Modern Day Etiquette 

Course Code:[SSEFA1]
Instructor:Shikha Choda
Course TopicsSubtopicsCourse Outline

Module 1/Week 1

The Art of Presentation

Introduction to Etiquette
  • Understanding the significance and purpose of etiquette in modern society
  • Exploring the impact of proper etiquette on personal and professional relationships
Communication Etiquette
  • Mastering effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Developing active listening techniques and effective conversation starters
  • Speaking Practice, Pronunciation and Intonation
Etiquette of Styling, Posture and Poise
  • Understanding the role of personal style in self-expression and communication
  • Exploring the influence of fashion trends and the importance of timeless style
  • Addressing the impact of appearance on personal and professional success
Health, Beauty and Personal Grooming
  • Establishing a grooming routine for impeccable personal hygiene
  • Understanding the importance of skincare, hair care, and nail care
  • Exploring appropriate makeup choices for different settings and occasions
Dressing For Various Professional Settings 
  • Understanding the importance of dressing etiquette in personal and professional contexts
  • Exploring the impact of attire on first impressions and self-confidence
  • Recognizing the influence of cultural and societal norms on dressing

Module 2/Week 2

Dining Etiquette

Formal Dining
  • Exploring the etiquette of formal dining occasions, including galas, banquets, and upscale restaurants
  • Understanding the rules of casual dining, including family gatherings, brunches, and outdoor events
  • Adapting dining etiquette to business meals, interviews, and networking events
Proper Posture, Manners, and Conversation
  • Developing poise and proper posture while dining
  • Mastering appropriate hand and arm gestures during meals
  • Engaging in polite conversation and avoiding sensitive topics
Table Setting and Utensil Usage
  • Mastering the art of proper table settings and placement
  • Understanding the purpose and usage of different utensils, glasses, and plates
  • Navigating multiple-course meals and formal dining setups with ease
Napkin Etiquette and Dining Accessories
  • Understanding the correct use of napkins, including placement, unfolding, and signaling
  • Exploring the etiquette of using dining accessories, such as breadbaskets, salt and pepper shakers, and condiments
  • Navigating common challenges, such as bones, pits, and difficult-to-eat foods
Handling Special Dietary Needs and Food Allergies
  • Addressing dietary restrictions and communicating them effectively
  • Understanding how to handle food allergies and sensitivities in social dining settings
  • Respecting others’ dietary choices and promoting inclusivity at the dining table

Module 3/Week 3

Entertainment Etiquette

Courteous Host Protocol
  • Engaging in meaningful and polite conversation with fellow guests
  • Mastering the art of small talk, icebreakers, and conversational etiquette
  • Navigating challenging or sensitive topics and gracefully exiting conversations
Refreshment Etiquette
  • Understanding the etiquette of dining at social events, including buffet-style, plated meals, and cocktail receptions
  • Proper handling of utensils, glasses, and napkins during meals
  • Navigating food and drink options, dietary restrictions, and mindful eating
Invitation Cards, RSVP and Guest Etiquette
  • Mastering the art of responding to invitations promptly and appropriately
  • Understanding the responsibilities and expectations of being a guest
  • Navigating seating arrangements, introductions, and interactions 
Gift-Giving and Thank-You Notes
  • Choosing appropriate gifts for different social occasions
  • Understanding gift-giving etiquette, including timing, presentation, and thoughtful gestures
  • Writing thank-you notes and expressing gratitude for hospitality and generosity
Wine and Food Pairing
  • Understanding the importance of wine and food pairing in creating a pleasurable dining experience
  • Explore the etiquette and guidelines of pairing wines with specific cuisines, such as Italian, French, Asian, and Mediterranean
  • Mastering proper wine serving techniques, including temperature, glassware, opening bottles, presenting and pouring wine

Module 4/Week 4

Global Etiquette

Local Customs
  • Understanding and respecting cultural differences and customs
  • Embracing diversity in social and professional environments
  • Avoiding cultural faux pas and promoting inclusivity
Social Customs
  • Understanding the significance of social customs and traditions in different cultures
  • Exploring the impact of cultural diversity on social interactions and relationships
  • Recognizing the importance of respectful behavior and cultural awareness
Cultural Guidelines
  • Understanding common greeting customs, including handshakes, bows, kisses, and namaste
  • Navigating introductions and addressing individuals with appropriate titles and forms of address
  • Recognizing cultural variations in personal space, eye contact, and physical contact during greetings
World Foods and Customs
  • Exploring different foods, dining customs and table manners in various cultures
  • Understanding the etiquette of accepting and declining food and beverages graciously
  • Recognizing the role of hospitality and reciprocating gestures in different cultural settings
International Business
  • Recognizing non-verbal cues, gestures, and facial expressions across cultures
  • Understanding the role of body language in communication and interpreting cultural variations
  • Practicing effective cross-cultural communication through non-verbal cues

Module 5

Etiquette at HOME

Introduction to Home Etiquette
  • Overview of the course and its relevance
  • Importance of etiquette within the family
  • Creating a positive and respectful home environment
  • Icebreaker activities
Communication Etiquette at Home
  • Effective family communication
  • Active listening skills within the family
  • Conflict resolution and problem-solving at home
  • Establishing healthy communication patterns
Table Manners and Family Meals
  • Teaching and practicing table manners
  • Mealtime etiquette and conversation skills
  • Balancing technology use during meals
  • Planning and preparing family meals together
Personal Space and Privacy
  • Respecting personal space within the home
  • Privacy considerations for family members
  • Establishing boundaries and expectations
  • Handling conflicts over personal space
Family Events and Celebrations
  • Planning and hosting family events
  • Celebrating birthdays and milestones
  • Gift-giving etiquette within the family
  • Managing family dynamics during special occasions

Module 6/Week 

Spiritual Enrichment 

Introduction to Spiritual Enrichment Etiquette
  • Understanding the significance of spirituality and its role in personal and communal well-being
  • Exploring the impact of cultural and religious diversity on spiritual practices and traditions
  • Recognizing the importance of respect, empathy, and open-mindedness in interfaith interactions
Positive Thinking
  • Integrating spiritual practices into daily routines for personal enrichment and mindfulness
  • Exploring the etiquettes of meditation, prayer, reflection, and self-care across different traditions
  • Applying spiritual principles in relationships, work, and community involvement
Spiritual Practices in Everyday life
  • Integrating spiritual practices into daily routines for personal enrichment and mindfulness
  • Exploring the etiquettes of meditation, prayer, reflection, and self-care across different traditions
  • Applying spiritual principles in relationships, work, and community involvement
  • Individual and group assignments focused on practical application of etiquette skills
  • Written reflections and self-assessments
  • Presentation of certificate
  • Feedback

Note: The course outline is subject to change at the instructor’s discretion. Any modifications will be communicated to students in a timely manner.

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Course Features:

  • Interactive activities
  • Role-play exercises
  • Assignments and practical applications
  • Personalised coaching and feedback

Course Materials:

  • Reading materials and resources
  • Video and audio clips for analysis
  • Communication assessment tools
  • Presentation templates
  • Writing guides

Assessment and Certification: Participants will be evaluated based on their performance in assignments, participation, and a final project. A certificate of completion will be awarded to those who successfully complete the course.

Course Duration: The course spans 30 days, with each day’s session lasting approximately 1 contact hour (online) and 1 supervised self-study hour.

Target Audience: This course is suitable for individuals for anyone seeking to enhance their social skills, professionalism, and personal development.