About Us


pattiheadMeet Patti Manning, MPA, SPHR – Founder of Mannerations™

Patti has spent time working in the not-for profit, corporate, consulting industries and is the mom of two school age children. Her education and over 20 years of human resources / training experience and extensive study in etiquette and protocol has enabled her to develop this innovative program. Patti’s knowledge of etiquette, passion for its importance in society and love of teaching enable her to deliver this fun, practical and extremely beneficial program.

Mannerations™offers programs for children, teenagers, college students and businesses. All programs and speaking engagements can be customized to meet your training needs.

Mannerations Philosophy

Mannerations™ is a fun, interactive program that teaches children, young adults and businesses and how it should be practiced in today’s world. Learning good manners early in life sets the stage for a more successful future and can positively set you apart in the business world.

How do we teach manners to children?

  • Informative, age appropriate material
  • Role playing, props, crafts, worksheets, and lots of fun
  • One hour workshops for social and dining etiquette
  • 2, 4, 6 week programs that meet for 30 minutes to 1 ½ hours
How do we teach professionalism and workplace etiquette to adults?

  • Customized curriculum to meet a business’s specific goals
  • Small or large audiences
  • Interactive realistic business scenarios and role playing
  • Lecture / demonstrations  and targeted case studies
  • Props and fun
What are some of the benefits your child can expect to gain at Mannerations?

  • Increased self-confidence
  • Respect and empathy for others
  • Increased listening and communication skills
  • Improved social skills
  • Solid knowledge or proper etiquette, including dining
What are some of the benefits your business can expect to gain at Mannerations™?

  • Improved customer service
  • Enhanced employee relations / reduced employee conflict
  • Increased productivity
  • Effective communication
  • More confidence in business / social situations
  • Competitive advantage

Where do we offer our programs?

We come to you.  Mannerations™ programs are offered at schools, country clubs, organizations, recreation departments, Girl and Boy Scout Troops, and small / big business throughout NJ.