Executive Diplomacy Training

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


February 1-12, 2021

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

The purpose of this comprehensive course is to equip 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 is not offered at this time.

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

National and Global Diplomacy Systems

The Interagency Foreign Policy Process

Diplomatic Protocol

Managing a Diplomatic Mission

Political Tradecraft & Diplomatic Advocacy

Diplomatic Reporting & Writing

Diplomatic Communication

Economic Tradecraft & Commercial Diplomacy

Environmental, Science and Health Diplomacy

Consular Affairs

Crisis-Management Abroad

Cyber Diplomacy

Public Diplomacy

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 for this course, please fill out and submit the application form below by December 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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