SPKM: Pre-Posting Orientation Course for Home-Based Staff and Spouses 1/2017
Highly competent and professional home-based staff is crucial in ensuring the effectiveness of public service delivery at Malaysian Missions abroad. For that reason, IDFR organised the first Pre-Posting Orientation Course for Home-Based Staff and Spouses for 2017 from 13 to 22 February 2017. The course was designed for government officers and their spouses in order to enhance and develop their skills and knowledge in diplomatic practices and international relations.
The one and a-half week course was attended by a total of 56 officers and spouses. The officers were from seven Ministries and government agencies, namely, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysian Armed Forces, Council of Trust for the Bumiputera and Malaysian Immigration Department.
The course aimed to expose the participants to matters related to their roles and duties at Malaysian Missions abroad. Among the modules conducted were on Malaysia’s Foreign Policy; Cross-Cultural Awareness; Grooming and Social Etiquette; Consular Works at Mission as well as Administrative and Security Matters at Mission. Furthermore, they also learned about national security and the importance of ethics and integrity in strengthening their accountability at Missions.
At the end of the course, IDFR believed that all the participants will be fully prepared to perform their responsibilities efficiently and effectively.
Ms. Hafizah Abdullah, Director of the Centre for Leadership, Negotiation and Public Diplomacy, delivered her closing remarks and presented the certificates to the participants on the last day of the course.
Ms. Siti Farsha Murni Izami
Centre for Leadership, Negotiation and Public Diplomacy