2019 Pre-Summit Intensives

2019 Pre-Summit Intensives

For the complete CAFO Summit experience, join a day early for a pre-conference Intensive Session. These interactive sessions are designed to help you dig deep with experts in the field.

Wednesday, May 8 - 8:30-2:30

Vulnerable Children in a
Digital Age

The 2019 OVC Applied Research & Best Practice Symposium will unite top academic OVC researchers and faith-based NGO's serving vulnerable children around the globe. Come learn why children from hard places are more susceptible to harm from technology and what we can do to help.
Wednesday, May 8 - 8:30-2:30

Free to Lead

Whether a church, ministry or organizational leader, on staff or volunteering, this leadership intensive will help you identify things that may be hindering your leadership and give you the insight and tools you need to excel moving forward. After registration you will complete a 360 Leadership Profile that national leadership experts will walk you through in a fun and interactive environment.
Wednesday, May 8 - 8:30-2:30

Cultivating a Co-Missional Marriage

Come join the Guckenbergers, married almost 25 years, and parents to 10 children (adopted, foster and biological) as they share their cautionary tales and best practices for a marriage to thrive. Beth and Todd co-lead Back2Back Ministries and have lived internationally for 15 years. It is not for a PG audience, as they will talk openly about conflict, communication and intimacy.
Tuesday, May 7, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Moving Toward Family Solutions: An Immersive Simulation Experience

The transition to family care brings with it many unknowns- but also many opportunities to see children and families thrive! This full-day workshop allows leaders to walk through the process of transition using a fictional case study, in a highly experiential and interactive format.
Mon-Tues, May 6-7, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Becoming a Trauma Competent Caregiver

During this two day workshop (Mon-Tues), you will hear from the Back2Back Ministries Child Development Team on trauma informed care, will receive all training materials necessary to use the curriculum in your own setting, and will receive plans for follow-up and support to help you be successful.
Tuesday, May 7, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Sharping Your Skills: A Back2Back Resourcing Event

Have you already attended the Back2Back trauma competent caregiving training? This is for you!
Back2Back trauma team will be presenting a “buffet” of exciting strategies which will include updating new research for TCC, sharing on creating a coaching environment, learning about spaced learning and more.
5PM Tuesday, May 7 through mid-day Friday, May 10


Invite only, this global gathering of CAFO Global Network leaders starts Tuesday at 5pm, continuing throughout Summit and ending Friday afternoon. Join other global leaders to share expertise, make new connections, learn best practices and add your voice to CAFO Global Network projects!
Most intensive sessions are eligible for CEU credit, please see intensive descriptions for more details.

Register Today

Make sure to add your pre-summit intensive to your registration

CAFO Summit Schedule

We have great things happening all week and we look forward to seeing you in Louisville!

Monday, May 6
Becoming a Trauma Competent Caregiver (Day 1)
Tuesday, May 7
Becoming a Trauma Competent Caregiver (Day 2)
Trauma Competent Caregiving, Sharpening Your Skills (1 Day Only)
Moving Toward Family Solutions: An Immersive Simulation Experience (1 Day Only)
Collaborate: A Forum for Global Leaders (Dinner)
Wednesday, May 8
Vulnerable Children in a Digital Age
Free to Lead
Cultivating a Co-Missional Marriage
Collaborate: A Forum for Global Leaders