Collaborate, a forum for global leaders, is a Summit experience designed for global Christian leaders who are either leading national orphan care movements in their countries or desire to begin one. Join other national leaders from around the world to share expertise, make new connections, learn best practices and add your voice to CAFO Global Network projects and objectives that are key to vibrant, locally-led orphan care networks. Collaborate begins as a pre-Summit intensive and concludes with a post-Summit lunch and afternoon workshop.

  • Tuesday, May 5

  • Wednesday, May 6

  • Thursday, May 7

  • Friday, May 8

  • 12:00pm
    Collaborate Global Leaders Luncheon

    1:00pm
    Collaborate Intensive Workshop

    5:00pm
    Bus from church to Sabine Creek Ranch

    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Texas Barbeque Experience!
    (a networking dinner)

  • 8:30am-2:30pm
    Collaborate Intensive Workshops
    (including lunch)
    3:00pm
    CAFO2020 Main Session
    4:15pm
    CAFO2020 Workshops
    5:30pm
    Dinner Break
    7:30pm
    CAFO2020 Main Session

  • 8:45am
    CAFO2020 Main Session
    10:00am
    CAFO2020 Workshops
    12:00pm
    Lunch
    1:15pm
    CAFO2020 Workshops
    5:00pm
    Dinner
    7:00pm
    CAFO2020 Main Session

  • 8:30am
    CAFO2020 Workshops
    11:00am
    CAFO2020 Main Session
    1:00pm
    Collaborate Lunch
    2:00pm
    Collaborate Intensive Workshop
    3:30pm-4:00pm
    Collaborate Global Celebration

There are several new aspects to Collaborate in 2020!

  1. FULL SUMMIT EXPERIENCE: In addition to being part of the Collaborate pre- and post-conference intensives, Collaborate attendees will experience the full CAFO2020 Summit, attending their choices of many available workshops.
  2. MORE NETWORKING: Collaborate leaders will attend an invitation-only Texas Barbeque dinner on Tuesday evening to network with one another and other invited CAFO organizations and partners.
  3. BONUS SESSION: Global leaders will gather for an extra intensive workshop on Friday afternoon after the CAFO2020 Summit concludes.

The goals of the Collaborate forum are:

  1. To gather member networks of the CAFO Global Network and other global advocates to share and collaborate on strategies to develop movements and engage local churches in orphan care.
  2. To understand foundational building blocks of best practices and the latest research to wisely guide regional/national orphan care networks.
  3. To gather working groups to collaborate on CAFO Global Network projects and objectives to benefit the global movement.
  4. To continue development of attendees’ leadership skills to better serve their emerging/growing networks.

Location: Dallas, Texas, USA

Cost: $175

Registration for Collaborate is a separate registration process from the CAFO2020 Summit registration process. In order to maximize forum benefits for global leaders, registration is limited.

Collaborate is designed for national orphan care leaders from countries outside of the United States. CAFO Member organizations that are serving and supporting networks of local churches and NGOs in countries outside of the US are encouraged to send representatives from their global staff.  Americans desiring to attend this Forum should contact david@cafo.org before registering.

Collaborate pre-conference Intensive AND Networking Event / Tuesday May 5 / 12:00pm - 8:00pm

This exclusive session for global leaders will cover the following topics:

  • Collaborate Lunch
  • Worship and Prayer
  • SMALL MATTERS: little things that can (re)make a life – David Hennessey (CAFO, USA)
  • Engaging Cultures
  • Workshop: Engaging Cultures

Texas Barbeque Experience! 

This will be a fun time of renewing friendships and creating new relationships. We will leave the church at 5pm to go to Sabine Creek Ranch to enjoy an authentic Texas Barbeque Dinner, games and networking with other global leaders and invited guests from CAFO member organizations and partners.

Collaborate pre-conference Intensive Session / Wednesday May 6 / 8:30am - 2:30pm

This exclusive session for global leaders will cover the following topics:

  • Worship and Prayer
  • SMALL MATTERS: little things that can (re)make a life – David Hennessey (CAFO, USA)
  • Engaging Cultures
  • Workshop: Engaging Cultures
  • Collaborate Lunch
  • Keynote Sessions (to be announced)

CAFO2020 / Wednesday May 6 / 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Collaborate attendees will be free to attend their choice of CAFO2020 workshops, as well as the CAFO2020 Main Session.

CAFO2020 / Thursday May 7 / 8:45am - 8:45pm

Collaborate attendees will be free to attend their choices of CAFO2020 workshops, as well as the CAFO2020 Main Session.

CAFO2020 / Friday May 8 / 8:30am - 12:30pm

Collaborate attendees will be free to attend their choice of CAFO2020 workshops, as well as the CAFO2020 Main Session.

Collaborate post-conference Intensive Session / Friday May 9 / 1:00pm - 4:00pm

This exclusive session for global leaders will cover the following topics:

  • Collaborate Lunch
  • Workshop: tba
  • Global Celebration