Protocol and Diplomacy International - Protocol Officers Association
Founded in 2002, Protocol and Diplomacy International – Protocol Officers Association (PDI-POA) is our nation’s first official protocol officers association 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.
"I want to encourage all my colleagues, as protocol officers, to be like a soldier who is ever ready for battle, because you could be called upon at anytime to serve. Always remember that it is service above self, with a humble heart and a gracious smile….knowing that you are the mirror of your country."
Travel & Protocol Assistant
UN Development Program - Liberia
Who are protocol officers? We are!
Protocol professionals from 22 US states, Puerto Rico, Canada, The Bahamas, Barbados, Cameroon, Dominican Republic, England, Italy, Kosovo, Liberia, Mauritius, Nigeria, and Zambia gathered in Denver July 28-31 for the 2012 Educational Forum. Here, attendees are pictured on the steps of the United States Air Force Academy Chapel. The day at the Academy included presentations on academic protocol, protocol at sporting events, protocol in healthcare, and religion’s influence on protocol. (photo credit: USAFA)