The Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy delivers a range of specialised short courses designed to bring scholar's research findings and concepts to the attention of practitioners in ways that contribute to practical approaches.
Specifically, courses are designed to achieve one or more of the following aims:
To provide relevant conceptual frameworks so that practitioners can better understand their operating environment.
To identify the historical and contemporary conditions in which particular diplomatic processes and strategies can be assessed.
To consider alternative approaches to emerging issues in our globalised world.
- Through the practical application of diplomatic knowledge and research, the College seeks to advance the study and practice of diplomacy, and address important humanitarian and political issues.
Who can gain from the courses?
Courses are offered to a range of international and domestic clients including government departments, multilateral organisations, international businesses or non-government organisations.
Participants are usually decision-makers who need to understand the global influences underpinning their local circumstances or middle to senior level diplomatic practitioners who recognise the increasing complexity of their roles.
A limited number of short courses are offered to the general public. Details of these courses are made available on the Events page as they are announced.
Learning with the best
The Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy is both deliverer and facilitator of the short courses.
As a facilitator, the College brings together leading researchers and practitioners in specific diplomatic fields to provide academic knowledge combined with a 'hands-on' focus.
Short course options
Some of the possible one-day courses include:
- Religion & Diplomacy
- Rebuilding Disrupted States
- Introduction to the UN System
- Politics of Asia-Pacific Institutions
- Practical Approaches to Human Security
- Conflict Management within States
- Conflict Management & Negotiating Tactics
The College also offers regular courses on topical issues to the public. These courses are designed in response to community needs at a specific point in time. Details of these courses are made available on the Events page as they are announced.
The College is able to design customised courses according to the specific needs of government, non-government organisations, multilateral bodies or international corporations. These can range from one-day to one-week courses or longer. They may be delivered in a variety of venues, including client premises.
Please contact College staff, who can advise you about possible topics and appropriate presenters.