What to Expect at an ICEF Event
Are you curious about an ICEF event, or wondering how to make the most of your first one? That’s great! Doing anything for the first time can be intimidating, especially global networking.
With ICEF Secondary Education right around the corner in San Francisco next spring, let us help create some clarity around what to expect from an ICEF event, and offer some tools and suggestions to get the most out of your experience.
Birgit HartelICEF Coach
Hartel has worked with as a Coach with ICEF since 2015. She is passionate about her role helping those newer to the international education industry make the most of their experience at ICEF events by providing them with valuable information for productive B2B networking with agents
Birgit was Director of International Education for 16 years with the public school district in Winnipeg. She served two terms as founding President of the Manitoba Council for International Education (MCIE).
Michael ShaverDirector, International Programs, TABS
Prior to joining us at TABS, Michael served as one of fourteen worldwide Regional Educational Advising Coordinators (REAC’s) for EducationUSA, the U.S. Department of State’s initiative to represent U.S. higher education abroad. In this role, Michael supported EducationUSA Advising Centers across Southeast Asia and collaborated with Higher Education Institutions to develop recruitment strategies throughout the region.
Michael has served in a number of internationally-focused education and admission roles: Director of the University of South Pacific’s first international office; Assistant Director of Admission—with specific leadership of international marketing, recruitment, and admission—for Berklee College of Music in Boston, and overseeing recruitment efforts for NYU Abu Dhabi and the Schwarzman Scholars programs in East Asia and the Pacific at IIE in Bangkok. In addition to his background in international admissions, Michael has taught university level courses at Eastern Illinois University, Rochester Institute of Technology, and was a guest lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Worms, Germany.
Michael holds a BBA, with a focus on Japanese and International Marketing, from Eastern Michigan University, and an MS in Training and Leadership Development from Eastern Illinois University.
Michael’s experience in recruitment includes efforts in Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Palau, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Samoa, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Timore L’este, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam.