SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
INDIVIDUAL MEMBER EVENT: This event is being hosted by a member of our chapter. The event is not sponsored or formally endorsed by NAPO or NAPO Michigan, but we are happy to let our members advertise their events here.
P.O. Fast Track Training
Professional Organizer Training from 2 Veteran Organizers
Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 9:30-11:00 am EST
Who: This is for the person who is ready to train to become a Professional Organizer, wanting to look into the possibility of becoming one, or has already begun their business but would like more training and would like to be a part of our network.
What: A self-study of the manual with 3-one hour phone coaching sessions. (Free on-going coaching/mentoring for as long as you need/want it following the training.)
Note: the conferencing site we use allows for more time, thus we may flex 15-30 min. beyond the hour.
When: Register/pay deposit or in full, the manual will be mailed, and we’ll decide the phone coaching dates to accommodate your schedule and ours.
Where: From the comfort of your home!
Why: This is the ideal overview class that you need before considering other courses. Our training is to explore the profession of organizing, or to launch, or kick start your existing business. We'll help you enter the field of Professional Organizing and link you into our unique referral network.
How: More information and how to sign up at our website, TheOrganizingSpecialists.com.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 1:00-2:30pm EST
Bringing Meditation and Mindfulness into Organizing and Productivity: Strategies for Self-Care and Work with Clients
In this no-nonsense, no-jargon, non-religious session, we’ll
We’ll discuss how you might already help your clients achieve a more mindful life, and brainstorm straightforward ways to integrate mindfulness / meditation into your self-care and work.
Get a sneak peek at this NAPO Retreat 2018 breakout session!
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.
Swedish Death Cleaning in the Digital Age
Margareta Magnusson's newly published book, The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter, is generating a lot of buzz about organizing as an estate planning activity.
Attorney Kathy Svoboda will be giving us the rundown on the other estate planning activities that we and our clients need to do to prepare for the inevitable. She'll be answering common (and uncommon) questions, like:
What is the most frequent consequence for families/couples due to lack of estate planning? What is the difference between an estate plan and a will?
Who controls social media accounts after a family member dies? What are digital assets? Who owns them? What happens to these assets upon death? Can an agent under a DPOA or a Fiduciary otherwise designated obtain access to these assets? What is a digital custodian?
Send your questions on the topic to Jane Hale ( jane at jhorganizing.com ), who will forward them to our speaker. Bonus points if you read Magnusson's book ahead of our meeting. :-)
Through her personal and professional experience, Kathleen Svoboda has developed an empathic approach to important life issues faced by clients which she calls Family Planning. Whether we are aging adults, children of aging parents, or parents with young children, Family Planning means preparing for incidents in life that we don’t like to think or talk about. This specialization includes all aspects of estate planning, will and trust preparation.
A graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy Law School, Kathleen earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan. She has studied applied ethics at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Leuven, Belgium. Having lived in multiple countries and communities, Ms. Svoboda is sensitive to cultural traditions of her clients and concerned about their wellbeing no matter what the background.
Valuing professional development, Ms. Svoboda continuously seeks the most current information and trends in the law that can be used to benefit her clients. She has participated in numerous conferences and seminars throughout her career and embraces opportunities for continued education and updates in the firm's practice areas.
Community service commitments are also very important as reflected in her role as a member of the Board of Directors for Assured Family Services, and former service to the Board of Directors of Vista Maria, both of which are not for profit organizations serving families and children in Southeastern Michigan.
Professional associations include the State Bar of Michigan, the American Bar Association, the Irish American Lawyers Association, and The Catholic Lawyers Association. Ms. Svoboda is licensed to practice in Michigan Courts and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
Upcoming Chapter Meeting - TBA
Plans for our Upcoming Chapter Meeting are in the works! Please mark your calendar and stay tuned for more details as they become available.
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:
June Chapter Meeting -
Dealing with Sticky Situations
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. 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 sticky situation to share please email Susan Hunsberger by June 10th.
Our very own Susan Hunsberger.
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