WDI has been training people in the arts and skills of debating since 1982. One of the purposes of the World Debate Institute is to support a global network of debate activities, especially trainers who know what they are doing and have an established reputation and record.
Our trainers are skilled and dedicated. They are authorized to carry out the training of students, teachers, trainers and organizers and grant them certificates bearing the authority and the imprint of the World Debate Institute, a globally recognized brand. They are devoted to this work not to earn money or fame, but to forward the belief that a global community that has vibrant debating and is populated (and eventually administered by) those with a debating background will be more peaceful, more just and more conducive to the achievement of the human potential.