November 30, 2017

Global Chief of Mission Seminar

 

 

A Seminar for First-Time Ambassadors

September 5-7, 2018
Washington, DC
 

 

OVERVIEW

The purpose of this seminar is to prepare first-time ambassadors and other chiefs of mission to serve successfully as both the face of their country and the leader of an effective embassy in the host-country. It provides participants with the most useful and actionable knowledge and skills a modern chief of a diplomatic mission needs. It focuses both on big-picture strategies and goal-specific tactics, as well as on both the behind-the-scenes and public roles of an effective ambassador. The material is presented in an objective and factual manner. The seminar is a facilitated, interactive and collegial training experience. It recognizes and appreciates that participants bring significant knowledge and professional skills. Participants who complete the program will be better equipped to run an embassy and better prepared to face policy and management challenges.


DAY 1

8:00 a.m. Welcome breakfast

9:00 a.m. The current state of global diplomacy and international relations

10:30 a.m. Coffee break

11:00 a.m. The national interest and mastering the foreign-policy toolbox

12:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. The diplomacy-defense-intelligence nexus and the interagency process

3:00 p.m. Coffee break

3:30 p.m. Working with the host-country’s national and local governments

5:00 p.m. End of session

5:30 p.m. Reception


DAY 2

8:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Embassy management and leadership

10:30 a.m. Coffee break

11:00 a.m. Diplomatic reporting, editing, analysis and policy recommendations

12:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Balancing instructions from headquarters with realities on the ground

3:00 p.m. Coffee break

3:30 p.m. Persuasion and negotiation

5:00 p.m. End of session


DAY 3

8:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Commercial, energy and environmental diplomacy

10:30 a.m. Coffee break

11:00 a.m. Helping companies from the native country expand business in the host-country

12:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Public speaking and media interview techniques

3:00 p.m. Coffee break

3:30 p.m. Engaging with the media, think tanks and NGOs to achieve policy objectives

5:00 p.m. Conclusion and presenting of certificates

5:30 p.m. Reception


 

Registration

The cost of this seminar includes all sessions, breakfast, lunch, receptions and taxes. You can register using our secure credit-card payment system below. If you’d like to pay by check or to inquire about a discount for multiple registrations from the same government, please send us a message using the form at the bottom of this page or call us on 202-656-9828.


 

Have questions? Send us a message!

Please fill out the form below. All fields are mandatory.