12 participants)

Why invite neighbouring schools and share the cost?

Enquire to  book this workshop at your school  enquiries email

Debate Team Management