Executive Diplomacy Training


A Seminar for Government Officials and International Affairs Professionals (30 hours)


ONLINE

September 14-25, 2020

Monday–Friday | 10:00 a.m. — 1:30 p.m. EDT


IN PERSON

Not offered in 2020 due to COVID-19



OVERVIEW

The purpose of this comprehensive course is to equip midlevel government officials and international affairs professionals with foundational knowledge and skills in diplomatic practice.

The course offers 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 a highly interactive experience, with role-playing and simulation exercises in small classes. It is taught by career ambassadors and other professional diplomats who have served in dozens of countries over several decades.



In-Person Program


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person program will not be offered in 2020.



Online Program


The two-week online program includes two 90-minute sessions per day (with one 30-minute break), Monday through Friday, for a total of 30 instruction hours. Except for taking place online, the course will be the same as the in-person version, including content, instructors, exercises, discussions, assignments, Q&A and other interactions with instructors and fellow trainees. The sessions will be held live in real time.



Program Sessions


The National and International Diplomacy Systems

The Interagency Foreign-Policy Process

Diplomatic Protocol and Immunities

Managing a Diplomatic Mission

Political Tradecraft

Diplomatic Advocacy and Lobbying

Diplomatic Reporting and Writing

Diplomatic Communication

Economic Tradecraft & Commercial Diplomacy

Environmental, Science & Health Diplomacy

Consular Affairs

Crisis-Management Abroad

The Diplomacy-Defense-Intelligence Axis

Cyber Diplomacy

Public Diplomacy: Media Relations and Cultural Affairs

Cross-Cultural Communication

Diplomatic Negotiation and Mediation

Multilateral Diplomacy


*The agenda is subject to change as needed.



Program Fees


The fee for this course is $2,595 for government and nonprofit employees, and $3,595 for private-sector participants. The fee is the same for the in-person and online programs. There are no other fees.



Application Process


To apply to this course, please fill out and submit the application form below by August 15, 2020.



Get in touch

If you have questions about this program, send us a message using the form below or call us on +1-202-656-9828.

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