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EVENTS CALENDAR

    • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 21100 Haggerty Road, Northville Township, MI 48167

    Tips for Creating a Productive Office

    As organizers, we spend so much time and energy helping our clients that we often neglect our own offices. This presentation will give you tips to help you be more effective and efficient in your own office. And, it will expose you to transferable strategies that increase the value you deliver to your clients in their offices!

    You will learn:

    • The required elements of a productive office
    • The myth of multitasking
    • Strategies to minimize distractions and improve focus

    About Our Presenter


    Donna Lindley is a professional organizer and owner of Organize Your World (www.OrganizeYourWorld.net) and co-owner of Spark Productivity (www.SparkProductivity.com), based in Rochester Hills. She and her team have been helping individuals and businesses to solve paper, email, space and time management issues since 2003. Before starting her business, Donna graduated from Hope College with degrees in Mathematics and Psychology and spent 9 years as a Project Manager with Accenture, a global management consulting firm and Fortune 500 company. She has been a member of NAPO since 2003.


    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, March 21, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 21100 Haggerty Road, Northville Township, MI 48167

    Prolonging Your Career with Self Care

    This presentation will address ergonomics, specifically for professional organizers. Ergonomics is the science of designing the work space to fit the needs of workers. Our discussion will include ergonomics for different tasks and activities organizers perform on a daily basis. Many professional organizers work in a variety of different settings, and as such, we will be looking at different environments and improvements to help reduce the risk of injury and fatigue. We will evaluate ergonomic risk factors and the most common musculoskeletal disorders organizers are prone to. Ergonomic improvements are an easy way to help remove the risk factors that lead to injuries and improve performance and productivity. The presentation will be a mix of lecture and interactive discussion, and the audience will be invited to participate in some some stretching and exercises to demonstrate self care techniques.

    Topics to Be Covered:

    • What are Ergonomics?
    • Importance of Ergonomics For Organizers
    • Ergonomic Risk Factors & How To Decrease Them
    • Ergonomic Assessment & Evaluation
    • Adaptation of Tasks & Work Environment
    • Proper Body Mechanics
    • Corrective Stretching and Home Care Exercises
    • Other Helpful Tips 

      About Our Presenter


      Dr. Trista Platz is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic specializing in the most advanced chiropractic techniques to relieve pain, increase function and improve your health. She opened Family First Chiropractic Care in Beverly Hills, MI to provide more individualized care for her patients and their families. Dr. Platz is certified in The Activator Method, Cox Flexion Distraction, Active Release Technique and The Webster Technique. She provides her patients with specialized home care routines including therapeutic stretches and exercises, nutritional supplements and gives tips for proper ergonomics to keep them feeling well. She enjoys educating patients about the benefits of chiropractic care and collaborating with other health professionals to provide her patients with the best care possible. Dr. Platz is an active member of the Michigan Association of Chiropractors, the American Chiropractic Association and the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. 


      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, April 18, 2019
      • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 21100 Haggerty Road, Northville Township, MI 48167

      Level 5 Hoarding -- It’s Manageable!

      Do you know what it takes to manage the "unmanageable"?  Come learn from our very own NAPO Michigan members how to successfully tackle large-scale hoarding jobs. 

      Topics will include:

      • An overview of hoarding disorder 

      • The ICD Clutter-Hoarding Scale 

      • Managing a team 

      • Meeting client expectations 

      • Safety precautions  

      • Pitfalls to avoid 

      You can expect to learn what it takes to be a part of a large, multiple-member team on hoarding jobs, understand more about hoarding disorder, how to be prepared and why it’s important to pass these jobs off to those who have the right skills. You can also expect to leave feeling like you don't need to say no to jobs that are out of your area of expertise knowing you can call in other organizers with the right skills to help.


      About Our Presenters


      Leigh MacCready is the owner of Re-Nest LLC, a business that specializes in organizing, downsizing and space planning clients’ living spaces so they are more functional and attractive. She is a shopper and collector but doesn't like her hobbies to take control. Leigh believes that as your lifestyle changes your nest needs to change right along with it. She calls this re-nesting. Leigh is an active member and current president of NAPO Michigan. When she is presented with a challenge beyond her skills, she calls in the Michigan Chapter for help...which resulted in her working in a Level 5 hoard.

            

      Susie Marsh, LBSW, (left) and Kate Wert, LLMSW are the new co-owners of Moxie Life Organizing LLC. Susie is an 11 year veteran of the organizing industry, a 30 year veteran social worker in mental health and ongoing subscriber to the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, where she holds a Level 1 Certificate in Hoarding. Kate has a decade of experience as a masters level social worker working in hospice and children’s foster care.  She also brings her experiences and many skills to organizing work with clients. Together Susie and Kate work in residential settings, specializing in working with individuals who struggle with chronic disorganization challenges, hoarding disorder, depression, anxiety, and ADD. In their work with clients, they emphasize creating a judgment-free zone, using a person-centered approach and by focusing on and building upon clients’ strengths.


      Meeting Cost

      Chapter meetings are a benefit of membership for Regular Members and Business Partners. 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.

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