1. What are Education Sessions?
  2. Conference Themes
    1. Serve Though Skill
    2. Opportunity Exploration
    3. Authentic Leadership
    4. Reflect & Re-Energize
  3. Facilitation Styles
    1. Collaborative Conversations
    2. Experiential Learning
  4. Apply to Present an Education Session

What are Education Sessions?

SOAR offers a variety of workshops and presentations to delegates aimed at all student leaders regardless of previous experience. Education Sessions are offered in 4 time slots throughout the day, and there are between 5-8 offerings per time slot.

Past conferences have included a wide range of workshops:

  • Effective Leadership for Millenials
  • What’s YOUR Impact? Discovering Community Service Learning
  • You, Your Personal Brand & Leadership
  • Own the Podium!
  • Even Leaders Need to Thrive
  • Designing your Destiny: Goal Planning for Success

We encourage presenters to be creative in their approach to creating education sessions – any topic can be relevant to leadership.

Conference Themes

SOAR has 4 themes presenters can choose from to focus on during their education session.

Serve Though Skill

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

View an Example Proposal Here

Opportunity Exploration

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

View an Example Proposal Here

Authentic Leadership

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

View an Example Proposal Here

Reflect & Re-Energize

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

View an Example Proposal Here

Facilitation Styles

To ensure that education sessions at SOAR are as useful as possible for delegates, there are two facilitation styles that you can select from.

Collaborative Conversations

This type of education session 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.

Example Format:

5 minutes – Introduction to Session

10 minutes – First point introduced

5 minutes – Small Group Discussion

10 minutes – Second point introduced

5 minutes – Small Group Activity

5 minutes – Large Group Discussion

5 minutes – Wrap up

Example Proposal 1

Example Proposal 2

Experiential Learning

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

Example Format:

5 minutes – Introduction to Session

5 minutes – Topic related Ice breaker activity

10 minutes – Main concepts introduced

10 minutes – Small Group Prep Time for “present back” activity

10 minutes – Small Group Presentations to Large Group

5 minutes – Wrap up

Example Proposal 1

Example Proposal 2

Apply to Present an Education Session

Applications to become a presenter at SOAR 2020 are now open. The deadline to apply is November 8 at Noon.

Apply to Present