Professional Certificate in Strategic Economic Diplomacy
26th - 30th April 2021, Virtual Learning


As an enabler of international cooperation, trade and sustainable peace, economic diplomacy is fundamental to the implementation of the UN’s Post 2015 Agenda - to the reduction of extreme poverty, the objective of a profound economic transformation that provides equal opportunities for all, and in the forging of a new partnership incorporating all aspects of the international community.

Course Overview

This course will provide those involved in international relations, trade and diplomacy with a comprehensive understanding of the instruments required for effective economic diplomacy.

Experts in the field will lead this training through interactive workshops, lectures and best practice case studies, fostering innovation, creative learning and networking amongst peers. This interactive learning will support participants’ understanding of key themes, including multilateral trade agreements and ethical trade strategies. By examining in-depth case studies and utilising strategic planning tools, participants will leave equipped to formulate and implement strategic plans for more effective investment and trade policies, supported by an enhanced knowledge of international treaties and the major sectors of industry. A comprehensive analysis of the mechanisms behind successful, strategic economic diplomacy will be provided, with subjects to be discussed including:

  • Scoping the impact and reach of economic diplomacy in international relations
  • Collaboration between state and unofficial agencies
  • Supranational forums for economic diplomacy
  • Models and structural differences in multilateral trade agreements
  • Remittances and capital controls
  • Sector targeting in economic diplomacy
Institute of Leadership & Management

The Institute of Management and Leadership (ILM) has approved this training course. ILM combines years of research, knowledge and innovation to champion the leadership agenda for all and since 1947 they have carried out extensive research into the knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviours and values of great leadership. Based on ILM’s core leadership values, this course meets the standard that enables learners who have completed to access the following benefits:

  • Membership of ILM and will receipt of an ICPS/ ILM joint Certificate of achievement for the course
  • Access to a raft of resources to help you with your continuing professional development, including an award-winning library of e-learning content
  • A community of over 30,000 members worldwide enabling you to collaborate and grow your knowledge and skills
  • Receipt of weekly news updates, podcasts and cutting-edge research and a monthly published journal and invitations to topical webinars
  • Authorisation to use approved letters AMInstLM (Associate Member of The Institute of Leadership and Management) after your name for business correspondence

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course the delegates will be able to:

  1. Develop, construct and implement strategic plans
  2. Lead effective organisational change
  3. Apply the key principles of economic diplomacy to their organisation
  4. Improve capacity and support structures, whilst reducing administrative burdens
  5. Analyse, enhance and evaluate performance
  6. Deliver services that better meet the needs of stakeholders

How You Will Benefit

  1. Have the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised professional qualification
  2. Hear the latest insights, research and developments in strategic economic diplomacy from leading experts in the field
  3. Network and share ideas with colleagues from around the world
  4. Enhance your skills and knowledge in the management of economic diplomacy