Business Protocol Essentials for MBA Candidates

Approximately 100,000 MBA graduates enter the workforce each year. With so much competition for top-level positions, it can be challenging to stand out. That’s why CLM Business Etiquette Consulting is pleased to offer MBA Essentials, a half-day professional protocol training for candidates looking to take their career to the next level.

Designed specifically for those entering the workforce for the first time — or with an eye on a new position — MBA Essentials empowers its participants to confidently navigate the intricacies of doing business in the modern world. Led by a certified instructor, Christie Leigh Mueller Wells, the hands-on training has but one goal in mind: provide the business communication, leadership and inclusion skills necessary to succeed in the modern workplace.

From formal introductions and business entertaining to professional decorum and correspondence, MBA Essentials offers practical and actionable etiquette tips, delivered in an engaging, approachable way. This includes:

  • Business etiquette and communication essentials — handshakes, introductions, networking and follow-up — for leaving a lasting first impression.

  • Modern etiquette skills that are proven to accentuate business expertise and professional image, based on the Protocol School of Washington’s Outclass the Competition® program.

  • The how-tos and must-dos for effortless, artful dining experiences.

  • Introductory etiquette essentials to help young professionals build their networks, polish their professional brands and move up the corporate ladder.

Along the way, Christie Leigh will answer tricky questions, like, “How do I excuse myself from a lingering conversation?” and “Which fork do I use?” — delivered in an accessible, engaging and approachable way. She also uses real-world scenarios to illustrate the finer points of what not to do. At the end of every course, participants leave armed with the knowledge and confidence necessary to build respectful relationships, communicate effectively and manage their professional image.