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January 26 ,27 ,28 & 29, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CT, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET

$360 members/$460 nonmembers
January 26
The NAPO New Member Orientation webinar and conference call will be held on January 26, 2015. This orientation is geared toward NAPO members who have joined in the last six months but all members are welcome to join to learn more about the benefits of NAPO membership and how to navigate POINT, our member's only section of the website. If you are interested in joining this call, please complete our Survey Gizmo form: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1869561/NAPO-New-Member-Orientation-Conference-Call-and-Online-Presentation Instructions will be emailed to all interested members by Friday, January 23, 2015.
When: January 27th from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
Where: 57 Central Park, Rochester, NY
Upstate NY NAPO Neighborhood Group Members are volunteering time to help organize storage areas at the Community Place of Greater Rochester.

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January 30,2015
1:00 pm -3:00 pm CT,2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Price: $40 members/$95 nonmembers
January 30
When: January 30th and February 6th between 7am and 6pm Eastern Time
Where: 160 Medical Drive, Carmel, IN 46032
Families have the opportunity to recycle their kids' clothing and shop for 'new' clothes while socializing and supporting a local charity, The Julian Center.

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January 31
When: January 31st, 2015 10 am to 2 pm Central Time
Where: 10010 Anderson Mill Road,
BRING ONE CARLOAD PER HOUSEHOLD OF ITEMS SUCH AS:
 Flattened moving boxes
 Up to 5 boxes of paper to be shredded (no need to remove staples, clips, etc...

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Participants of this class are introduced to the NAPO Code of Ethics and then challenged to apply each of the Code's concepts to real-world issues faced by professional organizers and productivity specialists. The class addresses purpose of the NAPO Code of Ethics, what constitutes ethical behavior. Participants examine each section of the Code of Ethics, including provisions for ethical behavior toward colleagues; ethical requirements toward the public and clients; and ethical and legal use of intellectual property. Each topic is coupled with real-life situations faced by professionals in the field to give participants a chance to apply the Code to professional conduct. Read More





This six-hour course provides a solid foundation in basic organizing theory. Participants are introduced to core concepts behind categorizing, sorting, and the disposal of excess. The fundamentals of paper and time management are presented, as well as the principles of spaceutilization and workflow. Also included are an overview of client types such as ADD and chronicdisorganization, personality factors, and learning styles. Each topic draws on case studies or tried-and true methods in the real world of professional organizing. This is a must-take course for all levels ofprofessional organizers: the beginner seeking a good foundation in organizing principles, theintermediate organizer who understands practice and wants to understand theory, and the advancedorganizer seeking to build upon experience and knowledge. Read More





Designed for new and prospective professional organizers, or organizers who missed some of the basics, this all-inclusive NAPO on-demand class delivers a blueprint for launching and growing your business. Read More





Designed for new and prospective organizing professionals, or organizers seeking a review of essential skills, this comprehensive course offers specific "how-to" skills for the hands on work organizers do. Gain confidence and knowledge by learning specific skills and practical language that organizing professionals use in their practices with residential and business clients. Numerous tools and products will also be introduced. Real life case studies allow for practical application of skills throughout the course. Read More





This course is designed for the individual interested in learning more about the field of organizing. It defines the profession of organizing, introduces participants to the history of the organizing industry and of NAPO, presents an overview of how a professional organizer works, and explains the benefits of NAPO membership. Read More





February 2
NAPO Course: PO-OD - My Test

This course will focus on how to assist clients to make behavioral change to support new systems, processes and habits to create organizational success. The professional organizer will understand the principles of change management and behavior modification and learn tactics and strategies to create successful change. Participants will also gain insight to adult learning principles and effective communication techniques. This course will equip professional organizers with tools to assist in the transference of organizational skills to their clients.Read More



This course will focus on how to assist clients to make behavioral change to support new systems, processes and habits to create organizational success. The professional organizer will understand the principles of change management and behavior modification and learn tactics and strategies to create successful change. Participants will also gain insight to adult learning principles and effective communication techniques. This course will equip professional organizers with tools to assist in the transference of organizational skills to their clients.Read More



This course covers the "whys" and "how" of conducting a needs assessment, from initial client contact through the in-home consultation. A needs assessment is a systematic review of your client's current organizational situation and discussion of desired results. New and veteran organizers will learn the importance of conducting this assessment as a critical first step in successful client/organizer relationships. Read More





This course is for any organizer looking to improve upon the skills and knowledge needed to produce a successful residential organizing business. Concentrating only on residential requirements, by means of case studies and the latest research, students will learn the specific challenges of space, paper and time management in the home. The class also covers ways that organizers facilitate decision-making for their clients as well as recognizing backsliding and successful methods of addressing issues with a client. Students will walk away confident in their knowledge of questions to ask a prospect, using work plans, and developing a portfolio of resources for residential projects.Read More





Esta clase es la versión en español de nuestra clase PO-001. El curso está diseñado para el individuo interesado en aprender más acerca del campo de la organización. El curso define la profesión de organizar, introduciendo a los participantes a la historia de la industria de la organización y de NAPO, proporciona tambi©n una mirada de cómo trabaja un organizador profesional, y explica los beneficios de la membresía de NAPO.





Going paperless is about much more than saving trees and having a clean desk. Turning our clients' piles of paper into an organized, electronic system can help dramatically boost productivity by giving instant access to the information they need right when they need it. Join me as I give concrete, specific information on tools and best practices for going paperless (from someone who lives and breathes it.) Read More





February 2

Organizing and productivity professionals use different assessment strategies with clients to determine gaps. This leaves it "up to the professional" to come up with solutions for clients. Sometimes solutions are based on the expert's preferences or are often limited to products and off-the-shelf solutions already available on the market. This assessment approach to flow is client focused and provides an objective basis upon which client's style preferences are assessed. Behavioral anchors help clients self-identify and intuitively learn what will work for them, based on their natural, already-in-place behaviors. Style acceptance empowers ownership for time and space struggles and offers clients the ability to flex their behaviors. This assessment is a tool for professionals to instantly increase client skills-transfer. Read More





Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) are both characterized by executive functioning deficits in the areas of organization, prioritization, motivation, decision-making and dysregulated attention. In addition, 30% of people with OCD also have ADHD. These diagnostic populations represent a target clientele that benefits greatly from the services of professional organizers. We will cover the basics of the ADHD brain and the OCD brain. Marketing strategies will be reviewed, as well as ways to work effectively and successfully with individuals with ADHD and/or OCD. Read More





Eric and Angel bring you an affordable do-it-yourself marketing system that doesn't feel like selling. You will learn how to attract new customers, how to get repeat business from your current clients and how to develop a marketing calendar that will have your clients referring you all year long. Come learn a fun and affordable approach to taking your business to 6-figures this year.Read More





One of the most popular Annual Conference sessions offered. Our panel discussion will offer insights to newer as well as more experienced professionals, as panelists share the collective knowledge they™ve gained while becoming leaders and innovators in the Professional Organizing industry. Read More





February 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CT, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET

Price: $360 members/$460 nonmembers
February 9
Chapter-sponsored event : All about NAPO SIGS w/ Monica Ricci
When: n/a Eastern Time
Where: n/a
All About NAPO SIG (Special Interest Groups) Groups with Monica Ricci (Non-CEU Qualifying)

Description::
Did you hear the latest buzz from NAPO National Conference last year about NAPO's Special Interest Groups (SIG)? Did you walk by their table and wonder how to join?

Join us this evening and get all of those questions answered...

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February 10,& 17,2015
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CT, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm ET

Price:$180 members/$280 nonmembers
February 11
Chapter-sponsored event : FAQ Teleclass for New Organizers
When: February 11th between 7 pm and 9 pm Eastern Time Eastern Time
Where: Online
This FAQ session is for individuals who are interested in a career as a professional organizer. This teleclass provides the basics of the organizing profession, as well as how to start your own career as a professional organizer...

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February 12 & 19,2015
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CT, 4:00pm - 6:00pm ET

Price: $149 members/$249 nonmembers
When: February 21, 9:30-11:30 Eastern Time
Where: The Lodge Des Peres, 1050 Des Peres Rd, St. Louis, MO 63131

NAPO-St. Louis Presents:

KEEP CALM
and
ASK A
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER


The St. Louis chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers is sponsoring KEEP CALM and ASK A PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER, an educational event for the public...

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February 24, 2015
11:00 am - 1:00 pm CT, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

Price: $90 members/$190 nonmembers

February 25,2015
10:00 am -12:00 am CT,11:00 am - 1:00 pm EST

Price: $40 members/$95 nonmembers