PO-107: Eliminating Excess
Title: Eliminating Excess
Course #: PO-107W
Course Description: This beginner-level course will give organizers many of the tools they need to help clients achieve and maintain a clutter-free life. Organizers will learn to recognize different types of clutter, understand the factors that cause clients to keep more than they need, and develop strategies to help clients eliminate the excess. Class materials include dozens of resources for donating, recycling, and disposing of excess. This course will be delivered in one two-hour module.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to:
- Define excess, clutter, a collection, and a hoarder.
- Identify key hazards associated with keeping clutter.
- List different types of clutter and why people keep them.
- Identify resources for donating, recycling, or disposing of unwanted items.
- List strategies for eliminating and staying clutter free.
- Understand how a client's brain type and behavior patterns can contribute to their clutter habits.
- Compile a list of resources for donating or disposing of excess.
Instructor: This course was developed and is being taught by Margaret Lukens, CPO®. A small-business advisor and productivity strategist, Margaret founded New Leaf + Company LLC in Burlingame, CA. She works with professionals through coaching, workshops, and hand-on organizing. Through her Plan To Thrive™ program, she helps business owners, including many professional organizers, to plan for and build a thriving business. She believes passionately in the power of professional organizing to change people’s lives. Margaret holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration. A member of NAPO since 2003, Margaret is a past president of the San Francisco Bay Area chapter.
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.)
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: $90 for members/$190 for 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 teleclass may be recorded and may be offered for sale at NAPO's sole discretion. By signing up for the teleclass, you irrevocably grant NAPO all rights in any contribution you make to the recording.