About Us
Jan Hodges Burch, founder and president of The Southern Institute of Etiquette and Protocol, attended The Washington School of Protocol and brings a diverse perspective and business acumen to the organization with her entrepreneurial spirit. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Jan has expanded her business portfolio to include ownership in nine automobile dealerships, health clubs, a residential and commercial design firm,a real estate investment company, a restaurant, as well as a professional hockey team. In addtion to her business pursuits, she has served on numerous community boards, including The University of South Carolina Aiken Partnership Board, Georgia-Carolina Boy Scouts of America, The Augusta Ballet, The American Cancer Society and Women in Philanthropy Public Relations Commitee. Jan is a frequent lecturer for business and civic organizations and is often consulted on matters of etiquette, style and grace.

Gerald Glascock, Director, recognized the lack of business and social etiquette practices in Business Executives, Business Owners and those representing business while entertaining clients in the banking industry.  Attending the Washington School of Protocol he obtained the highest certification in Etiquette and Protocol so he could help those that truly seek to improve themselves as well as outclass their competition. He teaches effective communication through body language and does handwriting analysis. By giving a comprehensive needs assessment, he can design a program specifically for each company, their employees or individuals.

In Augusta, Georgia he made a decision to be Director of The Southern Institute of Etiquette and Protocol, where he has helped many achieve their goals through improved self-esteem, etiquette and protocol. He has traveled throughout the U.S. speaking, training and dedicating his resources to educate business professionals. Gerald has written for golf magazines, newspapers and magazines aimed at helping others. 

It is no wonder that individuals seek him out for speaking events and training, he has achieved accomplishments such as the distinguished Steve Little Award from the U.S. Jaycees, Employee of the Year from White Publishing, and Presidential Club Recipient from the multi-media giant Hearst Corporation. He is one of 9 Missourians inducted into the U.S. Jaycees Hall of Fame in over 75 years. Gerald was certified through the prestigious Washington School of Protocol and is a member of The Southern Chapter of IGAS. 

Have The Southern Institute of Etiquette add value and direction at your next meeting or seminar.

The Southern Institute of Etiquette and Protocol can conduct a wide variety of seminars for your Institution.

Our Programs Cover:  
  • First Impressions
  • Effective Networking
  • Presentation Skills
  • Professional Image
  • Business Attire
  • Communication Skills
  • Dining Etiquette
  • Correspondence
  • Electronic Communication
  • Handwriting Analysis
  • International Protocol
  • Giving Gifts
  • Interviewing
  • Personality Profiling
  • Golf Etiquette
  • Social Etiquette
  • Entertaining
  • Wedding Etiquette  
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