Resources for Team Managers

Primer Video
You and your students may want to start by watching this video on how Cup matches work

Team Manager Training

Professor Michael Cholbi runs trainings for Ethics Cup managers.  Watch this space for an announcement of dates/times of training sessions for the 2022 Cup.

Trainings will address

  • how to identify likely competition questions in the knockout stages
  • 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

Professor Michael Cholbi has been involved with the Ethics Cup’s predecessor competition, 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.

If you’re interested in watching a recording of a training session for the 2021 Cup, click here; the corresponding slides are here.

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.