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GAINing Confidence

Friday, February 16,10:00 am


GAIN’s Mentor Committee is proud to present the next event of its ‘D.C. Decorum’ workshop series, centered on the proper – yet distinctive – methods of conduct that are sure to set you apart from the crowd in Washington DC.

GAIN and PLEN have proudly teamed up with George Washington University to host this essential half-day workshop on the art of business etiquette, designed to give attendees the knowledge to act with confidence in any business situation.

Join us this February to explore topics like self-presentation, refining your communication skills, effective networking, dining rules and skills, dressing for success, handling angry clients, and so much more.

We’ll learn the critical codes of conduct such as the art of the hand shake, how to make a great first impression, proper attire for every business event, your role at a table full of strangers, the duties of a guest and a host, and even the rules of “netiquette” and properly managing yourself amongst ever-changing technology.

Michelle Pappas from Potomac Protocol & Etiquette will lead the workshop, allowing us to benefit from her 15+ years of experience in this important field.

Please plan to join us this February 16th at George Washington University Campus from 10am to 2pm to gain the professional knowledge you need to maximize your personal success and profitability. Lunch will be provided.

GAIN’s resolution for every year is to ‘Inclusively Connect DC’ by helping government relations professionals at all stages of their careers develop and fine-tune their advocacy skills and attending our new ‘Decorum’ workshops is a great way for newcomers, seasoned professionals, and everyone in between to learn the ropes and sharpen their skills in 2017.

We look forward to seeing you in February!

We have designed this event to fully comply with US Senate Rule 35.1(d)(1), US House Ethics Manual pp. 41-47, and the U.S. Executive Branch Gift Rules regarding the “widely attended event” exception to the gift rules. US Senate and House staff are advised to consult with the US Senate and House Ethics Committee to confirm this analysis. US Executive Branch employees are advised to consult with their agency counsel. State and municipal employees are advised to consult with their agency counsel as to applicable gift rules for their jurisdiction before participating in the event.


Friday, February 16
10:00 am
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