Diplo lecturers Biljana Scott and Liz Galvez have developed a new workshop on Diplomatic English designed to help diplomats communicate more effectively both in writing and through public speaking in a range of diplomatic contexts.
The workshop is heavily slanted towards practical diplomatic tasks. Exercises were designed to offer participants the chance to practice clarity and conciseness in diplomatic writing as well as writing for new social media, and preparation of PowerPoint presentations. In addition, participants have the opportunity to practice public speaking, both impromptu and prepared, as well as media interviews, including Hard Talk scenarios.
The workshop was commissioned by UNDP for members of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova. The first workshop was run in December 2011 for 12 participants ranging from junior attaché to director-level who found the combination of lectures on use of language and practical exercises both interesting and useful for their work. This is the first in a series of three workshops which Diplo will run in Moldova.