Etiquette Program

Essential Manners and Social Skills

Etiquette ProgramThe Superior Etiquette Program is dedicated to developing excellent social skills in children of all ages by building solid foundations for learning and using proper etiquette, good manners and kind and considerate behavior toward others. When children learn the importance of treating others with kindness, consideration and respect, they will be less likely to engage in bullying, and will model the behavior that will make them leaders in their schools.

The training for a child’s successful future life begins early. Polite, well-mannered children get along better with their peers, as well as their teachers and parents. Good manners and subtle social graces are not inborn; they are learned. Etiquette and manners must be practiced just as one would practice tennis, soccer or playing the piano. When a behavior is repeated often enough, it becomes automatic.

The Superior Etiquette Program character-building classes empower children by providing them the age-appropriate knowledge, good manners, and social skills to help them successfully manage their daily activities, and face new situations with greater ease and self-confidence.

Children’s Etiquette Classes: Essential Manners and Social Skills

Ages 5 to 7 and Ages 8 to 14

The Program’s six-session etiquette program for children is designed to maximize each child’s awareness of proper etiquette, good manners, social skills, and civility.

For children in middle school, it is a particularly crucial time in their development. Our classes will provide them with a greater degree of self-confidence and the social skills to help prepare them for the even more challenging situations they will face as high school students.

Classes are fun and interactive, and include role-playing. Presentations and activities vary by age-group, but the core content is the same. Our program is offered to individuals on a private, one-on-one basis, or to private organizations and schools to schedule for their members or students.

Session One: First Impressions: Greetings, Attitude, And Body Language

Topics include: Introduction to why good manners matter; good impressions and greetings; how to shake hands with good posture and eye contact; how to make proper introductions; how to walk, sit and stand with confidence; attitude and body language; how we sound to others; dressing appropriately; and personal grooming musts.

Session Two: Basic Etiquette for Home, School, And Public Places

Topics include: Everyday basic manners; kindness counts; bullying hurts; respect and courtesy at home and in public; when it is appropriate to stand; appropriate behavior for public places; good sportsmanship; what it means to be a good friend; host and guest etiquette; and play date and party manners.

Session Three: Conversation and Communication Skills

Topics include: Choose your words; conversation and listening skills; unacceptable discussion topics; how to enter and graciously exit conversations; giving and receiving compliments; telephone and cell phone etiquette; social media dos and don’ts; public speaking and presentation skills;  how to write a proper e-mail; thank-you notes; invitations and RSVP; and addressing envelopes with correct titles.

Session Four: Leadership, Character and Life Skills

Topics include: The 6 pillars of character; mind mapping; leadership qualities; planning and team-building skills; learning how to get along with different types of people; confidence-building exercises; getting organized; and setting goals.

Session Five: Speeches, Review, and Preparation For Dining Class

Student speeches, review of material from the first three classes, and preparation for dining skills and table manners class.

Session Six: Dining Skills and Table Manners

Topics include: The ABC’s of table manners, understanding place settings, the four uses of the napkin, the bread plate and how to properly eat bread and rolls, rules for eating soup, how to correctly hold and use utensils, using the knife as a fence and a pusher, dealing with unwanted food, passing food at the table, conversation at the table, and how to eat dessert with a spoon and fork.

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from SCC on completion of The Etiquette Course, as well as instructive materials.

Essential Manners and Social Skills for Teens Seminar

The Etiquette School of New York’s half-day seminar was developed for schools and private organizations. It is geared toward preparing young adults for the new and often demanding social and business situations they will face. Whether it is prom night at a formal restaurant, getting ready for a college interview, or interviewing for their first job, this seminar will give students the real-world skills and confidence they will need to successfully handle these situations with poise and grace.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Everyday basic etiquette
  • Positive first impressions
  • Introductions/Handshaking
  • Eye Contact/Body Language
  • How to walk, sit and stand with confidence
  • Conversation and listening skills
  • Techno-etiqette and social networking do’s and don’ts
  • Dress, grooming and style advice
  • Interviewing tips for college and job interviews
  • Dining skills and table manners

The seminar includes lunch, a certificate, and a workbook.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, kindly e-mail us at info@superiorculinarycenter.com.

*We also offer the above seminar in a three-session-workshop format. Private lessons may also be scheduled.

Private and Group Classes

We invite you to organize your own group, and you may come to us or we will come to you to conduct any of The Superior Etiquette Program classes for children.

For more information, please e-mail us at info@superiorculinarycenter.com or call 414.671.1200.