Online International Diplomacy and Protocol Masterclass
Represent your country or your organisation in a seamlessly professional way.
What is The Online International Diplomacy and Protocol course all about?
This is an online training programme designed in collaboration with The African Institute of Protocol to teach you the in-depth diplomatic and ceremonial protocols necessary to host successful visits and events. It is geared towards the individual wishing to brush up on their knowledge or pursue a career in government, diplomacy and high-level events coordination.
Business interactions between countries and/or companies are an extremely sensitive affair, the stakes are high and margins for errors are catastrophic, if not handled correctly.
In fact without adherence to correct protocols, the potential for catastrophic errors is huge and one’s misconduct weighs heavily on the shoulders of those responsible.
A thorough knowledge of diplomatic and government protocol is thus an indispensable skill for the proper handling of VIPs and for safeguarding your country/organisation’s reputation.
Students will learn:
Hosting International Visits
Requirements for Hosting
Social Affairs and Invitations
Titles of Address
Each section comes with a video tutorial, workbook, practical assignment, downloadable slide and downloadable script.
Each skill has been assigned to one of 5 Chapters.
Each chapter is packed with meticulous research, clearly defined learning outcomes, and historical case studies.
Chapter 1: An introduction into the definition of Protocol and Diplomacy
Chapter 2: Diplomacy
What are Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates
Difference between Ambassadors and High Commissioners
Permanent Representatives & Missions
The official languages of the United Nations
Chapter 3: Precedence
Definition of Precedence
Principle of the Right hand side
Principle of Sovereign Equality
Precedence between States
Precedence Amongst Heads of State
Precedence amongst Diplomats
Precedence amongst UN, EU and AU member states
Chapter 4.1: Hosting a State Visit- Pre-arrival Stage
Chapter 4.2: Requirements for Hosting a State Visit
-Understanding the following Requirements for Hosting a State/International Visit
Accomodation and Air Travel
Airport arrival and Departure
Publicity and Media Coverage
Interpreters and Translators
Creating a Finalised Program
Chapter 4.3: Technical Considerations for Hosting an INternational Visit
Official Arrival and Welcome
Welcome at the Airport
Welcome in front of the building
Preparation for talks
Gift selection and Presentation
Chapter 4.4: Flag Protocol
Flags in a straight line
Flags Leading up to a Building
Flags on Crossed Poles
Flags in a semi-circle/full-circle
Vertical vs. Horizontal Flag Hanging
Vehicle and Podium Flag Placement
Mourning Protocol and Flag height
Chapter 4.5: Official Seating Plans
Chapter 4.6: Achieving Objectives
Chapter 4.7: Social Affairs and Invitations
How to Write Invitations for formal Events
The Four Types of Events involved in Every State Visit
Defining the Event
Elements of Good Planning
Chapter 5: Titles of Address and Official Introduction
What you will get in the course:
Get 150+ page downloadable workbook that includes every requisite piece of information about protocol and diplomacy. It also includes a copyrighted comprehensive checklist and layouts for signing ceremonies, airport arrivals, banquets and seating plans.
There is one assignment per video tutorial. Students will submit a total of 12 Assignments including a final assessment.
Just in case you miss anything during your lesson, you are easily able to review your scripts.
You will receive a 1 hour free consultation with one of our Trainers to ask any questions and share any real life challenges you may have in your day-to-day responsibilities.
International Diplomacy and Protocol is completely virtual. You can get instant access to your course, allowing you to study at any time from anywhere. The video tutorials are quick, punchy and filled with all the necessary information to upskill you in the shortest time.
The Online International Diplomacy and Protocol Masterclass has been brought to you by The African Institute of Protocol and Added Vantage Online, bringing strong partnerships together to create exceptional products.
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