WELCOME TO CHAPTER 1:
"SKILLS FOR A CHANGING WORLD"
"Skills for a Changing World" is the first chapter of the Diplomatic Planner. This first series focuses you to understand your skills, weaknesses, and areas of further development, specifically for a career in international relations and diplomacy. Resources in this chapter is perfect if you are looking to break into jobs in international relations. You will gain insights into soft and hard skills you already have and must develop to have a successful international career. You will also decide on regional areas to focus your training, as well as gain a firm grasp of your values, motivation and personal mission to drive you in your career. This series will help you define what success truly means to you and how to use your definition to achieve your long-term goals.
By the end of this series, you will have enough information to the discover gaps in your skills, and to draw up a personal development plan that prepares you for the wider scope of international relations.
KEY FOCUS: up your skills, find your strengths, eliminating threats, assessment of the current market, overcoming obstacles, adapting to diplomacy, being prepared, framing your skills, development training for international relations and diplomacy
KEY RESOURCE: SWOT analysis and action plan, hard skills inventory, soft skills audit, personal development plan
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Must-read introductions to help you make the most out of your foundational training.
Step-by-step guide in essential skills required in international relations.
Downloadable worksheets of practical exercises created for and taken directly from the Diplomatic Planner.
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Curated case studies that support the ethos of Grassroot Diplomat and provides background information about why this training is important in the successful operation of international relations.
A guide to further reading and training from established experts in their relevant field to support your growth and self-development in becoming a grassroot diplomat.
Related articles and podcasts from older Grassroot Diplomat resources to help you understand your role in the world.