PROTOCOL GUIDE FOR DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS AND CONSULAR POST THE NETHERLANDS

This Protocol Guide is issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of our efforts to be a transparent and good host to our distinguished guests. It contains practical information based on the Dutch authorities’ interpretation of the rules for privileged persons.

Protocol Guide for Diplomatic Missions and Consular Posts1 Protocol and Host Country Affairs Department2

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

January 2021

Protocol Guide for Diplomatic Missions and Consular Posts1

 https://www.government.nl/documents/leaflets/2015/04/15/protocol-guide-for-diplomatic-missions-en-consular-posts

Contact the Protocol Department for identity cards, Protocol Guides and further assistance:

Protocol Department Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken

Bezuidenhoutseweg 67

2594 AC The Hague

Telephone: (070) 348 64 90

Website: www.government.nl

Email: dkp@minbuza.nl

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 Witten by: Adriana FLORES, protocol and soft diplomacy adviser and trainer at ProtocolToday Academy

07 July 2021, The Netherlands

Category: Diplomacy

Reference: AF070721D

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CULTURAL INTELIGENCE- GLOBAL MINDESET

The world is changing faster than ever before in the past. At the moment we are all posing new challenges than any other generation has faced, with Covid-19 around; it’s imperative we evolve faster and adapt robust ways of working, connecting, and interacting with people not just nationally but internationally.

Hence, it’s important for Entrepreneurs/Executives/Diplomats and everybody else who is willing to create their presence internationally must possess and showcase a growth mindset that is more global. Working with people from different cultures/countries necessitates additional skills. To consummate important business deals, projects that need international funding, government projects, and everything else that is directly or indirectly requires interacting and exchanging ideas with people from diverse cultures that is not from your own; requires extra abilities.

Something that seems appropriate and graceful in one culture could mean the opposite in another culture. For e.g. presenting a Chrysanthemum flower bouquet exhibits loyalty and devoted love in Japan, In America it symbolizes longevity and joy, in Europe, it is associated with death. Therefore, being aware of differences in cultures, learning a few words of the local language or any distinctive characteristics of those countries/cultures will help break barriers; build strong and long-term allies around the world.

While understanding elements of Cultural Intelligence helps build bridges, it’s important to also showcase the best of our manners and etiquette, refined communications skills, follow proper Protocol and appear elegant/ classy to create that first and everlasting impression on others. One must always remember we are not only presenting ourselves but representing our company and country.  Based on which other people will make impressions about us. A positive impression could lead to meaningful associations and can open doors for bigger opportunities.

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Self-reflection written by: Kruti SHAH, licensed Global Mindset skills trainer in India for ProtocolToday Academy

01 May 2021, INDIA

Category: Cultural Inteligence 

Reference: KS010521IC

ProtocolToday is an expert organization, Founded by professionals with years of experience in Cultural Intelligence and Soft Diplomacy. They offer well-researched training programs to help you prepare for the international presence. Enhance your abilities to dine, converse, and present at an international stage.

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