Chapter Events

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Upcoming Chapter Events

    • February 18, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • See confirmation email after registering (members only).
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    Book: "Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World" by Cal Newport

    Where: The Northern VA Book Club will meet at C. Lee Cawley's home in Arlington, Va.  The exact location and C. Lee's contact information will be relayed to members via email upon registration.

    What to bring: This will be a Pot Luck Dinner. 

    To do: Register to attend and please email C. Lee to let her know what you will be bringing.

    When: We meet at 6:30 PM for shared food and conversation and begin discussion of the book at 7:00 PM. 

    For new members: Welcome to NAPO-WDC!  We have two book clubs, one in Maryland and one in Virginia. They alternate months and read different books.  You are welcome to attend both or whichever one is more convenient for you.  The Virginia club meets at a home in Arlington and the Maryland club meets at a home in Bethesda.

    The Book Clubs are a “chapter members-only” benefit, so we ask that you not bring guests who are not members of our chapter until they join.

    • February 20, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Register

    The Rt 66 Neighborhood Group meets at Wegmans 14361 Newbrook Drive Chantilly, VA 20151 from 7 PM to 9 PM. 

    The coordinator is Karen Salinetti. Karen's contact information will be included at the bottom of the registration confirmation email.

    The Neighborhood Groups are a “chapter members-only” benefit, so we ask that you not bring guests who are not members of our chapter until they join.

    • February 21, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • George Mason University Arlington Campus, 3351 North Fairfax Drive, Room 313, Arlington, VA 22201
    Register

    We are pleased to announce that the chapter has invited Cena Block to present two half-day business development workshops. Cena is a NAPO member in Pennsylvania who is a productivity expert, entrepreneur, business lifestyle coach, ADHD Coach, master facilitator, and author. She was recommended by two chapter members who have attended her workshops in the past.

    Attendees can attend the full day or just one of the two workshops, and there is a reduced membership rate for NAPO-WDC chapter members. Please check out more information about Cena and the workshops below. We hope you will join us for this exciting opportunity to grow our businesses.

    Room 313

    Rain Date - Our event was carried over to our rain date of February 21, 2020.

    Presenter Details

    Cena Block headshotCena Block is the founder of SaneSpaces.com and creator of the Time & Space Style Inventory. She's a Certified Organizer Coach on a mission to save entrepreneurs from ‘Solo-biz Super-Hero Syndrome...’ giving everything they have to everyone else and leaving themselves last on the list.

    Cena helps entrepreneurs (with ADHD or not) with no time and too many tasks on their plate escape overwhelm, systematize, and get back in the driver’s seat. Through her private coaching and group programs, Cena works with business owners from the startup through growth stages of business. Clients gain awareness and learn to prioritize tasks so they can create their life-centered business in place of a frenetic, business-centered life.

    Morning Workshop

    Finding Flow: Time Management & Organizing Style Personality Preferences (Qualifies for CEU)

    8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Organizing and productivity professionals use different assessment strategies with clients to determine gaps. This leaves it “up to the professional” to come up with solutions for clients. Sometimes solutions are based on the expert’s preferences or are often limited to products and off-the-shelf solutions already available on the market. This assessment approach to flow is client focused and provides an objective basis upon which client’s style preferences are assessed. Behavioral anchors help clients self-identify and intuitively learn what will work for them, based on their natural, already-in-place behaviors. Style acceptance empowers ownership for time and space struggles and offers clients the ability to flex their behaviors. This assessment is a tool for service, coaching and organizing professionals to instantly increase client skills-transfer.

    Key Program Topics

    1. Understand ‘Flow’ and its characteristics in behavior
    2. Understand six Time Style Preferences and Flow Steps associated with managing time
    3. Understand six Space Style Preferences and Flow Steps associated with managing space
    4. Understand Flow In Action Model™ and the Free Decision Model™
    5. Understand your own natural Time & Space Style Preferences

    Afternoon Workshop

    Signature Systems, Your Key to Cash Flow (Does not qualify for CEU)

    1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    A Signature System is the small service business owner’s key to cash flow. Creating your Signature Program is easier than you think. In this program you’ll identify the three most important results you deliver, and how to weave those results into an easy to understand unique and step by step process that potential clients can easily identify with. When you create your signature system, it will become the basis of nearly everything you will do as a service-oriented business. During this presentation, you will:

    Key Program Topics

    1. Know how to identify your top three transformational service results
    2. Receive a planning tool to help you create a Signature System or Program
    3. Outline your signature story
    4. Learn the difference between ‘features’ and ‘benefits’
    5. Identify potential audiences for your Signature Program

    Cancellation Policy

    Event fees are non-refundable. If you need to cancel, please contact development@dcorganizers.org so the presenter can plan accordingly.

    • March 02, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Faith Lutheran Church, 3313 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, Virginia, 22201
    Register

    Gain & Retain Clients


    Agenda

    • 6:30 - 7:00:  Check-In, Networking, Ask the Expert Table with C. Lee Cawley CPO®, and Refreshments
    • 7:00 - 7:30:  General Chapter Business
    • 7:30 - 8:30:  Gain & Retain Clients
    • 8:30 - 9:00:  Door Prize and Networking

    Presentation

    Topic: How to Gain and Retain Clients

    Join us as Katie takes us through the steps of understanding how to apply sales to a professional service. She will also explain how to create clear goals in systematically reaching out to your target market and making the sale. And once you've done the work to gain your clients, Katie will explain how to retain your clients through proven techniques and technologies.

    Speaker: Katie Nelson


    Sales is my love language.  I realize that not many people can say that if any at all.  From the initial cold call through a lifelong client relationship, I am passionate about each puzzle piece that makes up the Sales Life Cycle.  Whether it is raising qualified prospects in your pipeline by 550% in a year, to increasing your closing ratio from an industry standard of 33% to 82% in that same year, I love it all.

    With 25 years of experience in sales of all kinds and now in my 3rd business venture, I work with entrepreneurs and sole proprietors to create an excitement around their sell.  I provide expertise in the tips and tricks of selling, all the way through the identification of your sales process and create tailored programming around more efficient business practices to put more money in the company coffers, and your pockets!

    Directions and Parking Instructions

    If navigating by GPS, use 19 N. Jackson St, Arlington VA 22201

    Parking Map

    Faith Lutheran Church is at the corner of Rte 50 and N. Jackson St. in Arlington, VA. The entrance is in the very back of the building on N. Jackson St. We have a sign on the sidewalk on N. Jackson St. at the walkway leading to the entrance door.

    The closest parking is behind the building on N. Jackson St. at 1st Pl. There is more parking in front of the building by Rte 50.

    Inclement Weather Policy

    In the event that bad weather is predicted on the day of a chapter meeting, NAPO-WDC will not cancel the meeting, but will instead switch to a virtual meeting. A virtual meeting conversion will be determined by the cancellation protocols for that meeting's location set by Montgomery County Public Schools or Arlington County Public Schools. If a switch takes place, meeting registrants will receive login instructions for the virtual meeting.

    • March 12, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Register

    Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group meets at Whole Foods, 2700 Wilson Blvd Arlington VA, upstairs, from 7 PM to 9 PM. The coordinator is Amy Dobson. Amy’s contact information will be included at the bottom of the registration confirmation email.

    Feel free to purchase food from the hot or cold bars, or you may bring your own food. Wine, beer, and coffee are also available for purchase.

    The Neighborhood Groups are a “chapter members-only” benefit, so we ask that you not bring guests who are not members of our chapter until they join.

    • March 17, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    Register

    What to read: "Digital Minimalism" by Cal Newport

    Where: The Maryland Book Club will meet at Denise Sintetos's home in Potomac, MD. Location and Denise's contact information will be relayed to registered members via email.

    What to bring: (optional) a small dish to share

    To do: Register to attend

    For new members: Welcome to NAPO-WDC!  We have two book clubs, one in Maryland and one in Virginia. They alternate months and read different books.  You are welcome to attend both or whichever one is more convenient for you.  The Virginia club meets at a home in Arlington and the Maryland club meets at a home in Potomac.

    The Book Clubs are a “chapter members-only” benefit, so we ask that you not bring guests who are not members of our chapter until they join.

    • March 24, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    Register

    The Podcast Club is just like a book club, but you will listen to a podcast or series and meet virtually. The coordinator for the Podcast Club is Nicole Holtman.

    NAPO Stand Out “Episode 46: Unlocking Generational Codes"

    Nicole will contact registrants with information about how to join the virtual meeting. Her contact information will be included at the bottom of the registration confirmation email if you have any questions.

    The Podcast Club is a “chapter members-only” benefit, so we ask that you not bring guests who are not members of our chapter until they join.

    • April 06, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Place, (Spring Room) Silver Spring, MD 20910. Use 8528 Fenton Street for GPS purposes.
    Register

    Marketing Your Business


    Speaker info on the way!

    More details to come...

    Agenda

    • 6:30 - 7:00:  Check-In, Networking, Ask the Expert Table, and Refreshments
    • 7:00 - 7:30:  General Chapter Business
    • 7:30 - 8:30:  Marketing Your Business
    • 8:30 - 9:00:  Door Prize and Networking

    Parking Instructions

    Inclement Weather Policy

    In the event that bad weather is predicted on the day of a chapter meeting, NAPO-WDC will not cancel the meeting, but will instead switch to a virtual meeting. A virtual meeting conversion will be determined by the cancellation protocols for that meeting's location set by Montgomery County Public Schools or Arlington County Public Schools. If a switch takes place, meeting registrants will receive login instructions for the virtual meeting.

    • April 16, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Register

    The Rt 66 Neighborhood Group meets at Wegmans 14361 Newbrook Drive Chantilly, VA 20151 from 7 PM to 9 PM. 

    The coordinator is Karen Salinetti. Karen's contact information will be included at the bottom of the registration confirmation email.

    The Neighborhood Groups are a “chapter members-only” benefit, so we ask that you not bring guests who are not members of our chapter until they join.

    • April 23, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • I-66 Transfer Station 4618 West Ox Road, Fairfax, VA 22030
    • 2
    Register

    recycling bins

    Join us for a tour of the Fairfax County Residents' Recycling and Disposal Center at the I-66 Transfer Station and learn how you can help your clients recycle to keep trash out of the landfill. Also, 123Junk will show us their donation pods located there. Afterwards, some of us will get together for lunch somewhere nearby.

    Registration Limited to First 20 People

    Details

    This is a chapter members-only event.

    Transfer Station Tour

    Take a tour of the I-66 Transfer Station, which includes trash, brush, grinding, hazardous waste collection and a recycling drop-off center. The tour will take about an hour.

    123Junk logo123Junk Donation Pods

    123Junk donation pods are located at the transfer station. They will show us how their donation process works and what kind of items they put in the pods. The tour will take about 15 minutes.

    Lunch Nearby

    To be determined

    Parking & Tour Start Location

    Parking is limited so it is recommended that participants carpool. GPS will not take you to the correct building. You’ll want to park in the lot on the map below by following the red line and go into the building circled in blue. Directly above is the Residents' Recycling and Disposal Center.

    transfer station map

    • May 04, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Faith Lutheran Church, 3313 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, Virginia, 22201
    Register

    Productivity Consulting


    Speaker: Heather Cocozza

    More details to come...

    Agenda

    • 6:30 - 7:00:  Check-In, Networking, Ask the Expert Table with Andrea Hancock, and Refreshments
    • 7:00 - 7:30:  General Chapter Business
    • 7:30 - 8:30:  Productivity Consulting
    • 8:30 - 9:00:  Door Prize and Networking

    Directions and Parking Instructions

    If navigating by GPS, use 19 N. Jackson St, Arlington VA 22201

    Parking Map

    Faith Lutheran Church is at the corner of Rte 50 and N. Jackson St. in Arlington, VA. The entrance is in the very back of the building on N. Jackson St. We have a sign on the sidewalk on N. Jackson St. at the walkway leading to the entrance door.

    The closest parking is behind the building on N. Jackson St. at 1st Pl. There is more parking in front of the building by Rte 50.

    Inclement Weather Policy

    In the event that bad weather is predicted on the day of a chapter meeting, NAPO-WDC will not cancel the meeting, but will instead switch to a virtual meeting. A virtual meeting conversion will be determined by the cancellation protocols for that meeting's location set by Montgomery County Public Schools or Arlington County Public Schools. If a switch takes place, meeting registrants will receive login instructions for the virtual meeting.

    • May 17, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    The Golden Circle Potluck is an event for all NAPO Golden Circle members, including those who are not members of the NAPO-WDC chapter.

    Please bring a dish to share. If you are a Golden Circle member and would like to attend, please RSVP to Lauri Mennel (lauri@bluebonnetpo.com). She will provide the address. 

    Registration via the website is not available.

    • June 01, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Place, (Spring Room) Silver Spring, MD 20910. Use 8528 Fenton Street for GPS purposes.
    Register

    My Client Needs Help! Business Partners to the Rescue


    Panel: NAPO-WDC Business Partners

    Topic: Case studies from project beginning to end with how business partners can help & how to best network with business partners.

    More details to come...

    Agenda

    • 6:30 - 7:00:  Check-In, Networking, Ask the Expert Table with Vernestine Laughinghouse, and Refreshments
    • 7:00 - 7:30:  General Chapter Business
    • 7:30 - 8:30:  Business Partners to the Rescue
    • 8:30 - 9:00:  Door Prize and Networking

    Parking Instructions

    Inclement Weather Policy

    In the event that bad weather is predicted on the day of a chapter meeting, NAPO-WDC will not cancel the meeting, but will instead switch to a virtual meeting. A virtual meeting conversion will be determined by the cancellation protocols for that meeting's location set by Montgomery County Public Schools or Arlington County Public Schools. If a switch takes place, meeting registrants will receive login instructions for the virtual meeting.

    • June 18, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Register

    The Rt 66 Neighborhood Group meets at Wegmans 14361 Newbrook Drive Chantilly, VA 20151 from 7 PM to 9 PM. 

    The coordinator is Karen Salinetti. Karen's contact information will be included at the bottom of the registration confirmation email.

    The Neighborhood Groups are a “chapter members-only” benefit, so we ask that you not bring guests who are not members of our chapter until they join.

Past Chapter Events

February 09, 2020 Golden Circle Potluck
February 03, 2020 NAPO-WDC Virtual Chapter Meeting: Business Automation
January 28, 2020 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
January 22, 2020 Podcast Club
January 21, 2020 Maryland Book Club (Potomac)
January 15, 2020 Insurance Part 2: Health Insurance & Employee Benefits for Organizing & Productivity Professionals
January 06, 2020 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Working with Seniors
December 12, 2019 Rte 66 Neighborhood Group (Chantilly)
December 02, 2019 NAPO-WDC Virtual Chapter Meeting: Helping Your Clients Go Paperless
November 19, 2019 Maryland Book Club (Potomac)
November 18, 2019 Podcast Club
November 12, 2019 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
November 04, 2019 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Insurance for Your Business
October 21, 2019 Northern VA Book Club (Arlington)
October 20, 2019 Golden Circle Potluck
October 17, 2019 Rte 66 Neighborhood Group (Chantilly)
October 07, 2019 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Empathy in Client Communications
September 25, 2019 Podcast Club
September 17, 2019 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
September 17, 2019 Maryland Book Club (Potomac)
September 09, 2019 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Welcome Meeting & Time Management
August 05, 2019 Northern VA Book Club (Arlington)
July 28, 2019 Golden Circle Summer Soiree
July 23, 2019 Maryland Book Club (Potomac)
July 16, 2019 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
July 11, 2019 Rte 66 Neighborhood Group (Chantilly)
June 20, 2019 Northern VA Book Club (Arlington)
June 03, 2019 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Meet Our Business Partners
May 22, 2019 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
May 21, 2019 Maryland Book Club (Potomac)
May 19, 2019 Golden Circle Potluck
May 16, 2019 Rte 66 Neighborhood Group (Chantilly)
May 06, 2019 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Using Technology to Increase Productivity
April 23, 2019 Northern VA Book Club (Arlington)
April 01, 2019 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: DIY Tools: Get Some Hands On Experience
March 19, 2019 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
March 19, 2019 Maryland Book Club (Potomac)
March 14, 2019 Rte 66 Neighborhood Group (Chantilly)
March 04, 2019 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Move Management
February 19, 2019 Northern VA Book Club (Arlington)
February 10, 2019 Golden Circle Potluck
February 04, 2019 NAPO-WDC Meeting (Members Only) Winter Social
January 22, 2019 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
January 16, 2019 Rt 66 Neighborhood Group (Chantilly)
January 15, 2019 Maryland Book Club (Potomac)
January 07, 2019 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Reaching New Clients with Virtual Organizing
December 03, 2018 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Common Legal Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
November 27, 2018 Maryland Book Club (Potomac)
November 05, 2018 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Personal Safety-Protecting Yourself on the Job
October 20, 2018 Julie Morgenstern's Time to Parent Washington DC Book Launch
October 20, 2018 Successful Productivity Professionals
October 09, 2018 Northern VA Book Club (Arlington)
October 01, 2018 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: 2018 Tax Changes and How They Will Affect Your Business
September 20, 2018 Rt 66 Neighborhood Group (Chantilly)
September 18, 2018 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
September 06, 2018 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Strategies for working with your ADHD Clients
August 15, 2018 NAPO-WDC Pool Party
July 18, 2018 Rt 66 Neighborhood Group (Chantilly)
July 17, 2018 Maryland Book Club (Bethesda)
June 12, 2018 Northern VA Book Club (McLean)
June 10, 2018 Golden Circle Potluck
June 04, 2018 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Business Partner Roundtable Discussion
May 17, 2018 Maryland Book Club (Bethesda)
May 15, 2018 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
May 07, 2018 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Working with Hoarders
April 22, 2018 Golden Circle Potluck
April 02, 2018 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Managing your Business: The Secret To Getting More Projects And More Clients
March 27, 2018 RESCHEDULED: Maryland Book Club (Bethesda)
March 15, 2018 Rt 66 Neighborhood Group (Vienna)
March 13, 2018 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
March 05, 2018 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: 10 Ways to Leverage Your NAPO Membership
February 15, 2018 Northern VA Book Club (McLean)
February 05, 2018 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting (Members Only): Winter Social
January 21, 2018 Golden Circle Potluck
January 18, 2018 Rt 66 Neighborhood Group (Vienna)
January 16, 2018 Maryland Book Club (Bethesda)
January 16, 2018 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
January 08, 2018 CANCELLED: NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting
December 13, 2017 Northern VA Book Club (McLean)
December 04, 2017 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Using Strength Strategies with Organizing Clients
November 28, 2017 Maryland Book Club (Bethesda)
November 16, 2017 CANCELED: Rt 66 Neighborhood Group (Vienna)
November 14, 2017 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
November 06, 2017 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting - An Evening with Nicole Anzia of Neatnik.org
October 22, 2017 Golden Circle Potluck
October 19, 2017 Rte 66 Neighborhood Group (Vienna)
October 11, 2017 Northern VA Book Club (McLean)
October 02, 2017 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting - Organizing for the Clothing Lifestyle
September 26, 2017 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
September 25, 2017 Maryland Book Club (Bethesda)
September 21, 2017 Rte 66 Neighborhood Group
September 11, 2017 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: The Joy of Organizing

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