Conclave

Together, the six lodges of Section NE-2A will converge upon Moses Scout Reservation for a weekend of fun and fellowship. Conclave will be packed full of carnival games, interlodge competitions, Scouting activities, service, and thoughtful training. Together, we set course on creating a greater program with sights on improvement and collaboration. Join us for the event of the year!

When: June 9-11, 2017
Where: Moses Scout Reservation; Russell, MA
Cost:
On or Before 4/30 - $35
On or Before 5/31 - $45
After 6/1 - $55
New Ordeal Members pay $35
regardless of when they register

Conclave University Degree Requirements

Associate’s

Attend 3 Sessions of which at least 1 must be a CTI, ICE or Problem Solving Panel

 

Bachelor’s

Having already received an Associates:

         Attend 3 sessions of which at least 1 is a CTI, ICE or Problem Solving Panel

 

Master’s

Having already received a Bachelor’s:

         Attend 3 sessions of which at least 1 is a CTI, ICE or Problem Solving Panel

Write a Master’s Thesis in which you identify a problem within your lodge and describe a plan of action that you will fulfill to help solve it.

 

Doctorate

Having already received a Master’s:

         Attend 3 sessions of which at least 1 is a CTI, ICE or Problem Solving Panel

Complete a detailed report of how your Master’s Thesis was carried out and the results that occurred.

 

Conclave University Session Descriptions 2017

 

Block #1

 

Public Speaking 101

In this session, participants will learn some tips and tricks to speaking better in front of groups. Being able speak in front of the groups you lead is important for successful communication and accomplishing tasks.

 

Coffee Chat

Advisers, come sit down with a nice cup’ o joe, as you have a discussion with the section officers and advisers about new things happening in our Order.

 

Problem Solving Panel

Gather together for a great discussion about our program. Bring questions and problems, and work to brainstorm solutions to solve them. People of other lodges may have experienced similar problems and you can learn what worked for them. Does your lodge do something really cool? Bring best practices to share.

 

Understanding the Principals (AIA)

This session will go over the significance of each of the 4 principals. This knowledge will provide greater understanding of our ceremonies and aid in performing the ceremonial role of one of the principals.

 

Membership Retention (CTI)

This Conclave Training Initiative will provide guidance to boost membership retention within your lodge. It is provided based on materials collected by national from lodges from across the nation.

 

Block #2

 

Utilizing Your Team: Delegation

One of the toughest tasks as a leader is to properly delegate. However, through delegation, we are able to use the abilities of the team to their full efficiency. This session will provide guidance in effective delegation.

 

Mentoring: Facilitating Successful Failure

This session will provide information on effective techniques to mentoring youth. Finding the balance between aid and allowing room for failure can be a tricky line to walk.

 

Meet the Man

Come chat with section officers, past national officers, and lodge chiefs about their experiences and various opportunities that the Order of the Arrow has to offer.

 

Using Scouting/ OA in the  

Being Prepared for Life is one of the sentiments that we receive as Scouts. Find out some interesting ways scouting has applied in everyday life, and how you can use the skills you have learned to excel.

 

 

Ceremony Tips and Tricks

Learn some great tips to taking your ceremonies and your ceremonial roles to the next level. Hear from some very experienced trainers about how you can improve, today.

 

Cub Scout Program (CTI)

The Boys in Blue are the future of our organization. It is important for us to attempt to include them in our program, in order to help retain their membership. Learn some interesting ways to unite the OA and Cub Scouts.

 

Block #3

 

Communications: Reaching the Edges of the Lodge

Getting the message out to the far extents of the lodge, and in any organization, can be very difficult to accomplish. This session will provide tips to creating a communications plan and demonstrate services that could be helpful in reaching every Arrowman in your lodge.

 

Advising Through Youth Transitions of Responsibility

Fulfilling the mission of the lodge can be difficult enough, but the annual election cycle and transitions of youth in charge can create greater difficulty. Learn some ways to ease these transitions and provide the new youth the tools to have a successful term.

 

Utilizing the OA in Your Troop

The purpose of the Order of the Arrow is to honor those who excel in leadership of the troop and provide them greater opportunity to learn. These are people and skills that can be better utilized to create a stronger and better troop program.

 

Problem Solving Panel

Gather together for a great discussion about our program. Bring questions and problems, and work to brainstorm solutions to solve them. People of other lodges may have experienced similar problems and you can learn what worked for them. Does your lodge do something really cool? Bring best practices to share.

 

Utilizing the Ordeal to Retain New Arrowmen (AIA)

The Ordeal is the first interaction a candidate has with his lodge outside of the election. This can be a make or break moment for retaining this new Arrowman, therefore it is important to create a memorable experience. Learn how to utilize these beginning moments to keep them interested and involved in the lodge and the OA.

 

Council Program Support (CTI)

This Conclave Training Initiative focuses on the interactions of the lodge and its council. This is an important symbiotic relationship that is very beneficial for the youth involved. Learn how to build a stronger relationship with your council and you can support one another to create a greater program.