What is Conclave 2.0?
In essence, the Conclave 2.0 Guidebook is a collection of resources for section and lodge leadership to look over and review in preparation for the next year's section conclave. Not only does this include templates, theme ideas, and administrative tools for general section use, but also takes time to detail high-quality communication and promotion techniques for a conclave.
Ideas and feedback are always appreciated to make this guidebook a living, breathing resource for all arrowmen. Feedback and questions can be directed to @email.
Where did Conclave 2.0 come from?
The Conclave 2.0 Task Force spent a year studying a series of diverse conclaves, reports, and associated data. Over the course of the year, the task force discussed with section leadership on where their conclave's succeeded, and where they struggled.
They determined that the concept of conclave IS still relevant to today’s Arrowmen, but some of the program of the last 40 years is not. As a result, conclave youth attendance is generally stagnant or declining. The team has prototyped a new framework that is successful in being attractive to today’s youth, while retaining the look and feel of a ‘conclave’. This guide offers tips and tricks from successful conclaves, as well as new features to make your conclave great.
- A new program concept to replace the traditional ‘training’ concept, called the IDEA Framework.
- Administrative templates from successful conclaves and their sections to make your job planning conclaves easier.
At the end of 2018, section leaders from across the nation got together to plan out the program of emphasis: Focus ’19. The program was designed to help vault the Order of the Arrow into a new era of local support.
The team of leaders understood the ever-growing role of the section on today’s program and wanted to give you the support and materials to make your conclave easier, and impactful.
As you read through and utilize this guide, think of even more out-of-the-box and innovative ways to make conclaves impactful and worthwhile to youth and share them with others. Thank you for using Conclave 2.0!