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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

    • Thursday, June 21, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 21100 Haggerty Road, Northville Township, MI 48167

    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 health issues in clients, dealing with, and "firing" difficult clients, and tips for working with clients with anxiety, depression, and OCD tendencies. Listen to a few of our NAPO chapter members share their sticky situations and learn how they navigated through them.  

    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.


    About Our Moderator


    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 Hills and tending her yard and rain garden. She lives in Ann Arbor with Neko, her amazing organizing cat, and Trevor, her amazing UNorganizing husband.


    Meeting Cost

    Chapter meetings are a benefit of membership for Option 1 Members and Business Partners. Option 2 Members and Guests pay $20 at the door. Please ask for the Treasurer when you arrive. Click here for more information about joining our NAPO Michigan Chapter.

    • Thursday, July 19, 2018
    • No meeting this month; see you in August!

    July - Summer Break - No Meeting

    Enjoy Your Summer!


    • Thursday, August 16, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 21100 Haggerty Road, Northville Township, MI 48167

    Saying Yes... Followed by a Prayer!


    Come to our August chapter meeting to listen and learn from Betty Huotari’s latest project. Betty helped one of her long-time clients manage a major home renovation project this past spring, working with family of 3 seniors — that’s where the praying came in!  Come hear about her struggles and successes updating a home to accommodate a couple in their 70s and his 95 year old father.


    About Our Speaker

    Betty Huotari is one of Southeast Michigan’s most experienced professional organizers, in business for over 15 years. She's earned respect not only from her clients, but from her colleagues who elected her president of NAPO Michigan from 2007-2010. Betty is a founding board member and had continued to serve, currently as Secretary. She is a member of The Golden Circle, an elite group of NAPO organizers who have been working as professionals for more than 5 years.



    Meeting Cost

    Chapter meetings are a benefit of membership for Option 1 Members and Business Partners. Option 2 Members and Guests pay $20 at the door. Please ask for the Treasurer when you arrive. Click here for more information about joining our NAPO Michigan Chapter.

    • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 21100 Haggerty Road, Northville Township, MI 48167

    Understanding Women with ADHD: A Guide for Professional Organizers

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    As chronic disorganization is a common manifestation of ADHD, professional organizers have a unique “front line” opportunity to support clients who present with signs of ADHD or already have a diagnosis. 

    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:

    • how to identify symptoms of ADHD
    • how to guide a client who might have the condition or be in need of additional support
    • how to best frame or provide organizational services with an ADHD-informed and friendly approach

    About Our Presenter

    Dr. Michelle Frank

    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/

    When not working directly with clients, Dr. Frank is committed to writing and speaking on issues of ADHD, neurodiversity, and empowerment. She is Vice President of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association and co-author of an upcoming book for women with ADHD entitled Untangled.


    Meeting Cost

    Chapter meetings are a benefit of membership for Option 1 Members and Business Partners. Option 2 Members and Guests pay $20 at the door. Please ask for the Treasurer when you arrive. Click here for more information about joining our NAPO Michigan Chapter.


PAST EVENTS

Thursday, May 17, 2018 May Chapter Meeting & Annual Luncheon
Friday, April 27, 2018 NAPO2018 Retreat
Thursday, April 19, 2018 April Chapter Meeting - Smooth Moves
Thursday, March 15, 2018 March Chapter Meeting- Estate Planning
Thursday, February 15, 2018 February Chapter Meeting: Meditation and Mindfulness
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 P.O. Fast Track Training
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 P.O. Fast Track Training
Thursday, January 18, 2018 January Chapter Meeting- The Pair that Dared
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 P.O. Fast Track Training
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 NAPO-SFBA Webinar: Virtual Organizing
Monday, January 08, 2018 Get Organized: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies
Thursday, December 21, 2017 December Chapter Meeting - Ask the Golden Circle
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 P.O. Fast Track Training
Thursday, November 16, 2017 November Chapter Meeting- Team Organizing
Thursday, October 19, 2017 Lisa Montanaro's Kick~Butt Business Boot Camp
Thursday, September 21, 2017 September Chapter Meeting- Emergency Kits
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 P.O. Fast Track Training
Thursday, August 17, 2017 August Chapter Meeting: Evernote
Thursday, July 20, 2017 July ~ Summer Break ~ No Meeting
Thursday, June 15, 2017 June Chapter Meeting - Sticky Situations
Thursday, May 18, 2017 May Chapter Meeting & Annual Luncheon
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 NAPO2017: Annual Conference & Organizing Expo
Thursday, April 20, 2017 April Chapter Meeting - Organizing for Dementia
Thursday, March 16, 2017 March Chapter Meeting - Michigan Recycling Coalition
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 P.O. Fast Track Training
Friday, February 24, 2017 P.O. Fast Track Training
Thursday, February 16, 2017 February Chapter Meeting- Organizing the Absent Minded Professor
Thursday, January 19, 2017 January Chapter Meeting- The Impact of Global Trends on Your Business
Thursday, December 15, 2016 December Chapter Meeting- Branding
Thursday, November 17, 2016 November Chapter Meeting - Better Speaking
Thursday, October 20, 2016 October Chapter Meeting - Selling on eBay
Saturday, September 24, 2016 Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Work Day
Thursday, September 15, 2016 September Chapter Meeting - Tools to Manage Your Business
Thursday, August 18, 2016 August Chapter Meeting - Cultivating Business Through Service
Thursday, July 21, 2016 July ~ Summer Break ~ No Meeting
Wednesday, July 06, 2016 P.O. Fast Track Training
Thursday, June 16, 2016 June Chapter Meeting - Digital Home Management
Thursday, May 26, 2016 May Chapter Meeting + Annual Luncheon!
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 NAPO2016: Annual Conference & Organizing Expo
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 P.O. Fast Track Training
Saturday, April 30, 2016 SCRUM Training
Thursday, April 21, 2016 April Chapter Meeting - Polishing Your Web Presence
Thursday, March 17, 2016 March Chapter Meeting - Marie Kondo Book Discussion
Thursday, February 18, 2016 February Chapter Meeting ~ SPECIAL PRESENTATION!
Thursday, January 21, 2016 January Chapter Meeting
Thursday, January 14, 2016 "Ask the Organizer" Teleseminar, hosted by NAPO National
Thursday, December 17, 2015 December Chapter Meeting
Thursday, November 19, 2015 November Chapter Meeting
Thursday, October 15, 2015 October Chapter Meeting
Thursday, September 17, 2015 September Chapter Meeting
Thursday, August 20, 2015 August Chapter Meeting
Thursday, July 16, 2015 July ~ Summer Break ~ No Meeting
Thursday, June 18, 2015 June Chapter Meeting
Saturday, June 06, 2015 Training to Become a Professional Organizer
Thursday, May 21, 2015 Annual Chapter Luncheon
Saturday, April 18, 2015 Training to Become a Professional Organizer
Thursday, April 16, 2015 April Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 NAPO2015: Annual Conference & Organizing Expo
Friday, April 10, 2015 KADIMA Volunteer Work Day
Thursday, March 19, 2015 March Chapter Meeting
Thursday, February 19, 2015 February Chapter Meeting
Thursday, January 15, 2015 January Chapter Meeting

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