The Etiquette and Leadership Institute of Indiana, “We teach more than just table manners.” As a leading etiquette and leadership trainer in Indiana, Our certified instructors are uniquely qualified to teach lessons in manners, rules of etiquette, protocol, and leadership skills.  They passionately educate our Little Ambassadors (ages 5 – 7), Young Diplomats (ages 8 – 13), and Future Professionals (ages 14 – 18) to properly interact with family, friends, teachers, and teammates.

Each time your child attends a session, he or she acquires a greater appreciation of the idea that social presentation and proper behavior are important in the development of highly-respected, productive members of society.  We help them become academically competitive and aid in the negotiation of daily challenges through interactive discussions, activities, and age-appropriate role play. 

Our curriculum, created by the Etiquette and Leadership Institute in Athens, GA, and the Protocol School of Washington [DC], meets the ever-changing rules of socializing and 21st century, corporate America. Our goal is to prepare children, teens, young adults, and professionals for present and future success!


About Us


John A. Scott is the President and Founder of The Etiquette and Leadership Institute of Indiana (ELII). He is also the founder of Etiquette2Go Consultants, and Minding Ur P's and Q’s, a non-for-profit organization.

Mr. Scott proudly served 22 years in the U.S. Army, where he influenced soldiers and civilians alike to succeed in any endeavor they embarked upon.  Through his leadership and teaching, these men and women learned teamwork, acquired self-confidence, and demonstrated diplomacy.  

Mission Statement:
Our mission is to provide an understanding of manners, proper etiquette, protocols.  We strive to teach civility and respect for individuals and cultures.

Our Goal:
Through the use of customized programs, our goal is to assist in the mastery of the social and leadership skills necessary to achieve success at all levels.

His extensive travels to Asia, Europe, and the Americas allowed him to experience the unique customs and cultures from around the world. Involvement with the Starfish Initiative, which mentors teenagers, fueled his passion to share his appreciation for proper etiquette with our youth.

John’s education includes a Master of Science in Management and Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems.  He also obtained Certification from the prestigious Etiquette and Leadership Institute (Athens, GA), and the Protocol School of Washington (PSOW) in Washington, DC.

In 2010, he received the United Way - Central Indiana Diversity Volunteer of the Year (Adult Group).  

Mr. Scott’s staunch belief in giving back is demonstrated in his involvement with community service organizations, and his church. In addition, he has provided his expertise on etiquette and leadership to news organizations such as WHMB TV-40, Indianapolis, Radio Disney, Indianapolis Monthly Magazine, Hamilton County newspapers and Indy Child Magazine.