Spouses of Foreign Service Personnel Attend Online PDOS

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) successfully conducted the online “Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) for Spouses of Foreign Service Personnel” on 07 – 08 October 2020 in synchronous sessions via Google Meet. Twelve (12) spouses of personnel due for posting from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the Philippine Marine Corps (PMC), and the Department of continue reading : Spouses of Foreign Service Personnel Attend Online PDOS

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