Comprehensive Social Skills and Dinning Etiquette
Looking for something for your child to do during school vacation? How about giving them life skills that will help boost their confidence and interpersonal skills? In today’s fast-paced, high-tech society, teaching children manners and developing their social skills is imperative. Whether the occasion is a family gathering, a meal at a restaurant, or a quick trip to the grocery store, children can apply our lessons in any social or dining situation and practice good manners so that they become a habitual part of their lives and set them apart.
Our 4 day, 1 hour a day comprehensive etiquette program is designed to empower children with life skills that will help them succeed at school, socially and later professionally. Our classes teach children how to convey confidence, courtesy and be mindful of their words and actions. The skills they learn will help your child be confident, polished, and polite.
Social Skills Topics Include:
The Importance of Greeting Others
Rules of Introduction
The Handshake, Eye Contact and The Power of a Smile,
Respect for Others at Home and Outside
Proper Telephone Protocol,
Writing Thank You Notes,
Hygiene and Appearance,
Sportsmanship Etiquette and Other Modern Manners
Dining Etiquette Topics Include:
Approaching and Seating at the Table
Understanding Place Settings
The Napkin and its Uses
The Bread-and-Butter Plate
The Soup Course
Different Dining Styles Including American and Continental Styles
Passing Food at the Table
Appropriate Table Conversation
What to Do with Unwanted Food
Interacting with Servers and much more
Per the Hopkinton Board of Health, masks are now recommended but not required.
About the Instructor
Nikki Sawhney is the Director and Founder of the New England School of Protocol and provides workshops & classes in social skills, dining etiquette & modern manners to children, teenagers and adults. Nikki is a graduate of the prestigious American School of Protocol in Atlanta, Georgia where she received professional training earning Certification in Corporate, Business and Children's Etiquette. She has also trained under William Hanson, a British etiquette expert and a tutor for the international protocol and hospitality consultancy firm The English Manner. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and has worked in finance on Wall Street and in the retail industry. Through the New England School of Protocol, Nikki teaches her students how to convey confidence, courtesy, and be self- reliant in any social and dining situation. For more information please visit www.newenglandschoolofprotocol.com.
Location: Hopkinton Townhall lower level conference room, 18 Main St
Session 1: April 19-22; 9:00-10:00am
Session 2: August 8-11; 2:00-3:00pm