The National Organizing Committee (NOC) for the Royal visit, has organized a protocol training workshop for various government entities that handle Very Important Persons (VIPs).
The NOC has invited Henrik de Groot to provide a series of seminars in the area of protocol in connection with the Royal visit.
De Groot is a teacher of International Protocol and Diplomats at the Clingendael Institute in the Netherlands.
Representatives from various ministries, the organizing committee members, sectors of government and training clubs, have been invited to the workshops that kick off this week.
Participants will learn about the universal principles of protocol, etiquette, courtesy and manners; navigate and manage interpersonal dynamics in important encounters; avoid causing offence or embarrassment in high profile situations.
They will also learn to display appropriate international business etiquette in many contexts; prepare and host VIP visits and formal occasions; and interact respectfully with people from many cultures, nations and regions.