Protocol in Paradise! | Protocol Officer Training | 22 - 26 April 2024 (CLASS FULL)

Course Type:
Full Certificate Program
Miami International Airport Hotel & Conference Center, Miami International Airport, 2100 NW 42nd Ave, Miami, Florida, USA
Teacher-Student Ratio:
5 days
Time Commitment:
41.5 clock hours
Date and Time:
22 April 2024 - 26 April 2024, 8:00 - 17:00 ET Monday to Friday
Registration End Date:
8 April
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About The Protocol School of Washington

The Protocol School of Washington provides protocol, business etiquette, and communication skills training throughout the world and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training ( ACCET is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. As an accredited institution we continue to review, monitor, and revise our curriculum, instructional delivery, and facilitators in order to ensure the highest quality education and training.

Course Description

This five-day comprehensive in-person classroom training provides expert instruction, guided exercises and coaching for a thorough foundation in the fundamentals of operational protocol. Participants gain a broad understanding of functional business, government, and international protocol. Strong personal leadership skill development balances this high-quality curriculum, elevating confidence, preparedness, and professionalism.

Topics Included

  • Protocol History, Precedence and Positioning
  • Titles and Forms of Address
  • VIP Management
  • Seating
  • Ceremonies
  • International: The Impact of Culture on Protocol
  • Official Gifts
  • Flags and Logos
  • Logistics and Event Management
  • Personal Diplomacy and Dining Skills
  • Military Protocol
  • Leadership and Legendary Service
  • Professional Development

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the uses of precedence as a fundamental protocol tool.
  • Review the key elements between social and business seating.
  • Properly use titles and forms of address.
  • Apply flag order of precedence when displaying multiple flags.
  • Define the master protocol process and apply it to meetings and events.
  • Identify the elements of cross-cultural communication.
  • Master appropriate gift-giving practices.
  • Apply the elements of the guest experience cycle.
  • Define legendary service and its methods of delivery.
  • Apply rank vs. service precedence within the military.
  • Understand and feel confident using and applying dining etiquette principles.

Materials Provided

  • Your official framed certificate, presented at graduation (measuring approximately 18 x 12 inches | 45.72 x 30.48 cm).
  • Honor & Respect The Official Guide to Names, Titles, and Forms of Address (2nd Edition, 2013) by Robert Hickey, The Protocol School of Washington, South Carolina, 552 pp., ISBN: 978-0-615-19806-4.
  • The Little Book of Etiquette by Dorothea Johnson (1997), Running Press.
  • The Protocol School of Washington Protocol Officer Training Manual (2024), the Protocol School of Washington, South Carolina.
  • Global Road Warrior Digital Subscription

Measure of Performance

A 90% attendance rate is required of all participants. This course is strictly Pass/Fail. The Training Manager, in conjunction with the course facilitators, will observe and evaluate your participation to determine if you understand the material and if you pass or fail the course.

Course Requirements

Classes are presented in English. To ensure the best student experience, English language proficiency and basic computer skills are required.

Recommended Hotels Nearby

The Miami International Airport Hotel & Conference Center hotel rooms are under construction. The following hotels are within 10-15 minutes away from the Miami International Airport Hotel & Conference Center, with most providing a complimentary shuttle to the airport. Due to this being a hosted training with the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, PSOW has not contracted a host hotel.

Pullman Miami Airport

Fairfield Inn & Suites Hotel Miami Airport South

Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon

Doubletree by Hilton Miami

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Price: $7,700.00

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