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A Message from the Manager
2023 – 2024
Since its inception over nine years ago, the DAOC has established itself as a respected Caribbean-oriented centre of diplomatic studies. For Caribbean professionals seeking to expand their capabilities to advance an international career, the DAOC is a trusted educational partner. Combining a world-class suite of curricular offerings, which align with topical policy and learning trends, with a programme of advocacy and partnerships regarding the relationship between diplomacy and the Caribbean, the Diplomatic Academy provides a unique setting for stakeholders to deepen diplomatic skills/knowledge & enhance policy expertise.
In the 2023 – 2024 academic year (AY), the DAOC continues with this proud tradition. With regard to its primary teaching function, the DAOC plans to offer four online, off-the-shelf training modules. In addition, over this AY, the DAOC intends to host a set of in-house, customized online modules for some institutional clients. Upon successful completion of modules, learners will be awarded a Certificate of Training. Two workshops are also scheduled, along with four webinars. The latter will be held between Q3 2023 & Q2 '24.
For the period in question, this document sets out a roster for DAOC off-the-shelf modules, workshops & webinars. Regarding modules, programme details (including tuition fees & convening dates) are outlined elsewhere. Information—available electronically—on the other online events will be published in due course.
The roll-out of this DAOC curriculum comes at a challenging time, considering the lingering knock-on effects of the COVID-19 crisis and heightened geopolitical tensions. They loom large in the context of several multilevel global crises. Higher education, like most other sectors, is going through an especially difficult time, making adjustments of its own. Like The UWI, the DAOC has adjusted how it conducts its affairs, with the health and well-being of its stakeholders in mind. This will be most apparent in terms of the Diplomatic Academy continuing to leverage remote means of delivery of training modules, and more.
In closing, now, more than ever, a complex, broad-based and interconnected diplomatic and global affairs environment obtains. In order to make sense of and contribute to effecting real action on some of the most pressing challenges of our time in such an environment, sharpened diplomatic skills & deep policy understanding garnered from modern diplomacy education are essential. The DAOC can help you make a difference.
Nand C. Bardouille, Ph.D.