Making Digital Work for Us: Course on Diplomacy and Digital Disruption 2021

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) has launched its pilot run of the training program, “Course on Diplomacy and Digital Disruption,” which was conducted online from 06 to 10 December 2021. The Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) personnel from the Home Office, consular offices, and Foreign Service Posts participated in the Course. They were joined by continue reading : Making Digital Work for Us: Course on Diplomacy and Digital Disruption 2021

FSI conducts five batches of PDOS for 2021

To help our diplomats have a smooth transition in their foreign assignments, the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) implements a Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) for Foreign Service Personnel. FSI, through the Carlos P. Romulo School of Diplomacy-Functional and Transition Programs Section (CPRSD-FTPS), has been conducting the Course online since the pandemic hit in 2020. FSI is tasked to provide a program to help prepare personnel of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and other government agencies who continue reading : FSI conducts five batches of PDOS for 2021

FSI Completes 2021 Online Course on Gender-Fair Language

To give an orientation on the concept of sexism in language and equip personnel with the proper understanding of the fundamental concepts in gender-fair language, the Foreign Service Institute’s (FSI’s) Carlos P. Romulo School of Diplomacy-Functional and Transition Program Section (CPRSD-FTPS) implemented four batches of its own Online Course on Gender-Fair Language (OCGFL). The OCGFL continue reading : FSI Completes 2021 Online Course on Gender-Fair Language

FSI Conducts Consular Assistants’ Course 2021

Twenty-five (25) personnel of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) handling consular, administrative, and financial work – and in the future may be assigned as consular attachés at Foreign Service Posts – completed the Foreign Service Institute’s (FSI’s) Consular Assistants Course (CAC) 2021. Course participants were personnel from the Office of the Undersecretary for Civilian continue reading : FSI Conducts Consular Assistants’ Course 2021

FSI Completes 2021 Crisis Management and Assistance-to-Nationals (CMAN) E- Learning Course

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) continues to successfully implement the Crisis Management and Assistance-to-Nationals (CMAN) E-Learning Course. The Course aims to build and develop the competencies and skills of Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) and staff in handling emergency situations. The online Course was implemented by FSI’s Carlos P. Romulo School of Diplomacy- Functional and Transition continue reading : FSI Completes 2021 Crisis Management and Assistance-to-Nationals (CMAN) E- Learning Course

DFA-FSI Strengthen Foundational Knowledge on Counterterrorism

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) implemented the Foundational Course on Counterterrorism (FCC) in partnership with the Global Risk Mitigation Foundation (GRMF) from 14 to 18 December 2021 through a fully online modality via Zoom.  This Course was organized to augment and enhance the existing counterterrorism capacity of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). A total continue reading : DFA-FSI Strengthen Foundational Knowledge on Counterterrorism

Former Judge in South China Sea Arbitration Case Discusses New Challenges to Philippine Maritime Security

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI), in collaboration with the Department of Foreign Affairs-Maritime and Ocean Affairs Office (DFA-MOAO), and the German Embassy in Manila, held a webinar entitled “New Challenges to the Security of the Philippines from the Sea” on 16 November 2021 via Zoom. Professor Dr. Rüdiger Wolfrum, a former judge at the International continue reading : Former Judge in South China Sea Arbitration Case Discusses New Challenges to Philippine Maritime Security

FSI Conducts Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar for Spouses of Foreign Service Personnel

Spouses of diplomats have also a big responsibility to promote Philippine culture abroad and create a positive and appealing image of one’s home country to attract foreign investments and tourists.  The presence of spouses of Filipino diplomats helps establish an image of the Filipino way of life to other cultures.  It is in this diplomatic continue reading : FSI Conducts Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar for Spouses of Foreign Service Personnel