Whitman National Debate Institute

Register by Friday, March 27th to ensure a spot in the workshop.  To register, send in your deposit and we will send you the registration forms.

Whitman College is one of the best liberal arts schools in the nation and our summer debate and forensics workshop for middle and high school students is no exception.  The 2015 WNDI promises to be one of the best possible experiences for learning, improving and having fun at the same time. (NOTE: New Parli sessions offered for the summer of 2015--more information below).

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ANNOUNCEMENT:  Parli Sessions at the WNDI this summer!

In addition to Policy, Lincoln Douglas, Public Forum and Extemp, you can now come to the WNDI workshop and learn Parliamentary debate.

Whitman College has one of the most successful Parli programs in the country, having won national sweepstakes, top speaker awards, and national circuit tournaments regularly over the past ten years.  We will bring that expertise to our Parli institute sessions this summer and we can promise that you will receive some of the best available instruction in the country.

Our faculty will emphasize advocacy, strategy, prep time techniques, and innovative argumentation throughout the workshop, and every student will be in a number of full debates.Our agenda will include everything from how to structure a speech to how to predict the types of resolutions that are likely at a given moment in the news cycle.  You cannot go wrong with this new format and Whitman College is the place to be to improve your Parli skills.  Please contact us with any questions and we hope to see you this summer.

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