According to a recent article in Time magazine, more and more companies are hiring outside consultants to teach their employees proper business etiquette.
One of the more popular demands for this training involves instruction on basic table manners and proper protocol and decorum in settings such as restaurants, where many client meetings occur.
This demand is due to today's more casual business environments, in which employees have the right job skills and experience to do their jobs, but may be at a loss as to how to act when faced with conducting business away from the office, such as in a restaurant or at a formal dinner event.
Penn State Worthington Scranton is addressing this issue for its students. On Friday, March 28, a Professional Protocol and Dining Etiquette Workshop will be held in the Gallagher Conference Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The presenter is Patrick Cataldo, MBA, Associate Dean for Executive Education.
This workshop is a prelude to several other business-oriented events that will be held during the month of April, as the campus kicks off its Business Awareness Month, which highlights Worthington Scranton's business curriculum and degree programs.
Other events being planned are a Job Fair, on Wednesday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Gallagher Conference Center; a presentation by local business owner, Richard Kane, of Kane Trucking, Inc., who will address students on Thursday, April 3 at noon in the SLC's Sherbine Lounge; a Business Internship Panel on Thursday, April 17 from noon to 1 p.m., sponsored by Worthington Scranton's Business Club; and a Business Awareness Night on Wednesday, April 23 at 6 p.m. for prospective and current students interested in pursuing a business degree.
For more information on these events or to register, call 963-2500.