The next workshop is: Saturday September 17, 2016

Practical International Social Protocol – Networking, Cocktail and Dining Etiquette: a workshop in social graces for students, graduates, individuals and families, from all-walks-of-life, who would like to reinforce/enhance their social skills.

Registration is now open.  Please download the registration form here.

Location: 3112 River Building, Carleton University

Time and date: 10 AM – 4 PM, Saturday September 17, 2016

Fees:  Students & recent graduates (2016): $150 + HST, Alumni: $300 + HST, General: $350 + HST until September 2, 2015.  $ 400 + HST thereafter.
NEW – Family fee: $ 450 + HST for one parent and one youth 15 years of age or older; plus $ 125.00 + HST for each additional family member.

Join Margaret and Larry Dickenson as they present NPSIA-PT&D’s 9th Annual practical certificate program in “International Social Protocol, Networking, Cocktail and Dining Etiquette“. This unique 1-day skills development program provides the basic rules of social protocol as well as appropriate networking, cocktail, dining and entertaining etiquette.  Practical sessions include a served lunch and workshop reception with beverages and hors d’oeuvres. The workshop concludes with a lecture on hosting and being entertained in cross-cultural and professional environments, which will highlight the differing roles of a host, the employee of a host and of a guest.

Learning objectives in this course include:

  • appropriate ways to present oneself and others
  • how to access conversational groups of various sizes and cultures
  • business card presentation and etiquette in business and social environments
  • the basics of proper dining, cocktail and entertainment etiquette including the handling of food and drink
  • restaurant and formal dining etiquette – as a host and as a guest – includes learning seating plans and accepted styles of  using cutlery for all courses of meals
  • appropriate topics of conversation for effective communication in social / non-work environment.