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CAAO (pronounced K-O) is an umbrella consulting organization for the black professional organizations of Northeast Ohio. CAAO serves as a conduit and referral source to existing resources for entrepreneurial development, professional development, and leadership empowerment for its member organizations and their members.
In addition, CAAO has developed a variety of benefits and services including a joint calendar, job referrals, business leads, and three empowerment circles: entrepreneurial, non-profit and leadership.
CAAO’s member organizations communicate with over 30,000 black professionals on a regular basis. Thus, CAAO serves as a dynamic link to the “New Economy” for black professionals of Northeast Ohio.
CAAO 2017 EVENTS
CAAO's BESTT Round Table: Open House - Friday, March 10, 2017 - 6pm - 8pm - Location: CAAO Office Panel Discussion - Grant Writing 101 What You To Know Before You Submit a Grant Proposal - Free event
CAAO Executive Matchmaker Reception: April/May Time: 6pm - 9pm Location: TBD
CAAO's BESTT Round Table: Friday, June 9th, 2017 - 6pm - 8pm - Speed Networking/Mastermind Session This event is free for CAAO's BESTT donors and $25.00 per person for general admission.
CAAO Leadership Retreat: Saturday, August 5th - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm - Location: TBD Topics to discuss will include: Board Training for African-Americans and Hispanics/Latino, Does Cleveland need a professional development summit for males, and Collaboration 101 - What is Collaboration. Cost: Free for CAAO's BESTT and $25.00 per person for general admission.
CAAO Youth Innovation Forum Orientation: Saturday, August 12 and Saturday August 18th (if necessary) 10 am - 12:30 PM - CAAO Office
CAAO's BESTT Roundtable: Friday, October 13th - 12 noon - 2:00 pm Location: CAAO Office - Topic: TBD - This event is free for CAAO's BESTT and $25 for general admission