International Protocol Manager Trainings
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 2012
Robert Hickey was on the The Protocol School of Washington's team presenting two International Protocol Manager Trainings. The first at The Kempinski Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates and the second at The Viceroy Yas Island Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Both of these -- the first of five trainings in the United Arab Emirates in 2012 -- were in January 2012.
Robert Hickey presenting a segment on names, titles and forms of address in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in January 2012.
ABOVE LEFT: Robert Hickey, Diane Brown, Samar Naim, Pamela Eyring, and Ghassan Hajjaj at the graduation ceremony of the International Protocol Manager training in Abu Dhabi.
Ms. Eyring is Director of The Protocol School of Washington®. Ms. Naim is The Protocol School of Washington's liaison at the Protocol Department Dubai. Ms. Brown and Mr. Hajjaj are training facilitators of the Protocol School.
ABOVE RIGHT: Robert Hickey, Yaser Al Sayari, Ahmad Al Zaabi.
Mr. Al Sayari was a participant in the course. Mr. Al Zaabi is Assistant Director General of Protocol Department, Dubai. The Protocol Department, Dubai, is the official department responsible for managing and organizing local and international protocols for His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai as well as members of the Ruling Family, VIPs and official visitors.
Protocol Officer Training
Port of Spain, Trinidad 2011
Robert Hickey was on the The Protocol School of Washington's team presenting its Protocol Officer Training Course (POTC) at The Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, under the patronage of the Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute. This was the second training in Port of Spain by the PSOW at the invitation of the Institute's director, Dr. Patricia Butcher. The training drew participants from the government, armed services, and Trinidad & Tobago's corporate sector.
BELOW: The Protocol School of Washington® team at the Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain. Photo includes: Jeane Anderson, Director of Administration; Robert Hickey; Diane Brown, training facilitator; and Pamela Eyring, Director of the Protocol School of Washington®.
BOTTOM: A local publication covered the training in an extensive article. Photo features Robert Hickey, Diane Brown, and Pamela Eyring.
International Protocol Manager Training
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 2011
Robert Hickey was on the The Protocol School of Washington's team presenting the International Protocol Manager Training at The Address Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 17-20, 2011. This was one of three trainings in the United Arab Emirates in 2011. Every participant received a copy of his book, Honor & Respect, for their reference. In addition to teaching names, titles, and forms of address, he taught sessions on flag protocol and official gifts. The trainings were presented under the patronage of the Protocol Department of His Highness, The Ruler of Dubai. Attending the four-day trainings were students from royal courts, governments, corporations, and the armed services of: Abu Dhabi & Dubai, UAE; Bahrain; Bulgaria; Oman; Qatar; and the U.S.A.
The training team of The Protocol School of Washington in the visitor center of Burj Khalifa, prior to going to the 124th floor observation deck. Diane Brown, Robert Hickey, Pamela Eyring, Kurt Eyring.
Class photo from the January 2011 International Protocol Manager Training at The Address Hotel - Dubai Mall, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Above: full photo. Below: detail.
Protocol & Diplomacy International-Protocol Officers Association "7th Annual Education Conference"
Robert Hickey was a guest speaker at the Protocol & Diplomacy International-Protocol Officers Association 7th Annual Education Conference in Kansas City, Missouri in August 2008. He spoke on to the entire conference on five traditions in titles and forms of address most often encountered by protocol officers. Each conference participant received a copy of his book for their reference.
The book was also the association's gift to other conference presenters including Ambassador Nancy Brinker, Chief of Protocol of the United States; Ms. Cari Guittard, Executive Director, Business for Diplomatic Action; Ms. Mary Eisenhower, President and Chief Executive Officer, People to People International; Ms. Luby Ismail, Founder and President, Connecting Cultures, Inc.
Above he is seen autographing copies for protocol officers at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence, MO during a conference-sponsored visit. Immediately below he is participating at a protocol exercise at the Libary, and at the bottom, presenting to the conference at the Intercontinental Hotel, Kansas City.