When: January 11th and January 24th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Where: North Park University, Johnson Center, 5141 N Christiana
What: Program Building and Recruiting (January 11th) and Post-Tournament Preparation (January 24th)
We are excited that our own Marquis Ard, a nationally recognized college debate champion and veteran debate coach, will be leading a couple of exciting, practical PD sessions for our coaches coming up on weekday evenings at North Park University’s Johnson Center.
January 11th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm 
North Park University, Johnson Center, 5141 N Christiana
Program Building and Recruiting – build your debate team, increase commitment, and draw in more students in the second half of the year using some of Marquis’s experience and some of the recruiting wisdom of great sports coaches like Nick Saban and John Calipari
January 24th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
North Park University, Johnson Center, 5141 N Christiana
Post-Tournament Preparation – how do you debrief following a tournament? How do you follow up on success and deal with adversity? How do you prepare students for what they need to know to be even more successful and engaged the next competition?
Remember that we pay a $100 coach PD incentive to each teacher coach that attains 10 hours of PD with us in each of the fall and spring semesters. Our deadline for the fall semester is January 31st! For community coaches (non-teachers who work outside the school building), we pay this out for 5 hours of PD in each semester.
Here are some schools that have not yet but  are very close to earning this PD incentive that could easily earn $100 by attending one of these upcoming seminars! Check where you are on our PD Reporting Notebook.
High School:
Alcott College Prep – 6.5 hours
Chicago Military Academy- 6 hours
Gary Comer – Ebony Brown 8.5 hours
Jones (Caitlin Miller)- 5.5 hours
Little Village (Michael Velasquez)- 6.5 hours
Noble Academy- 6.5 hours
Northside (Adam Hausman) – 6.5 hours
Whitney Young (Roger Waite) – 2.5/5 hours completed
Middle School: 
DePriest- 8 Hours
Doolittle- 7.5 hours
Ericson- 7.5 hours
Haines- 7 hours
Kilmer- 5 hours
McCutcheon – 5 hours
Nettlehorst (Jason Merel)- 8 hours
Skinner North- 5.5 hours
Spencer- 5 hours
Southeast – 5 hours
Wadsworth- 5 hours