Thursday, 19 June 2014

William Hanson and Isabel Amaral: next week at our Two Day Protocol Training

Isabel Amaral today on TVI
Watch William Hanson in this great video (see below), we had to laugh very hard! Next week the UK number one etiquette expert will be in The Hague for our Two Day Protocol Training. This training will also be given by Isabel Amaral, the foremost protocol expert of Portugal. Today Isabel was the guest commentator at TVI and TVI 24 for the Proclamation of King Felipe VI of Spain held at the Congress of Deputies in Madrid. The two programs were broadcasted live between 8:30 and 12 am on Thursday 19 June.

The Two Day Protocol Training is organized several times per year in The Hague. Other trainers are the former Master of Ceremonies of Queen Beatrix, Gilbert Monod de Froideville, speech coach Rebecca van Leeuwen and Bengt-Arne Hulleman of the International Criminal Court.

The goal of the training is to offer participants a basis in protocol, international protocol, etiquette, ceremonial en cultural differences: To what type of meeting is protocol applicable and how are these meetings organized  How should you deal with international guests and international protocol? What rules of behavior apply to official meetings?  

The participants are trained to become a protocol professional and an advisor for colleagues. After completing this training they will be equipped to meet the challenges and complexities of protocol management.










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Ushers reviewed by clients

Kevin, Bart and Maurits
Every six months the ushers of the Protocolbureau are reviewed by our clients on working experience, communication skills and representativeness. Colleagues are also asked to judge each other.
All this is discussed with the ushers during a meeting at the Protocolbureau lead by our dean Bart Lammers (in the middle) and our Senior Partners Kevin Verbaas (on the left) and Maurits Seidl.

Upon arrival the ushers are given a business case: What are common dress codes? Who are the ten highest ranking dignitaries in the Netherlands? How to seat the guests at a concert, based upon a given guest list.
The business case as well as the reviews will then be discussed in the meeting with Bart, Kevin and Maurits. The meeting is also meant to decide on promotion and raise of salary. At the end the future is discussed.

Sam is working on the case
'Ushers' are students who work for the Protocolbureau at official events and ceremomies. At those events they are in charge of the registration, the coordination of (part of) the event, the welcoming procedures or the seating arrangements of the guests and dignitaries. Students start at the Protocolbureau as 'Junior Partner-host' and become 'Junior Partner-usher' after following a tailor made training programme and gaining sufficient working experience. Only the best 'Junior Partners' are awarded the title of 'Senior Partner'. 
The ushers at work in Middelburg,
the Four Freedoms in 2010


The Protocolbureau has been set up in 1995 by by students of the The Hague Hotel Management School. Their motive was the need to gain experience in hospitality up to the highest level by organizing lectures and working as usher at (business) meetings. The first lecture was delivered by the former Master of Ceremonies of Her Majesty the Queen, and the first assignment was to present the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Awards.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Koning opent 'Grandeur'


Maik en de vriendinnen
Vandaag opende Z.M. de Koning de beeldententoonstelling 'Grandeur - Franse beeldhouwkunst van Laurens tot heden'. Museum Beelden aan Zee organiseert deze tentoonstelling ieder jaar op het Lange Voorhout, ditmaal van getalenteerde Franse kunstenaars. In museum Beelden aan Zee in Scheveningen is daarnaast een retrospectief van Henri Laurens te zien en werk van contemporaine beeldhouwers zoals Daniel Firman. Henri Laurens (1885-1954) begon als kubist, maar kwam in de jaren twintig tot zijn karakteristieke vloeiende stijl. De beelden zijn beschikbaar gesteld door het Centre Pompidou en musea uit Duitsland, België en Nederland.


Ruben bereid de seating voor:
het leggen van de stoelenkaartjes
Het Protocolbureau is sponsor van 'Grandeur'. De ushers werkten vandaag voor niets en mochten in ruil daarvoor de vriendin uitnodigen. De vriendinnen werden voor aanvang van de opening met Maik de Boer op het Protocolbureau ontvangen en eindigden met de ushers tijdens de receptie in Museum Beelden aan Zee.

Lees meer over de tentoonstelling: beeldenaanzee.nl

Friday, 6 June 2014

Two days of protocol high above the city center

This is how the Two Day Protocol Training ended today. Twelve participants were awarded the certificate of the Institute of Protocol The Hague after following an extensive protocol course for professionals. 


The training was held in the busy center of The Hague, on the tenth floor of the public library. High above the city twelve participants were schooled in all the aspects of modern protocol by five experts: Master of Ceremonies of Queen Beatrix Gilbert Monod de Froideville, etiquette specialist Jan Jaap van Weering, stagemanager Rebecca van Leeuwen, event manager Jeannette van Namen and director of the institute Jean Paul Wijers.
The etiquette dinner in hotel Corona


The certificate
The Two Day Protocol Training covers all the basics that are needed to manage a visit of dignitaries or an event with VIP's. To what type of meeting is protocol applicable and how are these meetings organised? What is the right order of precedence and which guests rank most highly? How to be aware of the sensitivities when placing guests? What rules of behaviour apply to official meetings?

This is the Dutch version of the protocol training, on 26 and 27 June the training will be given in English among others by the Portuguese foremost protocol expert Isabel Amaral, UK's number one etiquette expert William Hanson and Gilbert Monod. Bengt-Arne Hulleman of the International Criminal Court will give a guest lecture.

All Two Day Protocol Trainings include two lunches, an etiquette dinner, all class material and a framed certificate of the Institute of Protocol The Hague.
More information: protocolinstitutethehague.nl

Deze informatie in het Nederlands: protocolinstitutethehague.nl

Twee dagen protocol in de Haagse Lobby

Op de bovenste verdieping van de Haagse bibliotheek heerst rust. Heel anders dan beneden bij de ingang waar de stad op z'n drukst is.
De rust van deze plek is ideaal voor de Tweedaagse Protocoltraining van het Institute of Protocol The Hague die deze keer plaatsvond in de zogeheten 'Haagse Lobby' op de tiende verdieping van de openbare bibliotheek.

Twaalf deelnemers volgden in twee dagen een training over protocol, persoonlijke presentatie, eventmanagement en etiquette gegeven door vijf docenten: oud-Ceremoniemeester van Koningin Beatrix Gilbert Monod de Froideville, etiquette goeroe Jan Jaap van Weering, eventmanager Jeannette van Namen, theaterschool-directeur Rebecca van Leeuwen en Protocolbureau-directeur Jean Paul Wijers.

De Tweedaagse Protocoltraining van het Institute of Protocol The Hague behandelt de basis van het protocol zoals rangorde, placeringen en begroetingen. De training is ook van nut in de voorbereiding van prijsuitreikingen, handelsmissies of diners met relaties. Op beide dagen wordt er aandacht besteed aan de persoonlijke presentatie en de non-verbale communicatie. Tafelmanieren en omgangsvormen worden behandeld tijdens een etiquettediner. In twee dagen wordt de basis van het protocol doorgenomen. De deelnemers worden breed opgeleid in alle facetten van het vak.

In oktober en december wordt deze training weer gegeven, voor meer informatie ga naar de website van het instituut:
protocolinstitutethehague.nl

Monday, 12 May 2014

Working the Room: A Guide to Strategic Networking by Matt Oechsli

The idea is to stop talking about business. In fact, stop talking about yourself and focus on the person with whom you’ve been introduced. Think in terms of developing a friendship. 
The less business discussed, the more business ultimately will come your way.
Strategic networking is all about having a game plan and then executing it. Follow these steps, and you will be schmoozing in affluent circles like an elite advisor.

Read this article at wealthmanagement.com


Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Protocol Training in The Hague


The Institute of Protocol The Hague presents a 2-day Protocol Training in The Hague (Netherlands) given by the former Master of Ceremonies of H.M. Queen Beatrix, Gilbert Monod de Froideville, the most renowned Portuguese expert on corporate image and protocol Isabel Amaral, UK's leading etiquette expert William Hanson and stagemanager and speech coach Rebecca van Leeuwen. Guest lecture by Bengt-Arne Hulleman of the International Criminal Court.

Deze training in het Nederlands? Klik hier.


To what type of meeting is protocol applicable and how are these meetings organised? How should you deal with international guests and international protocol? What rules of behaviour apply to official meetings?  
The Institute of Protocol The Hague trains you to be a protocol professional. You will become an advisor for colleagues and we will learn you all the basics.
After completing our training you will be equipped to meet the challenges and complexities of protocol management.


Interested?
Ask us for more information and a quotation:
T +31-70-384 1199
Course dates can be found at the bottom of this page.


Programme
2-day protocol training
Read the full programme here.





day one
09.30 hrs Introduction to protocol
11.15 hrs Precedence and applications of protocol
13.00 hrs Luncheon
13.30 hrs International protocol
15.30 hrs Personal presentation
17.30 hrs The art of formal dining
21.00 hrs End
day two
09.45 hrs Ceremonies
12.00 hrs The management of hospitality
13.00 hrs Luncheon
13.30 hrs Guest lecture: protocol at the International Criminal Court
14.30 hrs International protocol
15.45 hrs Case study: how to deal with Chinese visitors
17.00 hrs Speech coaching
18.00 hrs Presentation of certificates and closure


All our Protocol Trainings include:
- Literature and handouts.
- A framed certificate of the Institute of Protocol The Hague.
- Two lunches and a three-course etiquette dinner.






Protocol Training in English, course dates: 
  • Thursday 26 and Friday 27 June 2014
  • Thursday 30 and Friday 31 October 2014
  • Thursday 18 and Friday 19 December 2014

Protocol Training in Dutch, course dates:
  • Thursday 5 and Friday 6 June 2014
  • Thursday 9 and Friday 10 October 2014
  • Thursday 11 and Friday 12 October 2014