Central Illinois 
Human Resources Group

Business Success Seminar: Professionalism in the Work Place, Couldn't We All Use A Refresher?

  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • 303 W. Kirby Ave., Champaign, IL 61820

Are you clipping your toenails at your desk? Fish in the microwave at lunch? You're done with your morning joe, so you leave the coffee pot empty. The awkward moment when you realize no one filled the toilet paper roll? 
Yeah, these are extreme. But let's face it, after working remotely for this past year, many of us have undoubtedly developed new habits that are unacceptable in the office. Get your etiquette game back on point and impress your coworkers and supervisors as you return to the office. This seminar helps identify etiquette weaknesses and show you have to improve them. 
This program is also an excellent seminar for managers to send their staff to get the team on the same page regarding office expectations. 
This training is not a long list of rules to memorize. Humorous real-world examples will teach us how to use good etiquette and respect for others and ourselves. Participants will learn how to make a positive and professional first impression and use appropriate communication skills to convey courtesy and respect for teammates.  

Topics Covered:

  • What it means to 'be professional'
  • Making a positive and professional impression
  • How communication is a vital part of your image


  • Implement; Etiquette that makes others you remember by your work, not your faux pas.
  • Explain; the rules of written and oral business communication.
  • Identify; How to make a positive and professional impression.
  • Recognize; How professional etiquette can significantly improve your career.

Experience Level: Intro

Due to safety concerns, the number of participants will be limited. To register for this entertaining and informative seminar, register here.

Presenter: Patricia Simpson
Patricia is Owner/Consultant of Game Changing Etiquette and the Director of Academic Advising and Career Services for the School of Chemical Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  She has worked in higher education for over 25 years and has been sharing etiquette tips with corporations, universities, and civic groups for nearly 20. 

Patricia has delivered and facilitated seminars for the American Chemical Society, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and Lorman Education Services and made presentations at the Midwest and Southern Associations of Colleges and Employers, NASPA, and ACPA conferences.  
A certified etiquette consultant through The Etiquette Institute, Patricia believes that using proper etiquette can change the game for you!

PO Box 7291, Champaign, IL. 61826-7291



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