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October 2

October 2,2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CT, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET

Price: $129 members/$229 nonmembers

October 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2014
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CT, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET

Price: $360 members/$460 nonmembers

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 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





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





While the course provides prospective organizers with a sound foundation, it is not designed to present all the ins and outs of the organizing profession, but simply to introduce participants to the industry. The course provides a framework from which each participant can decide whether and how to pursue organizing as a profession.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





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





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.





October 8,2014
11:00 am -1:00 pm CT,12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Price: $40 members/$95 nonmembers
When: October 13th Eastern Time
Where: n/a
Beach Chair Organizing: Run your Business from Virtually Anywhere!

Learn how to set up your organizing business so you can run it from anywhere and work with clients everywhere! In this presentation I'll give you the systems, tools and technology you'll need to develop a virtual organizing business...

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October 18
Chapter Regional Conference: 2014 SFBA Regional Conference
When: October 17th, 18th Pacific Time
Where: 1625 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Join us for the 2014 NAPO-SFBA Regional Conference to be held October 17-18, 2014 in San Francisco at the Hotel Kabuki in Japantown. We have put together a great agenda with twelve great sessions including keynote speaker Judith Kohlberg! For more information please visit - http://naposfbac...

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October 21,28 & Nov 4,2014
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CT, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm ET

Price: $180 members/$280 nonmembers

October 22, 2014< BR> 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM CT, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM ET

Price: $135 members/$235 nonmembers
When: October 22, 8pm to 9:30pm Eastern Time
Where: Conference Call, # provided once registered
Quantum Leap is a Community Service Outreach Program of NAPO. Through dedicated Professional Organizers we are helping those people that are less fortunate and in life transitions in need of organizing training programs...

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October 25
When: October 25th, 9am to 4pm Eastern Time
Where: 550 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451
Business Check-in: Is Your Business in Good Health?

A Summit for Small Business Owners & Solopreneurs in Service Industries, who seek to ensure their businesses are on the right track now and in the future...

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October 25
When: October 25th Eastern Time
Where: Embassy Suites Hotel, Waltham, MA
A Summit for Small Business Owners & Solopreneurs in Service Industries, who seek to ensure their businesses are on the right track now and in the future...

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When: October 27th from 9am to 4pm Eastern Time
Where: American Red Cross, 209 Fairfield Road, Fairfield, NJ 07004
The National Association of Professional Organizers, Northern NJ Chapter (NAPO-NNJ)
wants to help you take your business to the next level!

NAPO-NNJ is pleased to feature Karyn Greenstreet of Passion for Business (www...

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