After the success of previous editions of the IT “The Art of Debating” (AoD I) and the persistent requirement of former participants for a follow-up-event, there is now for the first time a continuative workshop for advanced debaters.
The introductory IT “The Art of Debating” can only give a limited introduction to the different techniques. In the follow-up weekend seminar “The Art of Debating II” we will therefore deepen and expand skills, for which there is not enough time in the IT. The focus is set in the further development of argumentation and rebuttal such as anticipating and effective rebuttal and shaping the burden of proof; presentation skills such as use of body language, stylistic devices and concise use of persuasive language; and we will go through well-known argumentative lines in contemporary debates across a variety of debate topics.
The workshops will be led by two internationally renowned trainers and former European and Dutch national champions. The trainers are already known by the participants from the IT “AoD I”. They will coach you using a hands-on, step-by-step approach. Their valuable feedback and experience will provide the participants the tools to structure their arguments better, therefore be more convincing in debates and, eventually, becoming even better speakers.
During the seminar, we will hold an internal tournament, giving the debaters the opportunity to apply and practise their freshly deepened debating skills through competing against fellow members of the Swiss Study Foundation.
Please note that the participation in the introductory IT “AoD I” is required to apply for the “AoD II” seminar.
Leaders:This event is organised by the Debating Society, which consists of a group of students of the Swiss Study Foundation (Maurizio Cortada, Franca Fellmann, Andrin Flütsch, Sandro Pirovino, Samuel Tschopp, Philippe Valmaggia). If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordination: Barbara Dankwa
Administration: Nathalie Ellington
Date: Saturday, 27th – Sunday, 28th October 2018
Working Language: The working language is English. However, non-native speakers will hold the event. Therefore, a basic language level is sufficient for participation.
Participants: max. 24