Resources for Team Managers

Live Online Training Sessions

Via Zoom:; Meeting ID: 834 9181 5989; Passcode: 4BFi7Rju

Michael Cholbi is running a series of team manager training sessions in the run-up to the 2023 regionals.

Session #1, “An Introduction to Ethics Cup Managing”, recording here, slides here

Session #2, “Reasoning and Argumentation Strategies in the Ethics Cup”, recording here, slides here

Session #1 — 6 December, 3:30-4:30pm — Competitive Success in the Ethics Cup

Professor Cholbi has been involved with The Ethics Cup’s predecessor competition, The Ethics Bowl, since 2004. He has trained managers and judges, as well as serving as a judge and moderator, at both the high school and university levels. He also managed university level teams to multiple regional championships and national finals appearances.

The trainings will address

  • helping students prepare for the competition elements (Presentation, Commentary, Response, Dialogue)
  • dividing up labour and working as a team
  • handling ethical theories and principles
  • anticipating objections and questions

If you’re interested in watching a recording of a training session for team managers led by Professor Cholbi in the run-up to the 2021 Cup, click here; the corresponding slides are here.

Match Videos

You and your students might find it helpful to watch videos of previous matches, which can be found here.

Primer Video

Or, for something more brief, you could start by watching this video on how Cup matches work

Further Resources

As you prepare your team to participate in The Cup, you might find helpful the following resources:

This document explaining how to coach a Cup team.

This document laying out a training programme that you can put your Cup team through.

These webinar videos, created for teachers managing teams in the Ethics Olympiad—the Australian equivalent of The Ethics Cup:

This video on helping your students to understand the three most commonly used ethical frameworks.  Start at around 3:00 and watch until 54:00.

This video on how to choose students for your team and how to do in-class training sessions.  Start at around 2:00 and watch until 38:45.