Etiquette and Diplomatic Protocol

24 września, 2021
1 day


Jan Wojciech Piekarski
Head of the Council, Ambassador to Pakistan (1984 - 1989), Belgium & Luxembourg (1998 - 2002) & Israel (2003 - 2006)

The course is specifically tailored for those who want to gain professional knowledge of planning, coordinating, and managing high-level visits. It provides the necessary expertise in diplomatic protocol, appropriate behaviour, handling emergencies, and dealing with foreign firms. Led by experienced, world-class lecturers, the program guarantees effective learning outcomes for each and every participant.

Key topics:

  • dealing with domestic and foreign agencies

  • establishing a schedule

  • handling emergencies

  • etiquette and protocol when dealing with foreign cultures

  • basics of diplomatic protocol: precedence, greetings and goodbyes, giving and receiving gifts, savoir-vivre, dealing with embarrassing situations

  • appropriate behaviour at work – dress code, punctuality, confidentiality, treatment of superiors and juniors

  • appropriate behaviour after work – diplomatic socializing, the art of “small talk”, use of alcohol

Learning methodology:

The course offers a balanced approach combining theoretical elements, such as lectures, with practical modules, including case studies of presidential and prime ministerial visits. The highly personalized and flexible nature of the program combined with the expertise of skilled lecturers guarantees maximum benefit for every student.

Program benefits:

Upon the completion of the program, the participants will:

  • acquire the an in-depth understanding of the diplomatic protocol,

  • master the professional preparation of high-level visits,

  • comprehend the importance of savoir-vivre.

Time:/Duration: 4 hours of open training

Price (including VAT): 65 EUR/295 PLN


Better together: The full program of the Diplomatic Skills Masterclass (DSM), besides the Etiquette & Diplomatic Protocol course, also consists of Public Speaking, Savoir-Vivre, Cultural differences, Leadership & Team Management and Study visits.
Price (for the whole DSM program including the Cultural Differences course): 270 EUR (including VAT). For more information on the Diplomatic Skills Masterclass see HERE.


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