Online International Diplomacy and Protocol Masterclass
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Online International Diplomacy and Protocol Masterclass

Learn the Art and Science behind hosting and attending International Diplomatic and Government Events & Visits
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Created by Courtenay Kleu
Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 12 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to manage and plan high level events for Government, Diplomats and International organisations to engage.
  • Seating Protocol
  • Flag Precedence
  • Precedence and hierarchy
  • Planning for Events
  • Security
  • Gift Protocol
  • Titles of Address
  • Hosting International Visits
  • Pre-Arrival Arrangements
  • Requirements for Hosting
  • Social Affairs and Invitations
  • Protocol Officer Responsibilities
  • Technical Operations
Requirements
  • Reading, watching and listening
Description

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:


Protocol Responsibilities


Diplomacy


Precedence


Hosting International Visits


Pre-Arrival Arrangements


Requirements for Hosting


Technical Operations


Flags


Seating Protocol


Social Affairs and Invitations


Gifting


Titles of Address



Each section comes with a video tutorial, workbook, practical assignment, downloadable slide and downloadable script.


5 Chapters

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.


Course Content


Chapter 1: An introduction into the definition of Protocol and Diplomacy

  • Definition of Protocol

  • Definition of Diplomacy

  • Protocol Officer Responsibilities

  • High Level Events Coordinator Responsibilities


Chapter 2: Diplomacy

  • What are Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates

  • Difference between Ambassadors and High Commissioners

  • Permanent Representatives & Missions

  • Vienna Convention

  • Diplomatic Communications

  • 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

  • Defining a State Visit

  • The 5 Areas of Focus for Hosting a successful visit

  • Establishing the Purpose

  • 3 Questions to Assist with Establishing a Clear Purpose


Chapter 4.2: Requirements for Hosting a State Visit

-Understanding the following Requirements for Hosting a State/International Visit

  • Funding

  • Accomodation and Air Travel

  • Airport arrival and Departure

  • Cultural Issues

  • 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

  • Flag placement

  • Preparation for talks

  • Gift selection and Presentation


Chapter 4.4: Flag Protocol

  • Flag Precedence

  • 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

  • Principle of Right Hand Side

  • British and French Styles of Seating

  • Seating plans for:

    • Negotiations

    • Conference and Boardroom Table Seating

    • Reception Rooms

    • Formal events

    • Informal events


Chapter 4.6: Achieving Objectives

  • Learning Outcomes:

  • Preparations for Talks

  • Negotiation Set-Up

  • Bilateral and Multilateral Signing Agreement Set-up


Chapter 4.7: Social Affairs and Invitations

  • How to Write Invitations for formal Events

  • The Four Types of Events involved in Every State Visit

  • Invitation Timelines

  • Defining the Event

  • Elements of Good Planning


Chapter 5: Titles of Address and Official Introduction

  • Official Titles of Address

  • How to Make Formal Introductions



What you will get in the course:




Workbook

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.


Assignments

There is one assignment per video tutorial. Students will submit a total of 12 Assignments including a final assessment.



Downloadable Scripts

Just in case you miss anything during your lesson, you are easily able to review your scripts.


Free Consultation

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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Who this course is for:
  • Government staff
  • Diplomatic staff
  • Personal assistants
  • events coordinators
  • Executive staff in International Organisations
  • Politicians
  • C Suite executives
  • Companies that do business with government
Course content
Expand all 12 lectures 01:30:21
+ Introduction
1 lecture 00:47

Welcome to the Online International Diplomacy and Protocol Masterclass.


Congratulations on signing yourself up to the first online course of its kind in diplomacy and protocol training.


In the near future you will have successfully completed this course allowing you to apply for the job you have always wanted or confidently manage high level events.


Please pay close attention the the next bit of information to ensure you get all the right instructions.


How the course works:

  • Please download your International Diplomacy and Protocol Workbook now.


  • You have 5 Chapters broken down into 12 tutorials that must be completed sequentially so that you are comfortable with the current material before moving on to the next section.


  • Each Lesson includes a quizz.


  • You are able to download our copyrighted scripts in case you want to revise any information.


  • In the right hand corner of your slides will be a page number, this indicates what page you are on in your workbook.


  • You will have to complete the final exam in order to pass your course.


  • Once you have completed your course you will be given access your trademarked checklist.


  • When you are ready to take advantage of your 1 hour free skype consultation, please email us on info@hurulearn.com to set up an appointment.


  • You may also download your certificate on completion of your course.


  • You may hear a man's voice as opposed to Courtenay's voice, this is Kane Pretorius, he is the wonderful voice you will hear instead of mine:)


If you have any questions, please do email us on info@hurulearn.com


Enjoy the course and we look forward to following you on your path to success.






Preview 00:47
+ Chapter 1 - Definitions and Protocol Officer Responsibilities
1 lecture 04:58

Welcome to Chapter 1 of the International Diplomacy and Protocol Masterclass. This chapter is brief and is really about introducing you to the definitions of Protocol and Diplomacy and what the responsibilities are of a protocol consultant. These same responsibilities are also applicable for an events coordinator.


Please refer to pages 1-3 of your workbook.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Definition of Protocol

  • Definition of Diplomacy

  • Protocol Officer Responsibilities


For real life examples click on the links below:


Plan for every eventuality!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPoYDfImnQU



As a protocol officer it is your responsibility to ensure your principal knows what she or he is doing every step of the way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRf7EFJn574



Preview 04:58
Chapter 1 Quiz
4 questions
+ Chapter 2 - Diplomatic Missions
1 lecture 09:51

Chapter 2 - Diplomatic Missions


Welcome to Chapter 2. This chapter focuses on understanding Diplomacy and Diplomatic Missions, more specifically.


Please refer to pages 4-14 of your workbook.



Learning Outcomes:


  • What are Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates

  • Difference between Ambassadors and High Commissioners

  • Permanent Representatives & Missions

  • Vienna Convention

  • Diplomatic Communications

  • The official languages of the United Nations


After you have watched your lectures, read an interesting story about how a man was almost kidnapped through the use of ‘diplomatic baggage’.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/umaru-dikko-the-man-who-was-nearly-spirited-away-in-a-diplomatic-bag-8061664.html



Diplomatic Missions
09:51
Chapter 2 Quiz
14 questions
+ Chapter 3 - Precedence
1 lecture 05:02


Chapter 3 - Precedence


Welcome to Chapter 3 where you will learn about Precedence and why it forms one of the very foundations of protocol.


Please refer to pages 15-16 of your workbook.


Learning Outcomes:


-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


Once you have watched the lecture, watch how lots are drawn to see who will occupy the first seat at the UN General assembly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpXNA-5yq5M





Precedence
05:02
Chapter 3 Quiz
6 questions
+ Chapter 4.1 - Pre-Arrival Stage
1 lecture 05:21

Chapter 4.1 - Pre-Arrival Stage


Welcome to Chapter 4 on Hosting International/State Visits. Due to the fact that this is a lengthy chapter, we have broken it down into smaller and more manageable tutorials.


The Tutorials are listed below:



Chapter 4.1 - Pre-Arrival Stage

Chapter 4.2 - Requirements for Hosting

Chapter 4.3 - Technical Considerations

Chapter 4.4 - Flag Protocol

Chapter 4.5 - Seating Plans

Chapter 4.6 - Achieving Objectives

Chapter 4.7 - Social Affairs & Invitations


In Chapter 4.1 you will learn how to clarify the purpose of the event as this will indicate the level of visit and preparations required.


Please refer to pages 17-18 of your workbook.



Learning outcomes for Chapter 4.1


  • Defining a State Visit

  • The 5 Areas of Focus for Hosting a successful visit

  • Establishing the Purpose

  • 3 Questions to Assist with Establishing a Clear Purpose


Please note that there is no quiz for this chapter.




Once you have watched your lecture, click on the link below to to see a brief overview of China’s state visit to the United Kingdom:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-0f93AHIcY



Chapter 4.1 - Pre-Arrival Stage
05:21
Chapter 4 Quiz
4 questions
+ Chapter 4.2 Requirements for Hosting an Event
1 lecture 06:08


Welcome to Chapter 4.2. When hosting an event there are certain requirements that must be fulfilled before the actual visit or event can take place. Chapter 4.2 focuses on what these Requirements are and how to achieve them.


Please refer to pages 19-20 of your workbook.


Learning Outcomes


-Understanding the following Requirements

  • Funding

  • Accomodation and Air Travel

  • Airport arrival and Departure

  • Cultural Issues

  • Publicity and Media Coverage

  • Interpreters and Translators

  • Creating a Finalised Program


Please note there is no quiz for this chapter.


Click on this link to watch a funny video on how cultural difference can be misinterpreted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_WAmt3cMdk



Chapter 4.2 Requirements for Hosting an Event
06:08
Chapter 4.2 Quiz
6 questions
+ Chapter 4.3 - Technical Considerations
1 lecture 07:51


Chapter 4.3 - Technical Considerations


In Chapter 4.3 you will learn about the Technical Operations required to Host a Successful Official or State visits.


The Technical Operations focus on the following:


  • Official Arrival and Welcome

  • Welcome at the Airport

  • Welcome in front of the building

  • Flag placement

  • Preparation for talks

  • Gift selection and Presentation




In this tutorial you will be introduced to the first three technical Operations.


Please refer to pages 21-22 of your workbook.



Learning Outcomes


  • Arrangements required for

    • Official Arrival and Welcome

    • Welcome at the Airport

    • Welcome in front of the building


Once you have finished watching your lectures, view real life examples, click on the link below:



Welcome at Airport

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHyFVDTXq5A


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCJGHjHENA0


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtTTiO0GrdQ



Welcome in front of the buildings and Inspecting the silent guard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHjEe7Z7UQw


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJcPiI514Ug




Chapter 4.3 - Technical Considerations
07:51
Chapter 4.3 Quiz
7 questions
+ Chapter 4.4 - Flag Protocol
1 lecture 10:56

Chapter 4.4 - Flag Protocol


Welcome to the Chapter 4.4. In this tutorial you will learn about the proper placement of flags according to International Flag Protocol. Most people may notice flags hanging around events, yet few people actually realise that there are rules and expectations for the placement of flags and the way in which they are hung.


Please refer to pages 23-29 of your workbook.


Learning Outcomes:


  • Flag Precedence

  • 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


Once you have watched your lectures, take note of the flag placements throughout this video, click on the link below to watch:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtTTiO0GrdQ&t=23s



Chapter 4.4 - Flag Protocol
10:56
Chapter 4.4 Quiz
11 questions
+ Chapter 4.5 - Seating Plans
1 lecture 14:51

Chapter 4.5 - Seating Plans


Welcome to Chapter 4.5 on Seating Plans. You will learn about seating people according to Precedence. Seating plays an important role at formal and ceremonial events and can either reflect the excellent quality of the coordinator or reflect poorly on their knowledge. Seating plans indicate hierarchy and importance by making use of precedence.


Please refer to pages 30-47 of your workbook.


Learning Outcomes


  • Principle of Right Hand Side

  • British and French Styles of Seating

  • Seating plans for:

    • Negotations

    • Conference and Boardroom Table Seating

    • Reception Rooms

    • Formal events

    • Informal events



Preview 14:51
Chapter 4.5 Quiz
6 questions
+ Chapter 4.6 - Achieving Objectives
1 lecture 13:28

Chapter 4.6 - Achieving Objectives


Welcome to Chapter 4.6. This tutorial focuses on the 4th Area of Focus: Achieving Objectives. You will learn about the preparations necessary for Hosting successful talks and the correct set ups for negotiations and signing ceremonies.


Please refer to pages 48-50 of your workbook.



Learning Outcomes:

-Preparations for Talks

- Negotiation Set-Up

- Bilateral and Multilateral Signing Agreement Set-up


Once you have finished watching your lecture to view real life examples, click on the links below:


Bilateral Signing Agreements


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90tU1zqq64I


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTDtxkyb7ss&t=7s


You need to watch the first 3 minutes only:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9izeDgo5BHE


Actual Signing Ceremony Takes place at 10:47

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBR5hWu-J8s



Multilateral Signing Agreements


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8UqEbFI2UA


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH0YAck-SWw



Chapter 4.6 - Achieving Objectives
13:28
Chapter 4.6 Quiz
3 questions