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Our mission is to present contemporary, universally accepted etiquette and leadership programs in the highest professional manner that instill adults and children with knowledge, skill and confidence in manners and etiquette for the 21st century.  These are skills that will contribute to success for a lifetime.

Workshops are offered in a fun and skill-building format with hands-on interaction, and include a workbook for each participant to keep as a reference guide.  The positive learning environment is focused on the benefits of giving and receiving respect and the reassurance of knowing “what to do!”  Programs are designed around social etiquette, dining etiquette, business etiquette and international protocol.

The return to traditional values is bringing about an increased awareness and appreciation for good manners.  Good manners must be practiced so that they become automatic, and not be self-conscious.  Our goal is to provide quality programs that will enrich the lives of the participants in the years ahead.  Good manners go hand-in-hand with leadership.

The Etiquette & Leadership Institute of Illinois was founded by Barbara Finney, certified professional children’s etiquette, social & business etiquette and international protocol expert. She is co-author of the book Executive Etiquette Power, serves as a board member for the Chicago Network of Women Entrepreneurs, and is an active member with National Association of Women Business Owners, Women of the World and the Wheaton/Glen Ellyn Chapter of Dynamic Professional Women’s Network.

Clients include: The Navy, National Association of Asian American Professionals, Chicago State University, The British Schools of America, Jack & Jill, YMCAs, Park Districts, Charter Schools, local Middle Schools, and local High Schools.

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