International Protocol, Business Etiquette & Diplomacy
A leader in International Protocol Training since 1989.
"I am delighted to share that I have completed the Cross-Cultural Negotiations Course at the International Protocol Institute of California. Grateful for the opportunity to have the renowned Marie Betts-Johnson as an instructor. A sophisticated and worldly expert in the field who really knows how to put one’s mind to the test! I look forward to putting these skills into practice."
Director of Government Relations at Consulate General of Israel in Toronto and Western Canada.
Join us for our 5-Day "Train to be an International Protocol Specialist" Certification Program:
November 28 - December 2, 2022 in San Diego, California.
From leaders of industry to diplomats, graduates emerge with the qualifications to meet the demands of today’s business etiquette and digital protocol requirements, enabling you to:
- Promote international business and diplomatic relations between companies and countries.
- Communicate strategically across global cultural landscapes.
- Create an atmosphere of civility and inclusion in a diverse workplace.
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A recognized leader in the Business Etiquette and International Protocol training industry the International Protocol Institute of California is an internationally renowned protocol training and consultancy firm. The Institute’s Programs provide the knowledge to:
- Promote international relations through protocol and diplomacy.
- Communicate across cultures and negotiate strategically worldwide.
- Create an atmosphere of civility in the workplace resulting in increased productivity, optimal employee retention and customer excellence.
Whether your business interests are in the United States, Asia, Europe or the MENA region, we deliver, through time-tested modern and traditional methodologies, proven solutions to succeed in the global economy.
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Marie Betts-Johnson, Founder and Director of the International Protocol Institute of California®, is an expert on International Protocol, Global Executive & Media Presence, Cross-Cultural Negotiations and Business Etiquette. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Contemporary Diplomacy through the DiploFoundation and University of Malta…the intent being to update her programs, providing the most comprehensive knowledge available in the industry.
Originally from Tipperary, Ireland, Marie is based in San Diego, California and established The International Protocol Institute of California® in 1989. She is an internationally recognized consultant, speaker and published columnist and has developed hundreds of customized training programs for multinational companies, diplomats, chiefs of protocol, government and non-government entities, entrepreneurs and business professionals.
She was most recently featured in World Protocol Magazine
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