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AFSA has also heard the message from members – they want more opportunities for so-

cial networking, professional discussions, exposure to diplomatic history and leaders in

their field. To that end, we continue to offer panel discussion and author talks, and in 2016

offered a three-part series on professional issues. The last of those, an October discus-

sion on 360 feedback in the Foreign Service, has prompted much discussion and serious

re-thinking of the use of 360s for assignment purposes.

In October and November, we offered our first two in what we hope will be a regular

series of networking happy hours for members of the Foreign Service. These well-at-

tended events offer members and non-members alike an opportunity to reach out to

Governing Board members, staff and to one another to share thoughts, suggestions

and concerns.


Networking happy

hour at AFSA