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BCCIE Summer Conference provides an essential platform for the growth of BC’s International Education sector. BCCIE’s annual conference brings together more than 400 participants from our province, across Canada and beyond our borders. The conference attracts senior leaders, researchers, practitioners, student service providers, administrators, government, NGOs, and students to explore these ideas with the aim of strengthening our work and taking steps towards advancing outstanding leadership in the fields of International Education in BC.

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Monday, June 19 • 15:15 - 16:15
Creating a proactive strategy to positively impact the conversation about international students

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Why is it that the vast majority of stories in the press about international education are negative? Reporters, parents and sometimes even our colleagues perpetuate negative stereotypes about international students in our schools and communities. These misconceptions then dominate the dialogue. This session will provide messaging tips for schools communication strategy, and explore how we as practitioners and leaders in international educators can proactively ensure that the true value of internationalization is understood and communicated.

The content of this session is applicable to K-12, PSE and Language.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Gartland

Patricia Gartland

CEO/Superintendent, School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Dedicated to providing opportunities for students to gain the cultural and linguistic knowledge, skills, and experiences for success in a globalized world. Committed to promoting study abroad initiatives as part of the international education strategy. Focused on promoting system... Read More →
avatar for Mike Henniger

Mike Henniger

VP – Sales & Marketing, ICEF
Mike Henniger joined ICEF in early 2015. Mike previously held senior positions in the language, vocational and post secondary sectors. Mike has been actively involved in the marketing and recruitment sphere in international education for more than 15 years and is a regular presen... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 15:15 - 16:15
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