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

FSI’s Carlos P. Romulo Library hosts ASLP General Assembly and Induction Ceremony

The Carlos P. Romulo Library of the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) hosted the Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines, Inc’s (ASLP) 66th General Assembly and Induction of 2020 Executive Board Members last 16 January 2020. Chief of Mission II and FSI Officer-in-Charge (Director-General) Celeste Vinzon-Balatbat welcomed the officers and members of ASLP. In her continue reading : FSI’s Carlos P. Romulo Library hosts ASLP General Assembly and Induction Ceremony

Deepening ties with Latin America, FSI forges partnership with the Club de Damas Latinas, Inc.

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) joins hands with Club de Damas Latinas, Inc. (CDL) to promote language and cultural appreciation among the Institute’s Spanish language students. FSI signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CDL on 10 January 2020 to formalize their partnership in enhancing the program and activities to learn and appreciate the Spanish and continue reading : Deepening ties with Latin America, FSI forges partnership with the Club de Damas Latinas, Inc.

FSI @ 43: Celebrating Empowerment and Leadership

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) marked its 43rd founding anniversary with the theme “FSI @ 43: Celebrating Empowerment and Leadership” last 05 December 2019 at The Heritage Hotel, Pasay City. The celebration included various activities anchored on the theme: (a) Seminar-Workshop on Gender and Leadership,which featured feminist leaders: Dr. Aurora Javate-De Dios, Senior Project Director continue reading : FSI @ 43: Celebrating Empowerment and Leadership