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March Chapter Meeting

  • Thursday, March 19, 2015
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 21100 Haggerty Road, Northville Township, MI 48167

Resource Sharing & Round Table Discussion

Our March chapter meeting will be centered on sharing resources and ideas. Instead of having a presentation from an outside speaker, this month we'll draw upon our own collective expertise within the chapter.


We’ll begin the meeting by creating a shared "Resource Document" that we'll later post on the chapter website. The list will be organized by county and will include resources that we use and find reliable and helpful to our clients and businesses.  Examples of the types of resources we’re looking for: Consignment Shops, Donation Centers, Handymen, Painters, Cleaning Services, Realtors, Therapists, etc. So please bring your contacts’ information to this meeting, listed by county.


The second portion of the meeting will be a round table discussion moderated by Betty Huotari. This discussion is an awesome opportunity to learn from the collective wisdom of your peers: What have you been dying to ask your peers to get their feedback on? Perhaps you’re struggling with a difficult client?  Stymied by a client who backslides between sessions?  Unsure how to handle a client who never seems to fully engage? Confused as you prepare your taxes? Unsure whether and how to charge for mileage? Do you shop for clients? Wish you had a marketing plan? Want to change some aspect of your business, but aren't quite sure where to start?  ASK AWAY!!!

If you have question(s) you'd like addressed during the meeting (and there are no dumb questions!), please email them to Betty Huotari ( before 3/13/15 so that she can include them on the agenda for discussion. You can also call Betty at (810) 348-1772. If Betty doesn’t hear from folks with questions in advance of the meeting she will have a list of preliminary questions to start the dialogue. She’ll also have a handout at the meeting where you can write your last-minute questions.

Please note that for a round table discussion to be a success everyone must come without judgment and with respect for their peers. This is a forum in which ~ for the richest outcomes ~ we should feel free to be open and vulnerable. Tremendous learning can take place when we do this and become receptive to new ideas! As a reminder, we have all pledged to honor and uphold the NAPO Code of Ethics.

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