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2019 Fall Webinar Series

Whether you are new to speech and debate or you are ready to take your students or personal skills to the next level, we can help! Join us on Thursday evenings as we facilitate a collaborative learning environment where thought leaders provide insight on topics relevant to our current debate resolutions and speech events. 

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October, November, and December Training 

1st Thursdays Topics for interested or new families in NCFCA

2nd Thursdays  

Topics for those who want to grow in communication skills

3rd Thursdays  

Topics for those who want to dig deeper

4th Thursdays  

Topics for those who want to dialogue with leaders

Session Summaries

Click on each title to view the format and speakers for each session.

October 2019

Thursday October 3, 2019 Getting Started—6:30pm CT

NCFCA First Steps (Getting to Know Us) For twenty years, NCFCA has been preparing Christian students to communicate truth effectively. Discover who we are and why we're so passionate about what we do."

Thursday October 3, 2019 Getting Started—8:00pm CT  

NCFCA Next Steps (Getting Involved in Local Clubs) You're excited about the NCFCA mission. Now discover how you can join like-minded families in a collaborative learning adventure near you.

Thursday October 10, 2019 Building Skills—6:30pm CT  

Making Citations Simple Giving credit where credit is due is essential, but citating sources doesn't have to be difficult. Discover how to research intentionally and cite sources simply.

Thursday October 10, 2019 Building Skills—8:00pm CT  

Discovering Something Worth Saying Like digging for buried treasure, discovering ideas can yield great reward. Arm yourself with the tools of invention to discover your best ideas yet. 

Thursday October 17, 2019 Teaching Topics—6:30pm CT  

NCFCA Partner: Energy Policy Deepen your understanding of Energy Policy through this week's presentation and live Q&A with Nicolas Loris from The Heritage Foundation.

Thursday October 24, Making Connections—6:30pm CT  

Live Q&A Join Executive Director Kim Cromer for a live Q&A session. Send your questions in ahead of time to AmyJoyTofte@NCFCA.org


November 2019

Thursday November 7, 2019 Getting Started—6:30pm CT  

NCFCA First Steps (Getting to Know Us) For twenty years, NCFCA has been preparing Christian students to communicate truth and influence culture. Discover who we are and why we do what we do.

Thursday November 7, 2019 Getting Started—8:00pm CT  

NCFCA First Steps (Getting Involved in Local Clubs) You're excited about the NCFCA mission. Now discover how you can join like-minded families in a collaborative learning adventure near you.

Thursday November 14, 2019 Building Skills—6:30pm CT  

Arranging Your Thoughts GPS helps us get where we're going to. Likewise, providing a roadmap and leading your listeners along the journey will ensure that your message is not lost long the way.

Thursday November 14, 2019 Building Skills—8:00pm CT  

Saying it with Style You have something to say, but will your audience will want to listen to you? Add some new tools to your stylistic toolbox, and transform a good speech into a great one.

Thursday November 21, 2019 Teaching Topics—6:30pm CT  

NCFCA Partner (Policy or LD Value Debate topic) More information coming soon!

Thursday November 21, 2019 Teaching Topics—8:00pm CT  

NCFCA Partner (Policy or LD Value Debate topic) More information coming soon!



December 2019

Thursday December 5, 2019 Getting Started—8:00pm CT  

NCFCA Next Steps (Getting Involved in Local Clubs) You're excited about the NCFCA mission. Now discover how you can join like-minded families in a collaborative learning adventure near you.

Thursday December 12, 2019 Building Skills—6:30pm CT  

First-Time-Family Tournament Tips Before you venture into your first tournament, join veteran affiliates for a live and interactive discussion of tips to ensure a great tournament experience for the whole family!

Thursday December 12, 2019 Building Skills—8:00pm CT  

Navigating Online Script Submission Tournament scipt submission lines are a relic of the past. Join us as we demonstrate our newest online platform designed to make your tournament experience even better.

Thursday December 19, 2019 Teaching Topics—6:30pm CT  

NCFCA Partner (Policy or LD Value Debate topic) More information coming soon!

Thursday December 19, 2019 Teaching Topics—8:300pm CT  

NCFCA Partner (Policy or LD Value Debate topic) More information coming soon!





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About Your Host

NCFCA’s mission is to train Christian students to think critically and communicate effectively so that they can address life issues from a biblical worldview in a manner that glorifies God. We leverage the opportunity for reward in competition to drive the end goal of equipping young people who know God and can share His love to a lost and dying world.

This value packed training is FREE and includes: 

  • Clear direction on the vision and mission of NCFCA
  • Practical tips for coaches, club leaders, and administrators
  • Actionable instruction for speech and debate students
  • Live online audience Q&A at the end of each presentation

What people are saying about NCFCA:


“To me, the NCFCA is one of the most important organizations on the planet. When I attend an NCFCA event and experience the excellence of the teenage competitors as well as the superb work being done behind the scenes by parents and volunteers, my hope for the future is restored.” (Andrew Pudewa, Founder, Institute for Excellence in Writing)

“We worked hard since September in preparation for something we could not have really understood until actually experiencing it. The (NCFCA competition) experience was really, truly amazing! My son who was only complying to attend was sold on NCFCA and wanted to be involved next year by half way through the event. All leadership and helpers were wonderful. We were so very impressed.” (2019 NCFCA Parent, Olympia, WA)

“NCFCA has prepared me to be bold in communicating what I believe, while doing so in a winsome and loving way. I know that the skills learned through this organization will be invaluable as I pursue life in the public square.” (NCFCA Alumnus, Benjamin Mueller)


2019 Christian Speech and Debate

Launch your season, level-up your skills, and lead your students to God-centered success!

Thursday Evenings 6:30pm and 8:00pm CT

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NCFCA First Steps

Getting to Know Us

Live Online Event • Thursday, Oct 3rd • 6:30pm CT

Description For twenty years, NCFCA has been preparing Christian students to communicate truth effectively. Discover who we are and why we're so passionate about what we do.  

Schedule 30-minute Teaching Why should students learn to communicate? What skills will they develop through speech and debate? How will NCFCA help students grow? 30-minute Live Q&A  

Speaker Amy Joy Tofte: NCFCA, Director of Education

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NCFCA First Steps

Getting Involved in Local Clubs

Live Online Event • Thursday, Oct 3rd • 8:00pm CT

Description You're excited about the NCFCA mission. Now discover how you can join like-minded families in a collaborative adventure near you.  

Schedule 30-minute Teaching Locating or Launching Clubs Logistics and Leadership Policies and Procedures, Resources and Training 30-minute Live Q&A  

Speaker Amy Joy Tofte: NCFCA, Director of Education

Making Citations Simple

Building Skills

Live Online Event • Thursday, Oct 10th • 6:30pm CT

Description Giving credit where credit is due is essential, but citing sources doesn't have to be difficult. Discover how to research intentionally and cite sources simply.  

Schedule 30-minute Teaching Purpose Styles: MLA v APA Important elements Intentional research 30-minute Live Q&A with the Director of Forensics  

Speaker Amy Joy Tofte: NCFCA, Director of Education Chrissy Sweetman: NCFCA, Director of Forensics

Discovering Something Worth Saying

Building Skills

Description Like digging for buried treasure, discovering ideas can yield great reward. Arm yourself with the tools of invention to discover your best ideas yet.  

Schedule 30-minute Teaching Discovering your topic Using the tools of invention 30-minute Live Q&A  

Speaker Amy Joy Tofte: NCFCA, Director of Education



A Market-Based Approach to Energy and Environmental Policies

Teaching Topics—Policy Debate

Live Online Event • Thursday, Oct 17th • 6:30pm CT

Description We are excited to welcome Nick Loris, Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, who will share insights on free market approaches to energy and environmental policies and apply these insights to the Green New Deal. Attendees are invited to complete a pre-course survey:  

http://www9.heritage.org/2019-ncfca-webinar-surveys-pre-course-survey.html  

Following his presentation, Mr. Loris will take time to answer your questions.

Schedule 30-minute Presentation 30-minute Live Q&A  

Speaker Nick Loris, Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation