The Protocol Academy™ a dynamic etiquette and communication essentials program, announces upcoming sessions in Marin for children and teens aged 6-18. In the near future, college seniors can look forward to business etiquette classes that prepare them for the professional environment.
Common courtesy, proper dining manners, and strong communication skills are critical to the success of all children and young adults to get along in society. This is true more now than ever, in our rapidly changing society and the fast-paced world of communication technology. Learning what is appropriate behavior in the modern world will lead to confidence and success at home, in social settings, school settings and preparing for a professional future.
According to Susan RoAne, best-selling author and keynote speaker, “…Etiquette is defined as the usages and rules for behavior in polite society, official or professional life. Certain basic rules are still accepted as the norm, and it behooves us to know both the old etiquette and the new etiquette. …What we’re really after is manners-that wonderful combination of courtesy, caring and common sense.”
Though busy parents are highly concerned about their children’s current and future success, they may not always have the time to teach and encourage their kids with these important competencies.
"With the growing trend of families that are squeezed for time, sometimes etiquette and communication essentials simply aren’t focused on in the family rush, and sometimes these topics are not actually learned in traditional schools. But these are critical, impactful basics needed to be part of a cohesive family unit as well as society at large. Research has found (as have parents) that students are more likely to respond and learn etiquette essentials in a fun and focused environment with peers," says Angie Allison, Chief Etiquette Officer and Certified Trainer of The Protocol Academy.
A Program For Every Age Group
The curriculum for all ages focuses on dining, communication, conduct and character building. Skills learned are age-appropriate and interactive. Classes are modern, engaging and fun; involving role-play, group discussion, games and activities. Specific areas of concentration by age group are emphasized. For example:
Etiquette Essentials-Children/Youth: age 6-11
Children will concentrate on proper table manners in different situations, styles of dining and place settings; the importance of eye contact; meet and greet essentials; proper types of thank you’s; communication tips; phone manners; kindness, graciousness, courtesy and thoughtfulness in every day life; and more.
Etiquette Essentials-Tween/Early Teen: age 12-14
Tween/Early Teen will participate at a deeper level to the Youth topics. They will concentrate on "affect" communication; formal dining manners and skills; proper texting and social media skills/behavior; young teen party behavior; attention to wardrobe; and more.
Etiquette Essentials-Teens age 15-18
Including the above-mentioned curriculum for Tween/Early Teen, the Teen program also includes formal dining and manners in a professional setting; interview communication essentials; dating etiquette; proper attire; and appropriate behavior for meeting with college professors and administrators.
Business Etiquette Essentials-College Seniors Preparing For The Professional World
The Protocol Academy will also offer a program to college seniors. This course focuses on business and dining etiquette; personal branding; self-promotion; detailed interviewing skills; and appropriate communication skills for entering the professional world.
Effective Communicator Essentials Program
Separately, a special Effective Communicator program is offered for Tween/Early Teen and Teen. These are 8-12 week classes or weekend intensives, with topics ranging from the art of small talk; how to give an aspirational or motivational speech; do's and don'ts of public speaking; critical thinking and negotiating; and professional written communication. The sessions are a low-stress environment that is interactive, builds confidence and respect, and helps young adults with the ease to be in front of a group. This is also an excellent program for entry to the college and professional world.
Professional business etiquette and communication programs are offered to the corporate environment by special request.
The Protocol Academy offers the first comprehensive program of its type in Marin.
Classes are taught by Angie Allison, Chief Etiquette Officer and Trainer of The Protocol Academy. She is a certified trainer in etiquette and effective communication essentials for children, teens, young adults and business professionals. Angie also holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism. She lives in Marin County and has two young elementary age children.
The Protocol Academy™ is a pending registered trademark.
Children's Etiquette Essentials (children age 7-12) classes in Mill Valley will begin in September 2012.
To register for the sessions at Mill Valley Community Center:
Online, Fax & Mail-In registration starts: August 27
Walk-in registrations starts: September 4
Register online at http://www.millvalleycenter.org or print out a registration form and mail, fax or drop it off.
Fax #: 415-383-1377
Course #: 24892
For more information about The Protocol Academy, please email: email@example.com