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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.

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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.

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Virtual Training

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.