Special Events 

2018 PDI-POA Educational Forum | Boston, MA

July 23-26, 2018

The Forum provides an opportunity to refresh and enhance your professional expertise and to expand your protocol network. Engage with colleagues from around the globe. Share what you know and learn from experts. Forum attendees come from a wide variety of fields. These include national, state, city and provincial governments, NGO’s, Intergovernmental agencies, cultural and academic institutions, public and private corporations as well as training and consulting practices.

Bring Your Manners to Work Day

September 7, 2018

A day to remind people of the importance of treating people with courtesy and respect in the workplace. Although Bring Your Manners To Work Day is just one day of the year, it doesn’t mean you should only be polite at work for one day. Use the day as a reminder of the importance of good manners every day of the year, and you may well find good manners help to open the doors to new opportunities in the workplace.

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. 

National Business Etiquette Week

June 2-8, 2019

A week to recognize the need for proper business etiquette to compete in the growing global marketplace. Review everything from how to network to the proper handshake and how to remember names.