Professionalism Events & Etiquette Dinner

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Each year, the Center for Leadership & Social Responsibility features a variety of workshops geared to help UW Tacoma students successfully create and then navigate their career paths. The series culminates in the Annual Etiquette Dinner.

Registration is now CLOSED.

Professionalism events are open to UW Tacoma students from any academic discipline and year. Get your career search started off right, and get it started right now!


Networking 101 - Monday, October 23

12:30-1:20, Tioga Library 307B

Everyone knows networking is important, but how do you do it with skill and finesse?  What do you do after making a contact?  Joe Lawless will share proven tactics that he has learned over the past 30 years of networking in the greater Tacoma area.


LinkedIn to Success - Wednesday, October 25

12:30-1:20, Tioga Library 307B

Do you have a LinkedIn profile?  Are you building your "links" in a proactive way?  What is LinkedIn etiquette, and how do you use groups to leverage your connections?  These and many other questions will be answered in this dynamic and helpful workshop. 


Personal Transformation - Monday, October 30

12:30-1:20, Tioga Library 307B

Learn simple practices that build a happier, healthier, and more productive life. Sherry Hammmond and Drew Ebersole will talk about proven practices that shape your perceptions and reframe challenges to reduce stress, fatigue, and burnout. CW Middleton, Wealth Management Advisor with NW Mutual will talk about developing the financial habits of success.


Etiquette Dinner - Thursday, November 2

$20, pre-registration required
Limited Space Available - Register Today

6:00-8:00 p.m., Courtyard Tacoma Downtown, 1515 Commerce St.

Which fork, plate, and glass are yours?  What are appropriate dinner conversations? Is drinking alcohol OK during a company dinner? What do you do with a skewer from an appetizer? What if you drop your knife? Can you send a quick text during the meal?

  • 6:00-6:30 - Standing reception with appetizers
  • 6:30-8:00 - Three-course served meal and program


Every student who registers & pays for the dinner by 10/25 will receive a box of custom UW Tacoma business cards, which you can pick up at the dinner. Enter your info on the registration form very carefully!

Crystal Stanfield, Talent Acquisition Manager for Enterprise Holdings, Inc., will guide participants through a fun (yes, fun!) evening of dining etiquette.  You'll get useful tips, tricks to remember table setting placements, and first-hand experience eating difficult foods with grace. 

In addition to getting versed in dining etiquette, students will learn the importance of good manners in a business meal setting and why getting the details right makes a difference to an employer or a client. 

"Whether it's an interview over lunch or a job review in the boss's office, one's attention to detail makes an immediate impression," says the Center's Executive Director Joe Lawless.  "Teaching our students the finer points of dining etiquette equip them with one more tool to develop as socially responsible leaders."

The Center thanks the 2017 Etiquette Dinner Sponsor for their support of and participation in this important event. Sponsors will be added as their participation is confirmed.

Table Hosts

Thanks to our generous Business Card Sponsors, whose support allows us to provide every student attendee with a custom set of business cards.

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Registration is now CLOSED.