Education Designed for Protocol Professionals

PDI-POA offers ongoing professional development for individuals wanting to deepen their understanding of the protocol field. 


Our Annual Education Forum

For members of PDI-POA as well as non-member protocol professionals around the world, the Forum is a chance to expand your knowledge, refresh your skills and reunite with colleagues from around the world.  For non–members and individuals interested in learning more about protocol, it is the perfect introduction to the protocol field.  The program of each Forum provides practical, thought-provoking information useful to protocol professionals from around the world.

Learn more about the 2024 Forum.

Ongoing Professional Development

PDI-POA offers a range of ongoing professional development opportunities for members. Gain insight and personal guidance from the world’s leading experts that you can immediately implement in your organization.


Career Development Series

This virtual series offers members guidance, tips, and expert advice as they explore next steps in their career. These interactive sessions are designed to be meaningful and impactful. The next series begins in January 2024.


The Peer Mentor Program is designed to connect members with trusted peers, who understand the complexities of your position, and help you define, and deliver on key outcomes.


From fundamentals to Ask the Experts, these webinars feature international experts who share their insights from years of experience at the highest levels of government, military, institutions, and corporations.

Regional Workshops

Hosted and managed by local PDI-POA members, workshops offer an in-person program customized to your region. Check the Event Calendar to see if one is coming to your area. Interested in hosting a workshop? Contact [email protected].

The Protocol Prose Book Club

This member-exclusive book club connects you directly with the authors for a conversation about the books’ central themes, their perspective, and share insights about their writing process.


Develop your expertise with PDI-POA.

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