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Coach Training

Help your peers deliver

compelling arguments, present intriguing research projects, tell captivating stories, nail job interviews, enrich class discussions, and enjoy everyday conversation. Take pride in watching students speak with power and precision, and know that you're one of the reasons for it.

Apply for Fall '24 Training by Sept 9

*Note that you may need to sign into Google using your Middlebury account to access this form

Fall '24
Training Schedule 

All Coach Candidates attend 1 session from each Mod.

Mod I - Preview  - Axinn 229
Sat Sept 14, 10am-12:30pm
Sun Sept 15, 10am-12:30pm
Mod II - Coaching Intensive - Axinn 229
Sat Sept 21, 10am-12:30pm
Sun Sept 22, 10am-12:30pm

Mod III - Capstone Exercises - Axinn 229
Sun Oct 6, 10am-12:30pm

Each coach will complete a 30-min self-study assignment before Mods 2 and 3.

New Coaches will complete a Practicum in the form of their first classroom workshop and a debrief with the Lead Coach 

Head Coaches and Head Coach Candidates will meet at the Innovation Hub from 4:30-5:30pm on the Friday before each Mod

Not a Middlebury student but still interested in training? No worries! 


Get paid for your training time

once you complete it. As a new coach, you will be paid a Level B (skilled) student salary. You'll begin by shadowing and assisting other coaches, as you prepare to lead in- and out-of-class sessions. More experienced coaches are eligible for leadership roles, which are compensated at a higher rate.



At the beginning of each semester, all coaches complete 9 hours of training.


You'll maintain your certification throughout the semester by actively coaching and/or participating in Oratory Lab sessions.

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