Program Details

The Art of Tablescaping (Rescheduled from Sept 21)

Susana Fernandez

Course Description

Do you have cupboards full of china, glassware, cutlery, and linens but want some guidance in maximizing their use? Are you new to, or fascinated by table-setting and want to learn how to curate the perfect table? Tablescaping, or the process of styling thematic elements on a table in an artistic, coherent, and functional manner, is the key to enjoyable and memorable tables. Tablescaping is meant to complement the dining experience, whether it is by highlighting what you are planning to serve or accentuating the type of event you are celebrating. If you are interested in refining your tablescaping skills, exploring new ideas, and reviewing the basics of table-setting in a hands-on setting, this session is for you! Space is limited.

About the Instructor

  • Susana Fernández, Ph.D., teaches leadership at FAU’s Graduate School of Business. She has worked in public relations and advertising, as well as in print and broadcast journalism in the U.S. and Europe. She has also spent more than 25 years holding leadership positions in various academic and administrative areas of higher education. Aside from teaching, she is a corporate speaker and trainer in all aspects of leadership, having worked for organizations such as: First Data, FiServ, LAN Chile, LATAM, G4S Security, Carolina Herrera, and Calder Casinos, among others. She earned a master's degree in business with a concentration in marketing, and a doctoral degree in leadership and human resources development administration. She has professional certifications in situational leadership, effective negotiation from Harvard Law School, and Data Wise, from The Data Wise Project at Harvard Graduate School of Education.  As a published academic researcher and professional speaker, she is very interested in leadership development, team development, women and leadership, children and leadership, authentic leadership, communication styles, power, cross-cultural aspects, and leadership responsibility at the personal and organizational levels.