A Modern-Day Etiquette Program for Ladies 13-18
LIT! Ladies in Training is a modern-day etiquette program serving young ladies between the ages of 13-18. LIT! is committed to helping young ladies develop in personal growth, self-confidence, and social graces. The program is designed to equip young ladies with the skills necessary to feel confident, poised and at ease in any social or business setting. The power of the 3 E’s (Ethics, Empathy and Esteem) is the emphasis of the LIT! curriculum. LIT! will help to mold young ladies into personality enriched and socially successful women of tomorrow.
The Ladies In Training program is designed to be an interactive class where girls will be introduced to a variety of social etiquettes that will increase their confidence, enhance their femininity, and enlighten them on social graces as they grow into empowered womanhood.
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DEFINING WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A "LADY"
Being a lady entails more than just being female. This section of the curriculum will touch on the literal definition of a lady and how that translates into the 21st century. This will be our introductory session, where each student will create a 21st century definition of a lady. The purpose of this session is to start the young ladies to think of what being a lady means to them and its importance in today’s society.
THE STANDARDS OF PARTICIPATION FOR LIT
It is important that all participants in LIT understand that they will be held to a standard of lady-like behavior while taking part in this program. As a whole, students along with the instructor will develop the guidelines and standards by which they will choose to live for the duration of this program.
Every individual has a unique personality. However, anyone is capable of enhancing their personality to exude a dynamic presence. In this session, students will identify their personality traits both good and bad. Students will discuss the BIG 5 personality traits and how they affect the way others see you, as well as the way you want to be seen. This will help students understand what sets them apart from others.
Branding matters! You always hear about branding of businesses, but what about branding yourself as an individual? This session will focus on why image is one of your most valuable assets. The topics of discussion will revolve around first impressions, greetings, body language, proper attire for various situations and how these things relate to being viewed as a lady.
In the Social Graces session, students will learn the importance of displaying manners at home and in a variety of public situations. The skills taught in this session will include table manners and settings, restaurant etiquette, the art of conversation, poise and posture. This interactive hands-on session will reinforce basic courtesies and how they increase a positive image.
ETIQUETTE & SOCIAL MEDIA (NETIQUETTE)
Almost every young person in America is active on some form of social media. This session on “netiquette”, network etiquette, will cover proper online behavior, online dangers, one’s online image, using inappropriate language and how online activity can affect one in the future.
BEAUTY & PERSONAL GROOMING
Many factors contribute to looking and feeling good. This session will cover topics such as the importance of personal hygiene, makeup and the teenage girl, and hair and skin care. This unit is designed to help the students develop beauty inside and out.
The ability to effectively communicate your thoughts and feelings in a way that they are received and understood by others, as intended, is vital to success. Young people who have trouble communicating, have trouble competing. This session will focus on body language, emotional interference, listening skills, telephone etiquette, group conversations and introductions.
The ability to interview well goes far beyond trying to land a job. A young person may be required to interview for a scholarship, entrance to a school or a club they may want to join. This is usually a one-time chance to put your best foot forward. This interactive session will teach students how to overcome the fear of interviewing, feel comfortable talking about themselves, research the interviewer, common interview courtesies, active and engaged listening, and interview attire.