New Organizer Workshops

Thinking about becoming a Professional Organizer?
Learn from experience!

Learn more about the organizing profession by attending these dynamic workshops, where veteran organizers share their expertise through presentation and in-class exercises to help you learn the business aspects of organizing. These workshops are designed for new and prospective organizers and will introduce you to vital concepts that will help you start and grow your own company. We’ll answer all your questions and you’ll leave with reference materials, a book and online resource list, a list of government agencies and industry associations dedicated to helping the new small business owner, and — most importantly — a new sense of clarity and purpose.

Becoming an Effective Professional Organizer — topics include business lifestyle, client relationships, ethics and safety considerations, professional associations and certification programs. Offered October 11, 2017, from 6:45-9 p.m.

Running a Successful Organizing Business — topics include business plan, marketing, insurance/tax considerations and client engagement/management tools. Offered October 25, 2017, from 6:45-9 p.m.

Registration for both opens September 1.

You can attend one or both workshops. We recommend taking Becoming an Effective Professional Organizer first — the class exercises included in this session will be useful in the business planning exercises included Running a Successful Organizing Business.

Registration for October 2017 workshops is open. Find your workshop under “Upcoming Events” to the right on this page, and register

$60 ($40 for NAPO-New England members) per workshop [NAPO-NE members: get the promo code on the members’ side of the website before registering.]

Each New Organizer Workshop is led by two instructors representing different segments of the organizing industry. Instructors are experienced NAPO-New England members with at least 5 years of experience in the industry.

Wendy Buglio
Elizabeth Goodsell
Lynne Johnson
Maryann Murphy

Boston Waltham Embassy Suites
550 Winter Street
Waltham MA 02453


Cancellation Policy

In the event that NAPO-New England needs to cancel a workshop, the pre-registered attendees will be notified and given the option to either attend the next workshop or receive a refund.


Contact the New Organizer Workshop Registrar