Corporate Diplomacy Executive Development Program

To navigate today’s corporate challenges, every company needs a foreign policy, and employees need to be trained as diplomats. For over 60 years, Meridian International Center has worked at the intersection of business and diplomacy to strengthen U.S. engagement worldwide and equip companies with the tools they need to conduct business internationally. The Meridian Corporate Diplomacy Professional Development Program trains corporate leaders and employees with diplomatic skills, strategies, and insights to succeed in a competitive global business environment.

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Merdian's Corporate Diplomacy Global Leaders Program is designed to equip leaders with a deeper understanding of the diplomatic strategies and geopolitical insights needed to succeed in a competitive business environment. Trade agreements, cyber vulnerability, hot and cold wars, and economic crises have all impacted the daily activities of businesses in every industry. Protect and advance your business interests by empowering your company with the diplomatic tools needed for today’s global challenges.

Global Business Leaders Need Diplomacy Skills

How to use diplomacy to advance business interests.

As businesses navigate constantly evolving global geopolitical landscape, and the economic implications of these changes, diplomatic skills are an essential element for success in the global marketplace. From marketing, sales, and HR teams to government relations and C-suites, leaders at all levels need the tools and the resources to respond to corporate challenges like:

  • Expanding into new markets
  • Conducting transactions in hostile or politically complex regions
  • Engaging government officials + stakeholders
  • Managing global teams


Meridian is the leader in corporate diplomacy training– empowering participants with the diplomatic tools to build efficient, effective global leaders.

For 60 years, we have worked at the intersection of business and diplomacy to strengthen U.S. engagement with the world. Our experience and network or expert practitioners enable us to deliver high-return training and leadership development programs to corporations and other organizations looking to prepare and protect your global teams.

  • New country managers and regional office heads
  • Professional development and retention tool for high-performing employees
  • Team-building off-sites for international team fly-ins
  • Deep dives into specific tradecraft skills

Our Methodology

Our workshops are developed by diplomats and business leaders for diplomats and business leaders. An elite team of Meridian staff presents:

  • Engaging, interactive training environment through simulations and exercises
  • Custom-designed programs delivered by diplomats from the highest levels of government
  • Application to real-life corporate situations

Our Insights

  • Enhanced diplomatic skills, including stakeholder management, negotiation and deal-making
  • Cross-cultural awareness, intelligence and communication skills
  • A deeper understanding of the relationship between business, government, and NGOs, and strategies for engaging stakeholders and building public-private partnerships to advance business interests
  • Insight and understanding of the geopolitical dynamics shaping today's global business environment, including politics, economics and culture

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Curriculum Options

The Meridian Corporate Diplomacy Professional Development Program curriculum can be tailored to meet an individual company's objectives.

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