Lew 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 just over 20 years Dr. Lew Bayer (Hon., founder and CEO of Civility Experts Worldwide Inc. has been internationally recognized as the leading expert on civility at work. With a focus on social intelligence and culturally-competent communication, the team at Civility Experts – which includes 403 affiliates in 43 countries has supported 100’s of organizations in building better workplaces.
Including 2-time, international bestseller, The 30% Solution, and recent release of Golden Rule Peace and Civility Lew is a 16-time published author, sought after speaker and professional trainer. Lew was a national magazine columnist for 10 years, and has contributed expert commentary to many online, print, and television publications. She is one of only 14 Master Civility Trainers in the world. Current projects include working with the Canadian Tourism Council to devise National Occupational Standards for Civility Practitioners, Credential program development for University groups in Morocco, and partnering with JLB Consulting out of Malaysia to devise certification programs for the World Citizen program.
Civility Experts Inc. manages The Civility Speakers Bureau www.civilityspeakers.com offers online certification, www.civilityexpertsonline.com and offers a large array of civility training tools and materials via 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.
CEO Civility Experts Worldwide Inc.
Faculty, Canadian Management Center
Executive Director, National Civility Center
Director, International Civility Trainers’ Consortium
International Spokesperson, Aegis Trust
Founder, Golden Rule Civility International
Education Advocate, Global Goodwill Ambassador
Founder and President In Good Company Etiquette Academy & Franchise Group
Advisor, The Civility Society, Malaysia
Advisor, A Civil Tongue
Advisor, Sino Civility Society, Taiwan
President, The Center for Organizational Cultural Competence
Distance Faculty, Cultural Competence Institute, Georgetown University
Instructor, Social Justice Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology
Mentor, The Etiquette House ®
Chair, My Very Best Pageant and Founder, Every Girl Can Canada
Certification Programs Advisor, Civility Experts Inc/JLB Group- World Citizen Global Project
Master Certified Civility Trainer (MCCT)
Certified Impression Management Trainer, High Style Impression Management
Certified Essential Skills Analyst
Canadian Language Benchmark Analyst
Certified Culture Coach (COCC)
Certified Credibility and Confidence Trainer Facilitator for Train Canada Corporation
Certified Cultural Competence Trainer with Government of Manitoba Immigration Services Division
Project Manager Certification
Occupational Language Assessor, Level 2
Champions of Humanity Master Peace Educator Certificate Program at the Kigali Peace School in Rwanda.
Essential Skills Level 5 Practitioner with Workplace Education Manitoba
Honorary Doctorate Ethics and Social Justice - Latin University of Theology, California - 2017
Manitoba Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year 2019, large business category, nominee.
Go Global, International Business Award Nominee, 2019
Recipient of the Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award for International Business.
Nominated for the RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013.
May 2010 AICI International Civility Star Award.
World Civility Day – Ambassador Award 2017
Community Civility Counts Award, World Civility Day 2017
Honorable mention for the first annual Civvy Award 2017
President Girma Wolde Giorgis Environmental Presidential Award for Global Change-makers 2017
ICN Women of Global Civility Award 2017
Honorary Doctorate from Latin University of Theology (Ethics and Social Justice) 2017
The Community Civility Counts Person of the Year Award- for contributions to civility in the community education and supports – official award date April 12, 2018
iChange Nations™ Woman of the Year A 2018
iChange Nations™ Women of Golden Rule Dialogue’s “Women of Global Solutions” Award
Nominee Illinois Congressional Educator’s Award- particularly notable that a Canadian is being recognized for a US award.
International Peace Federation- Peace Ambassador Award