Children's Conversation Skills Workshop
For many children it is easy to strike up a conversation or join one already in progress but for others not so much. In today’s media-centered world, many children and teenagers lack interpersonal, communication and social skills. They are comfortable posting a picture or a comment online and communicating from behind a screen, however real-time conversations often stump them. Learning how to have conversations is important for children’s development, relationships, and well-being.
Our 60-minute workshop will cover some of the following topics:
How to start a conversation
Icebreakers to start a conversation
How to keep a conversation going
How to end a conversation
Topics to avoid
Active listening and not interrupting
Being respectful and non-judgmental
Rude and disrespectful body language and behavior
Giving and receiving compliments
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 Parks and Recreation Office, 6 Walcott Street
Session 1: May 15
Session 2: July 19
If you withdraw from a program at any time prior to two weeks before the program start date, you will receive an account credit good towards other Parks and Recreation programs. Account credits do not expire. Account credit will not be issued if the cancellation takes place within two weeks of the program start date. Cancellations due to a medical emergency will have the option to receive an account credit or a refund at any time with proper medical documentation. If a program is cancelled by Parks and Recreation, you will have the option to receive an account credit or a refund for that program. The processing fee associated with all credit card transactions will not be refunded.
If a program is suspended due to a recommendation by the CDC or the State and local Dept. of Health, customers can elect to take a refund or a credit. Credits will have no expiration date and can be applied to any program and can be used for any member of your household.