Protocol Applied

  • Protocol Applied

Application of rules and procedures to different fields 8-11 May 2017

“Enough of the Basics!”, that is our motto for the upcoming Intensive Course “Protocol Applied – The Application of Rules and Procedures to different fields” at ISPD+’s Headquarter in Brussels. Now its time to proceed and apply the rules and procedures to various fields.

Only our courses are offering you the opportunity to understand, compare and get trained on the application of protocol at home and abroad. After attending our course you will be equipped with the necessary skills to meet the challenges of modern international protocol.

ISPD+’s upcoming “Protocol Applied Intensive Course – The Application of Rules and Procedures to different fields” contains the following lectures and workshops:

  • Diplomatic Protocol
  • Titles, Honours and Decorations
  • Protocol in the European Institutions
  • Protocol in the International Organisations
  • Protocol in the Armed Forces
  • Business Protocol
  • Protocol in Sport Events
  • VIP Security
  • Organisation and Ceremonies in Monotheistic Religions

The programme in detail:
Diplomatic Protocol |200

This unit assesses the legal basis of modern-day diplomatic protocol. It offers a presentation of the diplomatic status and of the main features of the Vienna Convention in terms of rights, privileges, and obligations of diplomats. It also discusses the hierarchy of diplomatic representatives. In light of how this Convention has been implemented in various countries, the unit espouses a critical approach in order to move from an analytical description of the legal basis to a practical one.

Titles, Honours, and Decorations |201

This unit looks at official titles, awards, and decorations conferred in different parts of the world. It examines what different titles, and civilian and military decorations mean in practice and what rights and responsibilities accompany such recognition. Furthermore the unit examines the traditions and customs that accompany certain positions and the application of protocol to people of different rank or position.

Protocol in the European Institutions |202

The unit differentiates between the practice of protocol at the European Union (EU) and European Member State level. It identifies the key structures and agents within the EU. Moreover, it discusses how the different EU institutions interact with each other, how the European External Action Service works, as well as how the EU institutions approach protocol and different symbols. Lastly, it addresses how this approach differs from the practice of protocol in the member states.

Protocol in International Organisations |203

This unit discusses how international organisations deal with cultural specificities in the practice of high-level protocol. It uses the United Nations UN as a case study to demonstrate how this international organisation has approached multiculturalism and developed a common practice of protocol. The unit discusses the workings and values of the UN and then illustrates how the UN has acted to establish procedures and rules of protocol, so as to ensure that every culture is treated with respect and understanding in its day-to-day operations.

Protocol in the Armed Forces |204

This unit talks about the use of protocol at military events and state events where a military display is being used or where the military is participating. Within the military, specific ceremonies and parades are presided over by a VIP, and this unit looks at the information that a VIP should have prior to such events. This unit looks at how the military is best incorporated into state events and how its presence can be used to honour, for example, state visitors. It looks at the circumstances in which this is appropriate.

Business Protocol |205

This unit has been designed to provide an overview of the business environment. When conducting business in various types of organisations and industries, it is useful to understand the modus operandi behind it, the culture, the organisational structure, and the importance of protocol in this context.

Protocol in Sports Events |206

This unit discusses the organisational aspects of major sporting events and the importance of protocol in these contexts. It begins by examining the different types of protocol that have been established – for example which flags and anthems to use at which moments during the event. It also looks at the ways in which the Olympic Games and sports organisations such as FormulaOne, honour VIPs and guests (mixing those who have paid extra to be honoured with those who are honoured outside of the event), as well as sports victors, and the lessons that can be taken from such examples and applied to other similar events.

VIP Security |207

This course evaluates in detail the dynamics between protocol and security in official, private and international events on an international level, as well as the multiple challenges faced when protecting foreign dignitaries. It further explains executive protection required by the receiving state and several protocol dynamics underlining this duty. After following this course, students will be able to list key security factors necessary to manage and provide protection to individuals during international summits. They will also attain an understanding of various challenges faced by the security agents and the protocol personnel, as well as general knowledge regarding international terrorism, and detecting and combatting international crime.

Organisation and Ceremonies in the Monotheistic Religions |208

This unit defines the terms, concepts and religious views surrounding weddings, divorce, mourning and funerals in the five main world religions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. The course content will help participants to understand the different ceremonies and rituals practiced by each faith, the way they are conducted, their rules and structure.

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