SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
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.
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July - Summer Break - No Meeting
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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.
Understanding Women with ADHD: A Guide for Professional Organizers
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:
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.
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