Civility in the Workplace (Understanding the cost of rudene
Incivility costs! If you had a penny for every apology, every minute of telephone tag, every negative impression, and every unnecessary meeting would you be rich? Join Canada’s civility expert for a practical and thought-provoking presentation tangible cost of rudeness to business.

A Little Respect Please (Fostering respect and courtesy in our children, homes, and communities)
How often have you heard yourself or someone else say, “Kids these days…?” Statistics suggest that it is true; people (not just kids) in general are ruder these days. How did we get here and more importantly what are we going to do about it? Join Canada’s Civility Expert and learn how you can make the world just a little more civilized.

Manners and Moral IQ (The decline of civility and what we can do about it)
We are in a civility crisis! Experts suggest that general civility, moral IQ, and social responsibility are on rapid decline. More and more we are feeling the social impact of a high-tech, low touch world and generations of children are growing up with lowered moral IQ. Join Canada’s civility expert for a practical and important look at how each of us can contribute to changing the course of the civility crisis.

Let’s Make Common Sense Common Practice (Guidelines for Modern Manners- adapted to either a social or business audience) 
Consistency, credibility, and courtesy…these are key components for success in business and in life. In addition, most people understand that having superior communication skills, presenting a positive first impression, and portraying an other-focused attitude should be common sense. However, in our high-tech, fast-paced, competitive world, common sense is not always common practice and rudeness is rampant. Join Canada’s Civility Expert and learn how to improve your Social IQ by applying the modern guidelines for respected and expected behaviour in any situation.

How not to be a Cocktail Weenie (Making the most of networking sessions)
How many nights have you lingered by the shrimp tree at a networking event and asked yourself, “What am I doing here?” If doing a few simple things could help you take the work out of networking, enhance your confidence, and generate advice, support, feedback, and development leads for growing your business, wouldn’t you want to do those things? Join Canada’s Civility Expert for an entertaining tips on how not to be a cocktail weenie.
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Building a Baloney Sandwich (Life Lessons and Entrepreneurship)
Remember all those times when things were really bad and you told yourself that one day you’d look back and laugh? Well, today is that day. Join entrepreneur, author, and civility expert Lew Bayer for a humorous look at making mistakes, making amends, and making it work.

“Give Me A Break” (Finding Balance and Behaving in an uncivilized world) 
Stranger’s with 20 items in the 8 item lane at the grocer, tailgater’s who makes you crazy on your daily drive, the nice-enough friend who is always late, or the co-worker who just doesn’t get that leather pants are not business appropriate attire…guaranteed someone is behaving badly somewhere, right now. In a world where careless is cool and no one seems proud to be polite, how do you set standards and stay sane? Join Canada’s civility expert and learn how to be civilized when everyone else is behaving badly.

Macaroni and Please (Manners in the modern world- For parents, teachers and care-givers) 
Have you ever met a tablemonster? Somewhere lurking behind the mashed potatoes is a Slobbergobbelrex, or maybe a Toyasaurous, and you’d better be prepared because these monsters’ big appetites come along with terrible table manners. Manners are not just about which fork to use, they are about fostering respectfulness and teaching responsibility. Join Canada’s expert and learn tips and techniques for making dining manners fun and you just might tame those tablemonsters. 
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*Elements adapted and used with permission from The Civility Group Inc.