JCI Malta 

National Debating Competition

In 2020, JCI Malta decided to open up its Debate Society League, usually only open to University students to the rest of Malta! If you’re between the ages of 18 and 40 and love debating, winning and travelling (for FREE!), this competition was made just for you!

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Trainings and Workshops

Learn the JCI Way of Debating

JCI Malta is an organisation that is focused on developing its members into future leaders. Knowing how to debate and speak in public is of utmost importance and therefore, we will bringing to Malta some of the best trainers, debaters, and judges to participate in this splendid growth opportunity for our competing teams.

Debating 101

In order to debate in a JCI setting you need to learn the rules that come with it. JCI Ireland 2019 National President and Debating Champion Keira Koegh will be running a training on the JCI debating rules, how to define a motion, and what the different roles within the teams of 3 entail. This training is compulsory for all competing teams.

Date: 29th February, 2020
Venue: Fort St Elmo, Valletta
Time: 9am – 3pm

Debating Like A Lawyer

There are various ways in which one can debate. JCI Malta is organising a series of webinars with people coming from different fields where debating is used. This first webinar, as part of the National Debating Competition, will be focused on debating skills used by lawyers. Together with Dr Michael Zammit Maempel you will get to learn how lawyers use debating skills to win an argument. Following this training, you will be able to give your debating skills an added level of creativity to secure that your team is the next National Debating Champion for JCI Malta!

Date: 25th May, 2020
Venue: Zoom Webinar
Time: 7pm

Debating Like The Media

There are various ways in which one can debate. JCI Malta is organising a series of webinars with people coming from different fields where debating is used. This second webinar, as part of the National Debating Competition, will be focused on debating skills used by the media. Together with Lovin Malta Founder Christian Peregin, you will get to learn how the media creates interesting questions for their subject, and how you can use these kind of skills to enhance your debate and defeat your opposition.  Following this training, you will be able to give your debating skills an added level of creativity to secure that your team is the next National Debating Champion for JCI Malta!

Date: 29th May, 2020
Venue: Zoom Webinar
Time: 7pm

Debating Like A Politician

There are various ways in which one can debate. JCI Malta is organising a series of webinars with people coming from different fields where debating is used.  This third webinar, as part of the National Debating Competition, will be focused on debating skills used by politicians. Together with the Dean Faculty for Social Wellbeing Andrew Azzopardi, you will get to learn how politicians convince the public to follow them instead of their opposition, what kind of language and tones they use and how you can use these skills to make your debate more interesting. Following this training, you will be able to give your debating skills an added level of creativity to secure that your team is the next National Debating Champion for JCI Malta!

Date: 30th June, 2020
Venue: Zoom Webinar
Time: 7pm

Debating 101 - The Quiz!

How much do you remember from our Debating 101 session back in February? A lot? A little? It doesn’t matter!

Join our quiz to refresh your memory on debating rules, learn more about JCI Malta and maybe win yourself a prize in the process.

Date: 18th June, 2020
Venue: Zoom Session
Time: 7pm

Debating Skills with Eric Fitzpatrick

Knowing how to string an argument is not enough to win yourself the title of JCI Malta Debating Champion.  You need to make your argument interesting, engaging and you must capture the heart of your audience! You must conquer your opposing team! The phenomenal Eric Fitzpatrick all the way from Ireland, will be leading a debating skills training in order to help you do all of that!

Date: 8th July, 2020
Venue: Zoom Session
Time: 7pm

Friendly Debating

Now that you have grasped your debating skills and your team is equipped to take over the debating world, you will get to practice in a Friendly Debating session. Here you can put your skills to test, get professional feedback and work on some last refinements for your team just before the competition!

Session details to be announced later on

National Debating Competition

You’re prepped and ready to take the JCI Malta National Debating Competition by storm and become the 2020 JCI Malta Champions. The winning team will be winning a fully funded trip costing around €3,000+ where they will get to compete in a European setting at one of the upcoming conferences or conventions in Europe.

Competition date to be announced later

International Debating Opportunity

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the European Conference in Dublin, which was the prize for the local competition has been cancelled. However, giving the winners an international opportunity is something we hold at heart. We will announce later on an alternative competition in another European country for the winning team.

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Some Basic Guidelines

Team Composition

In order to compete you would need to form a team made up of 3 people. If you don’t have a team yet, you can apply as an individual and JCI Malta will help you find your team!

Participation

All teams participating in the competition will need to be present to the trainings prior to the competition itself. Failure to do so without proper notification can risk diqualifying your team.

JCI Malta Membership

Participation in the trainings and competition itself will be on a first come first served basis, however preference will be given to JCI Malta members.

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Register as an individual or register as a team to compete in the National Debating Competition.

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