January 2, 2018

Fundamentals of Diplomatic Tradecraft

 

A SEMINAR FOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS PROFESSIONALS

September 23–27, 2019
Washington, DC
 

Overview

This comprehensive course introduces government officials and international affairs professionals from the nonprofit and private sectors to the fundamentals of diplomatic practice. It provides objective, non-partisan 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. It is taught by some of the most respected career diplomats in recent years. Participants receive certificates for completing the academy’s Certification Level 1.


DAY 1

9:00 a.m. The National and International Diplomacy Systems

11:00 a.m. Case-Studies of Diplomatic Successes and Failures

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30 p.m. The Interagency Foreign-Policy Process

3:30 p.m. Diplomatic Protocol and Regulations

5:00 p.m. End of Session


DAY 2

9:00 a.m. Managing a Diplomatic Mission

11:00 a.m. Exercise: Competing Mission Priorities

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30 p.m. Political Tradecraft

3:30 p.m. Economic Tradecraft

5:00 p.m. End of Session


DAY 3

9:00 a.m. Diplomatic Reporting and Writing

11:00 a.m. Exercise: Delivering a Diplomatic Démarche

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30 p.m. Environmental and Science Diplomacy

3:30 p.m. Commercial and Business Diplomacy

5:00 p.m. End of Session


DAY 4

9:00 a.m. Consular Affairs

11:00 a.m. Crisis-Management Abroad

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30 p.m. Public Diplomacy

3:30 p.m. Exercise: Speaking to the Media

5:00 p.m. End of Session


DAY 5

9:00 a.m. Public Speaking in a Diplomacy Context

11:00 a.m. Cross-Cultural Communication

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30 p.m. Diplomatic Negotiation and Mediation

3:30 p.m. Exercise: Diplomatic Negotiation

5:00 p.m. Conclusion and Presenting of Certificates

*The schedule is subject to change as circumstances demand.



Cost & Registration


To begin the registration process, please fill out the form below. The tuition fee for the seminar is $2,599 for government and nonprofit employees, and $3,599 for private-sector participants. We will contact you regarding payment arrangements separately.


 

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