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Skills Development ( Training Programs )
 
Skills Development
Diplomacy
 
Start date:  2011-01-16   End date:  2012-01-16
Topics to be covered:
1- Egypt Political System
  Egypt Political System takes place in the framework of a semi-presidential republic. The Egyptian political system consists of the legislative, executive and judicial authorities, in addition to the press, political parties, local administration and civil society organizations. Therefore, this part of the training will demonstrate the following point:
 
Historical Background
The Egyptian Constitution (1971)
Executive Authority
Legislative Authority
Judicial Authority
Political Parties
  Electoral System 
2- International Negotiation
  Within the realm of international relations, diplomatic negotiation is centeral to the functioning of the system of nation-states that has evolved over time. As a process it must be distinguished from other entities negotiating transnationally – a familiar endover for firms and other provate companies operating in today’s global economy. This part will highlights the following points:
 
Culture Confusion
Diplomatic Usage of : Agreements & Treaties
Diplomacy and Tact
Blocs and Alliances
War and Destruction
Case Studies
3- Competitive Bargaining
  Bargaining is a pervasive and ubiquitious form of human behavior. Actors, whether individulas or nation-states , tend to engage in some form of implicit or overt bargaining when out in a situtation of contact or interaction. Therefore, this part will include:
 
Models and Approaches of Bargaining
Deterrence as an aspect of International Bargaining
An Experimental Approach tp the Study of the Determinants of Bargaining Outcomes
Case Studies
4- Arbitral Settlement of International Disputes
 
Definition of International Dispute
Different Types of International Disputes
Forms of Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes
International Arbitration – Definition and Forms
Commercial DiplomacyCase Studies
5- Competitive Bargaining
  It is a relatively new discipline that gained a lot of importance due to two main reasons:
 
- The increasing importance of trade negotiations, on the multilateral, regional, and bilateral levels.
- The increasing complexity of trade issues’ negotaitions
 
So, this part includes:
Identifying the Main Issue
Analysis of the Different Related Dimensions
Developing a Research Agenda
  Setting Negotiations Plan 
  Skills Needed for a Commercial Diplomat 
6- Protocol for the Modern Diplomat
  The term "protocol" comes from the Greek words meaning "the first glue," and indeed it may be said that protocol is the glue which holds official life in our society together. Whether on the local, state, national or international level, proper protocol is vital in assuring that relations between the officials of organizations and governments are conducted with minimum friction and maximum efficiency. Therfore, this part of the training will define and describe the forms and procedures that constitute good protocol.
 
The order of precedence, ranking officials at every level from the President of the State on down.
Titles and forms of address to be used in written and oral communications
Calling cards, invitations and replies, official entertaining and private parties
Table seating arrangements
7- International Relations: Theories and Practice
  The field of International Relations concerns the relationships among the world’s governments, which are the member-states of the United Nations. But these relationships cannot be understood in isolation. They are closely connected with other actors (such as international organizations, multinational corporations, and individulas); with other social structures (including economics, culture, and domestic politics); and with geographic and historical influences. It is large subject that overlaps several other fields. Therefore, this part will highlights the field of International Relations and it’ll focus on the following points:
 
Multilateral Relations – United Nations
Bilateral Relations – EU and the Mediterranean Countries
Arab League
8- Diplomatic Security
  This part of the training demonstrates different roles in the field of Deplomatic Security including:
 
Security of Diplomats and Embassies Overseas
Protection Work
Investigations
Computer Investigations
9- Consular Roles
  This part of the training highlights the law governing the activities of consular and diplomatic staffs. Including consular functions, privileges and immunities, honorary consuls, war or emergency, and the Vienna convention on consular practices.