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 Mind Your Manners and Other Social Graces

Etiquette and Dining Seminar



Friday, February 21, 2014

from 3:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Wichita Country Club - 8501 East 13th Street North

Seats are limited and spaces will fill quickly.

To register please call 978-6493.


At this seminar for only $10 you will enjoy, Your choice of four professional training seminars:

  • Are You LinkedIn?

  • Dining Etiquette

  • Getting Started As A New Professional

  • Being Successful In A Cross-Cultural Workplace

  • Job Interview Etiquette

  • Professional Dress On A College Budget

Hors d’oeuvres and networking by the fireplace.

A fabulous four-course meal with author and keynote speaker Susan Caplan

Participants must attend the entire event.

* This event is supported by student fees and is for currently enrolled WSU students only.

Registration Fee

Registration Fee: $10 (Includes a four-course meal)

The registration fee must be paid at the time of registration.
The $10 registration fee is non-refundable after February 12.

Mind Your Manners – Session Descriptions

Are You LinkedIn?  LinkedIn is the fastest growing professional networking website. Learn how this tool can help you network with professionals, stay connected with colleagues, and network with fellow college alumni. Get an edge on your competition with this exciting tool.
Instructed by Susan Caplan.

Dining Etiquette:  When dining in a professional environment table manners play an important role in making a favorable impression. Learn the elements of formal dining, and how to be at ease in business and social dining venues.
Instructed by Cory Conklin.

Getting Started As A New Professional:  Unsure what to do once you start working in a professional setting? This workshop will help! Learn how to navigate an office setting with ease; impress your co-workers by staying out of office politics and other sticky situations, and get tips on surviving this new corporate environment.
Instructed by Suzy Finn.

Being Successful In A Cross-Cultural Workplace:  The world is becoming smaller, increasingly we find ourselves in more culturally diverse work environments. Learn and understand working with different cultures in at work. This session will provide insights that will help you avoid common mistakes and misinterpretations in professional environments and networking settings when dealing with other cultures.
Instructed by Dr. Gery Markova.

Job Interview Etiquette:  Trying to impress a potential boss can be terrifying. This seminar session will teach you how to present yourself confidently in an interview.
Instructed by Jena Lysen.

Professional Dress on a College Budget:  A first impression is significantly based on your appearance. Learn what type of clothing and styles you should wear to an interview, to a networking event, and to work, without spending a ton of money!
Professional Dress for Women, instructed by Bonnie Bing.
Professional Dress for Men, instructed by Mickey DeHook.

Instructor Bios:

Bonnie Bing has covered countless seasons of New York Fashion Week and has rubbed elbows with Hollywood A-list stars. Bonnie has helped many Wichita women learn how to stretch their fashion dollar, and become experts at accessorizing. She is recently retired from the Wichita Eagle where she had worked since 1980, writing fashion columns. Bonnie still enjoys reviewing fashion and writing about it on a freelance basis for many Wichita publications.

Susan Caplan is an acknowledged career author, speaker, and consultant. She helps schools, businesses, students, organizations, and individuals gain a competitive edge in the job market. Day in and day out Susan is in contact with talent acquisition managers, students, school career centers, recruiters, and businesses to ensure that she is providing the most current information to her audiences.

Cory Conklin is the general manager/chief operating officer of the Wichita Country Club, a private club consisting of over 600 families and 200 employees. Prior to joining Wichita Country Club, Cory spent 15 years in the hospitality field managing country clubs, casinos and hotels. His work took him to several states including Louisiana, Florida, Washington D.C. and Connecticut, before returning to his home state of Kansas.

Mickey DeHook has spent much of his fashion career making gentlemen look great for interviews, important meetings, fundraiser events, and even for Television. Some of the most successful Wichita businessmen have sought Mickey out for his fashion advice. Mickey is recently retired from the Men’s Suite department at Dillard’s. Mickey still enjoys reviewing, and giving fashion advice on a freelance basis for many Wichita organizations.

Suzy Finn is Executive Director for Young Professionals of Wichita. She is a “boomeranger” who returned to Wichita after spending four years in Washington, D.C. and is excited to lead a group of young professionals whose collective voice can help move the community forward. During her 9 years as a young professional, Suzy has worked for a publicly-traded professional services corporation, a small family retail business, a higher education institution, and now a non-profit.

Jena Lysen leads human resources at Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, L.C. In her position, she directs recruiting, HR compliance, performance evaluations, leadership development, change management, recognition and training programs, management coaching and special projects. She is also certified in Six Sigma, an accredited Achieve Global instructor and has earned her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.

Dr. Gery Markova is an associate professor in management at the Barton School of Business at WSU. Before her academic career, Gery worked as a general manager for British, German, and Bulgarian companies. Gery’s graduate work at the University of Central Florida provided her with unique experience with diverse cultures from all over the world.

The Mind your Manners & other Social Graces workshop is sponsored by Cooperative Education and Career Services.