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.

Join Margaret Dickenson as she presents NPSIA-PT&D’s 12th 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. If you are an International Social Protocol certificate holder from our past 11-years of programming and would like to join us for a refresher your registration will be accepted at the student rate below.

Registration: Registration is now open.  Please download the registration form here.
Date:  Monday, October 21, 2019
Location: Room 3112 Richcraft Hall, Carleton University
Time and date: 10 AM – 4 PM, Monday October 21, 2019

Fees:  Students & recent graduates (2019): $150 + HST, Alumni: $300 + HST, General: $350 + HST until September 27, 2019.  $ 400 + HST thereafter.

NOTE. You can also take this workshop as part of the new Professional Certificate in Diplomatic Protocol and Etiquette.  This workshop runs from Monday, October 21 to Wednesday, October 23, 2019.  For more information click here.

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.