The National Association of Professional Organizers, Washington, DC – Metro Chapter (NAPO-WDC), the premier resource in the DC Metro area for organizing professionals, will host the 14th annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for Professional Organizers (MARCPO) on Saturday, October 13, 2012.
The event will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Seminar Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The day-long event titled, “Content, Connections, and Clarity” will feature several well recognized speakers and strong educational programming geared toward both new and expert organizers.
MEGA SESSION SPEAKER - Dr. Ari Tuckman
MARCPO 2012 will begin with opening keynote speaker Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA. His highly anticipated presentation on “The Psychology of ADHD: Organizing Around a Lifetime of Disorganization”.
He is the author of three books: ”Understand Your Brain, Get More Done: The ADHD Executive Functions Workbook”, ”More Attention, Less Deficit: Success Strategies for Adults with ADHD” and ”Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD: A Practical, Easy-to-Use Guide for Clinicians”.
He is a psychologist in private practice in West Chester, Pennsylvania, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD, as well as anxiety, depression, and school/work difficulties. He has given more than 200 presentations and routinely earns excellent reviews for his ability to make complex concepts understandable and useful. He does a popular podcast about ADHD with over 100 episodes and approaching one million downloads.
ADHD is a neurological condition, but neurology often drives psychology. This is especially true for many adults with ADHD who spent most of their lives undiagnosed and therefore untreated. As a result of this lifetime of additional struggles, they tend to develop certain mindsets and ways of relating to others. While this may have played a protective role before the person is diagnosed, finally getting appropriate treatment can be a real game changer in terms of what they are capable of. Unfortunately, some of those mindsets may still persist and undermine their progress in getting their lives in order. This has significant implications when trying to organize an adult with ADHD, whether they have been diagnosed or not. We will discuss how these common mindsets develop and how to work around them with compassion, while still pushing your clients to achieve their best. Even though organizers are not psychologists, there is a lot of psychology involved in being an effective organizer. This session will give you a few more tools in your tool box which will not only enable you to provide better services for your clients, but enjoy your work more.
Those in attendance will have a choice of several concurrent sessions. The topics of the presentations will be of interest to both experienced and new professional organizers. You will gain insight into both the organizing and business aspects of our industry.
The workshop topics include:
Jeanne Rossomme of RoadMap Marketing helps to shift your focus away from MORE customers to BETTER customers resulting in more profits and empowering work.
Heather Ahern, owner of Functional Home discusses what happens to someone’s digital legacy after death in her session “Advance Planning for Your Virtual Afterlife”.
“What an Organizer Needs to Know to be Successful in E-Commerce” presented by business coach and the Fearless Leader of Bold Business Works Deborah Gallant.
Susan Samakow is America’s Premier Self Talk Expert and delivers “Managing Overwhelm: 6 Strategies Your Clients Can Use “After” You Are Gone.
Ketura Persellin, PhD, the owner of The Wardrobe Workshop presents “Organizing a Clothes Closet? First, Unlock Your Client’s Personal Style”.
“Succession Planning: Do you Know your Exit Strategy?” Sharee Calverley Lawler, owner of Collective Method helps you develop an exit strategy from your business. It’s never too early to plan.