Experts revisit, explore ways to strengthen the ASEAN Charter

“…ASEAN is evolving—therefore, ASEAN also needs to be better prepared and more responsive to the transformative shifts and mounting uncertainties in the external environment…”, thus remarked Assistant Secretary Daniel Espiritu of the Office of ASEAN Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs as he welcomed the participants to the Mabini Dialogue organized by the Foreign Service Institute on 27 continue reading : Experts revisit, explore ways to strengthen the ASEAN Charter

Webinar: Next Generation Voices in U.S.-Philippines Security Relations

The Foreign Service Institute invites everyone to Session # 6 of the United States-Philippines Indo-Pacific Conversation Series, “Next Generation Voices in U.S.-Philippines Security Relations.” The webinar will be held on 16 February, 10:00 AM (Philippine Time) via Zoom. This webinar series is organized by the Pacific Forum, with the support of FSI and the US continue reading : Webinar: Next Generation Voices in U.S.-Philippines Security Relations

FSI completes all levels of online Foreign Language Courses

One hundred twenty-one (121) participants proudly completed the Foreign ServiceInstitute’s (FSI’s) Foreign Language Program (FLP) – Basic Language Course Levels I toIII. The virtual closing ceremony was held on 20 December 2021 via Zoom. The FLP – Basic Language Course is a regular language training on 7 major languagecourses, namely: Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, French, German, continue reading : FSI completes all levels of online Foreign Language Courses

FSI Completes 2021 Online Course on Passport Services-Advanced Level

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) continues to successfully implement the Online Course on Passport Services-The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) continues to successfully implement the Online Course on Passport Services-Advanced Level (OCPS-AL). The Course was aimed at re-introducing the key pieces of information about passport services and preparing the participants to decide appropriate actions or responses, using legal bases and protocols when dealing with more complex issues surrounding passport services. The online Course was implemented by FSI’s Carlos continue reading : FSI Completes 2021 Online Course on Passport Services-Advanced Level

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