Coaches’ Workshops

Teacher Workshop

Harvard Debate Council (HDC) is pleased to offer a limited number of teachers and coaches the opportunity to learn about Public Speaking, Congressional Debate, and Public Forum Debate during our summer session.

Please note that Congressional Debate is only offered during the first session.

Whether you are new to speech and debate, have an existing program, or want to develop professionally, the Harvard experience will be tailor made to accomplish your goals in the category area(s) of interest.

Each experience will begin with goal setting, planning of observations, observing lectures and class workshops, debriefing, participating in skills workshops, and the opportunity to work with students as an instructor to try out new skills.  Beyond coaching techniques, the workshop will offer information about building a program, designing a curriculum, planning for tournaments, hosting tournaments, serving on committees, organizing students and parents, planning trips.

Applicants can choose from a one-week or two-week experience. ($500 Tuition, $1500 Harvard Dorm Housing, breakfast, lunch)

*Costs are based on a two week experience and are the same for those only attending for a week.