Join Collaborate right where you are. New for 2020, Collaborate will have a virtual format
and – for the first time ever – will allow for all Global Networks to attend, participate and speak
into CAFO’s projects impacting your communities. Retaining all of the benefits of growing
together, the virtual Collaborate experience features virtual environments set up for learning,
discussing, and brainstorming together.
THE VIRTUAL FORMAT OF COLLABORATE
During these key topic presentations hosted via Zoom, invited speakers cover best practices or key points through lecture/presentation, panel discussions, or live interviews. Audience interaction occurs through polls, chat, and Q&A.
During these facilitated discussions via Zoom, trained facilitators lead small group discussions with identified goals. After the small group discussions, the attendees are brought back into the larger meeting room and each small group will present their results to the overall group. These results will be the foundation for future “Thought Leadership from Collaborate” resources.
Fireside Chats are held 2 weeks after the Learn event. Fireside chats are Open discussions, via Zoom, for network leaders to share how they intend to implement the ideas into their network strategy/projects/campaigns. This is intended to be a more informal “living room/around a fire” discussion, allowed to progress as appropriate for those in attendance to have time and ability to share.
WHAT TO EXPECT
From the Virtual Experience
A connected community of global advocates
Collaborate gathers 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.
Thought-Leadership from the global community.
Collaborate attendees discuss foundational building blocks of best practices and the latest research to wisely guide regional/national orphan care networks. Collaborate discussions provide the foundation for curated and published Thought Leadership resources that can be used to impact the local communities in which our members serve.
Continued development to better serve your emerging network
Collaborate gathers effective groups to work together on CAFO Global Network projects and objectives to benefit the global movement. Our mission is to continue development of attendees’ leadership skills to better serve their emerging/growing networks.
Shifting from Awareness to Action
LEARN: Wednesday, 18 November 9:00AM Eastern US
Join us as David Hennessey (Director, CAFO Global Network) and Nicole Wilke (Director, CAFO's Applied Research and Best Practice Initiative) discuss a process for defining effective calls-to-action for Christians to support your network's vision and mission. We'll go in detail to discuss Theory of Change, developing a Logic Model and creating a plan for monitoring and evaluation using quarterly and annual goals and reviews.
DISCUSS: Thursday, 19 November 9:00AM Eastern US
Join us as we break into facilitated discussion groups to discuss the principles laid out by David Hennessey and Nicole Wilke regarding Theory of Change, Logic Models, monitoring and evaluation. We will discuss the application of these concepts and tools within our networks.
FIRESIDE CHAT: Thursday, 3 December 9:00AM Eastern US
Join other network leaders in an open discussion regarding how you are working through these ideas with your own network's leadership team. This is a time of sharing, listening and learning from one another among Global Network leaders.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How is the virtual experience different than the in-person Collaborate at Summit?
While the in-person Collaborate forum takes place over the course of one week, each virtual Collaborate topic will be broken into smaller sessions spread out over the course of one month and will allow attendees to participate from the comfort of their own home or office! While the format may be different, the spirit of Collaborate remains the same whether we are in person or meeting virtually. We are truly Better Together!
Do I have to be a Global Network Member?
Virtual Collaborate is intended to serve CAFO Global Network members and champions that directly serve global networks. The majority of the attendees will be leaders from networks outside of the US.
If you are serving a global network, we would love to have you join us!
Are any scholarships available to cover the registration fees?
CAFO Global Network members are offered a limited number of registration scholarships that will cover the registration fees for virtual Collaborate. Application Codes will be sent to the main contacts of each current member network.
Movement Supporter Networks may apply for registration scholarships for up to 3 attendees, while Bridge networks may apply for registration scholarships for up to 6 attendees.
COLLABORATE GLOBAL FORUM
AT ANNUAL SUMMIT
2021 Collaborate Global Forum and CAFO Summit
Details to be announced
SINGLE TOPIC SERIES
Individual Topic Series
3 Online Sessions Included
LEARN, DISCUSS, FIRESIDE CHAT
Annual Subscription: 2021 Quarterly Series
Includes 1 Online Series per Quarter
LEARN, DISCUSS and FIRESIDE CHAT