PROTOCOL AND DIPLOMACY

DIPLOMACY – THE ART OF THE IMPOSSIBLE


After completing our Protocol and Diplomacy course you will be ready to begin working for international organizations, such as embassies, ministries of foreign affairs, government and non-governmental organizations or multi-national corporations. The aim of the course is to rid you of your fears of participation in meetings or social events at the highest state level. We will advise you on how to best combine traditional rules of protocol together with new standards of global standards of formal behavior. Knowledge of protocol personal diplomacy and mental flexibility will reliably differentiate you and your company from the competition. We will teach you how to think globally, but act locally.

WE OFFER THREE TYPES OF PROGRAMS


EXAMPLES OF TOPICS FOR INDIVIDUAL COURSES

  • The history of diplomatic protocol
  • Protocol traditions and modern use of protocol
  • The differences between monarchies and republics
  • Religious, pluralistic religious and cultural effects on protocol practice
  • Multicultural protocol in dining (France, Great Britain, Asia, Middle East)
  • International order of priority
  • Titles and salutation
  • Planning VIP ceremonies and receptions
  • Procedures for organizing visits, meetings, and conferences
  • Meeting strategy, security and protection
  • Symbols, flags and anthems
  • Presenting and receiving gifts in diplomacy
  • History of cultural diplomacy and the concept of soft power
  • Effects of technological and social changes on the practice of cultural diplomacy
  • Personal diplomacy and the art of leadership
  • Professional, diplomatic and festive image
  • Multicultural dress code and image management for formal occasions
  • Communication and networking (personal charisma, written and spoken expression)
  • Public speaking and presentation skills
  • Media diplomacy and presentation to an international audience
  • Educational visit to Westminster Palace – British Parliament (Upper and Lower Houses)
  • Negotiating across different cultures
  • Case studies
  • The Royal Tea Ceremony