Protocol & Event Management

Delivering Effective Events and Mastering International Protocol and Etiquette

Format availability:

In-Person, Online streaming


5 Days

Introduction to the course

This Protocol & Event Management training course by KC Academy is a must for any professional responsible or working within the international protocol, events management and diplomatic settings. The 5-day comprehensive, highly interactive and dynamic course will empower your professional,  business & diplomatic competency and sharpen your multi-cultural communication skills.

In addition to exploring protocol, participants will learn how to plan, organise and deliver a successful event. Delegates will also be able to identify the critical considerations of planning protocol events, determine the logistical components of protocol events, and use a SWOT analysis to develop contingency plans.

Key highlights of this KC Academy training course include:

  • Introduction to protocol and diplomacy
  • Organising official events
  • Budgeting and cost management
  • International travel requirements 
  • Seating arrangements for events
  • Invitations, gifts and forms of address
  • The organisation of press conferences, international delegations and summits
  • Protocol, etiquette and courtesy
  • Managing the media at your events to multiply outcomes
  • Advice on looking after guests and protocol for VIPs

Course details

At the end of this training course, delegates will walk away with:

  • Empowered knowledge on protocol principles and guidelines
  • An understanding of the process of organising international travel 
  • Enhanced diplomatic language and verbal diplomacy  
  • Polished personal and professional image
  • Mastering international protocol, personal & virtual diplomacy
  • Understanding the bilateral meeting’s visit protocol & organisation of signing ceremonies with corresponding seating arrangements
  • The perfected organisation of working business luncheons, diplomatic, social etiquette, including fine points of dining etiquette
  • Increased self-confidence in official and informal contacts
  • Enhanced ability to work in an international environment and understanding critical elements of cross-cultural communication, and
  • Advanced proficiency and competence in connections with partners from all over the world.

This training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • National government officials
  • International organisations staff
  • Practising diplomats, civil servants, and those who wish to refresh or expand their knowledge of international protocol
  • Business managers & executives
  • Protocol and communications officers
  • PR consultants
  • Meeting and special events professionals and consultants
  • Personal assistants and administrative professionals, and
  • Those whose profession requires sophistication and tact when communicating and socialising in the global marketplace.


  • Public Personal Competence & Diplomacy: Image &  Silent Messages of Body Language
  • Preparing documentation and international travel requirements
  • Post-Covid-19 World Meet, Greet & Receive Protocol: New rules of Introduction & Receiving Line Formation Simulation
  • Writing a Successful Event Proposal
  • Planning and managing international events, official visits, and delegations
  • Budget: staff, time, materials, money
  •  “Stage Management” of the Event
  • Sets, Staging and Corporate Identity
  • Catering, Entertainment and Music at your Event
  • Seating Arrangements Protocol for Bilateral Meetings and Events 
  • Signing Ceremony Protocol 
  • The organisation of Receptions: Invitations and RSVPs and Reception Line Formation
  • Diplomacy: the establishment of diplomatic relations and protocol in international affairs
  • Power of Public Image & Dress Codes
  • Cross-Cultural Challenges 
  • International gift giving & receiving
  • Multi-Cultural and Multi-Faith Working Environment
  • Follow-up Protocol
  • Generating News through an Event

Professional certificate & Accreditation

This KC Academy training course provides you with insights into the art of protocol, etiquette and interaction in the multicultural environment and examines the organisation of local and international conferences and multilateral events.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites. Our courses are open to students of all backgrounds who are 18 years of age and older. All courses are conducted in English. Video lectures include English subtitles and the option to slow-down, pause, or replay lectures for better retention. Discussion boards are a critical component of each of our courses; therefore, we suggest students have a conversational knowledge of English when pursuing a Certificate of Completion. For any of the art writing courses, students need to be 100% proficient in written English.

You should have an up-to-date web browser such as: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. For more detailed information, please see the guides for supported browsers and basic computer specifications. Our Online Courses can be accessed on a mobile or tablet device, although we strongly encourage you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer and reliable internet connection for certain course components. Former students have told us it is easiest to read discussion threads and complete written assignments on a laptop or desktop computer.

Registration is available on our website. Just follow these simple steps: Click the “Apply Now” button in the top right corner of your screen. Select “Online Courses.” Choose your course(s). You will be asked for basic contact information and your credit card payment. We require full payment at the time of registration and all tuition is billed in US dollars. Be sure to check with your bank or credit card company, as your financial institution may charge a foreign transaction fee.

Our classes are kept small, at no more than 30 students, to better facilitate and encourage personalized interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Your classmates come from all over the globe and contribute their global perspectives and experience. Some are currently working within the arts while others are just beginning. All classmates share in their passion for the art world.

It is recommended that you begin your course promptly. If you do need to start the course a few days late, contact your instructor as soon as possible after the course has opened to discuss your options. Registration closes on the Friday after the course begins.

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Online streaming
29 Jul-02 Aug 2024
Fee: $3,950
29 Jul-02 Aug 2024
Fee: $5,950
12-16 Aug 2024
Fee: $5,950
16-20 Sep 2024
Fee: $5,950
21-25 Oct 2024
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18-22 Nov 2024
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09-13 Dec 2024
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28 Apr-02 May 2025
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30 Jun-04 Jul 2025
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04-08 Aug 2025
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18-22 Aug 2025
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22-26 Sep 2025
Fee: $5,950
27-31 Oct 2025
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24-28 Nov 2025
Fee: $5,950
15-19 Dec 2025
Fee: $5,950
Course customization available
Course customization available

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