The Elite Program

Where the top debaters and speakers in the world come to train.

Unparalleled Competitive Success

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World Champions (WSDC)
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Asian Champions (AWSDC)
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European Champions (EurOpen)
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USA National Champions (NSDA)
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7x China National Champions (WSDC)
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Elite Program Guide
Learn more about Program Structure, Benefits to Students, and Course Progression.
Watch

Elite Program Introduction

Hear from Championship Coach
and Elite Program Lead Ivan Velentey.

The Elite Student Experience

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  • Award-Winning Curriculum

     
    The Elite Program curriculum is the distillation of many year’s worth of experience in coaching Parliamentary Debate at the highest level.

     

    Created by the LearningLeaders Elite team with World, European and Asian championship titles as both debaters and coaches, the curriculum is designed to equip our students with the hands-on skills that they need to succeed in competitive debating.
     
    We are confident that this represents the most comprehensive elite-level Parliamentary debating program in the world.
  • Elite+ Training Sessions

     
    All students in our Elite program are encouraged to attend regular supplementary Open House sessions included in their Elite program tuition.
     
    These weekly sessions, 10 times during each Season, offer the chance for additional debate practice, skills training, current events discussions, and deeper dives into the month’s debate theme.
  • Elite Reading Program

     
    Our Coaches are voracious readers and provide a curated selection of the best articles and books for our students to explore, as well as vacation reading lists to keep them occupied outside of school time.
     
    In addition, every student in the Elite program has access to our collection of original topic guides and supplementary materials, housed on the LL Learning Platform, which is updated regularly throughout the semester.
  • Student-Coach Conferences

     
    We offer every student in the program the opportunity to schedule a personal one-on-one Student-Coach Conference with their coach during each Season to discuss their goals, challenges and aspirations for debate and beyond.

     

  • Visiting Expert Coaches

     
    In addition to our roster of experienced Competitive coaches, students in our Elite program will have the opportunity to learn from specially invited Visiting Coaches.
     
    Past Visiting Coaches have included educators from a range of countries, graduates of Cornell and Harvard Law School, and National and World Champions in debate.
  • Convenient Monthly Memberships

     
    Life is hard to plan. At LearningLeaders, we wish to give every student and family the flexibility to join programs when it is most convenient for them.

    Students are able to join LL courses at the beginning of any month and can pause their learning at any time, provided 30-days advance notice is given.

    Able to join for only 10 months a year? Great! 8 months? Fantastic. It's completely up to your schedule, provided there are open seats available.

Award-Winning Curriculum

 
The Elite Program curriculum is the distillation of many year’s worth of experience in coaching Parliamentary Debate at the highest level.

 

Created by the LearningLeaders Elite team with World, European and Asian championship titles as both debaters and coaches, the curriculum is designed to equip our students with the hands-on skills that they need to succeed in competitive debating.
 
We are confident that this represents the most comprehensive elite-level Parliamentary debating program in the world.

Elite+ Training Sessions

 
All students in our Elite program are encouraged to attend regular supplementary Open House sessions included in their Elite program tuition.
 
These weekly sessions, 10 times during each Season, offer the chance for additional debate practice, skills training, current events discussions, and deeper dives into the month’s debate theme.

Elite Reading Program

 
Our Coaches are voracious readers and provide a curated selection of the best articles and books for our students to explore, as well as vacation reading lists to keep them occupied outside of school time.
 
In addition, every student in the Elite program has access to our collection of original topic guides and supplementary materials, housed on the LL Learning Platform, which is updated regularly throughout the semester.

Student-Coach Conferences

 
We offer every student in the program the opportunity to schedule a personal one-on-one Student-Coach Conference with their coach during each Season to discuss their goals, challenges and aspirations for debate and beyond.

 

Visiting Expert Coaches

 
In addition to our roster of experienced Competitive coaches, students in our Elite program will have the opportunity to learn from specially invited Visiting Coaches.
 
Past Visiting Coaches have included educators from a range of countries, graduates of Cornell and Harvard Law School, and National and World Champions in debate.

Convenient Monthly Memberships

 
Life is hard to plan. At LearningLeaders, we wish to give every student and family the flexibility to join programs when it is most convenient for them.

Students are able to join LL courses at the beginning of any month and can pause their learning at any time, provided 30-days advance notice is given.

Able to join for only 10 months a year? Great! 8 months? Fantastic. It's completely up to your schedule, provided there are open seats available.

See Elite Students in Action

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LL Elite Team Travels to Beijing for China National BP Competition

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LL Elite Team Students Share Their Insights on Judges

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Team China Captain Matt explains Myths About Finding A Debate Partner

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LL Elite Students Win 7 Consecutive WSDC China National Championships

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#2-ranked Global Speaker Linden Shares What Makes a Great PM Speech

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China National Public Speaking Champ and Team China Member Evan Shares What to Do During Prep Time

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