FOREIGN SERVICE INSTITUTE -- U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATEWith decades of experience in providing training to other agencies on a reimbursable basis, the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) is uniquely qualified to support other agencies, particularly those who have a need for knowledge of foreign languages, cultures, or international affairs. FSI offers both online and traditional classroom sessions to the Department of State and to employees from over 47 other government entities in the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of government. FSI provides both mentored and self-paced distance learning products developed by FSI. Since 2005, the Foreign Service Institute has served as one of five designated, federal wide, e-training service providers.
FSI's secure, certified Internet based learning management system, selected for its ability to handle the scripts/fonts/characters of all the world's languages, delivers online training to a worldwide audience.
FSI provides training in more than 70 languages and in the full range of foreign affairs tradecraft area and cultural studies, Consular affairs, IT skills for professionals and end users, resource management, security, economics, management, public diplomacy, administration, secretarial and office management, political reporting, and leadership in the classroom and online.
FSI offers support for the design and development of online courseware, drawing on its years of experience fielding successful, effective online courses.
FSI is a dynamic organization -- in the front ranks of online course development, especially in foreign languages (voice recognition, 508 compliance). The State Department was the first agency to meet the EHRI collection and data transfer requirements. FSI can apply that energy and expertise to your requirements.
Since most agencies' operations have foreign affairs components, and since there is a great need to have a government better prepared to understand the nature and impact of foreign affairs in all aspects of American society and business, FSI may be a good fit for you.
FSI looks forward to discussing your requirements.