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We are excited to add virtual events to the educational and professional development opportunities provided to PDI-POA members and friends!

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, roundtable discussions between panels of professionals, and "fireside chat" sessions between an expert and a moderator. Each format provides 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 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.

Our next webinar will be hosted on 18 January 2022. For information on our webinars, join our mailing list or apply to be a member of PDI-POA. 

PDI-POA Member Gatherings

We host regular casual virtual gatherings that members can join to meet one another, share best practices and learn from each other’s experiences, talk about topics of common interest, build relationships, and just have some time together to talk as friends and colleagues!  We will open a few chat rooms that attendees can move in and out of as they wish, and members are welcome to attend for the whole hour or just drop in when you are available.

Dates of upcoming Member Gatherings can be found on our Events Calendar, and information on how to attend the gatherings can be accessed in the Member Portal.

Protocol Prose Book Club

The Protocol Prose Book Club meets several times each year. This members-only event provides opportunities to connect through shared readings and gather in a virtual setting to discuss what we have learned, reflect on the ideas presented in the book, and ask questions on the topics covered. Recently, the Book Club has expanded to include the authors in the conversation. Authors discuss the book’s central themes, provide their personal perspective, and share insights about their writing process. During the sessions featuring the author, a moderator will lead the question and answer session to facilitate the conversation among readers and the author.

The next meeting of the Book Club will be on Tuesday, 15 March 20225:00pm EDT. Members, please watch your emails and our private Facebook Group for details about the book and on how to participate!

Virtual International Protocol Education Forum

The 20th Annual PDI-POA Forum was held on 19-21 July 2021, and was a fully virtual event. 

Please check the Annual Education Forum page for information on future forums including plans for virtual sessions, registration rates, and additional details of the schedule. Additional details for the 21st Annual Forum will be shared in early 2022.