Professional Ethics, Diplomacy and Communication

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Online 20 hours Flexi-date£2,750.00
In-House Agreed with client FlexiblePOA
London 5 days 9 July 2024£4,250
London 5 days 9 December 2024£4,250

If you are unable to attend this course on the dates above, please contact us to discuss alternative options.
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    Who should attend?

      • Government officials, MPs, Senior civil servants
      • Spokespersons and senior communications officials
      • Diplomatic staff, advisers and consultants
      • Embassy and High Commission staff
      • Foreign Ministry senior staff and officials
      • All personnel dealing with International Relations
      • Directors of policy and communications
      • Policy and campaigns managers
      • Public Relations Officials
      • Employees involved in external affairs and protocol
      • Key personnel from all Ministries
      • Security Forces personnel
      • Management from departments organising international conferences and meetings
      • Permanent Secretaries, senior secretarial
      • Staff and administrators
      • Business leaders with government contracts


      • Develop and understand how international relations functions
      • Appreciate the role of diplomacy in foreign affairs
      • Raise an awareness of ethical considerations in overseas activities
      • Understand the impact of international law, relationships and procedures on national governments
      • Make aware the importance of protocol and procedures for overseas and visiting dignitaries
      • How to use diplomacy in times of conflict and crisis
      • What the real and ethical obligations of diplomatic recognition and privilege are
      • What international codes of ethics are and their obligations
      • Appreciate the basic principles of international negotiating
      • The impact of social media and new technology on diplomatic activity
      • Understand how 24 hour news has changed the international relations landscape
      • How to use media to good use in diplomatic initiatives


    Understanding International Relations

    • Understanding the concept of international relations
    • What is diplomacy and why is it necessary
    • Who are diplomats
    • How does diplomacy function
    • An approach to international ethics
    • The three main forms of ethics
    • The need for good communication and its role in international relations
    • Trends in government communications globally

    The role of diplomacy in international affairs

    • Key areas of concern in diplomacy
    • Modern diplomatic practice based on Talleyrand
    • Observing basic principles of international law
    • Cross border and international arbitration and monitoring
    • Diplomatic recognition and its responsibilities
    • Eight important types of diplomatic activity
    • Use of formal and informal diplomacy
    • Diplomatic relations between smaller states
    • Diplomacy in times of conflict

    Ethics and their importance in international affairs

    • Code of ethics in international relations
    • Global organisations and their ethical codes
    • International and national pressures on ethical behaviour and codes
    • Self-interest versus moral obligation
    • Considering self-interest against international obligations
    • Negotiating in good faith
    • Observing international ethics in such areas as climate change
    • Ethnic and ideological considerations in interstate relations
    • Problems of ethical considerations in areas such as Space and the Arctic
    • The international issues raised by corruption and patronage

    The Management of Communications

    • The effect of modern media-24 hour news on diplomacy and international relations
    • The impact of the new phenomenon of social media and new technology on diplomacy
    • The reality of new means of communication; e mail, twitter, Facebook and texting
    • Communications and dissident groups and other protestors
    • The role of international news media in international relations
    • The importance of media relations and using national media to good effect
    • The importance of key messages in international communications

    Important diplomatic, ethical and communications considerations

    • Protocol, cultural affairs, and dealing with overseas dignitaries
    • Governments and their role in international business
    • Embassies, High Commissions and their roles
    • The role of diplomacy and communications in times of crisis
    • The importance of well managed international events
    • The impact of social megatrends on government relations (poverty, greenhouse gases, technology trends etc.)

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