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 :

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

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

DIPLOMATS AS A FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE FOR COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) conducted a “Training Course on Counterterrorism” from 09 to 13 December 2019 for Foreign Service Officers in the Home Office and Foreign Service Posts. This course was organized by the Institute through the training services offered by the Global Risk Mitigation Foundation (GRMF), a non-profit organization based in Honolulu and continue reading : DIPLOMATS AS A FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE FOR COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM

FSI partners with the Centre for Political and Diplomatic Studies for first time Heads of Post training

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) offered a pioneering course for the Institute this 21-22 November 2019, in cooperation with the London-based Centre for Political and Diplomatic Studies (CPDS). Ms. Celeste Vinzon-Balatbat, FSI Officer-in-Charge (Director-General), coordinated with CPDS for the course to materialize. CPDS is an independent institution that conducts programs for professional development for diplomats continue reading : FSI partners with the Centre for Political and Diplomatic Studies for first time Heads of Post training