SOAR: A Positive Approach for Strategic Change

Gain a foundational understanding of Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, and Results to elevate your strategic thinking and planning. Learn how you can recognize and leverage internal strengths, identify opportunities, clarify aspirations, and define specific results.

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Unlock the Power of SOAR

SOAR is a valuable framework for individuals, teams, and organizations looking to take a proactive and positive approach to strategic development and engagement, focusing on leveraging their existing strengths and external opportunities to achieve their aspirations and desired results.

Utilize SOAR’s positive framework to enhance your ability to strategize, lead, and plan effectively.

There are two workshops available for you to maximize your SOAR learning, planning, and application: Learning to SOAR and SOAR Design.

Learning to SOAR Workshop

The Learning to SOAR workshop provides participants with a foundational understanding of the powerful SOAR framework—Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, and Results—designed to enhance strategic thinking, strategizing, planning, and leading. Attendees will learn to recognize and harness their organization’s internal strengths, identify external opportunities, clarify their aspirations, and define specific results they aspire to achieve.

Through interactive discussions and practical examples, this workshop equips participants with the tools and mindset to adopt a proactive, appreciative, and positive approach to strategy development, fostering innovation, and driving sustainable growth within their organizations. Whether applied to business, personal development, or team dynamics, this workshop serves as a gateway to unleashing the full potential of the SOAR framework.

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SOAR Design Workshop

SOAR Design is a collaborative workshop that delves into SOAR designs that can be implemented at various levels – from teams to industries. Through the lens of the SOAR framework, you will gain a holistic perspective, fostering a positive and proactive approach to strategy and strategic planning. This interactive session will guide you on how your SOAR design connects to the mission with purpose, encourages teamwork, aligns those around a shared vision, and ultimately leads to the development of actionable strategies and plans that maximize a team or an organization’s potential for success.

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Workshop Creator & Facilitator

JACKIE STAVROS, DM, passion is working with others to create purpose and meaningful results for positive change. She is recognized for her creation of SOAR, a positive approach to strategic thinking, planning, conversations, and leading. She is professor and management consultant in the College of Business and Information Technology at Lawrence Technological University. She is a Faculty Athletic Representative at LTU, where she enjoys working with student athletes to empower them to navigate and advocate for themselves. She inspires them with lifework. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in management, organization development, leadership, and strategic management.

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Additional Course Information

Required Textbook

These workshops utilize the book, Learning to SOAR: Creating Strategy that Inspires Innovation and Engagement by Jacqueline Stavros and Gina Hinrichs. This book is available in electronic or paperback versions.

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Both SOAR workshops were developed by Dr. Jackie Stavros, creator of the SOAR Framework.

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