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2013-2014 NAPO-WDC Membership Drive

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

The NAPO-WDC 2013-2014 membership drive is now on!  We are excited to share our new program year with you and help your business grow with chapter benefits and opportunities to be involved and connected with fellow organizers.

Log in to the NAPO-WDC website to renew your membership for the 2013-2014 membership year, which runs from October 1st, 2013 to September 30th, 2014.  Annual membership in NAPO-WDC remains a great value at $165 and is a solid investment in your business.  Renewals received after September 30th will incur a late fee of $25.

Visit the “Members Only” section of NAPO-WDC website to find the renewal link.  As a reminder, your NAPO National membership must be active in order to continue membership in NAPO-WDC.  You will need your NAPO National ID number to log in and renew.  Contact the NAPO-WDC Director of Communications and Technology, Penny Catterall (techdirector@dcorganizers.org), if you require assistance with your log in or password.

Please review your member information for completeness and add any updates or changes to your database listing.  Please share information on related professional certifications and affiliations.  This information will enhance our membership by recognizing individuals in our chapter with unique expertise, and allow for better information sharing among members.

As an option, sign-up for an Enhanced Listing when you renew.   The Enhanced Listing will appear on the Find an Organizer section of NAPO-WDC’s website to make your business profile stand out. Enhanced listings are an additional $50.  Select the box in the “Upgrade to an Enhanced Listing” section of the renewal form.

Enhanced listings include:

  • Your photo
  • Your entire listing displayed with no click through necessary

NAPO-WDC Membership Benefits

The benefits of membership in NAPO-WDC include opportunities to network with other professionals, educational programs on organizing topics, and a variety of professional resources and services aimed at business growth and development.  NAPO-WDC is committed to providing our members with strong programming around the areas of professional development, organizational skills, and personal growth.   In addition to our chapter meeting program schedule for the 2013-2014 membership year, NAPO-WDC offers participation in neighborhood groups, a CPO study group and hosts a new member brunch later in the year.  NAPO-WDC is also planning MARCPO in October, GO Month in January and chapter marketing activities during winter and spring months.

Benefits of Membership include:

Education:
Membership in NAPO-WDC increases your professional credibility in the industry.  NAPO-WDC also offers educational opportunities to help you become more efficient, knowledgeable, and competitive:

  • Free admission to all (10) chapter monthly educational meetings (Oct-Jun).
  • NAPO-WDC sponsored conference (MARCPO) providing educational sessions on many topics (Oct 19, 2013).
  • Ask the Expert Q&A session at meetings offering professional support.
  • Access to member-reviewed organizing book list.

Professional Resources:
NAPO-WDC provides resources and services geared toward your professional growth and development:

  • CD recordings from previous NAPO, NAPO-WDC and ICD conferences available to borrow from the chapter lending library.
  • NAPO Neighborhood group meetings held monthly (Arlington/Alexandria-VA; Rockville Pike-MD).
  • Book Share program via Yahoo group.
  • Media exposure through NAPO-WDC chapter promotions, print, and electronic media.
  • Online organizer referral network to generate business leads and connections with new clients.
  • Unique “Members Only” section for additional chapter resources.
  • Participation in the NAPO-WDC Yahoo Discussion Group offering vendor referrals and job leads.
  • Access to chapter Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts.
  • Access to chapter public relations and cooperative marketing efforts.

Networking:
NAPO-WDC recognizes the importance of being able to interact with and learn from the leaders in the organizing industry:

  • Meet and utilize our Corporate Partners to learn about the local organizing products and services they offer and how they can benefit your clients.
  • Take advantage of volunteer opportunities that provide experience, exposure, and promote the organizing industry.
  • Enhanced membership identification for Golden Circle members, Certified Professional Organizers®, and NAPO-WDC Award Winners.
  • Your business web site linked to the chapter web site (www.dcorganizers.org).
  • Access to chapter membership database for connections to organizers working in specialty areas.
  • Small group interaction with fellow organizers at monthly NAPO neighborhood groups.
  • Leadership opportunities through committee positions, board positions, and project and event coordination.

2012-2013 NAPO-WDC Membership Drive

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

The NAPO-WDC 2012-2013 membership drive is now on!  We are excited to share our new program year with you and help your business grow with chapter benefits and opportunities to be involved and connected with fellow organizers.

Log in to the NAPO-WDC website to renew your membership for the 2012-2013 membership year, which runs from October 1st, 2012 to September 30th, 2013.  Annual membership in NAPO-WDC remains a great value at $165 and is a solid investment in your business.  Renewals received after September 30th will incur a late fee of $25.

Visit the “Members Only” section of NAPO-WDC website to find the renewal link.  As a reminder, your NAPO National membership must be active in order to continue membership in NAPO-WDC.  You will need your NAPO National ID number to log in and renew.  Contact the NAPO-WDC Director of Communications and Technology, Nealey Stapleton (techdirector@dcorganizers.org), if you require assistance with your log in or password.

Please review your member information for completeness and add any updates or changes to your database listing.  Please share information on related professional certifications and affiliations.  This information will enhance our membership by recognizing individuals in our chapter with unique expertise, and allow for better information sharing among members.

As an option, sign-up for an Enhanced Listing when you renew.   The Enhanced Listing will appear on the Find an Organizer section of NAPO-WDC’s website to make your business profile stand out. Enhanced listings are an additional $50.  Select the box in the “Upgrade to an Enhanced Listing” section of the renewal form.

Enhanced listings include:

  • Your photo
  • Your entire listing displayed with no click through necessary

 

NAPO-WDC Membership Benefits

The benefits of membership in NAPO-WDC include opportunities to network with other professionals, educational programs on organizing topics, and a variety of professional resources and services aimed at business growth and development.  NAPO-WDC is committed to providing our members with strong programming around the areas of professional development, organizational skills, and personal growth.   In addition to our chapter meeting program schedule for the 2012-2013 membership year, NAPO-WDC offers participation in neighborhood groups, a CPO study group and hosts a new member brunch later in the year.  NAPO-WDC is also planning MARCPO in October, GO Month in January and chapter marketing activities during winter and spring months, as well as actively supporting other NAPO programs such as Quantum Leap and Golden Circle activities.

 

Benefits of Membership include:

Education:
Membership in NAPO-WDC increases your professional credibility in the industry.  NAPO-WDC also offers educational opportunities to help you become more efficient, knowledgeable, and competitive:

  • Free admission to all (10) chapter monthly educational meetings (Oct-Jun).
  • NAPO-WDC sponsored conference (MARCPO) providing educational sessions on many topics (Oct 13, 2012).
  • Ask the Expert Q&A session at meetings offering professional support.
  • Access to member-reviewed organizing book list.
  • Access to members offering specialty workshops and classes.
  • Mentor resources for new and aspiring organizers.

Professional Resources:
NAPO-WDC provides resources and services geared toward your professional growth and development:

  • CD recordings from previous NAPO, NAPO-WDC and ICD conferences available to borrow from the chapter lending library.
  • NAPO Neighborhood group meetings held monthly (Arlington/Alexandria-VA; Rockville Pike-MD).
  • Book Share program via Yahoo group.
  • Media exposure through NAPO-WDC chapter promotions, print, and electronic media.
  • Online organizer referral network to generate business leads and connections with new clients.
  • Unique “Members Only” section for additional chapter resources.
  • Participation in the NAPO-WDC Yahoo Discussion Group offering vendor referrals and job leads.
  • Access to chapter Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts.
  • Access to chapter public relations and cooperative marketing efforts.

Networking:
NAPO-WDC recognizes the importance of being able to interact with and learn from the leaders in the organizing industry:

  • Meet and utilize our Corporate Partners to learn about the local organizing products and services they offer and how they can benefit your clients.
  • Take advantage of volunteer opportunities that provide experience, exposure, and promote the organizing industry.
  • Enhanced membership identification for Golden Circle members, Certified Professional Organizers®, and NAPO-WDC Award Winners.
  • Your business web site linked to the chapter web site (www.dcorganizers.org).
  • Access to chapter membership database for connections to organizers working in specialty areas.
  • Small group interaction with fellow organizers at monthly NAPO neighborhood groups.
  • Leadership opportunities through committee positions, board positions, and project and event coordination.

One More Open Spot in the CPO Study Group

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Are you considering sitting for the Certified Professional Organizer exam in June 2012?  If so, you may be interesting in joining the NAPO-WDC Chapter CPO Study Group.  The group is looking for one more member.  To participate you must agree to read books from the Board of Certified Professional Organizers (BCPO’s) suggested reference books list, take notes on the book, and present the highlights of the books to the others in the CPO Study Group.  Please contact the group leader, Kimberly Gleason, if you’re interested in joining to receive your book assignments.  She can be reached at areuorganized@aol.com or 703-967-3900.   

The group meets:

  • 2nd Thursday of every month through June 2012
  • 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
  • Wegman’s at Dulles 28 (Cafe seating area), 45131 Columbia Place; Sterling, VA 20166

Questions about sitting for the CPO examination can be directed to Heather Cocozza, PMP, CPO® at  hcocozza@cocozzaorgdesign.com or 703-276-1243 ext. 2.

ICD Now Has Teleclasses Available for the Public

Monday, November 7th, 2011

As part of their commitment to providing information, organizing techniques and solutions to the public, the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) is proud to announce that four teleclasses for the public are now available!

ICD’s award-winning teleclasses have historically been available to subscribers only. But now, four teleclasses have been rerecorded specifically for the general public and are available for only $10 per class.

The new teleclasses for the public include:

  • Understanding Chronic Disorganization presented by Lynne Johnson, CPO-CD®
  • Introduction to ADD presented by Denslow Brown, CPO-CD®
  • Introduction to ADD and Procrastination presented by Tiffany deSilva, CPO-CD®
  • Introduction to Hoarding presented by Geralin Thomas, CPO-CD®

To sign up for a public teleclass, go to the public teleclasses page of ICD’s website and pay the $10 teleclass fee. Within 48 hours of sign up, you will receive an email with instructions to access the recording. You will have a two-week window to listen to the class from the time you receive the access instructions. At the end of each class we will ask you to take a brief survey. Your feedback will help us continue to provide these teleclasses as a resource to the public.

If you are already an ICD subscriber, please let your clients and others know about this new resource.

They are very excited to be taking this important step in helping CD-affected individuals learn more about the issues which challenge disorganization.

Institute for Challenging Disorganization
1693 S. Hanley Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63144
Phone: (314) 416-2236
Email: icd@challengingdisorganization.org
Website: www.challengingdisorganization.org

Join the CPO® Study Group!

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

If you are working to become a CPO® and want to study with others doing so, join the CPO® study group!

Here are the details:

2nd Thursday of each month from Nov 2011 to June 2012

7pm to 8:30pm

Wegman’s at Dulles 28 (in the upstairs Café seating area)
45131 Columbia Place
Sterling, VA 20166

For more information, contact Kimberly Gleason at areuorganized@aol.com.

CEU Credits for BCPO

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

With the Mid Atlantic Regional Conference for Professional Organizers (MARCPO) in the near future (10/15), now is a good time to review the Board of Certification for Professional Organizers (BCPO) Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

  • If you are a current Certified Professional Organizer® (CPO®), you need 45 CEUs for recertification.
  • If you are planning to sit for the CPO® exam, you may substitute 250 hours of the 1,500 required paid work hours with up to 250 hours of CEUs.

A course is eligible for BCPO CEU’s if it meets the following criteria:

1. At least 60 minutes long

2. Live class/course (whether in person, by phone, or online) OR it is an online learning module or recorded teleclass/webinar that provides proof of attendance/completion

3. Class/course that provides skills and knowledge that allow you to better serve your clients

Note: Courses focused on building and administering your business are not eligible.

For live classes/sessions, you still need to keep some documentation for your records such as registration confirmation, email thanking you for attending, email from the instructor, or course handouts. For any questions about BCPO CEU credits, contact NAPO-WDC BCPO Chapter Liaison, Heather Cocozza at 703-276-1243 ext 2 or hcocozza@CocozzaOrgDesign.com.

Congratulations to Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton and Alejandra Costello on becoming Certified Professional Organizers®!

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

They are the newest CPO®’s in our chapter!  Whoo, hoo!

If you’re interested in finding out more information about becoming a CPO, or about the recertification process if you are already a CPO, you may participant in one of the conference calls below.

FREE BCPO® TELECLASSES

Everything You Wanted to Know About Certification But Didn’t Know Who to Ask!

Monday, August 29, 1-2 PM Eastern / 10-11 AM Pacific – NOTE:  The teleclass recording will be posted soon that you can access for free at http://www.certifiedprofessionalorganizers.org/

The Low-Down on CEU Eligibility

Wednesday, September 7, 7-8 PM Eastern / 4-5 PM Pacific

Recertification

Thursday, September 8, 7-8 PM Eastern / 4-5 PM Pacific

Call-In Instructions

  • Call our toll-free dial-in number (U.S. and Canada): (888) 499-1692
  • When prompted, enter conference code: 2879455314#
  • Please dial in a few minutes early so we can start promptly.

And the Survey Says…

Thursday, August 11th, 2011
Last spring we sent a survey to NAPO-WDC members asking what you value and how the chapter can support you and your business. When the board of directors met for two day-long retreats to plan for the upcoming year, we reviewed all of your responses. They were a valuable and useful guide during our planning sessions.


Here are some highlights of what you told us.


Most valuable aspect of your NAPO-WDC membership:
Yahoo discussion group

Most helpful to your professional & business development:
Networking with other organizers
Attending NAPO-WDC chapter meetings

Favorite segment of chapter meetings:
Guest speakers
Networking

Meeting topics that interest you most:
Clients topics
Referral building
Business development
Marketing

Businesses you would recommend as corporate partners:
A shredding company was a very strong winner. We were delighted to welcome Shred Ace as our newest Corporate Partner in July.

We value your input and remind you that you can share your ideas and make suggestions throughout the year at the bottom of our members only page.