Our summer 2017 schedule is now available and registration is open!
3-Week Parliamentary Program
Our three week Parliamentary program will provide students with maximum opportunity to participate in practice debates and attend more lectures with our faculty on theoretical and practical issues that are critical to success in Parliamentary debate, touching on an incredibly wide and diverse range of topic area seminars and lectures.
Please view our one- and two-week Parliamentary program for more details of what a student will experience during the SNFI Parliamentary program.
Parliamentary debate offers high school students a unique opportunity to master a broad range of valuable skills – critical thinking, persuasive public speaking & knowledge of world affairs – that will help them succeed in the classroom & in the “real world” of business, government and community.
The fact that mastering these skills also translates into a high level of competitive success at the high school level is what makes parliamentary debate so rewarding to coach.
My goal in structuring this year’s SNFI Parliamentary Debate program is to make sure every student walks away with a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of persuasion, a variety of useful frameworks for debating questions of policy/value/fact, a toolbox full of proven tactics for first & second speakers, and a big-picture context for evaluating world affairs.
Since the norms of parliamentary debate vary from judge-to-judge & region-to-region, our goal is to broaden the tools & strategies that our students can use to succeed in any situation. Rather than teach a one-size-fits-all method to parliamentary debate, the broad skills of our instructors and a newly expanded lecture/practice format is designed to give you the opportunity to drill down in areas of interest while maximizing your exposure to new perspectives and winning ideas.
I look forward to working with you all this summer to help you get more than ever out of your experience with parliamentary debate!
-Bryan St. Amant, Co-Division Director, SNFI Parliamentary Debate
2017 3-Week Parliamentary Program Staff Members Include:
Check back closer to the start of camp for details on our 2017 staff
We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed and as we have complete biographic information available. Staff listing may not be fully up to date or reflect all hires to date.