This international finishing school experience is brought to Washington in a training led by the premier etiquette connoisseur,  Anne Debard of Etiquette à la Française. In the elegance and ambiance of the Historic Morrison Clark Inn in downtown Washington, refine, wine and dine with us. 

With the following experiences: 3-course Fine Dining Luncheon and Dinner, Afternoon Tea, and Sommelier-led wine training with networking reception.

For young ladies ages 14-19, Ms. Debard & Ms. Bailey will offer an exclusive full-day finishing program on Sunday January 21 . learn more


Anne Debard is a French business woman, founder and CEO of EAF – Etiquette à la Française offering consultancy, training and coaching services for Corporates or Individuals in International Etiquette, Protocol, intercultural and interpersonal management. She works between France, Monaco, Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Africa and Asia training for top global institutions and luxury palace hotels to include the Ritz Carlton Paris.

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Crystal L. Bailey of The Etiquette Institute of Washington, is an attorney and etiquette consultant who received her training from Debrett’s of London and Etiquette à la Française. Ms. Bailey provides training for such companies as PwC, BOEING, KPMG and Raytheon, and has been called upon for her expertise by the BBC, CNN, ABC News & USA Today.

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The old world finishing training of France and Switzerland with a modern day twist. Taught from the international perspective with heavy French influence, this course offers the extra politesse and professionalism needed to be competitive in today’s society.

Featuring two full days of etiquette training with a fine dining etiquette luncheon, afternoon tea, 3-course Chef Braitsch-inspired dinner, and sommelier-led wine training.

Event: Two-Day French Finishing Course

Location: Historic Morrison Clark Inn

Date: 19-20 January  2018

Times: 09:00  to 17:00

Audience: Adults, Women, Professionals

Course Cost: 1350 USD (reservation made by 350 USD deposit)

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Presentation & Introductions, Poise, Posture & Deportment, Social Graces & Tact, Making Small Talk, Forms of Address, Correspondence, Digital Communications, Business Essentials, Dress Code, Networking, Party Planning & Hospitality, Dinner & Cocktail Parties, Seating Plans & Precedence, Table Setting,  European Fine Dining


Day One – Luncheon, Wine Reception

  • Defining « étiquette, protocole, gallantry, savoir-vivre, elegance »
  • A historical overview of etiquette
  • Presentation & Introductions
  • Poise, Posture & Deportment
  • Social Graces and Tact
  • Making Small Talk
  • Forms of Address
  • Correspondence
  • Digital Communications
  • Wine Essentials


Day Two – Afternoon Tea, Formal Dinner

  • Dress codes
  • Networking
  • Business Essentials
  • Party Planning and Hospitality
  • Dinner and Cocktail Parties
  • Seating Plans and Precedence
  • Table Setting
  • European Fine Dining



Please contact us with any questions or for payment schedule. Deposits are transferable, but non-refundable.