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Overcoming Conflict: Winning Through Teamwork

Overcoming Conflict: Winning Through Teamwork

Given the amount of time that any debate team spends together it is not surprising that conflicts on the squad arise so often. These conflicts take many forms: conflicts between coaches and students, conflicts over completing research assignments, personal conflicts, stress-related conflicts, and inter-squad conflicts. Although conflicts often manifest themselves on the squad and in rounds, academic  debate provides many opportunities to work together by facilitating student-to-student interaction, interdependence, individual