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50 Students Graduate with Soft Skills

With a cast of 50 students graduating in soft skills in the Executive Certificate in Diplomacy, Protocol, Etiquette and Professional Branding, the Graduation Ceremony was a truly momentous occasion. It was an occasion to celebrate empowerment and innovative skills. A number of representatives from supporting institutions, members of the Diplomatic Corps and International Organizations, friends and family were all in attendance at the auspicious Graduation Ceremony held on Friday 29 June 2018 at the ZID Campus.

The Executive Certificate in Diplomacy, Protocol, Etiquette and Professional Branding is one of the Institute’s Capacity Building and Development programmes to help Africans fit in the ever changing socio-economic and political environment. The course enhances individual initiatives; innovative skills; and adds value to the province of business and private relationships management. It is a source of motivation and it centers on predictable acceptable demeanors, efficacy and professionalism.

Among the Graduands were the Zion Christian Church Protocol Officers who also  graduated in the Executive Certificate and the Zimbabwe National Road Administration Managers who were receiving accolades in Advanced Diplomacy, Protocol and Etiquette.

His Excellency Hakan Kıvanç, Ambassador of Turkey to Zimbabwe who was the Guest of Honor encouraged the graduates to continue working hard and to never cease learning. In his keynote address, Ambassador Kıvanç emphasized the paramount importance of lifelong learning as the key to Human growth and sustainable development. The Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Institute of Diplomacy Mr V.A Chikanda also addressed the graduating students articulating the fundamental importance of soft skills saying; “…without knowledge of soft skills and diplomacy a human being will be nothing but reasoning savage”.

Also in attendance as a special guest was PAG of the Rotary e-Club “Ambassador 9210” Mr Boris Boynoff who also encouraged the graduates to follow their dreams and be their own inspiration.

The Institute would like to congratulate all the Students and wish them the best in their new endeavors.


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