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International Protocol  & Diplomacy Certification


Our ‘International Protocol and Diplomacy’ training is the world’s only Certification programme that includes resources for more than 180 countries and territories, plus four multicultural hands-on dining tutorials.



Protocol and Diplomacy training in London…anything else could only be second-best. The United Kingdom is the world-leader in blending traditional and contemporary protocol practices to develop some of the most awe-inspiring pageantry along with the utmost in detailed ceremonies.


Minding Manners International, in partnership with the International Etiquette and Protocol Academy of London is the longest established provider of Certified International Etiquette and Protocol Consultant training in Europe, with a network spanning more than 45 countries.  Upon completion of your five-day training with us, you will have the knowledge and full supply of ready-made presentation materials to take your success to the next level, immediately.

Minding Manners International is trusted by European Aristocracy, international Royal Families, Embassies, Diplomats as well as Fortune 500, CAC 40 and FTSE 100 corporations from around the world. Yet, our philosophy is that everyone is a VIP and, as such, deserves a solid foundation in the principles of giving and receiving respect which will become their passport to success across the world. Our unsurpassed notions of savoir-faire in the international arena as well as our interactive training style will transfer our knowledge to you, enabling you to begin your career as an international protocol and diplomacy consultant with unprecedented knowledge, interaction, training and on-going support.

After your training with the Minding Manners/International Etiquette and Protocol Academy of London, you will be fully prepared to make an immediate start training and advising others as an independent consultant, or working within international organisations such as Embassies, Ministries of Foreign Affairs, NGOs, other governmental institutions or multinational corporations.


 You will benefit from our unsurpassed level of international savoir-faire to help you develop an understanding, as well as practical tactics, for delivering the message of how to best combine the traditional rules of protocol alongside new codes of globalised formal behaviour. With a full tool-kit of presentation materials, including our ready-to-use PowerPoint presentations, re-printable (and customisable) illustrated workbooks, training videos for inclusion in your presentations, trainer scripts,  historical notes, resource books, case studies and royalty-free images you will have access to the most complete source of Train-The-Trainer protocol training materials available. As such, you will position yourself as knowledgeable, credible, cultured and authoritative in the shortest amount of time.

Training includes five consecutive days, covering the following topics:


  • The history of protocol

  • Protocol traditions and modern-day applications

  • Variations between monarchies and republics

  • Religious, multi-faith and cultural implications on protocol practices

  • Multicultural dining protocols (French, English, Asian & Middle Eastern)

  • International orders of precedence

  • Titles and forms of address

  • Planning VIP receptions and ceremonies

  • Procedures for organising visits, meetings and conferences

  • Seating strategies, security and protection

  • Symbols, flags and anthems

  • Diplomatic gift-giving and receiving

  • Cultural diplomacy history and the concept of ‘soft power’

  • Influences of technological and societal changes on cultural diplomacy practices

  • Personal diplomacy and the art of leadership

  • Professional, diplomatic and ceremonial image

  • Multi-cultural dress codes and image management for formal events

  • Communication and networking (personal charisma, written and verbal practices)

  • Public speaking and programme presentation skills

  • Media diplomacy and presentation to an international audience

  • Educational visit to Westminster Palace - the Houses of Parliament  (the House of Commons and the House of Lords)

  • Negotiating across cultures

  • Case studies

  • Royal Tea ceremony

Being a part of Minding Manners International/International Etiquette and Protocol Academy of London is like being a part of a family. As such, our Etiquette Certification programmes are strictly limited in numbers to allow extra personal attention. 


2024 Dates

March 11 - 15

April 15 - 19

November 18 - 22

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