Programs


One-Year Certificate in International Diplomacy

A Post-Graduate Professional Training Program

Fall Semester: September 14 — December 18, 2020
Spring Semester: February 8 — May 14, 2021

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Our One-Year Certificate in International Diplomacy is the most comprehensive, in-depth and hands-on professional training program in diplomatic practice offered outside government. It prepares trainees for careers in diplomacy and international affairs, including work in government ministries, embassies and consulates, international organizations and global NGOs. It includes four courses and an internship in Washington during each of the two semesters.

The program is taught by career ambassadors and other professional diplomats who have served in dozens of countries over several decades. The courses create optimal conditions for highly interactive and experiential learning, where trainees participate in real-life case studies, simulations, role-playing and other exercises derived from the instructors’ own experience. The material provides insight into policy-making and implementation, diplomatic protocol, the functions and management of embassies and consulates, diplomatic reporting and writing, negotiation and mediation, political and economic tradecraft, public diplomacy and cross-cultural communication and other skills and competencies.



Summer Diplomatic Academy

A Practical Training Program for Students and Recent Graduates

July 20–31, 2020

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Our Summer Diplomatic Academy is a unique and intensive practical training program that introduces undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates to careers in international diplomacy. It covers the fundamentals of diplomatic practice and focuses on real-life aspects of work in governments, embassies and consulates, international organizations and global NGOs. The material emphasizes a skills-based and experiential-learning approach, and is generally not offered at colleges and universities. The program also includes career-counseling sessions.

The course is taught by career ambassadors and other professional diplomats who have served in dozens of countries over several decades. They provide insight into policy-making and implementation, diplomatic protocol, the functions and management of embassies and consulates, diplomatic reporting and writing, negotiation and mediation, political and economic tradecraft, public diplomacy and cross-cultural communication and other skills and competencies.



Executive Training: Introduction to International Diplomacy

A Seminar for Government Officials and International Affairs Professionals

December 9–13, 2019

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This comprehensive course introduces government officials and international affairs professionals from the nonprofit and private sectors to the fundamentals of diplomatic practice. It provides practitioners’ insight into policy-making and implementation, diplomatic protocol, the functions and management of embassies and consulates, diplomatic reporting and writing, negotiation and mediation, political and economic tradecraft, public diplomacy and cross-cultural communication and other skills and competencies. The course is taught by career ambassadors and other professional diplomats who have served in dozens of countries over several decades.



Custom Diplomacy Programs

Customized Training for Governments, Nonprofits and Businesses

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The Academy’s customized programs help organizations build a cadre of leaders with superb diplomacy skills, strategic vision and global outlook, who can tackle complex challenges and surmount persistent obstacles. Diplomacy is, above all, about influence, and our tailored learning and training experiences can improve institutional and individual capabilities, enhance performance and boost effectiveness.

Our approach combines the breadth of global knowledge with the depth of skills-based expertise in specific aspects of diplomatic practice in multicultural environments. Our team of successful diplomacy practitioners focuses on practical and real-world training, rather than theoretic lectures, that encourages innovation, creativity and out-of-the-box thinking. Our programs provide intensive and collaborative learning experiences that empower leaders and give them a competitive edge in a rapidly changing and interconnected world.



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