Chapter Events

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Upcoming Chapter Events

    • January 21, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    Register

    What to read: Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell

    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.

    • January 22, 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.

    Podcast: Organize Your Stuff, we'll focus on "Laundry Hell" & "Organized Adulting"

    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.

    • January 28, 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.

    • February 03, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Virtual Meeting
    Register

    Business Automation


    You must register to receive Zoom meeting participation instructions.

    Virtual Meeting Info

    This year we have a new virtual meeting tool: Zoom. This will allow participants to interact with each other via audio and video on their computer in a real virtual meeting (optional alternative audio available by phone) where we will be able to see and listen to each other in real dialog. During the traditional networking times, we will have breakout rooms that you can participate in, including Ask the Expert.

    Agenda

    • 6:30 - 6:35: Virtual Meeting Instructions

    • 6:35 - 7:00: Introductions & Breakout Room Networking. Maria White will be our virtual Ask the Expert.
    • 7:00 - 7:05: Virtual Meeting Instructions
    • 7:05 - 7:30: General Chapter Business
    • 7:30 - 8:30: Presentation: Business Automation
    • 8:30 - 9:00: Breakout Room Networking

    Presentation

    The most important factor when it comes to running your business isn't money or resources --  it's time. If you have more time, you can generate more revenue, develop additional resources, or even just kick back, relax, and actually enjoy the fruits of your labor.

    With only 24 hours in a day that you can physically do work, how do you go about finding more time? You start by identifying the low skill, low creativity tasks you find yourself doing on a recurring basis, and you automate them.

    In this presentation, we'll answer (at least) 3 questions:

    1. Why should you automate business tasks?
    2. What tasks should you/can you automate?
    3. How do you automate these tasks?

    By the end of the presentation, Robert's goal is to start you down the path to saving hours in your day, so you can instead spend that time doing what's most important.

    Speaker: Robert Koepke

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    Rob Koebke is the owner of Perform Growth, a digital marketing agency that helps small businesses keep up & stay ahead in a rapidly changing digital marketing world. He is also the marketing analytics manager at Lumaverse, a collection of software products that help thousands of nonprofits, universities, K12 schools, and corporations manage groups.

    Before transitioning into the world of tech and digital marketing, Rob was the co-founder of 202strong, a gym brand with two locations in the Washington, DC area.

    In his free time Rob loves to hang out and watch Netflix with his wife & their cat, create content for social media, and help aspiring entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground.

    You can follow Rob on:

    Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/robkoebke

    Instagram: @robkoebke

    Facebook: facebook.com/robkoebke

    Inclement Weather Policy

    Rain or shine, unless we have power issues. 

    • February 07, 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.

    Early Bird Discount Deadline

    After January 13, 2020 pricing will increase by $10.

    Room

    TBD

    Rain Date

    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.

    • February 09, 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.

    • February 18, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • See confirmation email after registering (members only).
    Register

    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.

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

    Gain & Retain Clients


    Speaker: Katie Nelson

    More details to come...

    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

    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.

    • 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.

    • 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

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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