The Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc. (COE) announced today their award for the U.S. Department of State (DOS) Foreign Service Institute (FSI) to provide assistance and recommendations for enhancing and streamlining FSI’s adoption and integration of educational technologies. FSI seeks to maximize the institute’s training effectiveness on a global scale and ensure that DOS personnel develop the skills necessary to advance the nation’s foreign policy agenda.

COE and its partners, DevTech Systems, Inc. and Third Space Creative, have joined together as Team DevTech to support this endeavor. The team will provide a comprehensive report with recommendations for mainstream and emerging technologies that will help FSI maximize learner interactivity and engagement, retention, and application to the workplace. Team DevTech has supported similar endeavors for government agencies, educational institutions, and non-profits ranging from DOS and USAID to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

“Team DevTech has proven experience helping organizations develop and integrate state-of-the-art educational technologies to maximize training effectiveness,” said Steve Goodrich, COE president and chief executive officer. “Our experience with innovative, emerging educational technologies, combined with our expertise performing program assessments for large federal agencies will allow FSI to identify emerging technologies that will maximize the overall training experience.”

About COE

For 30 years, The Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc. (COE) has been a trusted partner in transforming our clients’ organizations and programs so they may efficiently and effectively accomplish their mission. We help our clients achieve meaningful and measurable outcomes through strategy and development service in the areas of organizational effectiveness, human capital, and technology solutions. Headquartered in the Washington DC area, we offer organi­zational effectiveness, performance management, strategic human capital consulting, technol­ogy consulting solutions for program management and governance, systems development and integration, as well as data warehousing and business intelligence. For more information about COE, visit

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