Session type:


Presented by:

Jack Fletcher

The Co-operative Group

Suhail Hussain

The Co-operative Group

Tom Burrows

The Co-operative Group

Session time:

08 Jun 14:00 16:00

Session duration:

120 minutes

About the session

Debate Club is a conversation format that helps people get better at understanding and discussing conflicting ideas.

In a friendly, informal environment, in this session you'll:

  • Hear about why we launched Debate Club
  • Find out what we've learned since starting it
  • Learn how you can run a debate
  • Take part in a fun debate session

By the end, we hope you'll gain greater confidence in independent thinking while celebrating diversity of thought.

Participant Takeaways:

  • Practical tools to apply to their own work.
  • Inspiration to practise interpersonal, flexible skills that may have been left unpolished by not working in-person with others.
  • Fresh perspectives: participants will hear what we've learned, and how to run similar sessions themselves.
  • A novel experience: participants will learn how debating (a necessary, everyday activity), can become a constructive and fun part of team culture, as we celebrate diversity of thought and build better relationships with our teams.

This session has: 
A session number cap: 70 participants

Communication, Conflict, Self Reflection, Independent Thinking, Soft Skills, Experiment, Psychological Safety, Negotiation

About the speaker(s)