121 Red Arrows Effective Speaking and Debate Program (Sign-up Here)
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INTRODUCTION TO THE EFFECTIVE SPEAKING PROGRAM:
• To provide an opportunity for Air Cadets to increase their self confidence; and increase their ability to reason, organize and express ideas;
• To promote the citizenship component of local squadron training;
• To provide a focus at the Local, Regional/Wing, Provincial/Territorial, and National levels, to promote and encourage Air Cadets to participate in an optional activity that will provide them with an opportunity to acquire effective speaking skills through instruction and practice in a structured and competitive environment;
• To increase public awareness regarding the citizenship and leadership aspects of the Air Cadet program at the national, provincial and local levels.
In the Air Cadet program, we use words such as leadership, teamwork, self-discipline, self-confidence, good citizenship. Cadets who participate in the effective speaking program will learn all of these things. The skills they learn here will help them immeasurably in other areas of their life as well, whether they are making class presentations in secondary school, or later, interviewing for admission to professional faculties at universities, making presentations to colleagues at work, leading volunteer organizations, running for public office.
For the 2017-2018 Training Year our Effective Speaking and Debate teams will be meeting at William C Winegard PS located at 25 Lee St, Guelph, ON N1E 7E7. Our first meeting will be on Monday 23th October, 2017. The night will start at 6:30 PM and will be over by 7:45 PM. It is never too late to join and as new members are always welcome.
Maj Steve Harwood
121 Red Arrows Squadron