Training Program for the Newly-Recruited Consular and Expertise Officers (6th Term)

May 9- July 1, 2016 Ankara

Basic and Preparatory Training Program for the newly-recruited 44 Consular and Expertise Officers has been launched with the opening speech by Academy Director, Mesut Özcan on May 9, 2016. This three-month training program, starting with basic civil service training comprising courses and seminars on qualifications of a public official, the Constitution, Turkish State and Principles of Civil Service will continue with technical and practical seminars on topics required for the officials to best fulfill their future duties and responsibilities within the Ministry.

Academic part of the training program will include seminars on “International Relations” and “Foreign Policy” to be given by academics from various Turkish Universities.

Within the context of professional courses, newly-recruited officers will take seminars on “Organization of the Ministry”, “Human Resources Issues”, “Consular Issues”, “Information Technologies Infrastructure and Principles of Use” “Diplomatic Correspondence”, “Diplomatic Protocol”, “Negotiation Techniques” and “Presentation and Communication Skills”.

Throughout the program, Diplomacy Academy will invite academics from leading Turkish and foreign Universities, senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and bureaucrats from other public institutions to give lectures with both theoretical and practical perspectives.

The training program will be concluded with a study trip to Kosovo, Macedonia and Greece.