At the 2017 AGM, the Development Officer position was established. The development officer for 2019 can be contacted at

The 2017 Executive also created a development policy, you can read it here.

The Canterbury Schools Debating Council has given new appreciation to the value of a strong development program. This renewed focus is driven by one aim, to create the best debaters we can. The development officer, supported by the rest of the Executive will lead a program that will foster skills and a love of debating among some of our most promising speakers. This will be done in a diverse, friendly and welcoming environment, where speakers who are selected for the program are given expert coaching on an individual basis.