Is SOAR for me?

If you are a Carleton student, SOAR! is definitely for you! The conference offers a variety of workshops and presentations aimed at new and experienced student leaders alike.

Last year’s conference included a wide range of workshops:

  • Flipping Leadership on it’s Head: The New Shared Leadership Style
  • The Team Behind the Leaders: Building your Personal Board of Govenors
  • Campus to Community: Servant Leadership
  • How Followers Lead
  • How to Get Away with Networking
  • My Secret to Happiness (and Productivity)

2018 Themes

This year, SOAR has 4 themes which presenters can choose to focus their presentation on. Click on themes below to see examples of presentations for each theme!

Serve Through Skill

  • Student Leaders will focus on personal growth and engage in practical skill development

Opportunity Exploration

  • Student leaders will discover new opportunities, challenge themselves, and discuss their potential as leaders

Authentic Leadership

  • Student Leaders will explore how to be an authentic leader, and develop and understanding of their personal philosophy of leadership

Reflect & Re-Energize

  • Student Leaders will reflect on their leadership experiences, and feel re-energized as a leader in the Carleton community

Types of Presentations

To ensure that presentations at SOAR are as useful as possible for delegates, there are three different types of presentation accepted into the conference.

Theory to Practice

  • This type of presentation allows you to first provide the foundation for your presentation through a mini-lecture. The second half would allow for time for the students to apply & reflect on the material and its relation to their roles as leaders.

Collaborative Conversations

  • This type of presentation allows for students to learn about your topic through conversation. Not only will you teach your attendees something, but your attendees will learn something from each other through activities such as facilitated discussions, basic activities, and small group discussions.

Experiential Learning

  • This type of presentations allows for students to learn about your topic by doing. Your attendees will have a chance to participate in most aspects of the session through activity-based learning. These sessions tend to be more creative in nature and could include things like meaningful icebreakers, handouts, and scenarios.