Embassy Induction Seminar
Date: Friday 11 October 2019
Venue: 11 Cavendish Square, W1G 0AN
Spouse Programme Summary
Registration, coffee, networking, exhibition
10.00-10.30: Session I – Welcome
Welcome from the Doyenne of the Diplomatic Corps, the FCO’s Diplomatic Service Families Association and the Diplomatic Spouse Club of London
10.35-11.30: Session II – Spouse Workshops
A: Diplomatic families: guide to schooling and childcare, parenting networks and kids club
B: Employment and Volunteering
11.30-12.00: Coffee & Networking
12.00-12.30: Session III – Safety Briefing
Personal safety briefing for diplomatic spouses and children with the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection
12.35-13.15: Session IV – Spouse networks
A: Regional Women’s/Families Networks
B: Male Spouse Meet-up
14.15-15.15: Session V – Living in London
A: Personal Finance & Motoring
C: Education (post-18 Education, short courses, English language)
D: Culture, Travel & Hobbies
15.15-15.45: Coffee, Exhibition, Networking
15.45-17.00 Session: VI – Afternoon Tea with Diplomatic Neighbours
Meet members of the Diplomatic Spouse Club of London and the FCO’s Diplomatic Service Families Association (DSFA) who will share top tips on making the most of your time in London
17.00-18.00 – Networking reception and prize draw
About Embassy Events
Embassy Events is part of the Embassy Network, a trusted organisation with more than 20 years’ experience serving the London diplomatic community. Our targeted events give diplomats and their spouses access to information and contacts that will help them make the most of their posting in London. Our events have an excellent reputation and are always well attended.
What diplomats say…
A very well organized and worthwhile event, with all the information needed to smoothly blend in. Good networking opportunity for newcomers.
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
The event provided information required for easy transition from our varying cultures of persons in the diplomatic community to the British norm.
Jamaican High Commission
It was very well organised and useful.
Embassy of Egypt
Really a fantastic networking event which newly appointed diplomats cannot miss!
Embassy of China
Very useful and interesting for new diplomats.
Embassy of the Argentine Republic
I found this to be a wonderful introduction to London and to life as a diplomat in this great city. A very well-organized and thorough seminar which succeeded in answering many questions.
Canadian High Commission
The induction seminar helps new arrived diplomats to have a soft landing to the UK. It is an extraordinary tool.
Embassy of Mexico
A great opportunity to meet other colleagues from the Embassies and people from the British Government and Parliament. Also, a great opportunity to learn about special procedures needed in order to settle in and enjoy London.
Embassy of Montenegro
Extremely good and thorough overview. By far the most complete induction I have received in any posting (have been posted in Nigeria, United Arab Emirates, Israel and the UN in New York)
Embassy of Sweden
The event was wonderful. I was amazed by the number of diplomats that appeared. Good workshops, a chance to meet other diplomats and very friendly environment and also know more about the diplomatic supplies. I can say it was wonderful.
Embassy of Afghanistan
It was useful to get in contact with the diplomatic community in London and learned a lot about the city rules and regulations.
This is an excellent seminar for key facts to having a successful diplomatic work in the UK.
High Commission of Nigeria
An excellent, well organized event that was fun as well as being extremely informative.
A well organized event and very useful for new arrivals in the country.
Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines
Previous Embassy Events – The Facts:
Embassy Management 2019 – 206 admin/finance and management attachés signed up from 88 missions
Event Expo 2019 – 275 protocol and visits officers signed up from 117 missions
Education Conference 2019 – 209 education attachés signed up from 104 missions
Induction Seminar 2018 – 317 newly-arrived diplomats signed up from 114 from missions
Consular Conference 2019 – 211 consuls signed up from 108 missions