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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.

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Fall '23 
Training Schedule 

All Coach Candidates attend 1 session from each Mod.

Mod I - Intro & Review  - Axinn 219
Sat Sept 16, 10am-12:30pm
Sun Sept 17, 10am-12:30pm
Mod II - Coaching Intensive - 132 Blinn Ln
Fri Sept 22, 3:30pm-5pm
Sat Sept 23, 10am-11:30am
Sat Sept 23, 1pm-2:30pm
Sun Sept 24, 10am-11:30am
Mod III - Capstone Exercises - Axinn 219
Sun Oct 8, 12:30pm-2:30pm

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

Head Coaches and Head Coach Candidates will meet at the Hub from 5-6pm on Friday before Mods 1 and 3 (no HC/C prep for Mod 2).

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 7.5 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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