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SPKM: Pre-Posting Orientation Course for Home-Based Staff and Spouses 2/2021, 22-26 March 2021

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The Centre for Leadership, Negotiation and Public Diplomacy (LNPD), IDFR, organised the second series of SPKM: Pre-Posting Orientation Course for Home-Based Staff and Spouses from 22 to 26 March 2021. This course, designated for officers Grade 38 and below together with their spouses, aimed to enhance and improve their diplomatic, administrative, and social etiquette skills, as well as to develop new and up-to-date knowledge in international diplomatic practices which is applicable for their future postings. 

The course was attended by 61 participants, which consists of 32 officers and 29 spouses. The officers were from nine different government agencies/departments and ministries i.e. Prime Minister's Department, Malaysian Armed Forces, Immigration Department of Malaysia, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia, Ministry of Human Resources, Ministry of Higher Education, Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The modules that were specially designed for them are lectures on Malaysia’s Foreign Policy; Cross Cultural Awareness; Protocol and Consular Works at Mission; Auditing and Finance Matters; as well as General Administrative and Asset Management at Mission. The participants also had a session on Fine Dining, Reception and Official Entertaining with Mr. Sophian Ab Rahman from the National Palace, held at the Dorsett Kuala Lumpur.

During the five days course, IDFR believes that the participants will be outfitted and equipped for their responsibilities and duties abroad. Mr. Hamizan Hashim, the Director of LNPD, delivered his closing remarks and presented the certificates to the participants on the last day of the course.

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Centre for Leadership, Negotiation and Public Diplomacy (LNPD)

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