Welcome Workshop: Speech


Welcome to SEDA!

We are offering FREE workshops as part of our Welcome Week. These workshops are designed to give students a sample of speech and debate. These workshops are designed for students with 0 – 1 year of experience in grades in grades 5 to 12.  Our Intro to British Parliamentary Style Workshop is open to students with a greater experience level.

Introduction to Speech

  • Online
  • Friday September 22, 6:15 - 7:45 PM
  • All good speakers use 3 important elements in their speech: logic, emotion, and facts. This class will give students an introduction on how to incorporate these and other elements into public speaking.

Introduction to Debate

  • Online and in-person options
  • Satruday September 23,  10:15 - 11:45 AM
  • The in-person option will be at Walter Murray Collegiate, 1905 Preston Ave S. 
  • Students will be introduced to the structure of a debate, foundational critical thinking skills, and brainstorming ideas.

Introduction to British Parliamentary Style

  • Online
  • Sunday September 24,  12:30 - 2:00 PM
  • Students will be introduced to the structure of British Parliamentary Style
  • This workshop is open to students in grades 7 to 12 who have two years of experience in National Style debate. We also encourage those who have only tried a British Parliamentary Style tournament once or twice to sign up! This will be a great refresher before our first BP tournaments of the season in October.
  • Students who attend this workshop can practice BP style at our Debate Day!

Debate Day

  • Online
  • Saturday September 30, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Students will practice one debate round and test out some of the skills they have been introduced to.


  • Students do not need to attend all workshops. There will be an option on the registration form to select which workshops they plan to attend.  
  • Students can register HERE by September 18. 

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