September 24-28, 2018
This comprehensive course introduces government officials and international affairs professionals to the fundamentals of diplomatic practice and prepares them for the challenges they will face in their work. It provides an overview of the national and international diplomacy systems, as well as insight into policy-making and implementation, diplomatic protocol, the functions and management of embassies and consulates, the line between being a public official and a private citizen, immunities and much more. The course is a highly interactive experience, with role-playing and simulation exercises. An important part of the program is its networking aspect, which helps to start professional relationships between and among piers from various institutions and countries.
BEHIND THE SCENES OF A DIPLOMATIC MISSION
This course provides insight into the structure and operations of embassies, consulates and other diplomatic missions, with an emphasis on the many moving — and often competing — parts of daily leadership and management. It offers real-life case studies and exercises with immediate practical application.
This course focuses on both the day-to-day management of the relationship with a foreign country and long-term cultivation of bilateral ties. It teaches the skills needed to excel in political work, including diplomatic reporting and writing, advocacy and lobbying, diplomatic communication, persuasion and influence.
ECONOMIC TRADECRAFT AND COMMERCIAL DIPLOMACY
This course provides the tools that make a great economic and commercial officer, such as policy analysis and prognosis, economic reporting and advocacy. It also addresses ways in which the U.S. government assists American business abroad, promotes trade and investment and works to level the playing field.
CONSULAR AFFAIRS AND CRISIS-MANAGEMENT ABROAD
This course offers expertise and practical skills in the three main areas of consular work: American citizen services, nonimmigrant visas and immigrant visas. It incorporates unique exercises based on real cases, including visa interviews, crisis-management, dealing with natural disasters and quick, on-your-feet decision-making.
DIPLOMATIC NEGOTIATION AND MEDIATION
This course focuses on the processes of negotiation and mediation in a diplomatic context — in both transactional and long-term format, and in both win-win and win-lose scenarios. It examines the skills a great negotiator needs to build up and hone, and it includes exercises that develop those skills.
PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION
This course provides a practical and hands-on learning experience to public-affairs professionals working in an international environment in government, the nonprofit and private sectors. It covers media relations, public outreach, cultural-diplomacy tools, social-media techniques, and trends in interpersonal communication. It also addresses the role of public diplomacy in policy-making and implementation.
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