FSI Conducts First 100% Online Basic FSSO Course

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) conducted the Basic Foreign Service Staff Officers’ Course (BFSSOC), one of the Institute’s rank-based Courses, from 21 September to 12 October 2020, with 30 Foreign Service Staff Officers (FSSOs) of the Department of Foreign Affairs completing the Course. It was the first full online BFSSOC that the Institute conducted since continue reading : FSI Conducts First 100% Online Basic FSSO Course

FSI conducts Assistance-to-Nationals Course

Thirty (30) personnel of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) assigned and/or identified to assume the duties and responsibilities of an Assistance-to-Nationals (ATN) Officer in the Home Office and at Foreign Service Post completed the Course on Assistance-to-Nationals. The Functional and Transition Programs Section of the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) conducted the Course from 14-23 continue reading : FSI conducts Assistance-to-Nationals Course

FSI completes first online Course on eDiplomacy

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) completed its first full online Course on eDiplomacy: Public Diplomacy and Social Media on 23 September 2020, with Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. leading the session on “Twiplomacy.”  During the session, the Secretary emphasized the importance of trustworthiness and authenticity in diplomacy. He said, “Our diplomats are continue reading : FSI completes first online Course on eDiplomacy

Learning-by-Doing in the time of Pandemic: Online Coaching on Political and Economic Analysis and Report Writing

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) successfully completed its Basic Course on Political and Economic Analysis and Report Writing (BCPEAR) on 26 August 2020, even as the Course had to be redesigned during its implementation to adapt to the changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Seventeen (17) personnel from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and continue reading : Learning-by-Doing in the time of Pandemic: Online Coaching on Political and Economic Analysis and Report Writing

FSI Holds Webinar on Climate Change

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) conducted its online Climate Change Seminar from 27 to 28 August 2020, gathering environmental experts from different agencies, institutions, and organizations to discuss the fundamental issues related to climate change and their implications on foreign policy. FSI’s Climate Change Seminar was a 10-hour training session, composed of five (5) synchronous continue reading : FSI Holds Webinar on Climate Change

FSI’s Consular Assistants’ Course to Improve Delivery of Consular Services

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) conducted the Consular Assistants’ Course (CAC) Batch 02-2020 online from 10 to 24 August 2020. The Course was designed for foreign service personnel handling consular duties and/or will be assigned in the future to perform consular work in the Home Office and at Foreign Service Posts. Twenty-six (26) DFA personnel continue reading : FSI’s Consular Assistants’ Course to Improve Delivery of Consular Services

28 DFA personnel complete the Course on Writing Memoranda and Letters

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) successfully completed its Course on Writing Memoranda and Letters (CWML) on 26 August 2020, with 28 personnel from the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA’s) Home Office and Consular Offices participating in the Course. CWML is the second of the three-part English Language Program of FSI. As a Course building on continue reading : 28 DFA personnel complete the Course on Writing Memoranda and Letters

FSI’s Basic Course on Economic Diplomacy expands its reach

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) recently completed its Basic Course on Economic Diplomacy (BCED), with more than half or 59.46% of its participants coming from the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA’s) Consular Offices (COs). This development is an indicator of the Institute’s success in expanding its reach during its shift to 100% digital learning. Thirty-seven continue reading : FSI’s Basic Course on Economic Diplomacy expands its reach