The vital element of a strong, dynamic American Space is the staff that manages, advises, conducts programming and engages visitors. The Office of American Spaces is committed to training American Spaces staff, including non-U.S. government partner staff, Locally Employed Staff (LES) and Foreign Service Officers (FSO) in the areas of management, creative and policy-relevant programming and using 21st-century technologies. It is not possible or expected for all to attend formal training. We rely on a train-the-trainer model, where those who attend training are expected to share the knowledge with their American Spaces network colleagues.
In Person Training
The Office of American Spaces offers basic and advanced training courses for those who staff and manage American Spaces. U.S. embassies/consulates nominate participants in August/September each year.
The Office of American Spaces training team is developing self-paced training modules based on the annual central training program for managers and employees of American Spaces around the world.