ICEA – International Cultural and Educational Association is a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization aimed at preserving culture and science and aiding peaceful change to the world. Founded in 2002.
The International Cultural-Educational Association (ICEA) in partnership with the National Ukrainian Architects Union (NUAU) under join project the “Art Ukrainian Connection” , has invited a group of Ukrainian builders, architects, owners of businesses and other industry professionals to participate in a program to be conducted in New York and Chicago during June 6 – 15, 2013.
The program includes attending presentations and meetings hosted by collaborating organizations, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and U.S. Green Building Council (USGB).
Chicago and Illinois chapters will focus on:
• specific aspects of the green building industry
• collaboration and coordination between architects, engineers, designers, contractors, suppliers and local government
• development of local regulations and policies to support integrated approaches to green building projects.
For more information contact
ICEA Program Director
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The International Cultural-Educational Association (ICEA) in partnership with the Association of Ukrainian Cities (www.auc.org.ua/en ) hosted a group of municipal leaders from the city of Odessa, who participated in a program conducted in cities San Francisco and Long Beach, California in February 18 – 24, 2013.
The program provided presentations and meetings hosted by collaborating organizations, including the San Francisco and Long Beach Mayor’s offices, local Ukrainian community, meeting with Ukrainian General Consul in San Francisco, which provided opportunities to learn about the innovations in American municipal systems, structure of public services, and budget planning in American cities.
The objectives of our program were to introduce members of the Ukrainian delegation to:
American municipal systems and municipal facilities; such as:
Municipal Budget structure,
Organization of City Administrator’s office,
Organization of city and county governments,
Fire and Police Departments,
Public safety system and 311 call customer service center,
Long Beach seaport operations,
San Francisco Public Library
Sister Cities International programs,
City tours of architectural, cultural and historical heritage sites
Initiatives to develop tourism.
Ukrainian delegation from Odessa municipal government was presented by: Anatoliy Orlovskyy – Deputy Mayor, Odessa City Administrator Svetlana Bedrega – Deputy Mayor, Director of Financial Management Department Mariia Ieremieienko – Director of Legal Department, municipal government Mykola Pestruiev – Public works adviser in the Odessa Mayor’s Office and elected member of the City Council Dmytro Polunin – Director of Transportation Agency, municipal government Oleksandr Riffa – Director of Parks and Landscaping Department, municipal government Oleksandr Prokopets – Director of street and facility lighting department, municipal government
ICEA gives specials thanks to the following individuals for their wonderful support:
San Francisco: Linda Yeung – Deputy City Administrator, Andy Maimoni – Deputy Director of 311 Custom Service Center, Raymond Guzman – Deputy Chief of Fire Divisions Administration, Mindy Talmadge – Public Information Officer, Fire Department, Leo Solomon – Director of IT Division in Police Department, Luis Herrera – Director of Public Library.
Long Beach: Robert Foster – Mayor, Dr. Noel Hacegaba – Executive Officer on the Board of Harbor Commissioners.
We also want to thank the staff of the Ukrainian General Consulate in San Francisco for their help in making our program such a success, especially Sergiy Aloshyn – Consul General of Ukraine in San Francisco, Yurii Babkov – Consul of economic and trade, Oleksandr Savostianov – Consul of the Consulate General of Ukraine in San Francisco.
Program: Ukrainian municipal leaders in California, February 2013
ICEA (Chicago, IL, USA) hosted an educational program-seminar “Beauty Industry in USA – business and marketing aspects”. This program was designed for business owners and managers of beauty studios, beauty supply traders and tourism professionals in Ukraine.
The program took place in New York, NY and Chicago, Il from June 17 – June 25, 2012. Participating members learned about the latest products of the most prominent beauty firms in New York and established business relationships. Visiting the “HBA Global Expo & Conference” in New York was the main event of this program (June 9-11, 2012).
Program participants visited famous beauty salons, cosmetology schools, tourism businesses and received information about possible professional exchange with Chicago Nail Manufacturers Council, which is part of American Association of Beauty Salons.
Program “The Industry of Beauty: professional and management"
Updated: March 12, 2013
The International Cultural-Educational Association (ICEA) announces a program for:
prospective students and their parents, young professionals who wish to improve their qualifications, representatives of educational institutions, administrators of private schools, and managers of educational businesses.
The program is planned for July 21st through 30th , 2013, and will involve visiting the following locations consecutively:
New York City,
Boston, Massachusetts, and
Participants in the program will be familiarized with:
conditions and procedures for admission and accommodation of foreign students in American educational institutions, useful information about professional organizations, and organizations who work with foreign students.
The program will include visiting the following educational institutions:
Columbia University in New York City,
Boston and Harvard Universities, in Massachusetts,
University of Chicago and Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Illinois.
Participants will learn about:
Necessary preparations for studying in the United States, including language training and entrance tests, opportunities and requirements for post-graduate education, opportunities for professional advancement through specialty training, and American history and culture.
For more information contact Elena Seitz – ICEA Program Director
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The International Cultural-Educational Association (ICEA) in partnership with the Association of Ukrainian Cities (www.auc.org.ua/en) hosted a group of municipal leaders and business owners, from the city of Brovary (Kiev region) participated in a program conducted in the Chicago area and Rockford, Illinois and New York during May 12 –19, 2012.
The program provided presentations and meetings hosted by collaborating organizations, including the Mayor’s office, Rockford College and Sister City Committee, which provided opportunities to network and develop new business relationships.
The objectives of our program were to introduce members of the Ukrainian delegation to recreational facilities and educational institutions for young people and new initiatives in the Sister Cities International Program.
This group was interested in revitalizing the long standing but dormant relationship between Brovary and Rockford as sister cities. They also discussed about a cultural exchange program between the two communities. Members of Ukrainian delegation are Mayor of Brovary city, Kiev region – Igor Sapozhko, his wife Maryna Sapozhko and doghter Diana;
Brovary city councilman – Andrii Krat and Igor Troshchenko, his wife Olga Troshchenko and son Vyacheslav.
We are very grateful to the Rockford community leaders for meeting with the delegation from the Brovary, Ukraine and arranging presentations and tours.
Our thank you to: Charles J Howard - Director - Environmental Contractors, Inc., Red Montgomery – Director of Community & Economic Development, the city of Rockford, Charles Box – the former mayor of Rockford, Dennis W Johnson - President, Retired hc Johnson Press Rockford, IL., Stephanie Quinn – Executive Vice President and Dean of the Rockford College.
This month ICEA celebrates 10 years in business. Elena Seitz, a vice president of ICEA, gives a TV interview about ICEA’s role in “people’s diplomacy” and it’s importance for architects and other professionals in Ukraine. This video highlights ICEA’s work in the last 10 years.
Yana Pidorvan – ICEA program coordinator, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine
Yana Pidorvan – ICEA program coordinator, Dnepropetrovsk regional manager, Ukraine.
Architect, works for architecture firm “Konkors-S” in Dnepropetrovsk.
Graduated Ukrainian State Academy of Building and Architecture.
Member of the National Union of Ukrainian Architects.
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