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A Message from the Manager
2022 – 2023
Since its inception over eight 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 2022 – 2023 academic year, the DAOC continues with this proud tradition. With regard to its primary teaching function, the DAOC plans to offer six modules. Upon successful completion of online modules, learners will be awarded a Certificate of Training. Three webinars and an online workshop are also planned. They are scheduled to be held between Q3 2022 and Q2 2023. It is noteworthy that, by way of a certificate, participants' attendance will be recognized.
For the period in question, the DAOC Academic Curriculum 2022/2023 Academic Year—which is available for download by clicking here— sets out a roster for DAOC training modules, webinars & workshop. In the case of the 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, not least because the COVID-19 crisis continues to have a lasting effect. This pandemic and the severalfold crises that it has wrought have dramatically affected the world around us, compelling a variety of systemic adjustments. 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.