Debating Competition2019-09-21T11:33:46+10:00

Schools Invitational Debating Competition

ADC’s Schools Invitational Debating Competition offers year 10 students a unique opportunity on Sydney’s debating calendar. Debating teaches students how to find their voice, communicating their thoughts and ideas as a public speaker, how to think on their feet and how to construct a persuasive argument.

The ADC competition creates a unique opportunity for students to build relationships with their peers across Sydney. Drawing students from both public and private schools, students meet and debate over six consecutive weeks in teams made up of debaters from different schools. Students learn about team work, building a network and developing friendships with people they may not ordinarily have the chance to meet.

The ADC debating competition is an important opportunity for students, who have limited or no previous experience of debating, to benefit from specialist coaching. Students develop their debating skills with the support of their teachers in attendance and under the guidance of experienced University Debaters and junior lawyers providing the adjudication and coaching on a pro-bono basis.

The Grand Final of ADC’s inaugural debating competition in 2014 was held at King & Wood Mallesons with the keynote address by the Honourable Justice Francois Kunc from the NSW Supreme Court. The development of the students’ debating skills, from week one to the Grand Final, was a tribute to the enthusiasm and commitment of all of the young participants in the competition who dared to do something different.

ADC is proud to be partnering with University Debating Societies and young lawyers across Sydney who generously provide their coaching and adjudication services on a pro bono basis for the benefit of the year 10 students. Our warm thanks also to King & Wood Mallesons for their kind support in 2014 and to the Honourable Justice Francois Kunc for his generous time and interest in the achievements of the students.

Upcoming Events

  • Mediation Training - Melbourne
    • Days 1 - 3
      December 11, 2019 - December 13, 2019
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • Days 4 - 5
      December 16, 2019 - December 17, 2019
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    About the ADC Mediation Course An ADR industry leader, ADC has been at the forefront of providing mediation training courses since 1986. Recognised nationally and…

  • Conflict Resolution & ADR - Melbourne
    • December 11, 2019
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Ever wished you could manage conflict better? Better still, even avoid it before it begins? Conflict happens in all organisations and communities. Discover how to minimise…

  • Mediation Refresher Training - Melbourne
    • One day Mediation Refresher Training
      December 16, 2019
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • One day Mediation Refresher Training
      December 17, 2019
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    This one day programme is intended for candidates preparing for accreditation or re-accreditation, mediators seeking to complete their CPD requirements and those seeking an opportunity…

  • Mediation Accreditation Day - Melbourne
    • December 18, 2019
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Mediation course participants seeking formal recognition of their skills are eligible to enrol in ADC’s accreditation program. ADC’s Mediation Training meets the requirements set out…

  • Mediation Training - Sydney
    • Days 1 - 3
      January 15, 2020 - January 17, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • Days 4 - 5
      January 20, 2020 - January 21, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    About the ADC Mediation Course An ADR industry leader, ADC has been at the forefront of providing mediation training courses since 1986. Recognised nationally and…

  • Conflict Resolution & ADR - Sydney
    • January 15, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Ever wished you could manage conflict better? Better still, even avoid it before it begins? Conflict happens in all organisations and communities. Discover how to minimise…

  • Mediation Training - Canberra
    • Days 1 - 2
      January 16, 2020 - January 17, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • Days 3 - 5
      January 20, 2020 - January 22, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Multidisciplinary Participation ADC’s mediation training is suitable for participants from a broad range of professions and sectors including: business; government; law; tertiary academics and students;…

  • Conflict Resolution & ADR - Canberra
    • January 16, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Ever wished you could manage conflict better? Better still, even avoid it before it begins? Conflict happens in all organisations and communities. Discover how to minimise…

  • Mediation Refresher Training - Sydney
    • One day Mediation Refresher Training
      January 20, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • One day Mediation Refresher Training
      January 21, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    This one day programme is intended for candidates preparing for accreditation or re-accreditation, mediators seeking to complete their CPD requirements and those seeking an opportunity…

  • Mediation Refresher Training - Canberra
    • One day Mediation Refresher Training
      January 21, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • One day Mediation Refresher Training
      January 22, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    This one day programme is intended for candidates preparing for accreditation or re-accreditation, mediators seeking to complete their CPD requirements and those seeking an opportunity…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!