Everyday Diplomacy

You don’t need a position or a title to be a diplomat to negotiate the creation of a more harmonious and peaceful world. You can be a diplomat in your daily life and work. Whether you’re preparing to be a career diplomat or just interested in gaining soft-skills to better serve your community, the International Diplomacy Forum prepares you for the diplomatic role you can play every day. It equips you with the skills and knowledge for everyday diplomacy, enabling you to excel in positions of influence, to break new ground to better serve the community, and to pursue just and mutually beneficial solutions to some of the world’s intractable challenges.

“In a world of complex threats, our security and leadership depend on all elements of our power – including strong and principled diplomacy.”

Barack Obama

Strong and principled diplomacy is a skill that unlocks your leadership potential. Having confidence and patience, the ability to listen, the openness of mind and heart to compromise and the drive to complete the work demanded, are all everyday diplomacy skills, that are elements of your power to thrive in work and life.

Whether you are leading a team, promoting change or defining your future, now is the time to learn or relearn the art of diplomacy that will empower you. Join the International Diplomacy Forum, a platform for young leaders like you who see diplomacy at the core of leadership – skilled at negotiating the creation of a better workplace, community or world.

Humanitarian Affairs’ Diplomacy Forum was an amazing way to connect with and be inspired by, so many like-minded people from all across the world – all committed to driving change.

Dana Throssell
Australian National University