PO-103 Ethics for Professional Organizers and Productivity Specialists (September 2016)
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September 13, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST $0 members/$190 nonmembers

When: September 13, 2016
From 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM EST
Where: Webinar
United States
Presenter: Margaret Lukens/Standolyn Robertson
Contact: Genesis Guevarra

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PO-103 Ethics for Professional Organizers and Productivity Specialists 

Title: Ethics for Professional Organizers and Productivity Specialists

Course #: PO-103W

Format: 2 hour webinar

Location: Via telephone (audio) and internet (visual)

Course Description: Participants in this two-hour 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 the question of what constitutes ethical behavior and what is the purpose of the NAPO Code of Ethics. 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. This is a lively class requiring extensive participation.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Be familiar with each provision of the NAPO Code of Ethics.
  • Understand the distinction between ethical and legal behavior.
  • Understand what is meant by "intellectual property" and what constitutes "fair use" under the law.
  • Apply ethical requirements to choose a course of action within organizing scenarios.
  • Identify at least three ways to avoid ethical conflicts before they arise.

Prerequisites: None

Course Instructor: Margaret Lukens, CPO® began her professional organizing career in 2003. Through New Leaf + Company LLC, a company she founded, she works with entrepreneurs and community leaders to give them the tools to be truly productive.

Margaret serves on the Board of Directors of the Board of Certification For Professional Organizers (BCPO).

In addition to her Certified Professional Organizer designation, Margaret earned a Certificate of Study in Chronic Disorganization from the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization (now ICD.) Her formal education includes earning a BS in journalism from Northwestern University and an MBA from The University of Chicago.Margaret developed and teaches NAPO classes on "Eliminating Excess" and "Ethics for Professional Organizers and Productivity Specialists". She is a frequent workshop presenter and speaker at NAPO and other conferences. Currently a member of the NAPO Education committee, Margaret served for five years on the board of NAPO-San Francisco Bay Area, including one term as president.

Cost: $0 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: napo@napo.net) 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.


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