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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 leaders and experts provide insight on relevant topics. 

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October, November, and December Training 

1st Thursdays  

Topics for those who are new to NCFCA

2nd Thursdays  

Topics for those who want to grow skills

3rd Thursdays  

Topics for those who want to dig deeper 

4th Thursdays  

Topics for those who want to dialogue  

Session Summaries

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

October 2019

NCFCA First Steps Thursday, Oct 3 • 6:30pm CT

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

NCFCA Next Steps Thursday, Oct 3 • 8:00pm CT

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

Making Citations Simple Thursday, Oct 10 • 6:30pm CT

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.

Something Worth Saying Thursday, Oct 10 • 8:00pm CT

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

NCFCA Partner: Energy Policy Thursday, Oct17 • 6:30pm CT 

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


November 2019

NCFCA First Steps Thursday, Nov 7 • 6:30pm CT

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.

NCFCA Next Steps Thursday, Nov 7 • 8:00pm CT  

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

Arranging Your Thoughts Thursday, Nov 12 • 6:30pm CT  

GPS helps us get where we're going. Likewise, providing a roadmap leads your listeners along the journey and ensures that your message is heard.

Saying it with Style Thursday, Nov 12 • 8:00pm CT

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

The Keys to Better Value Debate Thursday, Nov 21 • 8:00pm CT

Throughout history, debate has shaped our values, policy, and culture. Now, more than ever, we need skilled rhetoricians who can analyze ideas, articulate truth, and impact culture. Join persuasion and rhetoric expert, Ben Voth, as he shares biographical examples and practical keys to better value debate.

December 2019

First-Time-Family Tournament Tips Thursday, Dec 12 • 6:30pm CT

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!

Navigating Online Script Submission Thursday, Dec 12 • 8:00pm CT

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.





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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 Fall Webinar Series

Launch your season and level-up your skills!

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

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NCFCA First Steps

Thursday, Nov 7th • 6:30pm CT

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

Schedule 20-minute Teaching Why should students learn to communicate? What skills will they develop through speech and debate? How will NCFCA help students grow? 

Speaker Amy Joy Tofte: NCFCA, Director of Education

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NCFCA Next Steps

Thursday, Nov 7th • 8:00pm CT

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

Schedule 20-minute Teaching Why should you locate or launch a local club? What are the essentials of building a strong local club? How will NCFCA help clubs grow? 

Speaker Amy Joy Tofte: NCFCA, Director of Education

Arranging Your Thoughts

Thursday, Nov 14th • 6:30pm CT

Description 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.

Schedule Sorting your ideas Choosing a structure Leading the way Live Q&A 

Speaker Amy Joy Tofte: NCFCA, Director of Education 

Saying It with Style

Thursday, Nov 14th • 6:30pm CT

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

Schedule Discovering your style Adding tools to your toolbox Selecting the right tool for the job Live Q&A 

Speaker Amy Joy Tofte: NCFCA, Director of Education 

The Keys to Better Value Debate

Thursday, Nov 21st • 8:00pm CT

Description Throughout history, debate has shaped our values, policy, and culture. Now, more than ever, we need skilled rhetoricians who can analyze ideas, articulate truth, and impact culture. Join persuasion and rhetoric expert, Ben Voth, as he shares biographical examples and practical keys to better value debate.

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

Speaker Ben Voth, Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation Debate Fellow and Director of Speech & Debate at Southern Methodist University

First Time Family Tournament Tips

Thursday, Dec 12th • 6:30pm CT

Description 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!

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

Navigating Online Script Submission

Thursday, Dec 12th • 8:00pm CT

Description 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.

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