The Girls Rule! Etiquette Imperative is designed for pre-kindergarden, primary, middle and high school aged young ladies and may be implemented as year around, 1 day or 6 week workshops. 

Class topics include, but are not limited to:

Social Etiquette

  • Welcoming Behavior
  • Eye Contact
  • Shaking Hands
  • First Impressions
  • Using Honorifics
  • Including Others
  • Common Courtesies
  • Helping Behaviors
  • Avoiding Rude Behaviors
  • Behaviors in Public
  • Escalators, Elevators, Doors
  • Spectator Behavior
  • Good Sportsmanship
  • Being a good Host/Guest
  • Image and Clothing
  • Proper Grooming
  • Hat Wearing Etiquette

Table Settings
  • Place Setting Navigation
  • Proper Use of Napkins
  • Utensils
  • Setting the Table
  • American Style of Dining
  • Continental Style of Dining
  • Eating Common Foods
  • Proper Nutrition
  • Behavior at the Table
  • Seating a Girl or Women
  • Conversation at the Table
  • Entering and Exiting the Table
  • Mealtime Manners
  • When to Begin Eating
  • When to Finish Eating
  • Resting and Finished Positions

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These life enriching coaching workshops may also be customized to meet the needs of young ladies and gentlemen at your school or community organization as a year around program, workshop or organization fundraiser. 

Please email us or call us at (312) 479-0789 to learn more.

The Etiquette Imperative Class Schedule

2012 Sessions

Teens At the Table

My First Tea party for Little Ladies

International Civility and Etiquette Activities and Events

Etiquette Matters

2011 Sessions

Girls Rule! by Design Summer Program

Know Your Destination Winter - Spring Etiquette Series

2010 Sessions
Hinton Elementary School

May - June
Arthur Ashe Elementary School

July 31
Harold Washington Library - Downtown Chicago

October 9
Harold Washington Library - Downtown Chicago

November 20
5 Step Holiday Manners Make Over
for Young Ladies and Gentlemen
Harold Washington Library - Downtown Chicago

2009 Sessions
January 31 - February 28
March 7 (American Girl Place event)

The Etiquette Imperative (Pre-K - age 7)
"My First Tea Party"
August 22

The Etiquette Imperative for Teens
October 2009

Etiquette for African American Girls
Girls in technology careers
Girls in Finance careers
“Possessing good manners helps children build confidence, increase self-esteem, improve communication skills, make friends, and create a positive impression on others.” 

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"This program is GREAT!  When I was growing up, I wish that I had access to a program like this -- that lays out spoken and unspoken rules of social, communication and other etiquette protocals so nicely. "  

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Communication Etiquette

  • Communication Skills
  • Proper Greetings/Introductions
  • Making Conversation
  • Listening and Feedback
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Speaking in Public
  • Telephone Etiquette
  • Acts of Kindness
  • Communication in School
  • Use of Please, Thank you and Excuse Me
  • Thank You Notes
  • On-line Etiquette
  • Table Manners
Specialized workshops and classes include:

  • Teens at the Table (ages 13 -19)
  • The American Cotillion
  • My First Tea Party
  • Visual Poise and Grace
  • Personal Grooming and Style
  • First Impressions
  • Communication and Presentations Skills
  • Self-Love
  • Sportsmanship
  • Peer Pressure and Sticky Situations
  • Skincare, Beauty and Hygiene
  • Interviewing 101
  • Etiquette for Prom and Formals
  • and more...

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'Children are not people of tomorrow, they're people of today.'

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