2011 NCIV Midwestern Regional Meeting
August 24-26, 2011
Rapid City, South Dakota
The National Council for International Visitors (NCIV) hosted its 2011 Midwestern Regional Meeting in Rapid City, South Dakota, on August 24-26, attracting representatives of Councils for International Visitors, National Program Agencies and the Office of International Visitors, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
Funded through NCIV’s Cooperative Agreement with the Office of International Visitors, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State, this event provided participants with excellent opportunities to network with your colleagues from Councils for International Visitors, National Program Agencies, and the U.S. Department of State Office of International Visitors. Working with the Dakotah Territory International Visitor Program and their host committee, the Regional Meeting offered numerous highlights:
- Concurrent and plenary sessions that provided excellent opportunities to gain deeper knowledge of U.S. public diplomacy and the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program, develop understanding of current U.S. foreign policy and its impact on local communities, and strengthen the programming skills of NCIV members, their public sector partners, and other leaders in the field of international exchanges.
- Dinner hospitality in the homes of volunteers in Rapid City, an excellent opportunity to strengthen relationships with colleagues and make new friends.
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