Etiquette is the rules and conventions governing correct or polite behavior used in society in a particular social or professional group setting. Many use etiquette to identify social class, economic level and education. In 1922 Emily Post published her book, “Etiquette in Society, In Business, In Politics and At Home”. The rules governing this book became society’s standard.
So how does etiquette impart diversity and inclusion? The speaker will candidly explain how food and etiquette are infused with cultural meaning and history. She will further extricate how being considerate, respectful, honest and inclusive is more important than knowing which fork to use.
About Our Speaker: Dea Polk, Dual Career Program Coordinator II in the Office of the Dean of Faculties at Texas A&M University.
This San Antonio native holds a BA from Angelo State University in Journalism with a Communications minor. She is currently undergoing her re-certification for Certified Professional in Learning & Performance (CPLP). Ms. Polk is also a Writing Tutor for Blinn College (Brenham Campus). She is the VP of Programs for the Brazos Valley Chapter Association for Talent Development (BV-ATD), a member of Brazos Valley Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Bryan-College Station Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Academic Affairs Climate and Diversity Committee (AACDC).
TD Capability Model: This program maps to the Building Personal Capability domain of practice, Cultural Awareness and Inclusion capability.
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