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    October Monthly Meeting - Professional Etiquette

    Date: October 25, 2022, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Holiday Day Inn Valley View
    3315 Ordway Drive
    Roanoke, VA 24017
    $20.00 Member | $25.00 Non-Member | $10 Student Chapter Members
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    Principles of Professionalism

    Learn how to take your professionalism to the next level.  This program addresses eye contact, posture, making an entrance, working a room, handshakes, introducing yourself, introducing others, social anxiety, small talk, business card protocol, gender issues and more!

    Additionally, RVSHRM will be providing attendees a complimentary copy of Kathleen’s book Etiquette Still Matters.



    Pending approval for SHRM Credit (1.00 "General HR" Credit Hour)

    About Our Speaker: 

    Kathleen Harvey Harshberger

    Ms. Harshberger is a graduate of Radford University and of the highly acclaimed and respected Protocol School of Washington®. She is a Certified Consultant and Trainer on Business Etiquette, Dining Skills, and International Protocol. She holds a separate certification from that school as a Protocol Officer, which is a trusted advisor and leader in planning and orchestrating VIP visits, ceremonies, meetings and special events. She is a Rotarian and is Past President of the Radford Noon Rotary Club. She has lent both her planning and training skills to Rotary International. She is a published author and columnist, writing on etiquette and protocol topics. She is the author of the widely acclaimed book, Etiquette Still Matters, which is available on Amazon’s website. Delegates to her seminars and training Institutes usually receive a signed copy of her book.

    Kathleen’s clients have included: The Virginia Tech Transportation Construction Management Institute; Keystone Foods (An International company supplying food to all McDonald’s restaurants world-wide); Isik University, Istanbul, Turkey; U. S. Department of Food and Drug Administration; Radford University (University Protocol Officer); Virginia Tech President’s Office; President, VT Corporate Research Center; Infinity Global (an International Packaging Company); Beverly Hills Country Club; Virginia Tech German Club; International Association of Administrative Professionals; American Professional Women’s Association, and others. She was invited to Turkey, to conduct seminars for ARKAS Holding, an international shipping company based in Istanbul and Izmir, where she trained their top-level executives.

    Kathleen is also a playwright. Her latest play, Walk To Freedom: The Mary Draper Ingles Story, co-authored with Wesley A. Young, was successfully performed for three Summer seasons, prior to the Pandemic.

    One client noted, “Kathleen is a results-oriented, no nonsense trainer with strong people skills. She is sure to make a positive impact on any organization.”

    Kathleen is the wife of Dr. Richard F. Harshberger, and the mother of Dr. Ted Harshberger of Los Angeles, CA. and Colonel Christian Harshberger, USMC, of Dumfries, VA