ShortTakes Children’s Village
Helps in Iraq
While most of the nation is discussing bringing
National Conference Update Americans back from Iraq, one CWLA member agency
is sending staff to Iraq. In early October, two representa-
January 24-27, 2010, Children 2010: Leading a New Era.
tives from The Children’s Village (CV) in New York par-
Visit www.cwla.org/conferences to register.
ticipated in the first part of a humanitarian mission.
Pack Extra Business Cards William Krupman, Chairman of the CV Board of
Trustees, and David Collins, Program Manager of
This year CWLA’s national conference has a new event:
Quality Improvement and System Support, were met
speed networking. Entrepreneur.com calls it “the newest
by CV Trustee Lt. Col. Norman Easy, who is currently
craze to hit the business world,” and Monday, January 25,
serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq. CV was invited by
you can see for yourself what the hype is about. Expand
the Iraqi government and the Washington, DC-based
your network of peers—you’ll meet everyone in the room Sponsor Iraqi Children Foundation (SICF) to train
for a few minutes. Be sure to bring extra business cards, indigenous Iraqi nongovernmental service organizations
since you’ll want to stay in touch with contacts across the that serve children and families. Maxwell Quqa, SICF
field and across the country. Don’t miss the door prize President, estimates that there are 2.5 million orphans
drawings at the event! in Iraq, accounting for nearly 10% of the population.
Meet the Authors
A few of CWLA’s celebrated authors will
be in attendance to discuss and sign their
books as part of the speed networking
event. Kathryn Brohl, Terry Levy, Michael
Orlans, and Mary Ellen Pellegrini will
explain how their work can help
inform and improve your own work.
Brohl is the author of The New