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Debate Workshop, Advanced

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What you will learn

Join the Leadership Institute for its Advanced Debate Workshop.

Rick Tyler, Political Analyst for MSNBC News and former National Spokesperson for U.S. Senator Ted Cruz's presidential campaign, will offer attendees an opportunity to deliver and defend a winning opening and closing statement. Students will receive real-time questions, rebuttals, feedback, and instruction from the instructor.

How you'll benefit:

•Put your debate skills to the test and get feedback from an expert
•Learn to respond to rebuttal from your opponent
•Understand how to engage your audience and win any debate

Space is limited to eight, so register early. Working webcam is required.


Starts Wednesday, October 6

Wed 6:   6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


This training is online.


$100.00 $25.00 discount for early registration until 10/4/21 Your Cost: $75.00


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Your faculty

Rick Tyler

Rick Tyler

Rick Tyler is a thought-provoking Political Analyst for the MSNBC Cable News Network offering a broad perspective to unfolding political events. He is the author of Still Right: An Immigrant-Loving, Hybrid-Driving, Composting American Makes the Case for Conservatism. He is a speaker with Macmillan Speakers Bureau.

As a professional political strategist, Rick has helped hundreds of candidates prepare for the rigors of campaigning for public office. He is Co-Founder of Foundry Strategies, a strategic, communications consulting firm specializing in helping political and corporate clients reach their leadership potential by honing their communications skills.

Rick was the National Spokesperson for U.S. Senator Ted Cruz's presidential campaign. In the 2012 election cycle, Rick was a senior advisor and spokesman to the Winning Our Future PAC, a pro-Newt Gingrich for President Super PAC. Prior to joining the PAC, Rick was a key member of the former House Speaker's team for more than a decade serving as Gingrich's advisor and spokesperson. As lead trainer for GOPAC and trainer for the Leadership Institute, Rick has trained thousands of candidates, citizens, and public officials and their staffs in the United States and countries around the world including Canada, Italy, Greece, Japan, and Israel to lead successful campaigns for elected office. Rick has been invited to speak to many professional groups, committees, and state legislative caucuses. He was a guest lecturer at both the Institute for Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, the Robert J.

Dole Institute for Politics at the University of Kansas, and is currently a guest lecturer at the Global Center for Political Engagement and The George Washington University.

A gifted communicator, Rick has appeared thousands of times on national television news shows including MSNBC; Fox News Channel; CNN; CBS News; NBC News; ABC News; PBS; HBO; CNBC; CBN; Bloomberg News; BBC; CBC; RTE; and Al Jazeera.