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UK Holds 10th Annual Embassy Induction Seminar 2017 For Diplomats Oct. 20

UK Holds 10th Annual Embassy Induction Seminar 2017 For Diplomats Oct. 20

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An Introduction to Diplomatic Life in London

Date: Friday 20 October 2017
From: 09:00 – 18:00
Venue: No 11 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0AN

Meet essential contacts for your work
The seminar is ideal for diplomats of all ranks who have been in the capital for less than a year. In the introductory session, diplomats will meet the FCO’s Protocol Directorate, HM Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps and the Dean of Diplomatic Corps. They will also be introduced to specialist diplomatic associations in London.

There will be a series of six workshops for various diplomatic portfolios: political; economic; culture, education and science; press and public diplomacy; consular and home affairs; and admin and finance. Here diplomats will get an overview of how their Whitehall department functions and meet contacts useful to their work.

Embassy Managers, Admin Attachés and Community Liaison Officers are invited to join an Embassy Managers Meeting with FCO Protocol and to meet reputable diplomatic suppliers.

Diplomatic spouse programme
The orientation day will also assist diplomatic families adjusting to life in London. A tailored spouse programme has been introduced, with a series of workshops and networking opportunities for spouses and partners – including male spouses! These will include sessions on professional development, further study, employment and volunteering as well as family-orientated workshops on schooling and childcare. Spouses will also be introduced to the Diplomatic Spouse Club of London and well-established expat spouse networks and will be invited to get to know other diplomatic spouses in their neighbourhood.

Living in London sessions
These workshops will assist both diplomats and spouses and include an essential Personal Safety Seminar hosted by the Diplomatic Protection Group, as well as informative workshops covering health, finance, further study, accommodation and transport. This year there will be a new session on making the most of cultural life and travel during your posting in the UK.

Exhibition, networking and prizes
There is an exhibition area of reputable diplomatic suppliers and there will be plenty of opportunity to network with fellow colleagues and spouses informally over coffee and lunch. A relaxed drinks reception and a superb prize draw will close a busy day.

Attend this event and you will:

Meet the Dean and the Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps
Learn about diplomatic privileges and immunities from the Protocol Directorate
Find out about London’s diverse diplomatic associations
Attend diplomacy workshops and meet key contacts in your diplomatic specialist area
Get essential tips on living in London
Meet face-to-face with reliable diplomatic suppliers
Share advice and experiences with fellow diplomatic families
Find out about expatriate spouse networks in London
Network with colleagues and diplomatic families in your area
Receive a Diplomatic Directory of contacts and services
And win fabulous prizes!

Programmes

DIPLOMAT Seminar Programme

09.00 – 10.00
Registration, networking and coffee

Session 1 – Introduction To Diplomacy
10.00 – 10.05 Introduction, Embassy Group Director
10.05 – 10.20 Privileges & Immunities, FCO Protocol Directorate
10.20 – 10.30 The Role of the Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps
10.30 – 10.45 The Dean’s Guide to Diplomacy
10.45 – 11.00 Q&A

11.00 – 11.30
Coffee and networking

11.30 – 12.45
Session 2 – Diplomatic Networks and Personal Safety
Workshop A: Introduction to Diplomatic Networks
Workshop B: Embassy Manager meeting with FCO Protocol
Workshop C: Community Liaison Group

12.45 – 13.15
Diplomatic Protection Group Personal Safety Briefing

13.15 – 14.15
Networking lunch
14:15 – 15:15
Session 3 – Living In London Workshops
Workshop A: Personal Finance (tax, banking, insurance, pensions)
Workshop B: Relocation, Accommodation & Transport
Workshop C: Adult Education (post-grad and part-time study)
Workshop D: Healthcare & Dental
Workshop E: Travel & Cultural Life in the UK

15.15 – 15.45
Coffee and networking

15.45 – 17.00
Session 4 – Diplomacy Workshops
Workshop A: Politics
Workshop B: Trade, Economics, Science & Innovation
Workshop C: Education & Culture
Workshop D: Consular & Home Affairs
Workshop E: Press & Public Diplomacy

17.00 – 18.00
Networking wine reception and prize draw

SPOUSE Seminar Programme

09.00 – 10.00 Registration, coffee and networking
Session 1 – Introduction to diplomatic family networks
10.00-10.05 Welcome and Introductions
10.05-10.10 Opening remarks with the Doyenne of the Diplomatic Corps
10.10-10.20 Introduction to the Diplomatic Spouse Club of London
10.20-10.30 Community Liaison Officer Group
10.30-10.35 Perspectives of a male spouse
10.35-11.20 Introduction to spouse networks
11.20-11.30 Q&A and discussion

11.30-12.00 Coffee and networking
12.00-12.30
Session 2 – Personal safety
Personal Safety Seminar for diplomatic families

12.30-13.15
Session 3 – Family and employment workshops
Workshop A: Employment, professional development & volunteering Workshop B: Schooling and childcare

13.15-14.15 Networking lunch

14.15-15.15
Session 4 – Living in London workshops
Workshop A: Personal Finance (tax, banking, insurance, pensions) Workshop B: Relocation, Accommodation & Transport
Workshop C: Adult Education (post-grad and part-time study)
Workshop D: Healthcare & Dental
Workshop E: Travel & Cultural Life in the UK

15.15-15.45 Coffee and networking
15.45-17.00
Session 5 – Diplomatic Neighbours
Meet your diplomatic neighbours in the Diplomatic Spouse Club of London

17.00-18.00 Networking wine reception and prize draw

This is a must-attend seminar to get a head start in your new posting – and it is totally free.

Diplomat and Spouse Registrations – space is limited so please book your place now.

To book your space please email: sue@embassymagazine.com

Exhibition Stands, Sponsors and Delegates

If you are a diplomatic supplier looking for further information on sponsoring, exhibiting or attending the event please contact Kerry at: events@embassymagazine.com

Source: Embassy Magazine

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Ikenna Asomba Ikenna Asomba is the Editor of Diplomatic Watch powered by Conduit Communications Limited, where he serves as Head, Media. He has knack for Developmental Journalism, a skill he has used to influence decisions of policy makers towards a better life for the people.

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