This unique,  2-day skills development program 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. In view of current Public Health directives related to the COVID-19 outbreak this workshop will be offered entirely online.

Also, please be aware that you can also take this workshop with the 1-day Practical Certificate in International Social Protocol -Networking, Cocktail and Dining Etiquette- on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 and receive the Professional Certificate in Diplomatic Protocol and Etiquette.  To register for the combined workshop download the registration form here.

REVISED DATES: Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, 2020.  Was:
Tuesday, October 20 and Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Registration: registration is now open.  Before proceeding please review our cancellation and withdrawal policies here.

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To register and have an invoice issued for payment by cheque, International Funds Transfer, cash  or through an approved institutional arrangement please download our registration form here.

Location: ONLINE
9 AM to 4 PM daily
Parking: available on campus
$ 600.00 + HST.

Special student fee:  $ 250.00 + HST – please download the Student Registration form here and 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.