Debate Mate

Debate Mate is an innovative global business that provides leadership and communication training across a wide variety of industry sectors. Responding to demand from the corporate world, we have built a curriculum and teaching methodology to address business-specific communication needs. Our format is based on the fundamentals of competitive debating and our facilitators are experts in their field. We provide our training in four key formats, which can be found on the next page.

Debate Mate works with our charitable programme Debate Mate Schools to deliver its programmes. Debate Mate Schools is an educational charity that  uses the brightest university students to run after-school debate clubs in areas of high child poverty across the world. Over the last nine years, we have successfully taught over 25,000 young people to debate in the UK, USA, Jamaica, Nepal, Dubai, Doha, Mexico, Rwanda, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, China, Japan, Korea and Israel.

The Debate Mate training workshops were incredibly successful. 3,000 of our professionals, from  Assistant Managers up to Directors, learnt real-life business skills that have undoubtedly added  value to their personal skill set and to the firm. They enjoyed it so much that the vast majority of the participants said they’d recommend it to colleagues and are still enthusing about it – 6 months later. Processing complex information quickly on your feet and influencing with confidence are invaluable in today’s corporate world

David Noon

Senior Audit Partner, Deloitte

Our three-day debating festival led by Debate Mate made a huge impact on our students and staff. We genuinely saw our students grow over the course of those few days and the energy and passion provided by the Debate Mate team will have a lasting impact on our school.

Paul Friend

Former Headmaster, Dulwich College Shanghai