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Webinar: Protocol from Two Perspectives
Thursday, January 26, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Category: Events

Protocol from Two Perspectives: A Delegation Arriving to the United States

A discussion of the preparations for a visiting international delegation in-bound to the United States. What preparations are made in advance on-site, how do these differ between industries, and how can incoming visitors best prepare their principals for corporate- or academic-based visits.

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Kathleen Ryan, CGMP

Kathleen is a Boeing Customer Engagement Team Lead for the Washington D.C. region and is responsible for planning and executing senior customer meetings and demos, special events and exhibits for Boeing’s Space, Defense & Security businesses. 

Kathleen is a retired Air Force Officer and a former Chief of Protocol for the Department of the Air Force supporting both the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force.  She was also Aide-de-Camp to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  As a small business owner, she was an Associate of the Protocol School of Washington®, where she collaborated on the development of their Protocol Officer Training Course. Working with Harlan Lee & Associates, she conducted protocol training for the Missile Defense Agency and Defense Intelligence Agency. She is a Certified Government Meeting Professional (CGMP) through the Society of Government Meeting Professionals and was named the 2020 Sam Gilmer “Planner of the Year” for the association.  Kathleen is also a founding board member of Protocol & Diplomacy International Protocol Officers Association.  

Catherine Wilson

Catherine M. Wilson manages international visitor protocol and donor stewardship for Notre Dame International, working collaboratively with units across campus to develop strategic priorities for international visitors and to coordinate and execute event and protocol management for distinguished international visitors to campus. Before coming to NDI, she was director of special projects and media relations for the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney for the 60th Judicial Circuit of Indiana. She earned both her bachelor’s degree in philosophy and her master’s in nonprofit administration magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame, as well as a certificate in hospitality and tourism management from Florida Atlantic University and a Sustainable Events Professional Certificate from Events Industry Council. She is a graduate of The Protocol School of Washington®’s protocol officer training, and is licensed through PSOW as an intercultural protocol and etiquette trainer. She is also certified in GlobeSmart Profile and Inclusive Behaviors Inventory through Aperian Global.
Catherine became a member of PDI-POA in 2016 and has served as a Forum volunteer, Member Buddy, Communications Committee Co-Chair, and Co-Chair of the 2022 International Protocol Education Forum in San Antonio, as well as a member of the Events Committee and the Select Committee on Professional Behaviors, Ethics, and Responsibilities. Catherine joined the board in 2020, serving as Vice President for Communications 2020-2022, and assuming the role of President in September 2022.


Educational Webinars

Education of protocol professionals is an integral part of the mission of PDI-POA. Webinars are part of our expanding professional development and member engagement opportunities. They include educational presentations by featured speakers, along with a forum for viewers to ask questions of leading experts of protocol and diplomacy. To promote the instructional environment of the webinar, audio and video interaction for attendees is disabled, with interaction happening through the chat and Q&A functions of the Zoom Webinar platform.

Webinars are open at no additional charge to members of PDI-POA as a benefit of membership. Non-members are invited to attend as well; the non-member registration fee is $50 per person.

Each webinar session will be recorded and made available to PDI-POA members through the members-only Video Library. For non-member registrants, the recording will be available for 30 days after the session via a password-protected link that will be shared after the conclusion of the webinar.

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