Providing access to sports diplomacy skills and knowledge
Training and playing together gives the sportspeople of the world unique opportunities to deepen their understanding of each other, and contribute to a better informed and more connected global community.
Drawing on the expertise and experience of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and other experts in the sports diplomacy community, Sport Exchange Australia offers its partners access to world-class, sport-specific diplomatic training so they can get the greatest benefit out of their international sporting experiences.
Sport Exchange Australia has collaborated with the La Trobe University Centre for Sport and Social Impact to produce a Massive Open Online Course (or ‘MOOC’) in Sports Diplomacy. The course will provide insight into Australia’s own Sports Diplomacy strategy, guidance on cultural competence and intercultural sporting experiences, and exposure to the principles of diplomatic tradecraft.
The soon-to-be-released Sports Diplomacy MOOC is free and has been designed for the use of team leaders, coaches, managers, administrators, high-performance managers, sports scientists, sports psychologists, umpires and referees, and people involved in sport for development programs.
MOOC coming soon.
The Diplomatic Academy is a leading-edge learning hub for DFAT staff and other Australian government employees. It offers training in international engagement tradecraft, and supports professional development in areas including communication, negotiation and advocacy.