PO-101 Fundamental Organizing and Productivity Principles
Title: Fundamental Organizing and Productivity Principles
Course #: PO-101W
Course Description: 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.
Instructor: Debbie Stanley, LPC, NCC, CPO-CD® is a licensed mental health counselor, industrial psychologist, and veteran author, instructor, and speaker in the world of professional organizing. She specializes in helping clients with chronic disorganization and hoarding and provides case consultation for peers. Debbie holds a B.F.A. in journalism, M.A. in industrial/organizational psychology, and M.S. in mental health counseling. She also holds the National Certified Counselor credential from the National Board for Certified Counselors and the Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization (CPO-CD®) credential from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD), formerly the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization (NSGCD). Debbie is a member of NAPO's Golden Circle, leader of the Authorship and Publishing Special Interest Group, past president of NAPO-Southeast Michigan, and recipient of a 2009 NAPO Shining Star Award and 2010 NAPO Founders' Award. Debbie is also the author of books including Organize Your Personal Finances in No Time, Organize Your Home in No Time, Newbie Pitfalls: 50 Obstacles on the Road to Success as a Professional Organizer and How to Avoid Them!, Ethical Pitfalls for Professional Organizers, and Let Me Show You the Basement: A Guide to Staying Safe in Clients' Homes.
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: $180 members/$280 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: email@example.com) 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.
*Please Note: The registration rate includes both sessions.
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