Professional Certificate in Strategic Economic Diplomacy

Day One: Monday 

09:30 Refreshments and Registration  
09:45 Welcome and Introductions  
10:00 Scoping the Impact and Reach of Economic Diplomacy in International Relations
Foreign policy and trade
International relations and departments for foreign affairs
Diplomacy in the 21st Century – power, business and influence
The projection of power and economic relations
Economic diplomacy & national security
How economic diplomacy fits with other forms of diplomacy
11:30 Morning Coffee  
11:45 Delegate Experiences of Economic Diplomacy
Case Studies
Facilitated Discussion
12:30 Lunch  
13:15 Case Study of State Agents in Economic Diplomacy: The Chinese Model
Investment, trade, infrastructure, influence & securing self-interest
14:15 Collaboration between State and Non-Official Agencies  
15:15 Afternoon Tea  
15:30 Diplomatic Excellence  
16:30 Wrap up and Close  

Day Two: Tuesday 

09:30 Refreshments  
09:45 Chair’s Welcome and Recap  
10:00 Supra-National Forums for Economic Diplomacy
The World Economic Forum – Davos
Regional trade blocs & customs union
Mechanisms for dispute resolution
11:15 Morning Coffee  
11:30 Models and Structural Differences in Multilateral Trade Agreements
Exploring trade agreements e.g. Mercosur, Caricom, AFTA/ASEAN, SADC, ECOWAS, EU, NAFTA, TPSEP
Mechanisms of international negotiations
Multilateral and bilateral agreements
12:30 Remittances and Capital Controls
Role of remittances from expatriate workforce as key economic driver of development
13:30 Lunch  
14:00 Sectoral Analysis of Economic Diplomacy
Scale of the major sectors: Arms, Oil and Gas, Technology, Health, Enviro nment and other sectors
14:45 Afternoon Tea  
15:00 Sector Targeting in Economic Diplomacy
Preferential agreements for particular industries between countries – examples and analysis
16:30 Close  

Day Three: Wednesday 

09:30 Refreshments  
09:45 Chair’s Welcome and Recap  
10:00 Development, Power and Economics
Defining the roles of departments for development – development, or investment and strategic reach through relationships?
Relationship between aid, trade, economic agreements and development
Links between aid and economic agreements
11:15 Morning Coffee  
11:30 Development, Power and Economics cont.  
12:45 Lunch  
13:30 Case Study: Economic Diplomacy in the Caribbean  
15:00 Afternoon Tea  
15:15 Promoting Economic Growth & Attracting Investment
Islamic Finance 
Other investment models
16:30 Close  

Day Four: Thursday 

09:30 Refreshments  
09:45 Chair’s Introduction and Recap  
10:00 Free, Fair, Equitable and Ethical Trade Strategies
National political drivers of equitable policies
Consumer drivers of fair trade policieS
Implications for multinational business and producer countries
Multilateral ethical trade strategies and vested national, commercial and sectoral interests
11:15 Morning Coffee  
11:30 Strategic Planning in Economic Diplomacy
Overview of principles of strategic planning
Application of strategic planning
13:15 Lunch  
14:00 Applying Strategic Planning to Economic Diplomacy
15:00 Afternoon Tea  
15:15 Applying Strategic Planning to Economic Diplomacy
Facilitated Discussion
16:30 Close  

Day Five: Friday 

09:30 Refreshments  
09:45 Chair’s Introduction and Recap  
10:00 International and Domestic Economic Strategies
Export-orientated industrialisation
Diversifying a country’s economic base
Harmonising international and domestic economic policy
11:00 Morning Coffee  
11:15 Tax and Trade
Transnational agreements and tax regimes for multinationals
Linking aid and taxation
Foreign direct investment and preferential agreements
12:30 Chartered Management Institute Assignments and Qualification
Structuring written work for assessment
Demonstrating CMI criteria in assignments
Blending economic diplomacy content into assignment structures
13:00 Lunch and Close