"Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back."
The Etiquette Imperative Tip of the Day:
It is inappropriate for undergarments to visible while in public. That includes bra straps.
The Etiquette Imperative's 2014 Winter-Spring Workshop Series
An Esteem and Confidence Building Etiquette Series for Young Ladies
The Etiquette Imperative, selected as the official etiquette and media coach of the 2009 - 2013 Bud Billiken Royal Court (pictured, left with Valarie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama) and as featured on Chicago's NBC 5, CNN, Fox News and in other media outlets, provides an organized opportunity for discussion of the rules of etiquette in an age appropriate fun and engaging manner. Access to these esteem building, critical life skills help young ladies to successfully navigate social situations, enhance their communication skills and serve them well as they transition in to adulthood.
Please join us at the beautifully appointed
Harold Washington Library & Conference Center - Downtown Chicago
March 22 & 29 and April 5, 12 & 19
11:00am to 1:30pm
Early Registration Ends March 12, 2014
These sessions, customized especially for young ladies ages 7-14 will focus upon the following topics:
March 22, 2014
Know Your Destination: Envisioning The Type Of Woman I'd Like To Become
March 29, 2014
A Smart Girls Guide To Managing Drama and Cliques
Social & Communication Etiquette
April 5, 2014
Style Book: Developing Personal Style
Poise and Grace
April 12, 2014
How To Disagree Without Being Disagreeable
Mastering My Emotions / Dealing with Difficult People
April 19, 2014
Dining Etiquette Parts 1 & 2 - Macy's Walnut Room
This etiquette curriculum is meant to assist tweens and teens as they navigate every day life situations and challenges with the understanding - as one of our tween participants put it, that "...being a lady is about what we do AND what we won't allow ourselves to do."
Register today or sponsor a young lady to attend!
Note: Space is limited to provide specialized attention to each participant. Min. 8 participants
The Etiquette Imperative featured in:
Evening News with Katie Couric Segment
Dawn Turner-Trice's Chicago Tribune column, "Girls Rule! Helps Girls To Help Themselves" >>read<< or take a sneak peek.
Uninterrupted time sharing a meal with adults helps children to observe and learn table manners.
When was the last time you sat around the dinner table at home and shared a cooked meal?
Bring The Etiquette Imperative to your school, church or community organization by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 312-479-0789.
Baby Shower Etiquette:
It's ok to have a baby shower for child #2, however, you'll demonstrate proper etiquette by limiting invitations to close family and friends and persons who were not invited to a shower for the first baby.
Girls Rule! Director, Ladon Brumfield named Bud Billiken Royal Escort
The Etiquette Imperative was selected to provide social, dining and communication etiquette and media coaching to the Bud Billiken Royal Court (pictured below with Obama Senior Advisor, Valarie Jarrett) for the 4th consecutive year. The Royal Court represented the children of Chicago in this historic annual event.
In Their Own Words....
Etiquette class participants share their experience. (click below or view here)
In the news:
The Etiquette Imperative featured on