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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.

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.

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.

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 space utilization and workflow. Also included are an overview of client types such as ADD and chronic disorganization, 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 of professional organizers: the beginner seeking a good foundation in organizing principles, the intermediate organizer who understands practice and wants to understand theory, and the advanced organizer seeking to build upon experience and knowledge.

September 2 & 4, 2014 BR> 10:00 am - 12:00 am CT, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET

Price: $180 members/$280 nonmembers for the set of two sessions

September 3 & 10, 2014 BR> 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CT, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET

Price: $120 members/$220 nonmembers for the set of two sessions

September 9, 2014 BR> 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CT, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET

Price: $90 members/$190 nonmembers

September 10,2014
6:00 pm -8:00 pm CT,7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Price: $40 members/$95 nonmembers
September 11

September 11,2014
12:00 pm -2:00 pm CT, 1:00 pm -3:00 pm ET

Price: $90 members/$190 nonmembers

September 11, 2014
6:00 PM -8:00 PM CT, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST

Price: $0 members/$190 nonmembers

September 15 ,16 ,17 & 18, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CT, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET

$360 members/$460 nonmembers

September 17 & 24, 2014
10:00 AM- 1:00 PM CT, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM ET

$270 members/$370 nonmembers

September 18 & 30,2014
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CT, 1:00pm - 3:00pm ET

Price: $149 members/$249 nonmembers