The 21st century has brought unprecedented global change. Effective diplomacy is more essential than ever as we evolve to meet current challenges and future opportunities. FSI serves as a catalyst for that evolution. Employing cutting-edge educational technology, the latest advancements in cognitive research, and the work of innovative thought leaders from around the world, FSI challenges our professionals to explore new individual strengths, to broaden organizational capacities, and to strive for better outcomes for our country and the world.
As the chief learning organization for the Department of State, FSI works continuously to maintain its status as a Center of Excellence. Recent external recognitions include industry awards for innovation, technology, strategy, and collaboration from Chief Learning Officer magazine. Washingtonian Magazine also identified FSI training as a key factor contributing to a positive work environment at the Department of State in the feature article “50 Great Places to Work.”