Dr. Lew Bayer believes that “Civility is its own reward”. She suggests that “In choosing civility, people find their best self, and in doing so, they experience the grace, courage, generosity, humanity, and humility that civility engenders.”

For 22 years Dr. Lew Bayer (hon.) has been internationally recognized as a leading civility expert. With a focus on social intelligence and culturally-competent communication, the team at Civility Experts – which includes 276 affiliates in 46 countries has supported 100’s of organizations in building better workplaces. In addition to her role as CEO of multinational civility training group Civility Experts Inc. and Co-Founder of Golden Rule Civility Global Initiative, Lew is volunteer Executive Director of the National Civility Center, President of The Center for Organizational Cultural Competence, International Liaison for International Civility Trainers’ Consortium, President of Propriety Publishing, and Founder of the In Good Company Etiquette Academy Franchise Group. In addition to being distance faculty with Georgetown University, (Cultural Competence), Lew also teaches Social Justice at the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology, and Communications at the executive level for Canadian Management Center.

As follow up to international bestselling book The 30% Solution, Lew will be releasing The Power of One- How Choosing Civility Can Change Your Life in early 2018. And she will be a featured presenter and personal coach on Transformational TV- coming April 2018. And, she is co-chair of the National Occupational Standards for Civility Practitioner project with Canadian Tourism Human Resources Council and Emerit.

Lew is the receipt of several awards and accolades including;

  • AICI – Civility Star Award
  • Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award for International Business Category
  • World Civility Day – Community Civility Counts Award
  • 4-time nominee for the RBC Women of Distinction Award
  • Honorable mention for the first annual Civvy Award
  • President Girma Wolde Giorgis Environmental Presidential Award for Global Change-makers
  • ICN Women of Global Civility Award
  • Ambassador of World Civility Award
  • Honorary Doctorate from Latin University of Theology (Ethics and Social Justice)
  • iChange Nations™ Woman of the Year A 2018
  • iChange Nations™ Women of Golden Rule Dialogue’s “Women of Global Solutions” Award

Civility Experts Inc. manages The Civility Speakers Bureau, where they offer online certification, and the largest array of civility training tools and materials available in the world at www.civilitystore.com. It is a combination of the collective experience of the world-wide affiliate team, the leading-edge training solutions and the team’s ability to customize to their client’s need that leads to the sometimes immeasurable bene­fits that choosing civility brings. These outputs include increased social capital, trust, social intelligence and culturally competent communication – and together these impacts result in efficiency, competency, retention and bottom line results.


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