Communication is the bottom line.

Genesis Debate Programmes an innovative global business that uses the fundamentals of debating to teach communication and leadership skills across the world – from school children in Dubai to hotel managers in Shanghai. GDP is broadly divided into Corporate, Education and Creative arms, but there is significant crossover between the three, and our major clients are schools, large NGOs, governments, individual professionals and corporates.

GDP is the business powering Debate Mate

Communication Training

Communication training from the classroom to the boardroom

GDP Corporate offers communication training to professionals at all stages of their career. We have worked with apprentices and trainees up to Board level executives and CEOs across legal, finance, media, sport, hospitality and retail sectors. Our training ranges from a half-day 'Fundamentals' workshop in-house at a firm, to a bespoke Executive Coaching series with individuals. We also offer a unique pitching course that goes beyond the traditional focus on narrative-building and storytelling by adding the rigour of evidence-based argumentation and the ability to respond on the spot to challenges.

Outside of the office environment, GDP also runs quarterly communication workshops in partnership with Intelligence Squared for individuals from all backgrounds to attend.

GDP also offers brand engagement and messaging consultancy, and have increasingly been asked to curate firms’ ‘Away Days’ and conferences.

Finally, we are currently designing a robust programme to address the needs of companies, large and small, following the implementation of the Apprenticeship Levy.

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We design and deliver bespoke debating workshops in schools across the world, from Debating Festivals and Weekenders to Summer Camps, teacher training and more.

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Need help curating and facilitating one-off events? Debates are a perfect centrepiece for any away-day, training course, networking event or client experience.

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