The GDC has developed its expertise around the four pillars, the foundation on which all our training programs are built. The four pillars are: Diplomacy, Leadership, Communication & Digitalization, and Entrepreneurship.

These four pillars are essential to achieving excellence in diplomacy and international relations, in addition to socio-economic stability. By applying these pillars to both foreign and internal relations, together we can create national and international security and peace.

Pillar I - Diplomacy

Diplomacy is essential in serving nations and improving the practice of foreign policy globally. Diplomacy is at the heart of foreign affairs, but also touches every part of the government, public institutions, and beyond.

Pilar II - Leadership

The difference between leadership and management is the ability to successfully adapt to change, and to cope with the many challenges of our current global reality, including climate change, the pandemic, economic recessions, water scarcity, etc.

This is why studying and mastering leadership skills is important for senior officials, decision makers and executives in the different public, semi-public structures.

Pillar III - Communication & Digitalization

Finally, communication and digitalization make it possible to succeed in diplomacy and leadership by keeping global leaders in alignment. Communication includes all the facets of networking, speaking, negotiation, cooperation and the mastering of foreign languages as well as the fast-evolving technologies that make instant global communication possible.

Pillar IV - Entrepreneurship

The first three pillars—leadership, diplomacy, and communication & digitalization—are indeed essential for diplomatic excellence. However, without a safe and secure environment, they are not sufficient.

Providing security is tightly linked to providing jobs and helping new businesses to develop and grow. Therefore, creating a nurturing business environment will help pave the way to foreign investment.

Job creation is essential to national stability and social well-being. This is why a fourth pillar to prepare and train aspiring entrepreneurs, and to create a nurturing environment for business, is crucial.

In fact, the private sector is essential to complement all the efforts and initiatives launched by the government to create security, social stability, economic growth and international recognition.

These four pillars are connected to each other and will be of great benefit to the different groups in both the public and private sectors.