Professional Certificate in Strategic Economic Diplomacy

Day One: Monday 

09:30 Refreshments and Registration  
09:45 Welcome and Introductions  
10:00 Scoping the Impact and Reach of Economic Diplomacy in International Relations Definitions and scope of Economic Diplomacy
How Economic Diplomacy fits with other forms of diplomacy
Overview of the key factors and underlying theories in Economic Diplomacy
The three key tensions in Economic Diplomacy
Economics and politics
Domestic and international pressures
Government and non-government focus, including NGOs
11:30 Morning Coffee  
11:45 Delegate Experiences of Economic Diplomacy
Facilitated Discussion
12:30 Lunch  
13:15 Case Study of State Agents in Economic Diplomacy: The Chinese Model
Key current challenge
Developed countries
Small and low-income countries
14:45 Afternoon Tea  
15:00 Building institutional capacity for Economic Diplomacy  
16:00 Final discussion & wrap up  
16:15 Clos  

Day Two: Tuesday 

09:30 Refreshments  
09:45 Chair’s introduction and recap  
10:00 Economic Diplomacy - the world framework
The development of supra-national forums for Economic Diplomacy
The WTO and DOHA
Compliance and mechanisms for dispute resolution
11:00 Morning Coffee  
11:15 Economic Diplomacy – the world framework continued
Regional structures (e.g. Eu, Caricom, SADC etc)
Different types of agreement, Free Trade areas and customs unions
12:30 Lunch  
13:15 Introduction to Strategic Planning in Economic Diplomacy
Knowing and working with your stakeholders
Delivery chains
Constructing a strategic plan for economic diplomacy
Discussion (and case study)
15:00 Afternoon Tea  
15:15 Introduction to Strategic Planning continued  
16:30 Close  

Day Three: Wednesday 

09:45 Refreshments  
10:00 The role of aid
Case study and discussion
10:30 Trade, Aid and Economics  
11:15 Morning Coffee  
11:30 Trade, Aid and Economics continued  
12:00 Strategies for trade promotion and export development
Benefits of exporting
Strategic planning - sector and markets focus and channels
13:00 Lunch  
13:45 Strategies for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI
Benefits and types of FDI
Megatrends shaping FDI
Strategic planning - sectors, targeting and channels
15:15 Afternoon Tea  
15:30 Case study: UK trade policy in the context of Brexit  
16:30 Close  

Day Four: Thursday 

09:30 Refreshments  
09:45 Chair’s Introduction and Recap  
10:00 Free, fair, equitable and ethical trade policy
11:15 Morning coffee  
11:30 Remittances
Their importance, the difficulty in measuring their scale and options for harnessing remittances to promote domestic growth.
12:15 Key Sectors and sector targeting

13:00 Lunch  
13:45 International and domestic economic strategie
Export Orientated Industrialisation
Diversifying a country’s economic base
Harmonising international and domestic economic policy
15:00 Afternoon tea  
15:15 International and domestic economic strategies continued
16:30 Close  

Day Five: Friday 

09:30 Refreshments  
09:45 Chair’s Introduction and Recap  
10:00 The future of Economic Diplomacy
Exercise reviewing current developments and trends
Causes for optimism and causes for concern
Using scenario planning to build resilience into Economic Diplomacy strategy

11:00 Morning Coffee  
11:15 The future of Economic Diplomacy continued  
12:30 Chartered Management Institute Assignments and Qualification
Structuring written work for assessment
Demonstrating CMI criteria in assignments
Blending economic diplomacy content into assignment structures
13:00 Final discussion and certificate presentation  
13:15 Lunch and Close