Professional Summer Training

  • Professional Summer Training

Summer School Professional Training

Trapped in the EXPAT Bubble? You got a job offer in Dubai and you will soon be moving with your family to live in the Middle East? You are Arab and want to understand the European perspective of your culture? You are born Lebanese and you moved recently to live with your hThis unit looks how protocol is used in India. It looks at the values, cultures, and attitudes that characterise protocol in this country. Learning this aspect will enable the protocol officer to better prepare diplomats and VIPs for their visits to India.usband in Slovakia? You are Dutch and you have been living with your family since 2001 in the Sultanate of Oman but you have never been invited to have dinner at the house of locals?

These life-stories sound familiar to you? Are you willing to escape or avoid the EXPAT Bubble?

If so, you should register to one of our Summer Series of Intensive Trainings and learn about the Dos and Don’ts around the world!

This five-day course has been specially designed for those who wish to be introduced to or expand their knowledge of protocol, diplomacy or cross cultural communication. Furthermore, it will be the perfect base for those who intend to continue onto a year programme such as a postgraduate or masters‘ degree in this increasingly important field. This year the Summer School Professional Training will contain the following content:

 

Cross-Cultural

Communication, Public Diplomacy and Speaking Skills, Basic Rules of Protocol and Official Events, Do’s and Don’ts around the world and It’s Protocol: Europe, Do’s and Don’ts around the world and it’s Protocol: Americas, Do’s and Don’ts around the world and it’sProtocol: Southeast Asia, Do’s and Don’ts around the world and It’s

Protocol: Far-east Asia, Do’s and Don’ts around the world: Middle East, Do’s and Don’ts around the world: Africa, Visit to the European Parliament, Protocol in the European Union and its Member States.

 

Summer School Professional Training – Course Content

Day One
Morning
Cross-Cultural Communication (3h)

This session offers an introduction to the field of cross-cultural communication, looking at how people, companies, and institutions from different cultural backgrounds communicate with each other. It discusses the features of collective and individualistic societies, and notions of time, hierarchy, distance, intimacy, and verbal expression. Furthermore, it offers key principles from the fields of communication, philosophy, and conflict resolution to establish ways in which people from different socio-historical backgrounds can learn to communicate effectively with each other.

 

Day One
Afternoon
Public Diplomacy & Speaking Skills (3h)

This session looks at public diplomacy and how it is related to public relations. Whether participants have never spoken in front of a group and need the basic skills for success or they want to take their existing public speaking skills to the next level, this session will allow them to understand how to gain confidence in an organised manner and emerge as engaging communicators.

 

Day Two
Morning
Basic Rules of Protocol and Official Events (3h)

This session offers a comprehensive review and discussion on protocol as applicable in the organisation of an official event. It provides participants with an understanding of the different elements that need to be considered when planning a high-level event to be attended by crowds, VIPs, or celebrities. It discusses the preparations that need to be made for signing agreements and the rules that should be followed when signing treaties and agreements. The session, furthermore, discusses how to host high-level delegations that accompany such events.

 

Day Two
AfternoonDOs and DON’Ts around the world and it’s Protocol: Europe (1,5h)

This session offers a comprehensive understanding and discussion of the protocol culture and its impact on values, attitudes, and behaviours. It provides participants with an overview of the application of cross-cultural communication features in understanding cultural and country shocks. The session also covers and analyses the stereotypes and perceptions of a particular region which can aid in streamlining professional relationships. The participants will understand the basics of regional comparative protocol. The session sums up with the DOs and DON’Ts for Europe.

 

DOs and DON’Ts around the world and it’s Protocol: Americas (1,5h)

This session offers a comprehensive understanding and discussion of the protocol culture and its impact on values, attitudes, and behaviours. It provides participants with an overview of the application of cross-cultural communication features in understanding cultural and country shocks. The session also covers and analyses the stereotypes and perceptions of a particular region which can aid in streamlining professional relationships. The participants will understand the basics of regional comparative protocol. The session sums up with the DOs and DON’Ts for the Americas.

 

Day Three
Morning

DOs and DON’Ts around the world and it’s Protocol: Southeast Asia (1,5h) This session offers a comprehensive understanding and discussion of the protocol culture and its impact on values, attitudes, and behaviours. It provides participants with an overview of the application of cross-cultural communication features in understanding cultural and country shocks. The session also covers and analyses the stereotypes and perceptions of a particular region which can aid in streamlining professional relationships. The participants will understand the basics of regional comparative protocol. The session sums up with the DOs and DON’Ts for Southeast Asia.

 

DOs and DON’Ts around the world and it’s Protocol: Far-East Asia (1,5h)

This session offers a comprehensive understanding and discussion of the protocol culture and its impact on values, attitudes, and behaviours. It provides participants with an overview of the application of cross-cultural communication features in understanding cultural and country shocks. The session also covers and analyses the stereotypes and perceptions of a particular region which can aid in streamlining professional relationships. The participants will understand the basics of regional comparative protocol. The session sums up with the DOs and DON’Ts for Far-East Asia.

 

Day Three
Afternoon

DOs and DON’Ts around the world and it’s Protocol: Middle East (1,5h) This session offers a comprehensive understanding and discussion of the protocol culture and its impact on values, attitudes, and behaviours. It provides participants with an overview of the application of cross-cultural communication features in understanding cultural and country shocks. The session also covers and analyses the stereotypes and perceptions of a particular region which can aid in streamlining professional relationships. The participants will understand the basics of regional comparative protocol. The session sums up with the DOs and DON’Ts for the Middle East.

 

DOs and DON’Ts around the world and it’s Protocol: Africa (1,5h)

This session offers a comprehensive understanding and discussion of the protocol culture and its impact on values, attitudes, and behaviours. It provides participants with an overview of the application of cross-cultural communication features in understanding cultural and country shocks. The session also covers and analyses the stereotypes and perceptions of a particular region which can aid in streamlining professional relationships. The participants will understand the basics of regional comparative protocol. The session sums up with the DOs and DON’Ts for Africa.

 

Day Four
Morning
Visit to the European Parliament (3h)

 

Day Four
Morning
Protocol in the European Union and its Member States

This session offers a brief history of the European Union (EU) and its protocol practices as well as protocols of the EU institutions. It analyses the importance of symbols in the EU. The session also elucidates the impact of the Treaty of Lisbon on institutional and national protocols: the role of the new President of the Council, the new EU precedence list, cohabitation of presidencies, and the European External Action Service.

 

MODES OF STUDY AVAILABLE AT THE ISPD:

In the Online Mode students follow the course on our user-friendly, interactive eLearning platform. They have access to video recordings of lectures, presentations prepared by our experts, additional reading materials, and forums for discussions where they can interact with each other and ask questions that arise during the learning process. Regarding the structure of the online programme, the online lectures are released weekly and students can access them at any time during the week.

In the Intensive Mode students follow the core content of our programmes as an intensive week-long session. During this intensive week they will attend our premises in Brussels. The lectures are held by our internationally known experts. In the Blended Mode students choose modules from the 2 modes mentioned earlier: Online and Intensive mode of study. E.g. an MA student may opt to follow 2 of 3 MA modules online and one from the intensive mode.

 

The ISPD Protocol & Diplomacy is part of the ISPD+ Innovation in Diplomacy Network.

Since the foundation was set up in 2008 the ISPD is Europe’s leading academic institution solely dedicated to Education, Training and Consultancy in International Protocol, Soft Diplomacy, Business Protocol, Official Events, Cross Cultural Intelligence and Corporate Diplomacy. We combine these fields in order to offer participants a unique range of study programmes designed and developed by academics from a multi-cultural and interdisciplinary perspective.

Our websites: www.ispdnetwork.org and http://ispdbrussels.org/plus/
Contact our Front Office for more information:
by mail: frontoffice@ispdnetwork.org or ispdplus@ispdnetwork.org
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