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Consular Corps College

The National Association of Foreign Consuls in the United States

New Symposium Dates Set!

Posted on November 14, 2017 at 12:46 pm

After a difficult and challenging fall for so many of our consular colleagues and their foreign nationals, our members can attend the rescheduled Symposium this coming March 21st-23rd, 2018.  We have been able to retain all of the outstanding training sessions and speaker panels, as well as the Opening Gala Dinner at the Embassy of New Zealand.  As before, training and networking events will take place at the Embassy of Lithuania on Thursday, March 22nd, and at the Department of State on Friday, March 23rd.  Attendees are guaranteed the same excellence in offerings and opportunities.  Only the season, the spring flowers, and the beauty of Washington’s world-famous cherry blossoms will be different!

As an extra bonus, the National Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off officially Saturday March 24th, so anyone coming for the Symposium has the opportunity to stay a day or two longer to enjoy the festivities.  Register now to attend the Symposium and then stay for the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Click Here to Register.

2017 Symposium Postponed to March 2018

Posted on November 2, 2017 at 11:48 am

Consuls are nothing if not responsive, understanding, and flexible.  With the natural disasters and mass shooting of this past fall still affecting many of our members and their foreign national communities, a large number of our members cannot attend the Symposium in November.  We are postponing the Symposium until March 2018 so that they will be able to participate in this year’s outstanding programs and training sessions.  The new dates for this Symposium 2.0(18) will be announced very shortly to give everyone time to make arrangements.

Two Embassies Featured at 2017 Symposium

Posted on August 11, 2017 at 1:51 pm

Attendees at the 2017 Symposium this November 15 – 17, 2017 will have the unique opportunity to attend the Opening Diplomatic Gala Dinner at the Embassy of New Zealand and to participate in a full day of training at the Embassy of Lithuania, in addition to a day at Main State.  Training programs at the Embassy of Lithuania will concentrate on Trade Promotion, while sessions at Main State will include hearing from and about the new leadership at the Department of State.

Don’t Forget to Renew Your Membership

Posted on May 11, 2017 at 1:06 pm

Don’t forget to renew your membership for 2017.  Once again, the annual dues are only $125.00 for Full Members (Consular and Protocol Officers), $75.00 for Associate Members (Supporting Consular Staff), and $1,000.00 for Corporate Members.  To renew your membership, go up to the menu bar, pull down the Membership Benefits tab, and click on the button Join Now to access the appropriate Membership Form.

2017 Symposium To Open With Diplomatic Gala Dinner at the Embassy of New Zealand

Posted on February 7, 2017 at 11:04 am

This year, the Symposium will open with a glittering Diplomatic Gala Dinner at the beautiful Embassy of New Zealand. Attendees will dine on fine food, savor excellent New Zealand wines, and meet Ambassadors, Federal Officials, and colleagues, all while being surrounded by warm New Zealand wood and flanked by a lush Kiwi “forest garden.”

Another Successful Symposium

Posted on December 29, 2016 at 3:46 pm

The Consular Corps College closes out 2016 after another successful Annual Symposium November 30th through December 2nd.  From the glittering opening Diplomatic Gala Dinner at the Embassy of Canada, to the array of training sessions and the national webcast of the panel on Consular Response to Pandemic, attendees experienced many exciting “firsts” while gaining knowledge and insights into new and developing consular issues.  Members will shortly be able to access all the presentations, speaker and participant lists, and photos of the event, as well.

Interactive Session Open to Web Participation Across the US

Posted on November 19, 2016 at 1:57 pm

For the first time ever, the Consular Corps College is opening up its Thursday, December 1st Interactive Panel on Consular Response to Pandemic to all consular officers across the US through WebEx!  Now, consular officers everywhere can participate in this landmark outreach effort to bring critical training to consuls who cannot attend the entire Symposium.

Learn:

  1. What consuls and consulates need to do to prepare for a pandemic,
  2.  What State, Local, and Federal emergency health response mechanisms are in place and how they function in a developing pandemic, and
  3. How consular officers should respond and interface with those networks in the protection and aid of their nationals.

The interactive panel will take place from 2:00 – 4:50 pm Eastern Time, 10:00 – 12:50 Pacific Time.  WebEx participants will be able to listen to the panel while accessing slides and sending questions for our panel of experts.  Panelists consists of:

Dr. Ivan Zapata, Program Manager, Office of Health Affairs, US Department of Homeland Security

Dr. E. Oscar Alleyne, Senior Advisor for Public Health Programs – National Association of City and County
Health Offices Representative

Mr. Robert P. Mauskapf, – Director, Emergency Preparedness, Virginia Department of Health

Ms. Robin L. Haase, Miami Regional Director, Office of Foreign Missions, US Department of State

Dr. Lori Stetz, Medical Director, Aetna International

Moderator: The Honorable Edward Paul, Honorary Consul of Belize in NC, CCC Chancellor, Physician

Membership in the Consular Corps College is essential for participation, but the $125.00 membership dues can be rolled into the $50.00 enrollment cost of the webcast.

Contact Kit Moss, Director General, immediately to sign up for the webcast -kmosscccollege@gmail.com or (240) 543-735.

Symposium Registrations Coming In Fast

Posted on October 17, 2016 at 9:35 am

Remember that there are a limited number of spaces at the groundbreaking 2016 Symposium.  Registrations are now coming in quickly.  You won’t want to miss this year’s training, the opening Diplomatic Gala Dinner at the Embassy of Canada, or earning your next level Certificate in Consular Training.

2016 Symposium To Open with Diplomatic Splash

Posted on August 24, 2016 at 5:52 pm

The 2016 will officially open with a glittering Diplomatic Gala Dinner at the Embassy of Canada, with the new Canadian Ambassador, HE David MacNaughton, scheduled to give the keynote address at this special event.  The Canadian Embassy is working very closely with the Consular Corps College on consular pandemic preparedness.  Their Consul, Brent Robson, will be part of the Thursday morning panel on Pandemic Response.  Given such strong support, having our Opening Diplomatic Gala at the spectacular Canadian Embassy is even more meaningful.

This evening will be for all of our consuls, whose selfless dedication to their countries and foreign nationals makes such a difference each and every day.  Attendees are encouraged to wear any decorations or Orders of Merit befitting this special, formal occasion.

Registration for 2016 Symposium Now Open!

Posted on July 27, 2016 at 10:04 am

Register now for the 2016 Symposium, which will take place Wednesday, November 30 – Friday, December 2, 2016 in Washington, DC. This year’s Symposium will once again surpass all previous Symposia in terms of training, access, and networking opportunities. In a year when Zika has awakened worldwide public concern, attendees will be in the vanguard of developing critical protocols for consular response to pandemic and will participate in the first-ever nationwide table top exercise for consular officers.  In addition, sessions on such vital topics as understanding visa and branding one’s country to encourage investment round out the rest of the 2 ½ day agenda.  First-time attendees earn their Certificate in Consular Training, while returnees earn either their Certificate in Advanced Consular Training or Certificate in Continuing Advanced Training.  Register by September 30th and pay only $500.00 (plus 2016 Membership Fee if not already paid).  Beginning October 1st, the price goes up to $600.00 plus the Membership Fee.