Corporate Diplomacy

Corporate Diplomacy (CPI-CD7012-012)

The closer they get to the top, the more senior executives engage in activities equivalent to international diplomacy, While internal responsibilities remain important, the focus as one moved shifts increasingly on how to shape the business environment and conclude business deals,  diplomatic skills appears to the most important one in today’s business world .

Program Pedagogy

The art of leadership remains the focus of many programs, international institutions, academic researches, politicians and industry experts. In Corporate Diplomacy, Hossam El-Shazly, the former Presidential Candidate and the prominent figure in politics and international relations with a selected group of elite scholars, public service officers, diplomats

and industry experts will join you to a challenging and transformational journey investigating another new dimension of the interpersonal skills and personality traits required for managing corporate development and international business relation in the 21st century. This program examines how senior managers can manage and shape the business environment and relations through skills used in international diplomacy. 


Program Objectives

Corporate Diplomacy focuses on developing The Manager as Diplomat, and addresses the skills of international diplomacy in the scope of corporate management and business development. By bringing the most advanced concept in today’s business environment the program curriculum is extremely challenging and focuses on the following areas:

The Manager as Diplomat ( The Diplomatic Leader)
Conducting linked negotiations, undertaking multistage negotiations, sequential negotiations and linked parallel negotiations
Building Coalitions , mapping the political landscape and building coalitions externally and internally
Managing Conflict and Responding to Crisis. 


Program Structure

Corporate Diplomacy is structured and offered in small groups allowing for effective interaction among participants and giving a foundation for the UN workshop session which is an important part of the programs structure. The world-class at the corporate center hosts participant with wide range of experience and from different countries worldwide. The recent program in our local campus in Switzerland involves executives from 21 countries. Participants are able to complete the program in 50-70 hours including the assessment and evaluation session. 

1. Psychology Track

Via this unique learning and training psychological approach, participants are able to develop particular dimensions in their personality character, specially these areas related to analytical abilities, decision making, reflection, negotiation abilities, and social networking. This track focus on enabling participants to work very efficient under extreme stress factors and unexpected developments in business environment, It also provides a systematic approach to internal motivation, idea structure and generation. 


2. Lecturing Track

Through very structured course curriculum, participants will learn and fully understand the international diplomacy skills, methodology and approach used for problems analysis, decision making, developing and structuring international relations, agreements and business negotiations,  building of professional networks and collations,  managing conflicts and structuring crisis centers.


3. The International Diplomacy Workshop- UN Workshop

The International Diplomacy workshop is one essential and most fascinating parts of the program. Participants take part in life workshops where they apply the types of diplomatic skills and traits they learn and develop through-out the program. Via advanced structured workshops and using state of the art technology, they will be trained to use international diplomacy skills in corporate management. In conducting linked negotiations, undertaking multistage negotiations, sequential negotiations and linked parallel negotiations participants will master how to shape political map and how to manage corporate change, business transformation and how to maximize return on investment. 


4. The Diplomatic Plan

As an essential requirement for the program completion, participants work to develop a professional 'Diplomatic-Plan' applicable to their own work environment. They master and examine different diplomatic skills and concepts such as: Mental Bridges, Breadth of responsibility, Organize-to-learn, technical learning, cultural learning as well as political learning. The plan is among the main assets and skills required to develop a pilot project for corporate management and business development. 


Program Take Away Benefits

After completing the program, the participants should be able to understand and develop:

  • Skills used in international diplomacy as the future of corporate development and as an essential part of leadership style in the new century. 
  • Using of diplomatic approach is the only way to pace the balance between the internal and external responsibilities, and  to shape the corporate map successfully.
  • Negotiations are conducted on different styles and require different preparations and approaches; analysis is an essential part of the negotiation process particularly in multilateral negotiations which represents most of the business activities in this area.
  • Conflict management and crisis response depend to major extent on how an organization is prepared to face crisis, establishing and managing of crisis centre should be on the manager’s agenda.
  • Focusing on building a winning coalition should be a mastered skill enabling managers to shape the corporate map, and to set A-Item priorities based on the diplomatic leader approach, corporate managers should organize to learn.

Assessment and Evaluation

Corporate University Programs are assessed as following :

  • Two written exercises on topics specified by the program committee, and focused on the participants ability to set and examine different approaches used in international diplomacy and how to strategically apply them in corporate management (Counted for 50% )
  • One oral exam on topics related to the ability of the participant to practice skills used in international diplomacy through different levels and styles of the corporate negotiation process, participant should be able to defend their position based on a professional and a sequential system. (20%)
  • Class participation, measures the ability of the participant to work in teams and to use the team harmony within the class and the workshops to progress during the program. (20 % )
  • Work paper, focus on one topic to measure the participant ability to organize and structure the diplomatic plan within business environment. (10% )


Program Fee

The tuition fee for the ' Corporate Diplomacy' program at the CCU Corporate Center is 3000 CHF for students applying from Europe and United States with exception of Switzerland including all study materials, case studies and software. Students applying from other parts of the world, please contact the registrar office at CCU, or your local program director to know the exact program fee in your region and if you are entitled for specific discount or scholarship. Students applying for admission at our main campus in Switzerland either as part of their current program or as independent study, please write to the registrar office with full details at
Registration fee of 100 CHF is applicable at the time of application. The program fee doesn't include housing or accommodation fee.
Payment plans are available in different models and based on the approval of the admission office. Scholarships are also available for specific countries and regions, please consult the Corporate Center Office at the Cambridge Corporate University for detailed information at:


How to Apply

Applications for admission to the program should be made to the admission office at the Cambridge Corporate University Switzerland using the online application form and defining the program and mode of learning. The form should sent via email to the Registrar office at the CCU via email at:



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