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We offer professional etiquette training for all ages.

Etiquette need not be a lost art.  l’Académie de l’ étiquette is dedicated to the prospect that a well-mannered society is a successful society.

Veterans Transitioning Back to Civilian Life

The Académie de l’étiquette has specialized programs for veterans transitioning back into civilian life after years of service to their country.  In many ways, the re-entry into civilian life is every bit as challenging as the original transition into military life so long ago. Académie de l’étiquette strives to make that transition as seamless as possible and to equip our nation’s finest with all the tools they will need in their new civilian careers. 

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Power Etiquette for University Students

The first seven seconds of the job interview will create an often irreversible impression. Your early focus on developing the soft skills of professional behavior will serve you well in those first seven seconds, and far beyond.

We’ll also cover business dining etiquette and so much more!

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Knowledge & Confidence for 17-18 yrs. old

This 8-hour curriculum, run in two sessions over two days, is not a course in manners. It is, rather, a confidence building program that will enable these young adults to navigate unfamiliar environments or uncomfortable situations by displaying proper etiquette responses in those social, academic or business settings. This program includes a certificate of accomplishment.  Lessons will be directed and will include role-playing if more than one student.

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Future Diplomats 13-16 yrs. old

This 4-week etiquette program of 50-minute sessions is designed to help our teenagers to gain poise and confidence in a variety of social settings, from the basics of properly introducing themselves and others, to showing proper respect, and displaying with ease proper table manners. 

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Future Diplomats 10-12 yrs. old

This 4-week etiquette program (50 minutes/week) is designed to guide our young pre-teens to develop confidence as they continue to build their life skills.  The program includes a certificate of accomplishment.  Parents will notice a difference from day one of the program. Lessons will be directed and will include role-playing. Handouts of review will be distributed after each session.

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Good Manners for 6-9 yrs. old

This 4-week etiquette program (50 minutes/week) is designed to guide our young children to develop confidence as they begin building their life skills. The program includes a certificate of accomplishment. Parents will notice a difference from day one of the program. Lessons will be directed and will include role-playing. Handouts of review will be distributed after each session.

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Simple Elegance - Home entertainment is back!

A 4-hour etiquette course for individuals or groups, with a focus on making a lasting impression when you entertain, from a backyard barbecue to starched linen sit down dining.

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Years of valuable experience with International Associates

Over the years, Marie-Catherine Bearden, the founder of l’Académie de l’étiquettehas developed a broad range of collaborative relationships across the realm of international etiquette.  From France to Africa, in China, Lebanon, Japan, and beyond, these valued associates have enriched and expanded her knowledge of multi-cultural protocol and etiquette. 

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