What’s New for Summer from Mindy Lockard Leadership!



I am SO excited, and for the FIRST TIME EVER, to be able to provide programming that is available nationwide!

These fun interactive Summer Camp In-a-Box for girls and boys age 6 -8 and 9-12 include hands-on + digital learning in the areas of: Dining Etiquette, Friendship (girls), Social inToday’s Social Distance World and Money!

Each weeklong ZOOM camp comes with a BOX of interactive activities to help bring the social lessons to life and build engagement between kids! How fun is it that kids and their friends — new and old — from all over the country can come together to build confidence and help make the world a kinder place.

Dining Camp | July 6th – 10th

Age 6 to 8  | 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Ages 9 to 12 | 11:00 AM – Noon Pacific Time

Skills: Setting the table, sitting in your chair, napkin, toasting, when to start eating, table conversations, what to do when you don’t care for the food, American & Continental Styles of Dining and dining in courses.

Tools: Plate, Forks, Spoons, Knife, Napkin, Cup, Table Setting Cards, Table Talk conversation kit, Family Menus, Family Place Cards

Register Here!

Money Camp | July 13th – July 17th

Age 6 to 8  | 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Ages 9 to 12 | 11:00 AM – Noon Pacific Time

Skills: Value of Money, Budgeting Savings, Spending & Giving, Resume Skills (yes, even for six-year-olds), Getting Creative with Making Money & Vision Board

Tools: Bag of Money (pretend of course), Saving, Spending and Giving Piggy Kit, DIY Resume, Make Your Own Summer Flyer, Piggy Bank & Inspiration Kit!

Register Here!


Social Skills Camp | July 20th – July 24th

Age 6 to 8  | 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Ages 9 to 12 | 11:00 AM – Noon Pacific Time

Skills: Eye Contact, Posture, Facial Expressions, Tone & Non Verbal, Personal Reputation Goals, Kindness, Talking to Adults & How to Connect in a Season of Social Distance.

Tools: Personal Logo Activity, Facial Expressions (even in a mask), Non Verbal Communication Kit, DIY Random Act of Kindness Game, Curious Question Challenge & Out and About Social Kit

Register Here!

Friendship {girls} Camp | July 25th – July 29th

Age 6 to 8  | 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Ages 9 to 12 | 11:00 AM – Noon Pacific Time

Skills: What Makes a Good Friend, Celebrating the Differences in Ourselves and Other Girls, Making New Friends, Being Inclusive & Not Being Included, What to do When Feelings are Hurt, Drama Cycle & Social Self Confidence

Tools: Friendship Bracelets, Paper Doll Activity, Thank-You & Just Because Notes, Acts of Kindness Wheel Game, Butterfly Mask Kit

Register Here!


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For internationally recognized leadership and etiquette expert Mindy Lockard, etiquette does not mean choosing the right fork or walking with a book balanced on your head.  Instead, her series of interpersonal workshops offer simple but effective blueprints for establishing respectful and productive relationships in the office, classroom and community.  Mindy’s customized toolkits enable professionals at every stage of their careers and university students to foster and grow “in real life” professional and social networks, fundamental skills in a society where digital devices and social media have eclipsed conversations, meals and even smiles as preferred platforms for interpersonal engagement.

After identifying a vacuum in the interpersonal skills of today’s college students and young professionals, Mindy also established G3 (The Gracious Girls’ Guide), a leadership for tween + teen girls that aids in equipping both girls and moms with key social skills / habits to help girls live Brave, Confident and Authentic lives, and the Leadership Academy, a program for middle school boys and girls that focuses on cultivating lifelong social and leadership skills.   

For more than a decade, Mindy has facilitated interpersonal workshops for college athletes and alumni, government agencies, corporations and professional organizations, and youth of all ages.  Mindy has been featured as a regular on-air television expert for KATU Afternoon Live, FOX 12 MORE Good Day Oregon, KING 5 Seattle and Huffington Post LIVE and has been featured in publications such as Forbes Woman, Oregon Business Magazine, Women’s Day and InStyle Magazine, Real Simple, Better Homes and Garden and People’s Style Watch.

About Mindy Lockard Interpersonal Workshops:

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Based on research conducted by Harvard University, the Carnegie Foundation, and the Stanford Research Institute, “technical skills and knowledge account for fifteen percent of the reason you get a job, keep a job and advance in a job. Eighty-five percent of your job success is connected to your people skills.”

Each of Mindy’s interpersonal workshops focuses on that 85 percent to enable individuals and teams to function more effectively and grow their business and personal success.  Workshops can be combined and customized as a cohesive series or as stand-alone events. Core concepts and topics include:

  • Professional Leadership Workshops
  • Interpersonal Development
  • Interpersonal Leadership

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Networking: The Secret to Successful Networking is a Four Letter Word

Mindy shares fundamental skills and builds confidence so you can emerge from the crutches of LinkedIn and Facebook connections to establish meaningful and productive relationships with co-workers, colleagues and professionals acquaintances. Mindy’s workshop is designed to eliminate the awkward moments while reigniting your appreciation for the power of connecting with others beyond the screen.  

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Key topics include:

  • Power of Preparation
  • How to Work a Room
  • Entering and Exiting Conversations
  • Use of Power Skills: Eye Contact, Facial Expression & Handshakes
  • Value of Curious Conversations
  • Meaningful Follow-Up

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Professional Dining: Putting Your Best Fork Forward


Mindy believes that moving from the desk to the dining table with superiors, clients or co-workers can extend and strengthen your business relationships.  However, it can also produce anxiety, whether you are meeting for a multi-course meal or just a cocktail. Mindy’s workshop provides simple tools to eliminate stress and enjoy the fundamental connections that are created when sharing a meal or even just a drink.  

Key topics include:

  • Entering and Exiting the Table
  • Power Dining with Clients
  • Navigating Courses: Bread & Butter, Soup, Salad, Entrée and Dessert
  • Styles of Dining: American and Continental
  • Toasting with Confidence

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Growth Mindset for Professional Development

Mindy believes that young professionals and support staff play a crucial role in shaping workplace culture and establishing a business’ reputation.  By investing in people skills of employees in support and emerging roles, companies can create more harmonious, connected and professional workplaces.  

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Key topics for this workshop include:

  • Establishing Personal and Professional Goals
  • Identifying Leadership Hats
  • Establishing Baseline for Growth and Fixed Mindsets
  • Skills for Managing Up with Efficiency and Flexibility
  • Resolving Conflict
  • Personal Responsibility and Growth Attitude
  • Managing a Meeting: Preparation and Execution

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