Soar Higher 2005 Conference

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Soar Higher 2005 is Northwest Arkansasí premier leadership conference that includes a full day of professional development topics for the leader or individuals on the leadership track.

Whether you work in a major corporation, small business, or non-profit organization, this conference will provide you with the tools to prepare you to achieve your peak performance.

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Professional Development Topics

Skill-builder session topics include:

  • Speak Like a Champ
  • Managing and Motivating an Unmotivated Staff
  • Jelly Side Up! Finding Time for Whatís Important
  • Presenting a Professional Image
  • If Itís to Be, Itís Up to Me
  • Back to Normal: Handling and Managing Change
  • Career Success ó Godís Way
  • Characteristics of Wildly Successful Leaders
  • The FACTS about Living Better at Work

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Compelling Main Stage Speakers

In addition, the conference main stage sessions will feature keynote addresses from three compelling speakers who will challenge the way you think and leave you with the understanding that anything is possible.

Chandra Cox, Director of Women's Markets, Diversity Relations, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Chandra began her Wal-Mart career as a temporary hourly associate. Today, her hard work has helped her make a name for herself on the leadership track. She will share her personal leadership lessons, struggles, sacrifices, and victories.

Cathy Harris, President of C. Harris Companies, Inc. is recognized for producing impressive results by helping executives, managers, supervisors, and staff to identify and implement the best changes for their growth. Cathyís training and consulting work focuses on the areas of workplace diversity, teambuilding, conflict resolution, and communication.

Darren LaCroix, 2001 Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking will start us off in the morning. He has roused audiences in faraway places like Oman, Malaysia, and Taiwan with his inspirational journey from first-rate chump to first-class champ, proving anything is possible if you are willing to work for it.

Walt Pavlo, the former MCI senior manager who masterminded a fraud that involved some of MCIís major clients, will leave the audience with an understanding of the inner-workings and motivations associated with complex white-collar crimes, with an emphasis on ethical decision-making.

Canít Get Enough? Visit the Conference Book Store

A bookstore featuring books and audio programs will be available for attendees who want more information on particular topics. Recordings of the skill-builder sessions may be purchased to add to your professional development library.

Collaborative Partner: NWACC SIFE

A portion of the proceeds from the event goes to the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team at Northwest Arkansas Community College. They are actively involved in the conference planning and organization to train them in all aspects of running an event such as marketing, planning, cash management, hospitality, exhibit management, and catering.

About the Organizer

Soar Higher 2005 is organized by Soar with Eagles of Rogers, Arkansas. Soar with Eagles services include a professional speaker bureau, training, performance consulting services, and book publishing. The president is Carrie Perrien Smith. To learn more about Soar with Eagles, click here.

Conference Sponsors

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Conference Details

The conference features a line-up of professional speakers selected for their business experience and/or expertise.

Tuesday, November 1, 2005
8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Springdale Holiday Inn
Springdale, Arkansas

Registration begins at 7:15 a.m.
Continental breakfast and lunch included

$159 Full-day conference ticket
$129 Group rate on five or more single tickets purchased
$129 Non-profit or student single ticket rate
$750 Package of 10 tickets
$600 Package of 10 tickets for a nonprofit organization

Contact: Carrie Perrien Smith, Soar with Eagles at 479.903.0208 or

Detailed Schedule

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