Saturday, November 21, 2009

Social Media training in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Last week the training department of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs opened the new course: "Diplomacy in the age of Social Media".

It's the first time not just in our Ministry, but in the Israel public sector in general, that there is a special training program dealing with social media skills.

The major goal of this program is to train the diplomats to use the tools of social media in their work. The course includes three parts:
- basic knowledge and skills in social media, including social networks, blogging, wikis,
- review of the best practices of Government 2.0 and Diplomacy 2.0 in Israel and in the world
- practical exercices and sumulation of social media use in diplomatic work.

I'll update more on the meetings of the course (scheduled once a week), here and on twitter.

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