Networking and The Small Talk Workshop:
Business Etiquette for the Modern Professional
5:30-6:00 PM – Registration & Open Networking
6:00-8:00 PM – Presentation with cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres, Q&A
Join us for the Networking and The Small Talk Workshop on Monday, October 21st at 5:30 PM at the UMass Club.
Being a successful professional in the modern workplace means having strong networking skills. Based on the success of BEPC's 2017 etiquette course, this new workshop focuses on business etiquette at cocktail receptions. Led by Snezana Pejic, founder of The Etiquette Academy of New England, the two-hour workshop will cover strategies on how to create mindful connections, address different levels of professional relationships, note subtle differences between face-to-face and online networking, navigate small talk, establish trust, and manage boundaries.
The goal of the event is to offer strategies and solutions to elevate your professional skills for your next networking opportunity. Attendees will have the opportunity to put their new skills into practice during the in-workshop cocktail reception.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn from an expert while enjoying cocktails with a view at the UMass Club! Space is limited, sign up early.
Members - $75.00
Non-Members - $85.00
The Etiquette Academy of New England is an academic institution dedicated to enhancing social skills, improving communication techniques, and developing leadership qualities necessary to succeed personally and professionally under our slogan “At Work. At Home. At Play. Etiquette for Everyday”. Located in Brookline, MA, we offer courses for youth and adults as well as partnerships for higher education institutions, corporations, non-profit organizations, hospitality, youth centers, schools and more. The Etiquette Academy of New England has designed multiple programs to address new dilemmas caused by the fluid nature of etiquette and emerging discipline of emotional intelligence. Technological advancements, globalization, and casual upbringing have raised interesting and very important questions regarding what constitutes proper etiquette, protocol, and manners in our social and professional lives.
SNEZANA PEJIC, program director I founder I etiquette specialist Ms. Pejic, Educator and Founder of The Etiquette Academy of New England, is a soft-skill coach and advocate. She delivers corporate trainings on: in-person and email communication, in-person and online networking, business etiquette, civility at work, teamwork and leadership, client-facing professional demeanor, fine dining, as well as, the art of small talk for social and business occasions.
After spending years managing teams and working in corporate America, where she observed individuals struggle with navigating through social settings, Ms. Pejic was inspired to build The Etiquette Academy of New England and share her knowledge and enthusiasm for professional communication, demeanor and leadership helping individuals and teams improve the way they communicate, interact and work together.
Ms. Pejic’s customer service and professional etiquette knowledge comes from training in royal protocol and etiquette while working for His Late Majesty King Hussein of Jordan at the Royal Jordanian Air Force, a private royal airline. During the four years she spent in His Majesty’s protocol service, Ms. Pejic also served as an assistant to the Chairman’s Office where she was able to help the Royal Jordanian commercial airline improve its level of customer service in the air and on the ground.
Ms. Pejic’s leadership and team building background stems from years in the investment banking industry where she managed bank teams by nurturing relationships and communication with high-end clients.
It was during her years at Boston University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in finance and e-commerce, Ms. Pejic observed the cultural barriers and challenges her peers faced when integrating into the BU and Boston community. She learned first hand the importance of preserving one’s cultural heritage and customs while understanding and embracing the new way to live naturally in the New England environment.
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