March 1, 2023

KLC Offers New Dine Like A Diplomat® Training

Have you ever experienced a moment like the scene in the movie “Pretty Woman” where you arrive at the dinner table and have no idea which fork to use, or food flies through the air or rolls off of your plate?

KLC now offers a fantastic new soft skill training opportunity to our member cities, so hopefully you won’t have to endure the embarrassing scenes as described above! It is called Dine Like A Diplomat® - a training course focused on dining, etiquette, and protocol facilitated by one of our very own staff members who is a licensed corporate etiquette and international protocol consultant.

The soft skills presented in this hands-on training will help your elected officials, board members, and staff distinguish themselves from the crowd. These skills will propel them to explore new markets, develop opportunities worldwide, and master techniques necessary to build lasting relationships and “outclass the competition.”®

Why are these soft skills so important, you ask? You can project confidence and authority in both municipal and business settings, gain certain skills to handle yourself well at a cocktail party or dinner table that will set you apart in the workplace, and learn how to leave a lasting impression starting from the table.

The facilitator has had several of her own “Pretty Woman” moments, including a time she spilled both red wine and coffee during the same meal at a high-level military dinner! She wants to ensure you shine while you dine and don’t have to go through such moments. This training is enjoyable and informative and will also show you that sometimes you just have to go with the flow!

Here’s what those who attended Dine Like A Diplomat® are saying:

“Sarah* taught etiquette in such a relatable and fun manner that everyone had a wonderful time while learning skills that are useful and necessary in a professional setting.”
“I loved it! If it is not taught in the home, where would you find such an opportunity to learn manners and etiquette?”
“When would I have an opportunity to dine with a diverse group of table mates to hear their comments about dining etiquette?”

*Sarah Stoll, KLC Business & Economic Development Specialist and Course Instructor

For more information on bringing this unique training opportunity to your city or organization, please contact Sarah Stoll.

Download a Dine Like A Diplomat® Brochure