Business Etiquette Train the Trainer

Learn how to teach etiquette based on Consideration, Respect and Honesty to any audience - businesses, schools and community organizations

The Train the Trainer Program

The Emily Post Business Etiquette Programs are not about memorizing an encyclopedia of rules. Rather, they focus on building better business relationships by applying the underlying principles of etiquette: consideration, respect and honesty.

Whether you are an independent consultant or corporate trainer, The Emily Post Business Etiquette Train the Trainer Program will provide you with the skills, knowledge, materials, and confidence you need to teach business etiquette and customize programs for clients in professional settings.

Online Train the Trainer

You can learn to teach business etiquette! The Emily Post Institute brings ten years of experience training trainers directly to you.

The online Business Etiquette Train the Trainer course closely follows the in person program hosted in Burlington Vermont. Participants learn to teach and customize a fourteen-module etiquette training covering everything from dining etiquette to introductions to more complicated relationship problems. Participants will receive a PowerPoint program consisting of fourteen etiquette lessons and a comprehensive accompanying 500+ page manual detailing teaching points for every slide.

Participants will meet with Daniel Post Senning and Peter Post on-line for individual coaching and evaluation after every second lesson throughout the 12 lesson course. You can schedule your private tutoring sessions at your convenience. These check-ins serve to reinforce core concepts, provide an opportunity for you to ask questions and allow for personalized feedback on practice video presentation assignments designed to test your progress.

Program Elements

We offer a 12 session online training, during which participants learn how to teach a comprehensive business etiquette curriculum.

  • Includes training in the fourteen modules that make up the Emily Post Business Etiquette Seminars (see below)
  • Gives participants the opportunity to practice teaching and to receive critique
  • Focuses on how to customize the program for clients’ individual needs
  • Offers a practical discussion session on how to launch a business etiquette seminar business

Our Fourteen Program Modules

  1. Why Business Etiquette?
  2. What Is Etiquette?
  3. Difficult Situations
  4. Civility in the Workplace
  5. Communication Etiquette
  6. Introductions
  7. Business Social Situations
  8. Dining Etiquette – Full
  9. Dining Etiquette – Short
  10. International Etiquette
  11. Workplace Etiquette
  12. Enhancing Your Image
  13. The 24/7 Professional
  14. Social Media

An Interactive Experience

  • Analysis of each module
  • Presentation practice session with assignments
  • Review of practice presentations
  • Six in-course private tutoring check-in sessions
  • Guidance on packaging and marketing your services trough two private follow-up consultation sessions.


  • Step-by-step leader’s guide and other seminar materials in print form and USB stick
  • Immediate access to materials through our secure website and private dropbox (PowerPoint, video clips, workbooks, tip sheets, surveys, and more)
  • The Etiquette Advantage in Business, 3rd edition by Peter Post, Anna Post, Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning
  • Access to The Emily Post Institute consultation service for program and content support

Your Instructor

Peter Post and Daniel Post Senning
Peter Post and Daniel Post Senning

Peter Post is an etiquette expert and the managing director of The Emily Post Institute. He is the author of five etiquette books, including the New York Times bestseller Essential Manners for Men, Essential Manners for Couples, and The Unwritten Rules of Golf. Since its release, Essential Manners for Men has been reprinted eight times and Peter has done more than 500 media interviews on the subject of men’s manners. Peter is also the co-author of The Etiquette Advantage in Business, 3rd edition, and A Wedding Like No Other.

As a business etiquette expert, Peter covers topics ranging from CEO ethics to dealing with coworkers with body odor and from dinner party etiquette to the top questions about email at work. The creator of Emily Post business etiquette seminars, Peter leads business seminars for companies both in the United States and abroad. In addition, Peter is the creator and co-presenter of the Emily Post Business Etiquette Train the Trainer Course, taught twice yearly in Burlington, Vermont, or globally by special request. Peter also hosts The Emily Post Institute’s E-Learning program. Each e-learning module features Peter as he guides viewers through major manners concepts illustrated with moving text and images that speak a language all their own.

For over ten years, Peter authored the Boston Sunday Globe’s weekly question-and-answer business etiquette advice column, “Etiquette at Work.” Peter is a popular source for media outlets including the New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Kiplinger, GQ, and The Wall Street Journal.

One of Emily Post’s four great-grandchildren, Peter Post previously owned a marketing and public relations agency. He has more than 25 years of experience in marketing, communications, design, and education. Peter holds a master’s degree in fine art from Pratt Institute and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Charlotte, Vermont, and Vero Beach, Florida, and is married to Tricia Post. Together they have two daughters, Anna and Lizzie.

Daniel Post Senning is the great-great grandson of Emily Post and a co-author of Emily Post’s Etiquette, 18th edition and The Etiquette Advantage in Business, 3rd edition. He is also the author of Manners in a Digital World: Living Well Online.

Dan specializes in relationship building in all areas of life, whether it is at home, at work, or online. He is a personable and dynamic presenter who takes pleasure in making the topic of etiquette useful and approachable to all audiences.

Dan conducts business etiquette seminars and delivers speeches across the country and around the world. He has previously worked with clients including Emirates Airlines, Le Meridien Hotels, The Peninsula Hotels, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Barclay’s Financial, UBS, Emerson Process Management, GEICO and the Trinidad and Tobago Tourism and Hospitality Institute. Dan also co-teaches the Emily Post Children’s Etiquette Train the Trainer Course with his mother, Cindy Post Senning, Ed.D.

Dan has also partnered with companies such as LG, Ford Motor Company and Bank of America as a spokesperson to promote their brands to media.

Together with his cousin Lizzie Post, Dan answers 21st century etiquette questions on Awesome Etiquette, a podcast from American Public Media.

Dan is an active spokesperson for the Institute, and has appeared on the Today Show, The History Channel, ESPN, and Better TV. He has contributed to The Huffington Post, and has been interviewed by publications including The New York Times, Esquire, GQ, Glamour, Time Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal.

Prior to joining The Emily Post Institute in 2008, Daniel Post Senning worked in the performing arts, touring with the Laurie Cameron Company based in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of Pomona College and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in molecular biology.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now. It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start. You have a full year to complete the course although we strongly recommend challenging yourself to working in a six week time frame to reinforce learning and to take maximum advantage of your live coaching options.
How long do I have access to the course?
Once enrolled, you have unlimited access to this course one year - across any and all devices you own. After that as long as your teaching license is up to date you will continue to have access to the latest version course.

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