this debate will look at the pros and cons of immigration: job competition, aging population, entrepreneurship and hard work ethics, language challenges etc.
(Discussion) How do you feel about immigration into your country? Do immigrants contribute to a country's economic, social and cultural well-being?
This discussion will focus on the topic of immigration, and we will look at this from an international perspective. How do people around the world feel about immigration into their country? What benefits does it bring? What are some of the challenges?
(Debate) Employers should consider "Education" as a higher priority than "Experience" when deciding to hire people
This debate will look the types of qualifications employers look for when making a decision to hire people. Often, an employer will rank education as the primary qualification but should it really be #1 or does experience mean more.
(Discussion) What is the definition of a "quality education", how does it impact you achieving your goals and what are the most effective teaching strategies?
This discussion will focus on the traditional idea that education is a key foundation for success in your life and achieving your goals. We will talk about how we define "quality education", how receiving one can impact our life goals and the types of teaching strategies that are the most effective. This can include the use of traditional classroom tools, as well as how technology can provide opportunities to enhance the student focused learning environment.
(Discussion) What does it take to become an effective leader? And what is the difference between leadership and management?
This discussion will focus on the skills that are required to be an effective leader, including items such as being an effective communicator, sense of purpose and vision, being a motivator etc. It will also look at the difference between management and leadership skills.
This debate will focus on the role ethics play in our society and whether or not we should consider them so important in our personal life and in society in general.
This discussion will focus on the importance of maintaining high ethical standards in our society, including teaching our children the role that strong ethical behavior has in a healthy society. Ethics is defined as a system of moral principles or the rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group, culture, etc.
This debate will explore the idea of whether or not mankind (us) are doing enough to preserve endangered species around the world (this includes better known species such as the Siberian Tiger, Mountain Gorilla. Common Chimpanzee and Asiatic Elephant) and countless better known species. Participants will be asked to identify endangered species in their countries before the debate begins
This discussion will focus on what people around the world can do to preserve the environment for future generation. This will include factors such as clean air, water, preservation of natural spaces and flora/fauna.
This debate will look at the topic of diversity, including cultural, racial and other in our society. The term "healthier" is defined in this case as a society that improves economically, standards of living are raised, crime (particularly hate crime) is reduced and people enjoy a relatively high quality of life.
This discussion will focus on a phrase that we often see in a business environment, particularly when advertising for jobs etc. For most people they consider "Equal opportunity" to focus on distinguishing characteristics such as gender, race, sexual preference etc. What does it mean to you?
This debate will look at both the pros and cons of conducting business with family members. This is particularly common in many small businesses but can often lead to conflict when boundaries are not firmly established.
This discussion will focus on how technology will enhance the learning environment for students of the future, and may in some cases, also have a negative impact. Things to consider: increased access to educational resources; global reach to provide resources to under-served populations; less face to face time between educators and students; too much dependency on technology (resulting in loss of effective teaching skills)
This topic will explore the idea of responsibility and accountability. Are we responsible for our juvenile children's behavior? To what extent are we responsible? Did we bring them up with the "right" values? If we were didn't, to what extent are we responsible?