Effective Leadership

by Olivier Herlin* Leadership is a process, it is also the art of influencing and it is separated from a position or a title. In fact everyone in an organization is either a leader either a follower. When a manager/leader asks subordinates feedback about what can be improved in the procedure of their tasks, subordinates start 

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Rethinking Europe’s Strategy in Terms of Education and Skills

by Luis Ritto* In my last article, I discussed the efforts in terms of quality that European higher education institutions are making in order to make Europe an area of excellence and distinction in University education. ISPD follows this trend and since its inception has made quality a top priority of its teaching methods. Today 

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ISPD in Turkmenistan

Ines Pires-Urquiza, Executive Director and ISPD Founder is already in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. ISPD was invited by the Turkmenistan President and USAID Governance Strengthening Project to deliver at the Institute of Foreign Relations an intensive course on Diplomatic Protocol and Negotiations for officials from the country. ISPD is proud to work together with USAID in developing this 

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Effective Leadership

by Olivier Herlin* In my last blog entry I concluded that the study of Protocol and Diplomacy was an important tool in the toolkit of leaders. And that Leadership Development tools could be important additions in the toolkit of Protocol & Diplomacy professionals. Capitalizing on this idea I realized that protocol officers or diplomats also 

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ISPD in Dubai

From 7th to 10th of January 2013, ISPD was in Dubai organizing the training in Protocol, Media Relations and Public Speaking in cooperation with Dubai Government Human Resources Department.

Graduation Ceremony 2012 at the ISPD

It has been a great honour to host the Graduation Ceremony of our Master’s and Postgraduate Degree Students of the 2011 Academic Year at the ISPD yesterday. The academic achievements and the impressive results obtained by the students were celebrated by ISPD staff, lecturers and all the guests invited. In the first part of the 

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Quality Higher Education in Europe

The Bologna Process, which led to the establishment of an “European Higher Education Area”, made it also necessary that institutions providing degree programmes in this continent develop a culture of  quality. Otherwise, there was danger that University education in Europe was not recognized (and trusted) worldwide. But, not only recognition led to promote quality in 

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Soft Diplomacy Brief

We live in a globalized society where being professional is no longer only about performance, but as well about the perspective of that performance in the public spectrum. People are the most important asset in a company, an embassy or any other institution. We passed from a people Era to an IT Era and we 

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Flag Ceremony as a symbol of resistance

The first Monday of each month, the government of Timor-Leste, represented by its Ministry of Foreign Affairs or MNEC – Ministerio dos Negocios Estrangeiros e Cooperação – as they usually call it, swear the flag with their best suit, their best tie and uniquely well dressed for the 35 degrees at 7.30 am like on the 

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