Become a Member of PDI-POA!

Join the protocol community today!


Mary Staunton PDI-POA Member“The benefit of PDI-POA for me has meant that I can reach out to valued and experienced colleagues right across the world to talk through all those little problems that arise.  There’s always a friendly voice and help to be found.”

— Mary Staunton, Member since 2017, Ireland


Membership Benefits

Exclusive Resources
Discounted Conference Registration
Professional Networking
Member Directory
Quarterly newsletter
“Ask the Experts” program
Protocol Professional Listing

government (federal/national, state/province county, city, military, ports, airports,
dignitary protection/liaison units in law enforcement agencies, foreign service officers,
diplomats or consular officials), universities/colleges (public or private), corporations,
museums/cultural institutions, hospitality, healthcare, associations, international trade or
diplomatic organizations (e.g., United Nations) and independent consultants who
provide training and advice in the area of protocol and diplomacy.


Who can be a member?

Annual Membership Rates

Membership pricing as of January 1, 2021 is:

Individual Member - Annual: $250

Individual Member - Three Year: $700 ($50 savings)

Young Professional - Annual (under age 25) $100

Retiree - Annual $200 (persons are eligible for a retiree membership if they are fully retired from all employment, including self-employment in the protocol profession)

Organizational Member - $200 annual fee per member, with a minimum of three individuals enrolled under the organizational membership

Memberships are renewable annually. 

Application Process

PDI-POA requires that all candidates for membership fill out a New Membership Application Form.  Please note - when completing the form, you will be required to either upload your resume or provide your LinkedIn profile URL for review. If, after reviewing your materials the Membership Committee determines that you are not eligible for membership, you will be notified by email. 


Feyisola Adetunji PDI-POA Member“PDI-POA is a nondiscriminatory association giving equal opportunity to protocol professionals across the globe. That inspires me a lot.”

—Feyisola Adetunji, Member since 2020, Nigeria