Department of State

Department of State

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Because the U.S. Dept. of State (State) is the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency, its personnel require certain knowledge, skills, and abilities to address the global challenges and security threats facing the U.S. State devoted about $255 million to personnel training in FY 2010; the dept's. Foreign Service Institute (FSI) is the primary training provider for State's more than 66, 000 Foreign Service, civil service, and locally employed staff (LE staff) worldwide. This report examined: (1) State's purpose and structure for training personnel; and (2) the extent to which State's training incorporates elements for effective training programs. Includes recommendations. Illustrations. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find publication.Additional Steps are Needed to Improve Strategic Planning and Evaluation of Training for State Personnel Jess T. Ford ... in State personnela#39;s foreign language skills, this report does not focus on language training.1 This report does not include an assessment of a€œhard ... criteria relevant to training, including information contained in Statea#39;s Foreign Affairs Manual on key training roles and responsibilities.

Title:Department of State
Author:Jess T. Ford
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2011-05-01


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