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Learn Diplomacy

Diplomacy is the art of effectively managing one’s relations with others.

As students learn to read and speak the language of the classics, they learn to listen and see from perspectives other than their own. With challenging colloquia that follow their readings, they learn humility and respect for others while gaining the ability to share and apply their ideas in a way that is considerate, relevant and consequently, more persuasive.

Mentors teach the power of relationships, patience, persistence and effective communication by guiding their students, challenging them and inspiring them to question prevailing assumptions reasonably, tactfully, and effectively.

Simulations are an especially potent tool for developing diplomacy. They are designed so that students are assigned roles that result in personal agendas with high emotional attachment that often conflict with the goals and agendas of others. For students to achieve their goals, group cooperation is required. Add to this the emotional stress that accompanies crises and deadlines, and simulations provide an excellent environment for students to learn from both their mistakes and each other while applying the principles of diplomacy.

After this come field experiences, which immerse students in higher stakes situations needing real-world diplomacy, and are a unique opportunity to analyze the effectiveness of their dealings with others.

Finally, one must hold a personal conviction of the supremacy of Natural Law--that humanity shares a common birthright of inalienable rights--and that each of us can only accomplish our life's missions through our relationships with others. This invokes within the individual the kind of diplomacy essential to statesmanship.

Develop Courage

 

 

"I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know; the only ones among you who will really be happy are those who have sought and found how to serve." 

       —Albert Schweitzer

 

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