Join us Tuesday, October 22 and Wednesday, October 23 for this unique  2-day skills development program that examines the basic rules of Diplomatic protocol, how diplomacy has evolved historically and how it is now practiced in the current Global environment.

PLEASE NOTE.  You can also take this workshop with the 1-day Practical Certificate in International Social Protocol -Networking, Cocktail and Dining Etiquette- on Monday October 21, 2019 and receive the Professional Certificate in Diplomatic Protocol and Etiquette.  To register for the combined workshop download the registration form here.

Registration: Registration is now open. To register please download the form here.

Tuesday, October 22 and Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Location: Richcraft Hall, Carleton University
9 AM to 4 PM daily
Parking: available on campus
*Special Fee* until January 18, 2019: $ 600.00 + HST
Registration then reverts to ‘early registration’ until February 1, 2019: $ 800.00 + HST.  $ 900 + HST thereafter.
NPSIA and NPSIA-PT&D alumni along with members and spouses of the Ottawa Diplomatic Association: $ 750.00 + HST.

Special student fee:  $ 250.00 + HST – please contact directly to register.

About the workshop:

This workshop covers important elements of international and mission culture as well as traditions and practices that facilitate international communication and agreements.

Participants will learn about various types of visits and how they are to be managed from the perspective of international diplomatic protocol.  Practical sessions include planning exercises and presentations of State-Level visits.

What you will learn:

  • understanding the basic elements of international Diplomacy and how they relate to the work of international affairs practitioners
  • understand the critical role played by Diplomatic protocol across international culture
  • understand the unique culture of “Missions” or Diplomatic ‘outposts’ and the role they play in maintaining relations using Diplomatic protocol
  • learn how to plan aspects of protocol into high-level visits, conferences and meetings

Who should participate?

The Practical Certificate in Diplomatic Protocol is ideal for professionals who will participate in or are responsible for the organization and management of international, multilateral conferences and international bilateral meetings, or who require knowledge and practice in Diplomatic protocol for official visits and international business.

Featured trainer:  Robert Collette

Robert Collette is a 38 year career public servant and Diplomat.  Beginning his employment with the Federal Government of Canada in 1972, he served abroad for 18 years including 5 years with the Canadian International Development Agency and 13 years with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.  Between 2000 and the end of his diplomatic career in 2009, Mr. Collette served as Canada’s Ambassador to the Philippines, the Francophonie, Switzerland and Italy.  From 2003 to 2005 he served as Canada’s Chief of Protocol.

Today Mr. Collette is an international business adviser and sits as a Director and Advisor on a number of Boards for Canadian resource companies.