National Protocol Officer Week

March 24-30, 2019

This week recognizes protocol officers - the trusted advisers who plan and orchestrate international VIP visits, meetings, ceremonies and special events for the military, government, academia and business world.

“From navigating complex cultural customs on foreign visits to showing respect by offering a proper greeting, the world is full of examples of protocol successes and opportunities for enhancement,” said Eyring. “During National Protocol Officer Week, we want this contest to shine a light on the work of these unsung heroes who work tirelessly behind the scenes to successfully facilitate and maintain international commerce and diplomacy—and why the work of a protocol professional is a valued commodity for any organization.”

Congratulations 2018 Tuition Contest Winner Duja Muhanna "Protocol and the Olympic Games" won her a complimentary tuition to attend Protocol Officer Training. The 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea highlights examples of protocol success and illustrates why protocol professionals are need more than ever. 

Top 100 Reasons you need a Protocol Professional on staff:

Past winners include: 

Duja Muhanna [2018] National Protocol Officer Week "Where in the World is Protocol?" tuition contest with Protocol and the OlympicGames

Andrew Loeb Shoenig [2017] National Protocol Officer Week “Picture Perfect Protocol: Protocol Memories of a Lifetime Contest” tuition contest with his Picture (im)Perfect Protocol

Cathy Heyne [2016] National Protocol Officer Week "Annual Protocol Check Up: Take Time to Take Care...of You!" tuition contest with her Tips to Build Strong Relationships Abroad: Your Global Health Treatment Plan for Success video.