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Professional Ethics, Diplomacy and Communication

Course Information:

Venue:Duration:Date:Price:
Online 12 hours Flexi-date£1,750.00
In-House Agreed with client FlexiblePOA
London 5 days 17-Jul£3,500.00
London 5 days 12-Dec£3,500.00

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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

    Accreditations

    Outcomes

    • 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

    COURSE TOPICS:

    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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