How do you tailor diplomatic training? Sizing up peer institutions and their training practices for the Diplomatic School of Armenia



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The Diplomatic School of Armenia (est. in 2009) explored how its peer institutions were organized, how they tailored their training programmes and how any existing structures and practices could be suited for Armenia. This paper reviews part of a comparative study which was carried out in 2013–2014. We include a sample of 14 institutes and training centres, ranging from countries which had diplomatic training fully integrated into the ministerial structures to those where the institute had become an entirely separate entity; including states where training focused strictly on skills development, as well as those cases where the focus had turned to offering post-graduate studies. It appears that all peer institutions have followed unprecedented development paths, becoming today’s diplomatic training centres, schools and academies. This made the tailoring exercise for Armenia even more challenging.



diplomatic institutes, diplomatic training, institution building, training practices, Armenia, diplomaatide koolid, diplomaatide koolitamine, institutsioonide väljaarendamine, koolituspraktikad, Armeenia