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SPKM: Pre-Posting Orientation Course for Home-Based Staff and Spouses 2/2019

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The Centre for Leadership, Negotiation and Public Diplomacy (LNPD) of IDFR successfully hosted the second SPKM series for year 2019: the Pre-Posting Orientation Course for Home-Based Staff and Spouses 2/2019 from 8 to 12 of April 2019. This course was specially designed for officers (Grade 38 and below) and their spouses to boost and develop their diplomatic, administrative, and social etiquette skills as well as to enhance their knowledge in international diplomatic practices applicable in their future postings.

This course was attended by 65 participants, comprised of 35 government officers and 30 spouses. The officers were from seven different ministries and agencies/departments namely from the Tourism Malaysia, Immigration Department (JIM), Malaysian Armed Forces (MINDEF), Prime Minister’s Department (JPM), Ministry of Human Resources (KSM), Ministry of Education (KPM) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (KLN).

The course was aimed at preparing the participants on matters related to their roles and duties when they are assigned at Malaysian Missions abroad. Among the modules designated for them were lectures on Malaysia’s Foreign Policy; Cross Cultural Awareness; Grooming and Social Etiquette; Fine-Dining; Protocol and Consular Works at Mission; Auditing and Finance Matters; Sharing of Experience from a Former Diplomat as well as Administrative and Security Matters at Mission. The participants also attended the Cultural Diplomacy Lecture Series on Culture and Art: a Diplomatic Experience organised by the Centre for Language and Cultural Diplomacy (CLCD).

Throughout the five days course, IDFR believes all of the officers will be very much equipped and prepared to be deployed at the Malaysian Missions abroad. Encik Aiyub Omar, Head of LNPD, delivered his closing remarks and presented the certificates to the participants during the closing ceremony on the last day of the course.

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Centre for Leadership, Negotiation and Public Diplomacy (LNPD)

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