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Independent online learning platform that provides you with practical tools, strategies and self-development toolkits to make you a mission-driven diplomat for your cause, community or country.



1 mission.

To help you become an effective diplomat representing a cause, mission or country, anywhere in the world.

40+ worksheets.
50+ tutorial podcasts.
70+ case studies.
1,000+ research.
Immediate access.


12 themes.

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1: Understand your skills, weaknesses, and areas of further development to break into international relations

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2: Understand your fit in the world by identifying long-term goals to help you balance work-home priorities

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3: Familiarise yourself with the utilisation of emotional intelligence when conducting international relations

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4: Cultivate a deep understanding of who you are and how to overcome the fear of failure in a competitive environment

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5: Develop self-awareness around societal privilege and cultural barriers, and how to adapt to mandates

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6: Preserve integrity in the face of adversity, helping you maintain control while remaining empathetic to others

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7: Apply lessons of diplomacy to everyday life to create positive interactions and act responsibly abroad

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8: Create positive engagement, online and offline, through networking, storytelling, and mutual influence that builds bonds over time

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9: Develop resilience when dealing with failures, conflicting personalities, time constraints and external pressures

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10: Manage bureaucracies, work around lobbyists, influence governments, and operate in regulated environments

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11: Craft an authentic personal brand that aligns to your values, cause and country without being self-promotional

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12: Staying committed to the cause of others, coping with high demands, dangerous situations and conflicting priorities


Individual membership plan

This membership plan is designed for individuals who want to develop themselves for a career in diplomacy and international relations. You have the option to choose between a monthly or an annual payment.

Group membership plan options

Group membership options are open specifically to universities, embassies and inter-governmental organisations. Each plan offers very unique benefits that are heavily discounted for our normal services. If interested about any of these plans, please contact us directly on: membership [at] grassrootdiplomat [dot] org.

Resources Online

To take a sneak peek at what the Grassroot Diplomat Online Academy offers,
check out our list of resources made publically available on Trello.

Membership FAQ


My discount code is not working. How do I redeem it?

Discount code for the Academy is only applicable on the “Diplomatic Planner User” option. After registration, add your code under ‘Coupon Code’, then select. If your discount still does not apply, please contact membership [at] grassrootdiplomat [dot] org with your username and the code you are trying. 

How do I cancel my membership?

You can cancel your membership at any time by writing to us at. Please state why you want to cancel. Your membership will stop by the next payment cycle. Refunds cannot be made for previous months.


I want more specialised articles and worksheets as part of my membership. How do I make suggestions?

Contact us stating that you are a member. Provide detailed information on what you are looking for and we will try to get things written up within 30 days of receipt.

I don’t want to receive newsletters. How do I opt out?

You can unsubscribe from any of our mailing list by clicking “Unsubscribe” at the bottom of the newsletter or in your account setting. You may wish to review our Legal Disclaimer for further information about how we use personal information.


Are group discounts available?

We are currently working on providing discounted group membership to universities, embassies and intergovernmental organisations. For more information, please contact Sandra on: sandra [at] grassrootdiplomat [dot] org

I forgot my username/password. What do I do?

We do not have access to your username or password so you will need to reset this yourself. Simply click “Forgot username/password” on the login page and follow the instructions on the email.


Do you provide training certificates for being part of the Online Academy?

We provide certificates to members who have been with Grassroot Diplomat for over 12 months. You will receive a special certificate via the email you used to register with us. Please make sure you keep your personal information updated.

I am already a member but want a discount on my membership.

Unfortunately, discounts can only be applied for first time users or after the original membership is cancelled. Please contact us if you wish to discuss this.

For further information, please contact membership [at] grassrootdiplomat [dot] org