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 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.

Please note the change of date.  Regularly offered in October this year’s workshop has been moved to February 2021. This workshop to be held pending Public Health approval

Registration: registration is now open.  Before proceeding please review our cancellation and withdrawal policies here.

To register and pay by credit card (MC / VISA only) or by debt please click here.

To register and have an invoice issued for payment by cheque, International Funds Transfer, cash  or through an approved institutional arrangement please download our registration form

Date:  Tuesday, February 16. 2021.
Location: Room 3112 Richcraft Hall, Carleton University
Time: 10 AM – 4 PM
Parking: available on campus
Fees:  Students & recent graduates (2020): $100 + HST, Alumni: $200 + HST, General: $250 + HST until September 25, 2020.  $ 300 + HST thereafter.

NOTE. You can also take this workshop as part of the new Professional Certificate in Diplomatic Protocol and Etiquette.  

Are you a graduate of this workshop?  NPSIA-PT&D invites previous participants to refresh your skills and enroll at the student rate!

About the Practical International Social Protocol – Networking, Cocktail and Dining Etiquette

The workshop begins with a lecture that covers the essential rules of social etiquette.  Participants then get to practice during a workshop reception, with beverages and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a served lunch. 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.