Program Highlights

4 Online sessions

3 Sessions in Warsaw

1 Session in Cracow

1 Online Participation in the Warsaw Security Forum* in October 2021

3 Specializations

140 Hours of hands-on diplomatic experience

15 Study-visits

5 Meetings of Leadership Development Groups

1 Executive Diploma in the Art of Diplomacy

1 Official Graduation Ceremony (December 2022)

1 Class network of over 120 leaders coming from over 50 countries

1 Alumni network of more than 3000 AYD graduates from 60+ countries

 

*Only for Early Birds

Academy of Young Diplomats in a nutshell

The Academy of Young Diplomats (AYD) is a top-tier postgraduate diplomatic Program, which empowers a new generation of global leaders, through an innovative year-long training experience, ending with an Executive Diploma in the Art of Diplomacy (EDAD).

Established in 2004, the AYD prepares future diplomats, civil servants and social entrepreneurs for international careers. The Program is known for its world-class faculty, practitioners-oriented approach and a network of more than 3000 graduates from over 60 countries. It is also accredited with the Ministry of Education of Poland.

A selected cohort of approximately 120 promising talents from around the world will take part in over 140 hours of lectures, workshops, practical exercises, study-visits, leadership development groups and networking. In the academic year 2021/2022 the program will be conducted in a hybrid format – with 4 online sessions and 4 in-person sessions organised in Warsaw and Cracow*.

 

*Depending on the pandemic situation, the format of the sessions can be modified.

Why join us?

Unique Methodology

Practical approach and hands-on experience, Leadership Development Groups

High Quality of Education

International experts, VIPs – former Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Presidents, Prime Ministers & senior diplomats.

Exceptional networking opportunities

Extraordinary Participant Profile

Young international leaders, an average of 4 languages spoken

Group Diversity

Participants representing 5 continents, more than 50 countries, an average of 4 years of professional experience

Executive Diploma in the Art of Diplomacy

Choose your Specialization

The Academy of Young Diplomats specializations are designed to accommodate the various interests of our participants. The aim of these tailored workshops is to prepare our participants for the career path they chose.

Academy of Young Diplomats Guests & Educators

Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland

Secretary General of the Council of Europe (2009-2019), Prime Minister of Norway (2000-2001)

 

President Mary Robinson

PRESIDENT OF IRELAND (1990-1997) AND UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (1997-2002)

President Mikheil Saakashvili

President of Georgia (2004 - 2013), Governor of Odessa (2015 - 2016)

 

President Dalia Grybauskaitė

PRESIDENT OF LITHUANIA (2009-2019)

President Aleksander Kwaśniewski

President of the Republic of Poland (1995-2005)

 

Baroness Catherine Ashton

HIGH REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UNION FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND SECURITY POLICY, AND FIRST VICE PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION IN THE BARROSO COMMISSION (2009 - 2014)

President Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos

PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS (2019-2020)

 

Jamie Shea

DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY GENERAL FOR EMERGING SECURITY CHALLENGES, NATO (2010-2018)

 

Minister Rania Al-Mashat

MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION OF EGYPT (SINCE 2019)

 

Minister Vuk Jeremić

MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF SERBIA (2007-2012), PRESIDENT OF THE 67TH SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY (2012-2013)

 

Ambassador Urszula Gacek

Polish Senator (2005-2007), Member of the European Parliament (2007-2011), HEAD OF THE OSCE/OGHIR ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION TO THE USA (2021)

 

Dr. Michael Carpenter

SENIOR DIRECTOR AT THE PENN BIDEN CENTER FOR DIPLOMACY AND GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT