Learn to Lead, EPICally

Interpersonal skills are more important than ever. In our tech-driven, multicultural world, we want to help alleviate the problem of incivility, fear, and disrespect in our workplaces. Through Etiquette, Protocol, Intercultural, and Civility training, we help the next generation of professionals develop the communication and soft skills they need to become successful leaders.

 
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Candace N. Johnson is the founder and principal consultant of EPIC Leaders Training & Consulting, LLC. In addition to her consulting work, Candace is a public servant. She has spent time as a staffer for the Democratic National Convention Committee, for a Member of Congress, and for local and presidential campaigns. Prior to those roles, she interned at the U.S. State Department, the White House, and the Smithsonian in event planning, executive support, and protocol capacities. Prior to launching EPIC Leaders, Candace spent time as a training consultant for Tero International. She is a member of Protocol & Diplomacy International - Protocol Officers Association.

 

A leader in her community, Candace serves as a national ambassador for the Drake Institute of Research and Policy where she engages with issues related to the U.S. election process and how outcomes impact the quality of life of women in the United States. In 2018, Candace was crowned Miss Black D.C. US Ambassador, and she is a past member of the board of directors for PBY, Inc., a mentoring organization. Candace received her bachelor’s degree from Howard University where she was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity. She earned dual master’s degrees from Syracuse University.

Mission

Our mission is to expose interns and young professionals from underserved communities to personal and professional development by providing etiquette, protocol, intercultural, and civility training seminars.

Vision

The vision of EPIC Leaders is to see a world where people utilize knowledge, tools, and confidence to courteously lead and engage in diverse environments.

Values

EPIC Leaders operates with the following values in mind: leadership, service, courtesy, collaboration, diversity and inclusion, and social responsibility.

 
 

Training Areas

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Professional Development

Gain tools and confidence that can help to advance your career.

Topics Include:

Outclass the Competition

Outclass the Competition: Business Etiquette

Business Protocol for Professionals

International Flags

International Business Protocol

Learn essential international business protocols and cultural awareness principles.

Topics Include:

How to Succeed in the International Arena

Business Protocol for Professionals

The Power of Professional Presence

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Dining Etiquette

EPIC Leaders provides skills training necessary for proper social and business dining.

Topics Include:

Outclass the Competition: Dining Skills

Dine Like a Diplomat

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Cultural Awareness

Daily interactions require knowledge of other cultures - national and international.

Topics Include:

How to Succeed in the International Arena

Business Protocol for Professionals

The Power of Professional Presence

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Country Briefs for Traveling Abroad

Prepare for your next trip by learning business etiquette do's and dont's for your host country.

Topics Include:

How to Succeed in the International Arena

Hands Up

What's Your EPIC Mission?

Let us train your young professionals to be good stewards of your organization's mission.

Topics Include:

Becoming an EPIC Presenter

Office Etiquette 101

Developing Your Personal Mission, Vision, and Values

 

Training Options

     Entry

2-hour training

Choose From:

Outclass the Competition: Business Etiquette

Outclass the Competition: Dining Skills

Dine Like a Diplomat

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One-on-One

30, 60, or 90 minute coaching

In-person

Via phone

Video conference

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Professional

Customizable half-day training

2-topic maximum

Group rate available

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Virtual

Customizable 90-minute training session

Choose from all program topics

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Leadership

Customizable full-day training

Select up to 4 topics

Group rate available

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Keynotes

Topics Include:

Tips to Outclass the Competition and Have Fun Doing It

Benefits of Etiquette and Protocol Intelligence

Preparing for Success

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Resources

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EtiPosts

Read more about etiquette, protocol, manners, and civility.

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EtiQuiz

Test your Etiquette Quotient with this short quiz.