Protocol and Diplomacy International – Protocol Officers Association

Founded in 2002, Protocol & Diplomacy International – Protocol Officers Association (PDI-POA) is an international association of protocol professionals dedicated to issues of protocol service to our communities. It was established at the first international protocol meeting held at the United States Department of State in Washington, D.C. Our Board of Directors and Honorary Advisors are individuals respected in the field worldwide for their protocol expertise.

Our mission is to provide the highest level of collective expertise, training, information, and advice regarding internationally and nationally accepted rules of protocol. We are committed to facilitating communication, understanding, and cooperation between individuals, governments and cultures.

Membership is open to professionals in the field of protocol who currently serve, or have served in the past, as protocol officers for any level of government (federal/national, state/province, county, city or military) museums or cultural institutions, universities and colleges (public or private), corporations or international trade organizations. Our international membership currently hails from twelve countries.

Discover the benefits of becoming a member of PDI-POA. Visit the Membership link at the left or download a PDF membership brochure here.

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Protocol professionals from Argentina, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Canada (four provinces), Croatia, Dominican Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Grenada, Italy, Iraq, Macedonia, Monserrat, Nigeria, Senegal, Turkey, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, and the United States (27 states),  gathered in Washington, D.C., Aug 11-14 for the 2014 PDI-POA International Education Forum. The forum represented the most diverse gathering of protocol professionals in PDI-POA’s history. PDI-POA was honored to be addressed by U.S. Chief of Protocol Peter A. Selfridge and we presented our 2014 Spirit of Diplomacy Award to U.S. Deputy Chief of Protocol Natalie Jones. Pictured above are 2014 Forum participants on the steps of the U.S. National Archives in Washington, D.C.

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