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Certification Class:  Teaching Etiquette to Children and Teens

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This certification class is designed for the individual who wishes to teach etiquette classes, incorporate etiquette in the classroom, or learn additional information about etiquette. This certification program presents participants with information to teach Social Etiquette, Communication Skills and Table Manners.  See our website for additional information. 

We offer this class in different ways to make it easy to work with your schedule. 

  • First, we will offer the class in our office in Towson, Maryland for anyone who is able to travel to Maryland on a date that is convenient for you.  This is a two day program during which you will participate in activities and see and use the props that make the classes you will teach fun for the students.  You will receive a copy of each of the three workbooks both electronically and in paper form.  We will also enjoy a meal together at a fine dining restaurant where you will practice dining skills and learn how to teach these skills at the table.  This class will be offered next  in October 2017, on dates of your choosing.  It can be offered individually or to a group.  The investment for this class is $795 per person.    To register: download, fill out & mail in form, call 1-410-832-7555, or use paypal below to register.
  • This certification class is also offered virtually on an individual basis on dates of your choosing.  If you are not able to travel to our offices, then we will connect electronically and offer the same training.  The materials are sent to you electronically before the training. The investment is $795.  Please call 410-832-7555 to register.

     
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Certification Class: Teaching Etiquette to Adults and Business Professionals

This certification class is designed for the individual who wishes to teach etiquette to adults, business professionals, college and graduate students, and new entries into the workplace. This two-day program presents information to enable participants to teach first impressions and dress, body language and nonverbal communication, communication skills, civility, networking, and business dining skills. See our website for additional information.

Investment for the two day privately scheduled program: $2500.

Based on your feedback, this program is also offered on an appointment basis. View our brochure for more information.

 

If you bring another person to take this two day course with you, you will receive a $200 discount.

If you would like to schedule dates, please call 410-832-7555 to register for this certification class.

This certification class can also be taught using the internet rather than in person if travel is an issue for you.  Please call us at 1.410.832.7555 to discuss this option.

 

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NEW!!   When combined with the Teaching Etiquette to Children and Teens program, this program can be completed in one extra day.  On the day preceding the Children's Certification, we will be offering a one day Teaching Etiquette to Adults and Business Professionals program, which, when combined with the two day Teaching Etiquette to Children and Teens class (or any prior Teaching Etiquette to Children and Teens class), will allow you to receive a certification in both programs. This one day program is only open to those whom we have already certified in teaching to children or who are registered for the current class.  Investment for the three day combined program:  $3045.  Call 1-410-832-7555.

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Networking 101  RP3412.501



Learn how to be more comfortable at social and work gatherings where you need to meet and have conservations with new people. Know how to handle yourself at upcoming holiday gatherings. In this program, learn how to prepare for an event, enter and exit conversations, and learn what you can talk about and what you should not talk about. In this program, learn how to create a first and lasting impression through proper handshakes, eye contact, proper introductions and appropriate nonverbal conversation. Learn the keys to being a conversation partner who is interesting and interested. This course is important for anyone who attends businesses gatherings, conferences, parties and school or community events. In two short hours, feel at ease more confident.

 

 

Where:          Long Reach High School, Columbia

When:           Monday, November 6, 2017

Time:             7:00pm-9:00pm

Investment:   $55

Info:                Karen Bradley Ehler, 410-313-4635 or kehler@howardcountymd.gov.

Register online or call 410-313-7275

 

 

Classes for Adults ages 55+

 


Dining Savvy Through the Ages RP3500.503

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 Ever wonder why when we set the table the forks go on the left and the knives and spoons go on the right? For the last hundred years dining customs have changed little and many of our customs today actually date back hundreds of years. Learn the answer to this and other place setting questions along with many other interesting facts as they relate to how we behave at the table.

 

Where:            Kiwanis Wallas Park Hall, Ellicott City

When:             October 26, 2017

Time:              10:00am-12:00pm

Investment:     $55

Info:                Contact Traci Adkins at 410-313-7311 or tadkins@howardcountymd.gov

Register online or call 410-313-7275

The International School of Protocol offers a limited number of open enrollment classes for adults.  If you have a group (college friends, work colleagues or neighbors, for example), we are happy to customize a class for you.  Rates are reasonable and the classes are not only great learning experiences, but also lots of fun.  Click here to see a list of sample classes and topics.  Call us at 410-832-7555 to talk about organizing a class.

 

Classes for Children and Teens

How To Say It Best  for ages 4-7  RP3555.501

Come have fun in this hands-on two hour class designed to increase confidence when communicating. Learn by playing and working through a coloring/activity book. Have a great time while learning the importance of good manners. Handouts given for additional practice at home. First day - Learn how to make friends, give and receive compliments, avoid rude behaviors (like interrupting or whining) and have a conversation. Second day - Practice using the 'magic words' of please, thank you, you're welcome, I'm sorry, excuse me, and may I. Learn telephone manners, and learn about how body language is a part of communication. Learn the importance of sitting quietly when in an audience at a play or movie, and how to communicate well at school.
 
Where: Roger Carter Center, Ellicott City
When:   Monday October 16 and 23
Time: 5:00-5:50pm
                                                               Investment:  $40   There is a $5 sibling discount. Must call 410-313-7275 to receive discount.
                                                               Info: Scott Corning, 410-313-4622 or scorning@howardcountymd.gov.
 
                                                              To register: Call 410-313-7275 or register online
 
 
 
Communicate Like a Leader for ages 8-11  RP3332.501
Through role-plays, activities, and handouts, learn how to feel more comfortable when meeting people for the first time. Feel confident when greeting people you have already met. While becoming a good conversationalists, learn how to give and receive compliments, and become a good listener. This two-day course also covers thank you notes and phone etiquette. This confidence-building program helps you feel more at ease at school, at play and in everywhere else you talk with others.


Where: Roger Carter Center, Ellicott City
When:   Monday October 16 and 23
Time: 6:00-6:50pm
Investment:  $40   There is a $5 sibling discount. Must call 410-313-7275 to receive discount.
Info: Scott Corning, 410-313-4622 or scorning@howardcountymd.gov.
 
To register: Call 410-313-7275 or register online
 
 
Social Etiquette and Communication Skills Express for ages 12-16  RP2868.501
Designed for the student with a busy schedule, this class emphasizes the importance of having responsible decorum in all aspects of life. Chances are these are the same topics you try to impress upon your teen or tween, but having the information come from a non-parent can make all the difference in how it is received and processed. Topics include initial impressions, dress for success, conversation and listening, etiquette in public, phone and electronic etiquette. Don't miss this opportunity to discover why research demonstrates that social skills are paramount for success in later life! This is a great class as an introduction or a refresher.
 
Where: Centennial High School, Ellicott City
When:   Monday October 30
Time:  6:00-8:00pm                                                                                                                                                                               
Investment:  $55   
Info: William Banks, 410-313-4609, or wbanks@howardcountymd.gov.
 
To register: Call 410-313-7275 or register online
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  (Check with branch regarding any age restrictions and to confirm times.)

                                                                           
                                                                       

Do you find your child ignores your pleadings to behave at the table?  These classes at the Enoch Pratt are a shortened version of our basic table manners program and a great way to introduce your child to the how and why of table manners. In this interactive session your child will learn the basics of setting the table and behavior at the table. Hands on practice with real food will be part of the class. Some branches also allow parents to join in, so be sure to check.

 

Wednesday, October 4

4:30-5:30

Reisterstown Road Branch

 

Wednesday, October 25

4:30-5:30

Waverly Branch

 

                                                                                                                                                                           Wednesday, November 1

4:30-5:30

Herring Run Branch