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Children's Dining Etiquette Workshop:
Like to take your school aged children out to eat with you at a fine dining or a large social event but you’re a little afraid how they might behave? Present your child with the opportunity to feel self-reliant and confident in any social or dining situation by taking interactive lessons taught by a certified etiquette consultant. Our workshop is designed to teach them how to conduct themselves on the dining table at home, in a restaurant or when meeting new people. Teaching children proper dining skills and table manners helps them to succeed at school, socially, and later, professionally. So, introduce your child to proper table manners and dining etiquette today and help build their confidence for any social situation tomorrow!

Children's Social Skills Workshop:
In today’s fast-paced, high-tech society, teaching children manners is more crucial than ever. One of the most important jobs we have as parents and teachers is to help children develop social skills, show them how to interact with others in a polite manner, and teach them to treat everyone with respect. Whether the occasion is a family gathering, a meal at a restaurant, or a quick trip to the grocery store, children can apply our lessons in any social situations and practice good manners so that they become a habitual part of their lives and set them apart.
Topics Include:

  • The Importance of Greeting Others

  • Rules of Introduction

  • The Handshake

  • Eye Contact and the Power of a Smile

  • Sportsmanship Etiquette

  • Hygiene and Appearance

  • Self-Respect and Respect for others

  • Behaving Appropriately at Other People’s Homes

  • Making Appropriate Conversation

  • Proper Telephone Etiquette

  • Writing Thank You Notes

  • Other Modern Manners

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 engaging in small talk or starting a conversation can be challenging. Developing a child’s conversational skills and etiquette is
important as it helps them build confidence, cultivate friendships, and understand social expectations. A child who is good at communicating verbally will often produce better written communication and interpret what they read more accurately, helping them in all areas of academics. Our 60-minute conversation skills workshop will cover some of the following topics:
Topics include:  

  • 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

Children's Restaurant Ready Workshop:
In this class students will learn how to use good manners at the table when dining
out at a restaurant or a special event. Table manners are not just about how to hold
your silverware or how to place your napkin. Good table manners also show self-
awareness, respect, and courtesy to others. They are important tools for social
interactions that will benefit children personally and professionally for the rest of
their lives.

  • Invitations and how to RSVP

  • Waiting for a table

  • How to be seated

  • Speaking to servers

  • Menu & ordering food

  • Understanding the place setting and silverware

  • Trying new foods

  • Sharing food

  • Eating difficult foods

  • How to handle food allergies

  • Proper conversations at the table

  • Using please and thank you

  • Complimenting the chef and waitstaff

  • Other restaurant manners: Staying seated, cell phones

Teen Interview Prep Workshop:
Do you have a high school student getting ready to interview? Are you a teen looking for an internship or preparing for a college interview? Interviewing can be challenging for students especially when they haven’t interviewed before. However, putting one’s best foot forward during an interview is a critical step towards landing a great job during high school, and a valuable skill to develop for the future. Parents, think back to your first interview. Did you know what to expect or say? Interviewing can be a stressful experience for teens whether they are looking for their first job or going to their first college interview. Learn self-presentation skills and important talking points to help succeed at an interview.
Topics Include:

  • What to do before the interview

  • Preparing for an interview

  • Skills interviewers seek

  • Interview variations

  • Know your resume

  • Dress for success

  • How to make a good first impression

  • What to do during the interview

  • Common interview questions

  • Questions you can ask the employer

  • What to do after the interview

  • Interview do’s and don’ts and more

Pre-Teen Netiquette
Elevate your child’s digital presence with our Pre-Teen Netiquette Program! In today's tech-savvy world, understanding social media etiquette, texting norms, and email protocol is essential. Digital users need to keep in mind that colleges and employers are seeking people with not only good technical and academic skills, but also with social graces, self-awareness, and a positive presence on the internet. Our program provides practical, hands-on guidance to ensure your child navigates the digital landscape with confidence and respect. Imagine them building positive online relationships while safeguarding their reputation.

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Conversation Skills 
N/A 2 - 7 Th  02/29/2024
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Shrewsbury Senior Center Craft Room
$55.00 Res, $55.00 Non-Res
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Restaurant Ready 
N/A 8 - 12 Th  02/29/2024
05:15 PM - 06:15 PM

Shrewsbury Senior Center Craft Room
$55.00 Res, $55.00 Non-Res
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Teen Interview Prep 
N/A 8 - 12 Th  02/29/2024
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

Shrewsbury Senior Center Conference Room
$65.00 Res, $65.00 Non-Res
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Restaurant Ready 
N/A 2 - 7 03/13/2024
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Shrewsbury Senior Center Craft Room
$55.00 Res, $55.00 Non-Res
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Pre-Teen Netiquette Workshop 
N/A 5 - 8 03/13/2024
07:15 PM - 08:15 PM

Shrewsbury Senior Center Conference Room
$60.00 Res, $60.00 Non-Res
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