Chargé d’ Affaires, a.i. of the Australian Embassy visits FSI for potential training programs

The Australian Embassy in the Philippines, led by its Deputy Head of Mission and Chargé d’ Affaires, a.i. Mr. Richard Sisson, met with the Foreign Service Institute’s (FSI) Officer-in-Charge (Director-General) Ms. Celeste Vinzon-Balatbat on 18 February 2020 at the Carlos P. Romulo Library. The visit enabled the Institute and the Australian Embassy in the Philippines continue reading : Chargé d’ Affaires, a.i. of the Australian Embassy visits FSI for potential training programs

Carlos P. Romulo Library, Philippine Beneficiary of India’s Ministry of External Affairs Bharat-Ek-Parichay – Sharing Knowledge with the World Programme

The Embassy of India, through H.E. Ambassador Jaideep Mazumdar, donated books to the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) as part of India’s Bharat-Ek-Parichay – Sharing Knowledge with the World Programme, a unique initiative launched in 2018 to establish ‘Bharat Ek Parichay’ corners in eminent educational institutions globally. These corners are single point reference for information and continue reading : Carlos P. Romulo Library, Philippine Beneficiary of India’s Ministry of External Affairs Bharat-Ek-Parichay – Sharing Knowledge with the World Programme

FSI’s courtesy call on Secretary Locsin. The Foreign Service Institute’s (FSI) Quality Management System (QMS) Core Team, led by FSI Officer-in-Charge (Director-General) Celeste Vinzon-Balatbat, presented the Institute’s ISO 9001:2015 (QMS) Compliance Certificate to DFA Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin on 17 February 2020. Secretary Locsin congratulated the FSI Team for obtaining ISO certification after only nine continue reading :

A Seminar-Workshop Series to Empower FSI Personnel to Fulfill the Institute’s Vision, Mission, and Strategic Goals

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) started the year by organizing a Seminar-Workshop Series on Critical Thinking, Futures Thinking, Annual Business Planning, and Ways Forward for its personnel. This series of seminars and workshops was organized to empower FSI personnel to formulate more innovative training programs and research work responsive to the Department’s evolving needs. It continue reading : A Seminar-Workshop Series to Empower FSI Personnel to Fulfill the Institute’s Vision, Mission, and Strategic Goals

FSI earns ISO 9001:2015 certification as a seal of quality

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) formally received its ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System or QMS) certification. The ceremony for the handing over of the ISO Compliance Certificate was held on 27 January 2019 at the Carlos P. Romulo Library, Department of Foreign Affairs, with the entire FSI officers and staff in attendance. “The certificate is continue reading : FSI earns ISO 9001:2015 certification as a seal of quality

A Celebration of the Spanish Language and Colombian Culture at FSI

To fully appreciate a language, you need to understand the culture of the country where it is spoken. Such was the case for the Spanish Language Course for Filipino Diplomats and Public Servants. A total of 23 students from Class A1 and six (6) students from Class A2 successfully graduated from their respective courses on continue reading : A Celebration of the Spanish Language and Colombian Culture at FSI

62 Graduates Complete Six Levels of Foreign Language Studies at the Institute

Sixty-two (62) participants proudly received their Certificates of Completion during Foreign Service Institute’s (FSI’s) Foreign Language Program (FLP) Closing Ceremony on 06 December 2019 at the Carlos P. Romulo Library, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Six levels of these foreign languages were offered by FSI over a two-year cycle: Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, French, German, Mandarin, continue reading : 62 Graduates Complete Six Levels of Foreign Language Studies at the Institute