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SOAR Leadership Academy

Learn more about our upcoming SOAR Leadership Academies!

Leadership Academy FY 2024

The SOAR Technical Assistance Center will be offering states the opportunity to send two people per state to a SOAR Leadership Academy in FY 2024 with travel, lodging, and per diem expenses (when applicable) paid through our contract with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Leadership Academies are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Space limitations mean that we may not be able to accommodate all states. All attendees must be selected by their State Team Lead (STL) or TA Center Liaison.

What is a SOAR Leadership Academy?

The SOAR Leadership Academy is a three-day training program presented by the SAMHSA SOAR Technical Assistance (TA) Center designed to prepare individuals to serve as SOAR Local Leads.

What is a SOAR Local Lead?

SOAR Local Leads assist with the implementation of their state's SOAR Action Plan and guide the SOAR initiatives in their communities by:
  • holding steering committee meetings;
  • leading SOAR Online Course training cohorts and conducting half-day SOAR Online Course Review Sessions;
  • mentoring individuals who complete the SOAR Online Course; and
  • reporting outcomes.
The Leadership Academy Overview further describes the expectations of participants, the topics covered at Leadership Academies, and the roles and responsibilities of local leads.

When are the SOAR Leadership Academies?

FY 2024 Leadership Academies:
  • February 13-15, 2024
  • May 7-9, 2024
  • August 6-8, 2024

How do I attend a SOAR Leadership Academy?

  1. Complete the SOAR Online Course and attend a SOAR Online Course Review Session.
  2. Complete the SOAR Leadership Academy Application which includes submission of a signed Agency Director Authorization form.
  3. Applications will be forwarded to the State Team Lead (STL) and SAMHSA SOAR TA Center liaison upon completion.
  4. STLs and TA Center Liaisons will review applications and select the most appropriate candidates.
  5. The SAMHSA SOAR TA Center will contact approved attendees to confirm availability and send information about registration and travel arrangements (as applicable).


Leadership Academy
March, 2017

Other Details

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