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How will debating fit into a new world of negotiation?

No one can predict with certainty what will be required for the future however, there are ample signs that listening will be a necessary skill. We don't all have the same cultural background or base knowledge about the world. This isn't something you can tell by observation, you have to talk to people and listen and ask questions.


Rise & Shine Debating focuses on skill building rather than winning because it's the skills that will matter later in life. It is more encouraging to see how you can improve than to win for unknown reasons!


We will be working in teams with others to solve the huge challenges the world is facing. That is exciting - IF you can accept the different contributions people bring. It just takes a bit of practice to see that the quie