London, UK – YDL – 22.09.19 – On 11th October 2019, Embassy Magazine will be having its Annual Embassy Induction Seminar.

An essential introduction to diplomacy in London for new diplomats and their families. The event is open to diplomats of all ranks and in all fields. You will receive an Introduction to Diplomacy from the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, HM Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps and an overview of your privileges and immunities from the Foreign Office Protocol Directorate. You will also be introduced to London’s excellent diplomatic associations.

Diplomatic workshops in a range of portfolios – including political, consular/police, economic, culture/education/science, admin/finance, multilateral – offer you the chance to meet essential government contacts and to network with colleagues from other missions doing the same job.

There is also a Programme for Spouses and Partners to help diplomatic families adjust to life in London and to meet new friends in a relaxed and informal setting. They will meet members of the London Diplomatic Spouse Club and the FCO’s Diplomatic Service Families Association who can share tips in life in London. It’s an inclusive programme for both male and female spouses, and those with or without children, so, if your spouse or partner is accompanying you in London, please pass this email on!

There are joint Living in London sessions to help diplomats and their families with all the practicalities of moving to a new post and a must-attend personal safety briefing from Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection (the specialist police force assigned to protect the diplomatic community).

There are plenty of breaks for networking with your colleagues from other diplomatic missions, plus an exhibition of reputable diplomatic service providers, government agencies and local authorities, such as the DVLA, HMRC and UKVI to help you settle into London with the minimum of fuss.

The day ends with a networking reception and prize draw.

The Embassy Induction Seminar is free to attend but due to limited space and for security reasons registration is ESSENTIAL. Please register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The deadline for registration is Friday 4 October 2019

Time: 09.00-18.00
Venue: 11 Cavendish Square, W1G 0AN

Diplomatic Spouses:


YDL will be one of the presenters at this years Seminar and encourages all YDL Members who are newly arrived Diplomats to register and attend.


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