Many countries around the world conduct civil discussions in their legistlative bodies using Parliamentary Procedure. This also is true about business, social, and religious organizations. Students who understand the basics of parliamentary procedure often find themselves moving up into leadership positions in the schools, churches, and social groups. As important as it is to be able to speak effectively, is to know how the procedure can protect the right of the minority voices to be heard even though such organizations make decisions based on majority rule.
Practicing within the structured format of Student Congress gives students an opportunity to learn the rules and to hone their research, listening, and speaking skills. The sentence stems offered here, help students get started on a firm foundation.
[download_box]Outline for Student Congress – Parliamentary Debate[/download_box]