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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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

    The Psychology of Letting Stuff Go:  Helping Clients Who Struggle to Release

    Many people struggle to part with their “stuff,” likely due to a combination of cultural and psychological factors.

    This presentation coincides with the holiday season – which for many Americans has become the year’s greatest acquisition of stuff! – and will touch on many of the factors that make it difficult for individuals to let go of items and keep down on clutter. Focus will also be placed on how professional organizers can tailor their approach based on these factors when working with clients. Specifically, attendees will learn:

    • Common emotional and psychological factors that make it difficult for people to let go of stuff
    • Common cognitive processing deficits associated with hoarding and difficulty discarding in general -- and how professional organizers can address these processing weaknesses
    • The spectrum of “savers”: from those who are reluctant to part with objects to those meeting criteria for compulsive hoarding disorder
    • Tools for assessing the severity of clutter
    • How to assess individual’s readiness for change (i.e. letting go of stuff) and how to enhance motivation

    About Our Presenter


    Dr. Jami Socha is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of children and adults with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, as well as individuals with compulsive hoarding. She works in private practice in Ann Arbor, MI at the Anxiety and OCD Treatment Center of Ann Arbor (www.anxietyannarbor.com)

    Dr. Socha is a professional member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), and the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).


    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, January 17, 2019
    • 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


    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 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 entitledUntangled.

          

    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.

    • 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, 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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Thursday, October 18, 2018 October Chapter Meeting - Self Defense Workshop
Saturday, September 22, 2018 ICD Vritual Assembly - Change is Good!
Thursday, September 20, 2018 September Chapter Meeting - What Would YOU Do?
Thursday, August 16, 2018 August Chapter Meeting - Saying Yes, Followed by a Prayer!
Thursday, July 19, 2018 July - Summer Break - No Meeting
Thursday, June 21, 2018 June Chapter Meeting - Sticky Situations
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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