PO-001 Introduction to Professional Organizing
Title: Introduction to Professional Organizing
Course #: PO-001W
Course Description: 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.
The course format is predominantly lecture, followed by a question-and-answer period and supported by handouts. 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.
- About NAPO
- What NAPO is and is not
- NAPO History
- What is a Professional Organizer?
- NAPO's definition of a Professional Organizer
- NAPO's Code of Ethics
- Who is a Professional Organizer
- Work Variables
- NAPO Specialties
- A "Typical" Day for a Professional Organizer
- What is "typical"?
- Common Activities
- What's fun (rewards)
- What's not (frustrations)
Instructor: Geralin Thomas CPO-CD®, Metropolitan Organizing
Format of course: Webinar
Location: Online (*Please note: The dial-in number for this course is not a toll-free number. Registrants are advised to utilize a long-distance service that provides cost-effective rates for extended-length calls. In addition, use of land-based phone is strongly encouraged.)
Class size: Class is limited to a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 50 participants. If the minimum requirement is not met, course registrants will be transferred to the next offering of this class, free of charge.
Cost: $40 members/$95 non-members
Confirmation and Course Materials: Confirmation of registration & course materials will be emailed to you at least three days prior to the course start date. If you do not receive this email, it is your responsibility to contact NAPO (via phone: 856.380.6828 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org) at least 24 hours prior to the course start date.
Cancellation and Transfer Policy: ALL CANCELLATIONS AND TRANSFER REQUESTS MUST BE MADE IN WRITING. A $10 processing fee will be charged for all cancellations or transfers. No refunds will be made on cancellations received less than one week before the course. No transfer requests will be honored once course information is received. Transfers will be accommodated based on course availability.
Disclaimer: This course may be recorded and may be offered for sale at NAPO's sole discretion. By signing up for the course, you irrevocably grant NAPO all rights in any contribution you make to the recording.