Schedule for Bhutan Foreign Service Program (BFSP)

WEEK-I
LEADERSHIP & INTERNATIONAL SKILLS

 MORNING SESSION(9.00 AM – 12.30 PM)  AFTERNOON SESSION(1.30 PM – 5.00 PM) EVENING(AFTER 5.00 PM)
(TEABREAKS: 10.30-11.00 AM; 3.00-3.30 PM. LUNCH BREAK: 12.30-1.30 PM)
Monday
(14/08/2017)
 (1.00 PM – 4.00 PM): Report & Registration
Tuesday (15/08/2017) Orientaion/Introductions /Expectation setting 

(Dr. Adrian Chan & Chewang Rinzin)

Constitution-making & Nation-building (Guest lecture) 

(Pro. David S. Law)

Welcome Dinner

Wednesday
(16/08/2017)
Strategic Communications & Media

(Amb. Kesavapany & Chan Sue Meng)

Leadership (8-9:30 pm)

(Dr. Adrian Chan)

Thursday
(17/08/2017)
Strategic Communications & Media

(Amb. Kesavapany & Chan Sue Meng)

Strategic Communications & Media

(Amb. Kesavapany & Chan Sue Meng)

Negotiations in the Energy Sector (Case discussions)

(Dasho Chhewang Rinzin)

Friday
(18/08/2017)
Effective Negotiations

(Ronald Steven Ton)

Effective Negotiations

 (Ronald Steven Ton )

Sports
Saturday
(19/08/2017)
Leadership & National Service: Lessons from Bhutan’s Monarchy

(Dasho Dr. Sonam Kinga)

Group Discussion “What have we learnt this week?” (8-9.30 pm)

(Course Curato)

Sunday
(20/08/2017)
Field trip/day hike
 


WEEK-II

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND RELATED ISSUES

 MORNING SESSION(9.00 AM – 12.30 PM)  AFTERNOON SESSION(1.30 PM – 5.00 PM) EVENING(AFTER 5.00 PM)
(TEABREAKS: 10.30-11.00 AM; 3.00-3.30 PM. LUNCH BREAK: 12.30-1.30 PM)
Monday
(21/08/2017)
Trends & Developments in Diplomacy in the 21st Century

(Ronald Steven Ton)

Introduction to International Law & Practice

(Amb. Shyam Saran)

Fundamentals of Public Diplomacy

(Amb. Shyam Saran)

Global Governance & International Relations

(Amb. Shyam Saran)

Tuesday
(22/08/2017)
Understanding the Foreign Policy of India

(Amb. Jaideep Sarkar)

Understanding the Foreign Policy of China

(Dr. Hoo Tiang Boon)

Sports
Wednesday
(23/08/2017)
Understanding the Foreign Policy of Nepal

(Amb. Shankar P Sharma)

Understanding the Foreign Policy of Myanmar

(Moe Thuzar via skype)

Thursday
(24/08/2017)
Understanding the Foreign Policy of Bangladesh

(Dr. Gowher Rizvi)

Fundamentals of the Bhutanese Constitution

(Lyonpo Sonam Tobgye)

Gross National Happiness: National & International Significance

(Dasho Karma Tshiteem)

Friday
(25/08/2017)
Understanding the Foreign Policy of Thailand

(Dr. Anek Laothamatas & Amb. Sompong S)

  Friday Forum Lecture

(Dr. Ang Poon Liat)

Saturday
(26/08/2017)
Critical Thinking

(Dasho Karma Tshiteem)

Bhutan’s Foreign Policy: Objectives, Issues & Way Forward

(Amb. V Namgyel)

Group Discussion “What have we learnt this week?” (8-9.30 pm)

(Course Curato)

Sunday
(27/08/2017)
 

 
WEEK-III

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT

MORNING SESSION
(9.00 AM – 12.30 PM) 
AFTERNOON SESSION(1.30 PM – 5.00 PM)  EVENING(AFTER 5.00 PM)
(TEABREAKS: 10.30-11.00 AM; 3.00-3.30 PM. LUNCH BREAK: 12.30-1.30 PM)
Monday
(28/08/2017)
Organizational Change & Development

(Jeffrey S. Y. Ong)

 
Tuesday
(29/08/2017)
Key Findings & Recommendations from OD Exercise of MFA

(Gelay Norbu)

Moderated discussions on Guidelines & SOPs for MFA  Leadership (8.00-9.30pm)

(Dr. Adrian Chan)

Wednesday
(30/08/2017)
Moderated discussions on Guidelines & SOPs for MFA Moderated discussions on Guidelines & SOPs for MFA Leadership (8.00-9.30pm)

(Dr. Adrian Chan)

Thursday
(31/08/2017)
Moderated discussions on Guidelines & SOPs for MFA Moderated discussions on Guidelines & SOPs for MFA
Friday
(01/09/2017)
Professionalism, Integrity & Ethics in Public Service

(Prof. Robert Klitgaard)

Small State Diplomacy in a Regional Context

(Dr. Alexander Evans)

Corruption in Bhutan (Case discussions)
Saturday
(02/09/2017)
 
Moderated discussions on Guidelines & SOPs for MFA Nation Branding and Image Management

Amb. Kishan Rana

Closing Ceremony (starting 6.00pm)
Sunday(03/09/2017)
Participants depart
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