Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • IMPORTANT! ACTIONS TO TAKE TODAY. VERIFY YOUR NAME

    • WATCH THIS FIRST - How to use this online study platform?

    • COURSE OVERVIEW & MATERIALS

  2. 2
    • Section Overview - Definitions

    • Lecture 2. Protocol. Order of precedence. Etiquette. Ceremonial

    • Lecture 3. Courtesy. Politeness. Good manners

    • Test your knowledge

  3. 3
    • Section Overview - Etiquette in oral communication

    • Lecture 2. Diplomatic titles and ranks: A must-have expertise for any professional

    • Lecture 3. Forms of address in verbal communication

    • Lecture 4. Greeting etiquette

    • Lecture 5. Other forms of salutation: Handshake and hand-kissing. Introductions of another person

    • Test your knowledge

  4. 4
    • Section Overview - Rules of etiquette in written communications

    • Lecture 2. Etiquette in correspondence

    • Lecture 3. Diplomatic correspondence - BONUS lecture

    • Lecture 4. Business correspondence and via e-mail

    • Lecture 5. Proper Online Etiquette

  5. 5
    • Section Overview - Rules of etiquette regarding business cards

    • Lecture 2. The format and role of business cards

    • Lecture 3. Rules of etiquette in giving and receiving business cards

  6. 6
    • Section Overview - Protocol at social events. Hosting guests. Rituals and toasting etiquette​

    • Lecture 2. Overview of the different types of formal events

    • Lecture 3. Stages for organizing a formal event

    • Lecture 4. General rules of protocol in regards to hosting guests

    • Lecture 5. Rules for seating guests at formal events

    • Lecture 6. Seating of guests at a banquet or conference

    • Lecture 7. Rituals and formal addresses at official gatherings

    • Test your knowledge

  7. 7
    • Section Overview - Dress Codes and Protocol

    • Lecture 2. General rules of protocol for women's attire

    • Lecture 3. General rules for male attire

    • Lecture 4. Semi-formal and formal outfits

    • Test your knowledge

  8. 8
    • Section Overview - Table Etiquette

    • Lecture 2. Arranging the table

    • Lecture 3. General rules of table etiquette

    • Test your knowledge

  9. 9
    • IMPORTANT! Read about What you can and cannot do

Meet your Instructor

Founder, US Institute of Diplomacy and Human Rights

Isabelle Vladoiu

Isabelle Vladoiu is the founder of the US Institute of Diplomacy and Human Rights. Working for about 10 years in the field of NGO diplomacy, she is recognized for her outstanding professional work experience, playing a leadership role in different organizations such as the International Union of Bilateral Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and United for Human Rights Washington, DC. Currently she shares her expertise on diplomacy and human rights with individuals, policy makers in Congress, foreign government officials, diplomats and leaders of international organizations. Ms. Vladoiu was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2018, a coveted award given out by the President of the United States of America. Other awards include letters of appreciation from governors, U.S. Senators and Representatives, local legislators and other non-governmental organizations. She represented USA at the United Nations in 2017 and 2018 as Youth Ambassador for the International Human Rights Summit. Ms. Vladoiu received her Master of Laws (LLM) with honors from the University at Buffalo School of Law, where she also served as an Associate Editor of the Buffalo Human Rights Law Review. Other studies include a Master of Laws from the University of Transylvania, a post-graduate certificate in Public Diplomacy from the Academy of Higher Education of Foreign Trade & Economic Diplomacy and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Bucharest.

FAQ

  • Do I need to work in diplomacy or want to work in this field to enroll in this course?

    NO. This course is addressed to students or practitioners in other fields seeking an entry point into the world of diplomacy; individuals wishing to study topics not offered through their schools or university curriculum; journalists, business people and other professionals who interact with diplomats and wish to improve their knowledge of diplomacy-related topics.

  • Are there any course requirements or prerequisites?

    NO. While we don’t ask students show proof of a certain degree, in order to achieve greater understanding of the concepts of diplomatic protocol and etiquette it is recommended that the student has obtained at least a Bachelors Degree.

  • What makes this course so great?

    You’ll gain knowledge on the following: diplomatic protocol, rules of diplomatic etiquette, forms of address in oral and written communications, courtesy and good manners, rules of civility, rules of courteousness in society, dress code, table etiquette, how to introduce another person, how to address an Ambassador, how to address the President, how to organize a social event, proper etiquette for all occasions, everyday etiquette, dinner manners, table manners, proper behavior in society, table setting, how to greet an official and others.

  • What Certificate will I get?

    This is a Professional Certificate for those wanting to start a career or expand their knowledge in the field of diplomacy. Wherever you are in your career, the globally-recognized Human Rights Education certification by US Institute of Diplomacy and Human Rights tells employers, peers, and the world you know what you’re doing in human rights.

Social proof: reviews

5 star rating

Diplomacy and Protocol

Hanan Haidar

The Diplomacy and Protocol Course has an amazing knowledge of information from taking the Sections step by step in each section has many individual lectures ...

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The Diplomacy and Protocol Course has an amazing knowledge of information from taking the Sections step by step in each section has many individual lectures in which they are full of what you need to start your first step on your new carrier, provided by Mrs. Isabelle Vladoiu, Thank You!

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Exceeds expectations

Isyak Meirobie

I am the Deputy Regent in Indonesia, I feel that I know a lot of things. But my curiosity and continued learning pushed me to join this program. With hard wo...

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I am the Deputy Regent in Indonesia, I feel that I know a lot of things. But my curiosity and continued learning pushed me to join this program. With hard work, I tried to focus and understand all the things that were conveyed. In the end, I realized that it turned out that his knowledge was extraordinary, super, and really amazed and made me proud. I now feel like I have been upgraded to the highest level and have increased my confidence to appear internationally more quickly and according to expectations. Thank you to USIDHR for this great opportunity!

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The art of Protocol and diplomacy

CORNELIUS PHILLIP

I must confess that the course was well presented. Isabelle made it very user-friendly and life-giving. The definition of the terms was a WOW moment for me. ...

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I must confess that the course was well presented. Isabelle made it very user-friendly and life-giving. The definition of the terms was a WOW moment for me. I learned so much about protocol and the order of precedence. The many examples of Diplomacy have remained with me. I do intend to assist my staff members with manners and etiquette.. WoW. It's like I went on a journey from every angle of protocol and diplomacy. I shall sure review the notes so as to perfect the art of protocol and diplomacy.

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Addressing Heads of State and Diplomats

Minerva Daphne Gabriel

It is indeed a great course. A very important tool for working in Government as I did. I have worked as the Executive and Delegate for the Chief of Operatio...

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It is indeed a great course. A very important tool for working in Government as I did. I have worked as the Executive and Delegate for the Chief of Operations of Canada Border Security. I loved it. And having the Ethics of Diplomatic Protocol is important. Etiquette defines you. I am very grateful to have my upbringing etiquette restored.

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5 star rating

Excellent Course

Greg Bean

Well worth your time and money. Easy to follow and learn from Isabelle!

Well worth your time and money. Easy to follow and learn from Isabelle!

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4 star rating

Best course on Protocol

Adil Khalil

Very useful and important for all officials

Very useful and important for all officials

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5 star rating

Very informational and beneficial.

Tiffeny Ayoola

This course has informed me on information that I don't have access to in school and higher education. I recommend everyone take this course to for their kno...

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This course has informed me on information that I don't have access to in school and higher education. I recommend everyone take this course to for their knowledge.

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