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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 May and July 2018, on dates of your choosing. As well, we can schedule additional dates beyond those listed. This certification 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.

 

Certifed Consultant Training
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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 RP3412.701  (for Age 18 and up)

Learn how to be more comfortable at social and work gatherings where you need to meet and have conservations with new people. his 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. Course includes: (1) prepare for an event, enter and exit conversations, and learn what you can/can't talk about; (2) create a first and lasting impression through handshakes, eye contact, introductions and nonverbal conversation; and (3) be a conversation partner who is interesting and interested.

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

Location:         Roger Carter Community Center, Ellicott City  

Date:              May 17

Time:              7:00-9:00 pm

Investment:  $55

 
Dining Savvy Through the Ages (for Active Aging 55+)dining utensils
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.  Info:   Contact Ruth Coleman at 410-313-7311 or rcoleman@howardcountymd.gov
 
Where:            Kiwanis Wallas Park Hall, Ellicott City 
When:             May 24, 2018
Time:              10:00am-12:00pm
Investment:     $55
 
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


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Manners Still Matter! Lessons in Modern Manners with the International School of Protocol  (Ages 7-14)
Join us for an interactive hour of modern manners that will empower your child or teen with some table manners and social graces. Learn the history of dining, behaviors at the table, introductions and handshakes and behavior in public places. Participate in this event and stay for our free Gentlemen & Ladies Family Day celebration where families will learn of etiquette of the past from several of Maryland'shistorical manners finest historical characters.

Where: The Maryland Historical Society  201 West Monument Street Baltimore

When:  Saturday, May 12

Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

Investment:  $20 per person

Register online.

Please call Margot Kopera 410-685-3750 ext.343 with additional questions.

 

 

How To Say It Best (for Ages 4-8)

Come have fun in this hands-on 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. Day 1 - Learn how to make friends, give and receive compliments, avoid rude behaviors (like interrupting or whining) and have a conversation. Day 2 - Practice using the "magic words" of please, thank you, you're welcome, I'm sorry, excuse me, and may I. Learn telephone manners, and 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.

Info: Scott Corning, 410-313-4622 or scorning@howardcountymd.gov

Location:       Roger Carter Community Center, Ellicott City

Date:              May 2 & 9

Time:              5:00-5:50 pm

Investment:  $40 ($5 discount for sibling) 

Register online or call Howard County Rec & Parks 410-313-7275

 

Communicate Like a Leader (for Ages 9-12)

Help your student learn how to feel more comfortable when meeting people for the first time and greeting a person he/she has already met. Making conversation can be tough for anyone, but with the tools learned in this class, your child will feel more comfortable navigating the two way street of being a good conversationalist. In addition, your student will learn how to give and receive compliments, and what it takes to be a good listener. This two-day course also covers thank you notes and telephone etiquette. This confidence building program will help your child feel more at ease in school, at play, and in every other place where he/she has opportunities to communicate with other people. The class is taught using role-plays and activities and includes take home handouts for the whole family to enjoy. 

Info: Scott Corning, 410-313-4622 or scorning@howardcountymd.gov

Location:       Roger Carter Community Center, Ellicott City

Date:              May 2 & 9

Time:              6:00-6:50 pm

Investment:  $40 ($5 discount for sibling) 

Register online or call Howard County Rec & Parks 410-313-7275

 

Social Etiquette & Communication Skills Express (for Ages 12-16)

Do you have a busy, full schedule? Then this was designed for you. Realize the importance of having decorum in all aspects of life. Topics include making a good first impression; listening and speaking; using proper etiquette in public, on the phone and with electronics; and dressing for success. Don't miss this opportunity to discover why research demonstrates that social skills are paramount for your future success! teens smilingThis is great as an intro or a refresher.

Info: William Banks, 410-313-4609 or wbanks@howardcountymd.gov

Location:       Roger Carter Community Center, Ellicott City

Date:              May 23

Time:              6:00-8:00 pm

Investment:  $59 ($5 discount for sibling) 

Register online or call Howard County Rec & Parks 410-313-7275

 

 

SUMMER CAMPS FOR KIDS (Watch this site for additional camps for summer months)

Modern Manners Day Camp (ages 4-7)      RP1792.801

Make learning manners fun! It is never too early to learn these ever important skills. The earlier you start learning to shake hands, to look someone in the eyes and to introduce yourself and others, the more likely it is that these skills become second nature  Campers are amazed how much fun learning these skills can be when you get to color, use puppets and dress ups, and lots of fun props to practice these real life skills. In addition to the above topics, campers will also learn conversation skills, table manners, magic words, telephone skills, being a good host and guest and how to make new friends.

Info: Scott Corning 410-313-4622 or   scorning@howardcountymd.gov  

When:          August 6-10

Time:            9 am-noon

Where:         Centennial Lane Elementary School, Ellicott City

Investment:   $225

Register online or call Howard County Rec & Parks 410-313-7275

 

Modern Manners Day Camp (ages 6-11)      RP1790.801

Face it!  Parents want their kids to have good manners and to hang out with other kids who have good manners.  As a parent or grandparent, we request the same behaviors over and over again, but it does not always seem to stick.  This camp is a fun way to reinforce those skills you are teaching at home.  The campers will use lots of hands on play to learn and practice these skills that are a necessity in today’s world, but which are too often forgotten by kids and adults alike.  Topics include shaking hands, eye contact, introducing yourself and others, making conversation, table manners, common courtesies, telephone skills, being a good host and guest and writing thank you notes.

Info: Scott Corning 410-313-4622 or scorning@howardcountymd.gov

When:          August 6-10

Time:           1:30-4:30pm

Where:         Centennial Lane Elementary School, Ellicott City

Investment:   $225

Register online or call Howard County Rec & Parks 410-313-7275