Professional Certificate in Strategic Economic Diplomacy
8th - 12th February 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

Upon completion of this week-long course and subsequent successful completion of CMI written tasks, the successful candidate will be awarded a Level 7 CMI certificate in Management & Leadership, showing the CMI units achieved. The CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. The professional qualifications offered by the Institute are internationally recognised and sought after.

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