"Manners, Etiquette & Civility" I- Montage Hotel/Resort, Laguna Beach California
Manners, Etiquette & Civility--Level I
Basic Life and Social Skills
(Ages 5-85) can include children, parents, and grandparents
A series of classes that teach "Manners for Children" in the Southern California area
These classes will give them an extra edge in life. Parents are
encouraged to attend with their child for an amazing bonding experience and knowledge.
I. INTRODUCTIONS: Name tags, Sitting, Walking, Standing, Posture. Greetings. Handshakes. Curtsies.
II. ART OF CONVERSATION: Overcoming Shyness. Party Conversation. Telephone Manners.
III. DINING ETIQUETTE: Table Settings. Seating. Menu Readings. Punchbowl Etiquette. Party Practice.
IV. TUTORIAL LUNCHEON: Name Cards. Utensils, Napkins, and Glassware. Serving Yourself and Others. Home and Restaurant Dining. Thanking Your Host and Hostess. Do's and Don'ts of Table Manners. (There will be an actual tutorial dining experience.)
This is an interactive class between students and teacher/ other students/ parents. Parents who attend with their child will have a wonderful bonding experience. And MORE...
Civility, Etiquette, Manners, Character
Diana Olson, Etiquette / Image/ Civility & Protocol Specialist
Working with the Association of Image Consultants and Professor PM Forni of John Hopkins University,
we are involved in a global effort to spread the message of Civility
around the world, one city at a time. We issued a Proclamation of
Civility for Los Angeles in May, 2009.
are spontaneous reactions from the heart. Etiquette is codes of
behavior of kindness and consideration. What is Civility, and where did
the concept originate? The origins of the word Civility lie in its
connection to Civitas, a Latin word meaning city and the French word Civilite’
which means politeness. Civility also shares a connection with the
word civilization. Civility is all about kindness, consideration,
sensitivity, caring and nurturing. It is a Code of Conduct based on the
3 R’s: Respect, Restraint and Responsibility. These principles are
contained in the book by Dr. P.M. Forni, Choosing Civility—the 25 Rules of Considerate Conduct.
There are many conflicts in the workplace where civility is threatened. Education, knowledge, empathy, and sensitivity to others is the answer
is the highest level of Etiquette and Manners and the ultimate goal of
character building. Our fast-paced society is becoming one of
entitlement, self-centeredness, and a need for instant gratification.
There is often a lack of respect, consideration, patience, and tolerance
toward others that think and act differently. Disagreement is
acceptable, but respect for differences in opinion is important in a
civilized person. Callousness, intolerance of others, tolerance for
conflict and violence all fuel incivility teaching a recent Etiquette
class that included ten children, ages 6 – 17 plus several adults, I
was describing Characteristics of Angels (respectful) and Bullies
(disrespectful). The younger children were able to give examples of
Angel-type children: kind, considerate, quiet, friendly, polite, etc.
and the Bullies: mean, loud, pushy, rough, cruel, etc. I was amazed
that the older children were hesitant about contributing characteristics
group. These children were all above average in intelligence and
scholastic achievement. Fascinated by this difference in the
contributions of the younger children, we discussed the difficulty of
the older children to recognize cruel and inappropriate behavior. The
old boy mentioned that the older the children, the more desensitized
they become by negative behavior. The younger children were more
sensitive to the hurt feelings of others and themselves. Innocence has
its merits, but there is a need for Civility and Etiquette training in
order to build character, starting in the early years.
Diana Olson, MA AICI CIP, Certified Etiquette and Image Consultant
and graduate of the Protocol School of Washington
will be presenting this course.
Studio Location: 465 E. Union Street #100 Pasadena, California 91101.
T: (626) 584-9761
Call for Upcoming Classes and Dates
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Tutorial luncheon aspect of Manners, Etiquette & Civility-I Classes will be held at 465 E. Union #100, Pasadena, California 91101
Etiquette Dining Tutorial will be held at a local location. Please call for reservations.