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Dear Visitors,

The American Councils Office in Ashgabat and American Corners in Mary, Turkmenabat and Dashoguz will be closed to the public until further notice.

All public activities in the Ashgabat office and Corners are temporary suspended. We offer virtual consultations on our programs and U.S. education.

For further information, please call (+993 63) 50-20-36 during business hours Mon. – Fri. 9:00 – 17:00, email us at:, or visit our website:

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

American Councils Team

Seminar “Secrets of Effective Networking” for FLEX Alumni

Seminar on Secrets of Effective Networking was conducted at American Councils in Ashgabat on February 25, 2020. During the seminar Ilyas familiarized FLEX alumni with best networking practices.

At the beginning of the seminar, participants were introduced to a concept of networking and discussed its importance. The alumni also received tips for expanding their personal network circle and had an opportunity to apply various technics such as “Elevator speech” into practice.

At the end, Ilyas also demonstrated sample business cards and discussed its content and design.

Seminar “7 secrets of fast reading” for FLEX Alumni

On January 25, 2020, Ilyas Seisov’09 organized a live seminar at the American Councils office in Ashgabat during which he familiarized FLEX alumni with 7 secrets of fast reading.

During the seminar, Ilyas presented various tips from prereading a chapter to creating a statistics list of the books that were read.

The alumni had an opportunity to apply gained knowledge to practice by taking part in exercises organized as part of learning by doing. At the end of the seminar, each participant received individual feedback and a book recommendation to polish their skills further.