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NAPO 2018 Retreat
This is it! NAPO National's annual conference! The biggest professional development and networking event in our industry!
We won the last-ever Chapter Challenge at NAPO2017 in Pittsburgh! Who will be proclaimed Chapter of the Year in 2018? Stay tuned...
NAPO is thrilled to announce a new conference experience for 2018! You are invited to join us at the NAPO2018 Retreat just outside of Chicago, Illinois for three days of educational opportunities and extensive networking time. Your conference registration and accommodation fees include three meals a day, group activities, networking events, and an invitation to the President's Reception.
Our own Melanie Sobocinski will be speaking again!
Early bird registration is available through March 11, 2018.
More information and pricing:
Career counselor Ilana Tolpin Levitt will be addressing us on the topic of her book What's Mom Still Got To Do With It?
"Are you unhappy at work? Do you wonder why you didn’t get that promotion? Feeling uncertain about your career choices in general? Your relationship with your mother might be the last thing on your mind as a major contributing factor to your career woes but it shouldn’t be. Exploring this connection can potentially unlock the mystery to the patterns and choices you make throughout your career. National, award-winning career counselor Ilana Tolpin Levitt brings her 26 years of experience in this groundbreaking book about the connection between women’s careers and their relationships with their moms. Learn how this relationship affects your career choices, leadership style, and why you interact with bosses and coworkers the way you do."
Contact Jane Hale by May 1 to preorder a personalized signed copy of this book for your own collection.
After our May meeting, we will celebrate 15 years of NAPO Michigan with our annual luncheon!
Regular Chapter meetings are a benefit of membership for Option 1 Members and Corporate Associate Members.
Guests and Option 2 Members pay $20 at the door. Ask for the Treasurer when you arrive.
Click here for more information about joining our NAPO-Michigan Chapter.
The luncheon will take place in our meeting room at the Holiday Inn, from noon until 2pm, and will be filled with with special announcements, lots of great networking time, awards and recognition, our annual board transition, lots of fun, and dessert! Cost of lunch will be $20; please RSVP to Susie Marsh by May 10.
Dealing with Sticky Situations: It's NOT YOU
Being in the service industry we are generous and compassionate people. This sometimes opens us up to vulnerable situations. Have you found yourself in a sticky situation and wondered how in the world you got there? Or wondered how in the world are you going to get out of it?
Join Susan Hunsberger as our moderator for a round table discussion on recognizing mental issues in clients, dealing with--and FIRING--difficult clients, and tips for working with anxiety and OCD issues. Listen to a few of our NAPO chapter members share their sticky situations and learn how they navigated through them.
Oh, the stories we will tell!
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.
If you have a relevant situation to share please email Susan Hunsberger by June 10th.
Our very own Susan Hunsberger, MA, CD and ADD Specialist and owner of Strategize Organize, LLC, believes that organizing, while rarely taught, is a learn-able skill. By listening gently to her clients and honoring their unique situations, she helps them find hopeful, practical solutions and equips them with strategies to carry forward into their everyday lives.
Since 2007, Susan has served a wide variety of clientele in the Ann Arbor area, specializing in adults and students with ADD/ADHD. She's a member of Think Local First, is on the Education Development team for the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, and has served as Program Director of the Michigan chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers. She recently co-authored an article with Sari Solden titled "A Collaborative Conversation: Executive Function Challenges, ADHD & Chronic Disorganization,” which is published in The ICD Guide to Collaborating with Professional Organizers.
Before embarking on her organizational quest, she taught for 12 years in Chicago and London, where she honed her listening skills and her respect for each person's individual challenges. Susan holds a masters degree in Integrated Teaching and Learning from Ohio State.
In addition to organizing, Susan enjoys hiking in Bird Hill and tending her yard and rain garden. She lives in Ann Arbor with Neko, her amazing organizing cat, and Trevor, her amazing UNorganizing husband.
July ~ Summer Break ~ No Meeting
Enjoy Your Summer!
Save the date: details coming soon!
Understanding Women with ADHD: A Guide for Professional Organizers
This presentation will address chronic disorganization in women with ADHD, as well as ways in which professional organizers can best support clients with the condition. Attendees will leave with an understanding of ADHD based in the latest research and, more specifically, how the disorder uniquely impacts women.
Attendees will learn
Dr. Michelle Frank is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in providing diagnostic and treatment services to individuals with ADHD. She works in private practice in Ann Arbor, MI, and can be reached through her website: http://www.soldenfrank.com/
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