If you are struggling with speaking in public, and with formulating and structuring your thoughts in a coherent and persuasive way, this is the course for you! During this two day intensive, interactive course based on participatory and deliberative methodologies, the participants will improve their critical thinking, argumentation, rhetoric, public speaking and debating skills. Debate is a very useful communication technique that can help you in your professional development and future careers, no matter your academic background.
Join our Debate Skills Training program, earn credits and boost your personality while receiving high-quality education from an internationally acknowledged, professional trainer!
Thursday, October 15:
& Introduction to Debate
|Introductions (09:00 - 10:00)
Argumentation & key principles of rhetoric (10:00 - 11:30)
Individual and group exercises (11:30 - 12:30)
Lunch break (12:30 - 13:30)
Introduction to debate (13:30 - 15:00)
Group assignment w/ mentoring: "5 x why" activity (15:00 - 16:00)
Individual (home-based) assignment: fishbone diagram (16:00 - 17:00) -
to be submitted until 20:00 to the trainer by email
|Friday, October 16:
Fallacies, Public Speaking & Debate
|Introduction to fallacies (09:00 - 10:00)
Fallacies quiz (10:00 - 10:30)
Public speaking: tips & anxieties (11:00 - 12:30)
Lunch break (12:30 - 13:30)
Fishbone diagram feedback (13:30 - 14:00)
Debate 1 preparation (14:00 - 14:30)
Debate 1 & feedback (14:30 - 15:30)
Debate 2 preparation & feedback (15:30 - 16:00)
Debate 2 & feedback (16:00 - 17:00)
Dr. Maja Nenadović
Dr. Maja Nenadović is an experienced global trainer, debate coach, consultant, researcher with 18 years of experience who has worked in 40+ countries worldwide.
She regularly implements trainings, seminars and workshops in civic education, human rights education, critical pedagogy, peace education and also works as facilitator and moderator of conferences, expert meetings, and of organizational strategy and transition management.
Since 2012, she has developed and implemented Applied Debate - Training Workshops for Depolarizing Communication in more than 20 countries worldwide. In the past several years, she has also worked as a program design and global philanthropy consultant for various private foundations in the domains of peace education, peacebuilding and (youth) civic engagement.
Maja holds a PhD from the University of Amsterdam, on the subject of Monitoring & Evaluation in the area of democracy promotion and democratization projects. She is the Secretary General of the Board of the International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE).
She has working knowledge and ability in English, Croatian, Dutch, Spanish and Hungarian languages.