Free Capacity Building Workshop
iDebate are proud to announce it's latest Train the Trainer workshop with the Tony Blair Global Institute on Essential Dialogue Skills for the classroom. This workshop is aimed at youth professionals, debate coaches and educators. If you are interested in developing a tolerant diverse society through debate and dialogue then please join us on the 24th of May.
The workshop will cover
Learn how to judge debates with iDebate on the 5th December. It will be an engaging evening for anyone who is interested in the art of listening to other’s speeches and weighing up the relative merits of various competing arguments. The art of judging is different from that of debating so even if you are too shy to debate, or not good with public speaking, do give it a go.
iDebate's World Debate Clubs will be debating gender identity and labeling in a public debate to mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act.
We will be debating the motion: This House believes that labels like “LGB and T” will be irrelevant to future generations in our increasingly gender-fluid world.
The debate will take place from 18:00 to 20:00 on Wednesday 29th November. It will be taking place at City Hall.
Do come along and support our students at the event!
The Great Debaters Competition is the annual showpiece of the Great Debaters Club, a social enterprise that trains its members to broaden their perspective by defending opinions other than their own.
The competition aims to offer a platform to organisations that are striving to change social attitudes towards an idea considered to be controversial, taboo, or simply ahead of its time by inviting them to decide the topics our members will debate, irrespective of their own personal opinions on them.
Do you want to brush up your public speaking and training skills? iDebate in the UK will be running our monthly masterclass with a focus on public speaking and public debates on the 7th November. The topic for the month is LGBT rights as this year marks the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of Homosexuality. Attitudes in the UK have come on by leaps and bounds since then but where do we go next? What are the issues for the LGBT community over the next 50 years? That will be what we will be discussing in this session.
If you are in London and want to help iDebate then come along to IDEA UK's training on Thursday 19th October. We will be introducing university students to how they can volunteer with iDebate, the programme here in the UK, and why it is good for you to volunteer with us.
The training wil take place from 15:00-17:00 at Tech City College - nearest Angel and Old Street tube stations (northern line bank branch).
UK Parliament Week: Engage, Explore and Empower
As part of iDebate’s advocacy to raise awareness, promote the values of democracy, British values and the civil society; we are proud to join the UK Parliament Week through the World Debate Club and conduct meaningful debating activities which allow the young people to get to know how the British parliamentary works whilst discussing the most pressing issues concerning them.
Open to: young people aged 18-30, Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Albania, Bulgaria and Kosovo.
Join us for the third in our series of IDEA Fellows workshops on debate and facilitation skills.
The IDEA Fellows help run iDebate's World Debate Clubs in schools and FE Colleges around London this training will introduce you to many of the skills you need both to debate and to run a club for young people.
You can also join us if you are just interested in learning to debate or burnishing your public speaking skills (for a small fee, it is free for those signing up to be fellows).