Past Programs & Speakers
Topic: 10 Things You Need to Know to Leverage Your NAPO Membership & Grow Your Business
Speaker: Casey Moore, The Productivity Coach
This interactive session highlights how you can take full advantage of your NAPO membership. You'll leave with a better understanding of what's happening in NAPO, what resources it offers and, most importantly, how these benefit you and your business. It’s also an opportunity to ask a NAPO board member any questions you may have.
No meeting this month.
Speaker: Rachel Sagar, LCSW, RESTART with Rachel
Have you ever encountered a client who presents with some emotional challenges and you had no clue what to do? Do you purposely - though unfortunately - avoid working with this specific clientele because you feel ill-equipped to do so? Would you like to add to your current toolbox of organizing tricks in order to be better prepared for any emotional client situation that may arise? This presentation will focus specifically on some important things to be aware of when working with emotionally affected clients, some useful therapeutic techniques to guide your work and some helpful tips to utilize during the organization process.
Topic: MAKE IT GO AWAY! Finding The Best New Homes For Client Discards
Speaker: Liz Corso-Davis, Shades of Green Organizing
Okay, so your client has made the tough decisions about what to keep and what to let go!
And now they are looking at that big “giveaway/sell” pile and asking you, “What should I do with this stuff?”
It’s not as simple as it used to be. Thrift stores are getting more selective; selling stuff online is daunting; and the millennial kids are saying “No thanks” to all the stuff their parents saved for them.
Liz Corso Davis - NAPO-SD member and reuse “geek” - shares resources, tips and strategies she has gathered throughout her decades of experience in home organizing and environmental education. Learn some new ideas for handling discards in ways that work for your clients, and our planet.
Members only meeting this month.
No meeting this month.
Topic: Ethical Dilemmas & Sticky Situations (Panel Discussion)
Speaker: NAPO San Diego's Ethics Education Committee - Donna Cowan and Kevin Hall
Our Code of Ethics is a set of principles set to provide guidelines in our professional conduct with our clients, colleagues and community. Kevin Hall will review the NAPO Code of Ethics, and the panel of experienced Professional Organizers will address possible ethical dilemmas that may occur within the scope of their jobs.
Topic: Creative Decluttering
Speaker: Dalita Lovett, Community Relations & Donations Manager, Salvation Army
Davita Lovett's talk on ‘Creative Decluttering’ is an insider’s look into ‘what happens next’ in the lifecycle of a product when it's donated and finding the art and joy in all of it. Topics will include:
Topic: Virtual Organizing
Speaker: April Merritt, Ilios Digital Organizing
Are you ready to expand your organizing services to working with virtual clients? Do you want to conduct client meetings or professional conversations online? Is the fear of technology holding you back? April Merritt of Ilios Digital Organizing will talk about how you can use technology to work with virtual clients and colleagues, and what technology can provide the best results.
Topic: Follow Up Strategies That Will Get More Clients and Close More Sales
Speaker: Wanda Allen, Follow Up Sales Strageties
If follow up is a hard, heavy "to do," then the Follow Up Sales Strategies Presentation is for you. You'll learn that follow up is merely a matter of having effective habits and good systems in place. If you struggle getting your follow up work done, it's not because you don't have time, you're not organized or you're not good at sales...it's because you haven't developed the right mindset and learned the right skill set. Understanding this will help put you in the flow of ease of getting this all important work done on a daily basis.
Topic: Aging, Current Issues for P.O.s
Speakers: Panel - Linda Melikian, Judi Bonilla and Audrey Billett
Topic: ADD and Digital Disorganization
Speaker: Judith Kolberg, Fileheads, Inc.
We live in a digital society, rich in technology, with great advances in communication, collaboration and individual productivity. The features of digital society impact our adult clients with ADD in both good and not so good ways, organizationally-speaking. In this presentation, we’ll take a look at ‘digital disorganization’, a result of the clash between the features of digital society such as the black hole of the Internet, 24/7 access to people and information, and endless distractions; and executive functioning issues of your ADD clients. We’ll define digital disorganization and explore new ways to organize your ADD clients who are digitally disorganized.
Topic: "End Your Client's Paper Woes and Increase Your Business Cash Flow"
Speaker: Kathi Burns, CPO
Do your clients have papers piled up and scattered all over their home or office? Join us in January as Certified Paper Flow Specialist Kathi Burns explains a time proven system to help your clients tackle their paper flow challenges. Paper trafficking is a skill that every pro organizer should have in their tool box. As Certified paper flow specialists, you can swoop in and save the day as you provide a sense of mastery and create serenity in your client’s lives. You will also have the ability to generate a new channel of value-added income to your professional organizing business.
december 2016No meeting this month
Topic: Important Things to Consider When Working With Other Professional Organizers
Speaker: Jana Hartwell, CPO, NAPO-SD Chapter President
Learn the pros and cons of working as an Apprentice/Intern or Subcontractor for Professional Organizers. as well as the pros and cons of leading an Apprentice/Intern and hiring a Subcontractor. Valuable information regarding legal and ethical aspects to consider will be discussed.
Topic: Tips & Options for Networking with Other Professional Organizers
Speakers: NAPO-SD Organizers
SEPTEMBER 2016Topic: Members Only Annual Dinner
The presence of an Opening for Change speaks to a powerful impact organizers can have beyond the completion of the organizing project or the instructions to maintain it. We are in a position to offer and facilitate behavior and competence transformations for our clients.
Come prepared to challenge how you think about things. After all, “to get what we never got, we have to think like we never thought!”
Speakers: San Diego Hoarding Collaborative
Topic: Customer Service: Does it really matter?
Speaker: Barbara Khozam
Is your Customer Service Good, Bad, or Ugly?
Do you really know?
Topic: Selling with Synchronicity
Speaker: Ursula Mentjes
Are you ready to stop working so hard and make more money? Ursula Mentjes expands the sales conversation beyond the selling process. As a coach and the best-selling author of 3 books, Ursula is on a mission to help entrepreneurs.
Topic: Adapting, Succeeding, and Thriving in Uncertain Times.
Speaker: Sarita Maybin
The ability to stay positive and productive in the face of change, challenges and uncertainty is critical to career success. Learn how to stay motivated and respond to workplace challenges and rekindle your passion for your career.
Topic: Motivational Interviewing
Speaker: Kelly Grimes, M.S.W.
Kelley Grimes, M.S.W. and founder of In Truth and Beauty will present on the topic of motivational interviewing. Kelley has been using this powerful tool for professionals as a methodology for gaining critical and useful information that impacts behavioral change.
Topic: What do your business images say about you? What you say matters and your visual brand says it all!
Speaker: Nikkie Achartz
During this interactive, content-rich presentation, photographer and image-based branding and marketing strategist, Nikkie Achartz will show you how to GET, TAKE, and FIND impact driven images that will engage your ideal target audience and promote you and your business!
She will reveal:
April 2015Topic: Are You Really Prepared? Safety for the Professional Organizer and Client
Speaker: Anne Blummer
This program is designed to bring awareness to both environmental and personal safety in the field of Professional Organizing. Anne will provide you with the opportunity to critically think and respond to potential hazards and threats while working with clients and their environment and increase overall personal safety awareness. This information is not designed to frighten anyone but to provide you with tools that may save your life.
Topic: Best Practices for Universal Waste & Data Destruction
How should universal waste best be managed and destroyed by individuals and companies? Learn about what happens when proper guidelines are not followed.
Topic: What every organizer needs to know about Emergency Preparedness Speaker: Ricardo Moran, American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties
Topic: Downsizing with Seniors
April 2014Topic: Webinar Fast Track: Learn how to turn your Expertise into Money-Making Webinars
March 2014Topic: Feng Shui for Organizers: The Next Level of Clutter
In her presentation, Cathryn will be sharing:
Topic: Go For the Gold
Topic: Information Management Tools - Paper and Virtual