Executive Finishing School
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Meet Your Trainer - Lewena Bayer
A commitment to choosing civility and striving daily to practice what she preaches has made Lew Bayer an internationally recognized leader in her industry. For the past 14 years, Lew has lead the team at Civility Experts Worldwide- now 34 affiliates strong with representation in 13 countries- and she has earned the title of Canada’s leading expert on civility in the workplace.
Lew is a recipient of the Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award for International Business. She was also nominated for the RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2009, 2010 and 2011. In 2010, Lew was the first Canadian to be awarded the prestigious AICI International Civility Star Award.
Release of The Power of Civility in May 2011 makes Lew an 8-time published author. She is a national columnist who is frequently called upon for expert advice and she has worked with organizations large and small in a range of sectors all over the world.
Lew takes the viewpoint that “civility is its own reward” and encourages her team and clients to focus on the social capital outputs and less tangible benefits that building social intelligence and culturally-competent communication consistently deliver. Lew is a graduate of McGill University, a member of the training team at Manitoba Tourism Education Council, Distance Faculty at Georgetown University Center for Cultural Competence, Instructor at Train Canada Corporation, and long-term faculty for the Canadian Management Center in Toronto. Additional credentials included Certified Culture Coach®, Master Certified Civility Trainer, and Project Coordinator/Essential Skills Practitioner with Workplace Education Manitoba.
Lew is also founder and Executive Director of the Canadian Center for Cultural Competence, Chair of the Every Girl Can Canada® Initiative, Publisher of Civility at Work™ Magazine, Founder of the Macaroni and Please™ Manners at School program, proud mentor for TheEtiquette House, and Chair of the International Civility Trainers' Consortium.
"I am committed to choosing civility and practicing what I preach, and I encourage you to chose civility too- bring your best self to every interaction, every opportunity, every communication" ~ Lew Bayer
What’s next? To meet growing demand for civility training, Civility Experts Worldwide launched the Civility Speakers Bureau 2011 and the flagship location of In Good Company Etiquette Academy and Finishing School is scheduled to open February 2013.