JCI World Debating
Debating skills equip members to advocate the message of social responsibility, resolve conflicts, respect differences and overcome obstacles.
Each year at the JCI Area Conferences and JCI World Congress, national teams contend for the title of JCI World Debating Champions. JCI Ireland won the World competition in 2016 & 2017.
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Each year at the JCI Area Conferences and JCI World Congress, national teams contend for the title of JCI World Debating Champions.
Discussing topics that range from profound to comical, contestants argue their truth, relevance and accuracy. Capacity-building events like this build a foundation of teamwork, critical-thinking and problem solving that members use to address issues in their local communities.
One of the highlights of the JCI Area Conferences will be the JCI World Debating Championships. The World Debating Championship takes place in three languages: English, French and Spanish. National Organizations are encouraged to register a team for this program, consisting of a team captain and two additional debaters.