Calendar of Events

Regular NAPO-New England chapter meetings are typically on the second Monday of each month and are open to the public, except as indicated. Learn more about our monthly chapter meetings.

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Jan
14
Mon
2019
Monthly Meeting (visitors welcome) — Tori Hallowell presents “Boost Your Energy, Maximize Your Time” @ Boston/Waltham Embassy Suites
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Registration and Cost

We now ask that non-members who attend register in advance.

NAPO-New England Members: no charge.
Visitors: Online payment, $20; or pay $25 at the door.

Boost Your Energy, Maximize Your Time

Tori Hallowell of Hallowell Coaching, LLC helps you discover the relationship between time and energy in order to maximize your time in life, boost your energy and do more of the things you love.

Learn how time and energy are interconnected, and how you can shift your level of energy to create more time in your life and increase overall life satisfaction.

This workshop applies both to your personal life, and to the lives of your clients. Being able to access their energy level, level of productivity, organization and time can help you better assist their needs.

About Tori

Tori Hallowell is a Personal Time & Energy Strategist who specializes in helping professionals maximize their time, simplify their life and boost their energy so they can do more of what they love. An advocate for work/life balance and time management, Tori works with clients 1:1 to help them determine where they might be wasting time and draining energy resources and then helps them create and implement the life they truly desire.

— Cancellation Policy —

In case of inclement weather, the NAPO-NE Board of Directors may cancel our monthly NAPO-NE business meeting in order to ensure safety. Should there be a snow emergency declared in the city of Waltham, MA, the President and the Treasurer will make a decision regarding the meeting no later than 2:00 pm that same day. The President will direct the website chair to reflect the change on the NAPO-New England website, will send out an email to the membership, and will notify the Boston/Waltham Embassy Suites of the meeting cancellation. Members should not call the Boston/Waltham Embassy Suites. Liaisons to Programming, Greeters, Associate Members, Facilitator, etc. will contact appropriate people to inform them of the cancellation.

— Note: All meetings are subject to change. —
Feb
11
Mon
2019
Virtual Meeting — Michelle Beckman presents “Who Cares about Your Family’s Special Heirlooms?” @ Virtual Meeting
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Registration and Cost

NAPO-New England Members: This meeting is open to members at no charge. Get your promo code and registration link on the members side of the website. Registration will close on February 6th.
Visitors: Cost to attend is $25.

Who Cares about Your Family’s Special Heirlooms?

Do you know someone who has a lot of stuff? Do your clients get sad or angry when you suggest decluttering a few items? If your clients are overwhelmed by the number of sentimental items that need a home or if they are afraid that no one else cares about their family’s treasures, please join us to learn how to help your clients let go of some items, curate the stories of their special belongings, and celebrate what really matters in their lives … and let’s have some fun sharing stories of stuff!

Michelle’s presentation will help you …

Learn a 5-step process to help clients let go of treasured possessions.

About Michelle Beckman

Michelle is the founder of Sunday Dinner Stories and a regret preventer. She left her 25-year Information Technology career to help grateful people form deeper relationships with their family members by sharing and saving their legacies of love. Michelle helps people save their memoirs as books and audio playlists so all generations of their families know they belong, have been heard, and will be remembered.

Contact Michelle

https://sundaydinnerstories.com

978-455-2166

Cancellation Policy

In case this presentation needs to be cancelled, the President and the Treasurer will make a decision regarding the meeting no later than 2:00 pm that same day. The President will direct the website chair to reflect the change on the NAPO-New England website and will send out an email to registered participants.

— Note: All meetings are subject to change. —
Mar
11
Mon
2019
Monthly Meeting (visitors welcome) — Roundtable Discussion: “Sticky Situations” @ Boston/Waltham Embassy Suites
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Registration and Cost

We now ask that non-members who attend register in advance.

NAPO-New England Members: no charge.
Visitors: Online payment, $20; or pay $25 at the door.

Round-table Discussion: “Sticky Situations”

Have you ever encountered a ‘Sticky Situation’ with a client? What was it about and how did you resolve it? Did you think of all the things you could have said or done after the fact? What would you have done differently and how might you avoid a similar situation from happening in the future? Join your colleagues in discussing challenging client scenarios and let’s learn from each other via round table discussions.

Table talks begin at 6 with our Chapter meeting from 7-9.

— Cancellation Policy —

In case of inclement weather, the NAPO-NE Board of Directors may cancel our monthly NAPO-NE business meeting in order to ensure safety. Should there be a snow emergency declared in the city of Waltham, MA, the President and the Treasurer will make a decision regarding the meeting no later than 2:00 pm that same day. The President will direct the website chair to reflect the change on the NAPO-New England website, will send out an email to the membership, and will notify the Boston/Waltham Embassy Suites of the meeting cancellation. Members should not call the Boston/Waltham Embassy Suites. Liaisons to Programming, Greeters, Associate Members, Facilitator, etc. will contact appropriate people to inform them of the cancellation.

— Note: All meetings are subject to change. —
Apr
8
Mon
2019
Monthly Meeting (visitors welcome) — Everpresent presents “Organizing Family Memories: Conquering Ambiguity to Help Your Clients” @ Boston/Waltham Embassy Suites
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Registration and Cost

We now ask that non-members who attend register in advance.

NAPO-New England Members: no charge.
Visitors: Online payment, $20; or pay $25 at the door.

Organizing Family Memories: Conquering Ambiguity to Help Your Clients

Our speaker: Eric Niloff, Co-Founder and CEO, EverPresent

Our clients have photos and videos throughout their homes and digital devices.  The topics are emotional, clients are rightly nervous about anything going wrong, and project scopes are difficult to predict.  Learn how to tackle this critical topic tastefully and strategically.

The presentation will help attendees  learn how to broach this important topic, determine the right motivation for progress, figure out the right place to start, and strike the balance between having enough expertise to gain trust without over-stepping and creating risk to your brand.

About Eric

Eric is the co-founder and CEO of EverPresent, Inc. This exciting, rapidly growing company digitizes old photos and videos for families and organizations, and helps them share cherished memories across generations.

Prior to co-founding EverPresent, Eric was as Senior Principal at the Parthenon Group, leading project teams across the firm’s Corporate, Education and Private Equity practices. Previously, Eric worked for five years as a political and public policy professional. His positions included campiagn management and communcations director roles on numerous statewide races, along with working as a speechwriter in the United States Senate.

Eric holds a BA with Distinction from Yale University and an MBA from the Carey School of Business at Johns Hopkins University.

Email: info@everpresent.com
Telephone: 617-505-1132

— Cancellation Policy —

In case of inclement weather, the NAPO-NE Board of Directors may cancel our monthly NAPO-NE business meeting in order to ensure safety. Should there be a snow emergency declared in the city of Waltham, MA, the President and the Treasurer will make a decision regarding the meeting no later than 2:00 pm that same day. The President will direct the website chair to reflect the change on the NAPO-New England website, will send out an email to the membership, and will notify the Boston/Waltham Embassy Suites of the meeting cancellation. Members should not call the Boston/Waltham Embassy Suites. Liaisons to Programming, Greeters, Associate Members, Facilitator, etc. will contact appropriate people to inform them of the cancellation.

— Note: All meetings are subject to change. —
May
13
Mon
2019
Monthly Meeting (visitors welcome) — NAPO 2019 Conference Recap @ Boston/Waltham Embassy Suites
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Registration and Cost

We now ask that non-members who attend register in advance.

NAPO-New England Members: no charge.
Visitors: Online payment, $20; or pay $25 at the door.

Conference Recap

Whether you attended the 2019 NAPO Conference or not, please join us for this information packed meeting filled with the golden nuggets that organizers from our chapter picked up in Fort Worth. If you attended Conference and would like to share your experience, please contact Nancy Patsios if you haven’t already done so. This meeting will also feature our wonderful Business Partners! They will each have tables to exhibit their goods and services so we can all learn more about what they have to offer.

— Cancellation Policy —

In case of inclement weather, the NAPO-NE Board of Directors may cancel our monthly NAPO-NE business meeting in order to ensure safety. Should there be a snow emergency declared in the city of Waltham, MA, the President and the Treasurer will make a decision regarding the meeting no later than 2:00 pm that same day. The President will direct the website chair to reflect the change on the NAPO-New England website, will send out an email to the membership, and will notify the Boston/Waltham Embassy Suites of the meeting cancellation. Members should not call the Boston/Waltham Embassy Suites. Liaisons to Programming, Greeters, Associate Members, Facilitator, etc. will contact appropriate people to inform them of the cancellation.

— Note: All meetings are subject to change. —
Jun
10
Mon
2019
Monthly Meeting (visitors welcome) — “Digital Organizing” @ Boston/Waltham Embassy Suites
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Registration and Cost

We now ask that non-members who attend register in advance.

NAPO-New England Members: no charge.
Visitors: Online payment, $20; or pay $25 at the door.

Digital Organizing

Our very own Stasia Steele will take the speaker’s post this month. We’ll learn how to tackle digital clutter in order to have a more productive life. Tips and ideas will be shared for both personal and professional use. Learn how to tackle your digital clutter in order to be more productive in your business.

Table Talks: Technology Tools, hosted by Kristi Santilli

Business Partner Spotlight: Philip Griffith, PSG Photo Solutions

Stasia’s presentation will show you …

❈ How to organize and access all of your passwords

❈ How to declutter your inbox, minimize incoming emails & manage tasks

❈ How to use cloud services to go 99% paperless; say goodbye to those file cabinets

❈ How to organize your contacts

❈ How to digitally organize and manage all of the tasks in your personal life and business

About Stasia Steele

Stasia Steele is the Owner and COO (Chief Organizing Officer) of The Little Details home + office + digital organizing studio in Cambridge, MA. She’s been in business for 8 years, starting out with a personal concierge business. About a year into business she changed her focus to professional organizing. In 2018 she opened her organizing retail space in Cambridge, where she sells organizing products and teaches organizing workshops. She now teaches digital organizing at her monthly workshops as well as virtually to clients all over the country.

 

 

Contact Stasia

www.thelittledetails.com
stasia@thelittledetails.com
617-510-5100

— Cancellation Policy —

In case of inclement weather, the NAPO-NE Board of Directors may cancel our monthly NAPO-NE business meeting in order to ensure safety. Should there be a snow emergency declared in the city of Waltham, MA, the President and the Treasurer will make a decision regarding the meeting no later than 2:00 pm that same day. The President will direct the website chair to reflect the change on the NAPO-New England website, will send out an email to the membership, and will notify the Boston/Waltham Embassy Suites of the meeting cancellation. Members should not call the Boston/Waltham Embassy Suites. Liaisons to Programming, Greeters, Associate Members, Facilitator, etc. will contact appropriate people to inform them of the cancellation.

— Note: All meetings are subject to change. —
Jul
8
Mon
2019
Monthly Meeting (Virtual/online) — Alan P. Brown presents “10 Productivity Strategies for the ADHD Mind (and Maybe Yours, Too!)”
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Registration & Cost

NAPO-New England Members: You just register for this meeting. There is no charge with a promo code — get the code here.
Visitors: $20

10 Productivity Strategies for the ADHD Mind (and Maybe Yours, Too!)

Our speaker: Alan P. Brown

Many professional organizers and productivity coaches work not just with disorganized lives and businesses, but with the disorganized minds behind them.

Alan P. Brown, ADHD/productivity coach and creator of the award-winning ADD Crusher™ instructional video program, leads this lively presentation that will benefit both disorganized individuals and the professionals who serve them by providing a toolbox of powerful yet easily-implemented mindfulness “brain-hacks” and other strategies promoting order and productivity.

This presentation will help you:

  1. Better understand the unique struggles of the ADD/ADHD mind
  2. Learn ADD-friendly strategies that can have significant and immediate impact:
  3. Gain more exposure to the burgeoning (and research-supported) area of mindfulness-based productivity and organization.

— Note: All meetings are subject to change. —
Sep
9
Mon
2019
Monthly Meeting (Visitors welcome): Police Lt. Robert Robillard on Best Safety Practices while Working with Clients @ Boston/Waltham Embassy Suites
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Registration and Cost

Non-members, please register in advance.

NAPO-New England Members: no charge.
Visitors: Pay $20 online; pay $25 at the door.

Meeting Topic: “A Safe and Spectacular Meeting “

This is a meeting not to be missed! We’re back from summer vacations and ready for action!

First we’ll all learn how to stay safe in clients’ homes. Lieutenant Robert E. Robillard from the Waltham Police Department will share personal protection measures we can take while working with clients.

The meeting fun will continue with raffles prizes and giveaways including a 50/50 raffle. Here’s a sneak peek at some of our exciting raffle prizes:
* Registration to NERCPO
* NAPO-NE Authored Books
* Amazon Gift Cards
* ANNUAL NAPO-NE MEMBERSHIP DUES
…and so much more!

Raffle ticket will be sold for $1; 6 tickets for $5, 15 tickets for $10;
Must be present to win. Come have fun and support your NAPO-NE Chapter!

Table Talks Info

Topic: NAPO-NE Website Wishlist
Facilitator: Lisa Linard, Director of Communications and Technology

Business Partner Spotlight

Kathy Harney
Gentle Giants Moving and Storage

Next Meeting:

Date: October 21 – NOTE MEETING DATE ADJUSTMENT
Speaker: Rubina Motta
Topic: Productivity – The 7 Deadly Wastes

Registration Opens Soon!

— Cancellation Policy —

In case of inclement weather, the NAPO-NE Board of Directors may cancel our monthly NAPO-NE business meeting in order to ensure safety. Should there be a snow emergency declared in the city of Waltham, MA, the President and the Treasurer will make a decision regarding the meeting no later than 2:00 pm that same day. The President will direct the website chair to reflect the change on the NAPO-New England website, will send out an email to the membership, and will notify the Boston/Waltham Embassy Suites of the meeting cancellation. Members should not call the Boston/Waltham Embassy Suites. Liaisons to Programming, Greeters, Associate Members, Facilitator, etc. will contact appropriate people to inform them of the cancellation.

— Note: All meetings are subject to change. —
Oct
21
Mon
2019
Monthly Meeting — Rubina Motta presents: “Productivity-The 7 Deadly Wastes” (Visitors welcome) @ Boston/Waltham Embassy Suites
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Meeting description

Rubina, our Oct. 21 meeting speaker

Transactional Lean is a methodology of streamlining processes by identifying and removing waste in a process.

This presentation will provide you with a basic concept of Lean and, more specifically, the 7 deadly wastes defined by Lean. Learn how to identify these wastes and how to apply them with business and residential clients alike.

Table Talks info
Topic: Best Organizing Products Used with Clients
Facilitator: Kristi Santilli
Business Partner Spotlight info
Aimee Berrent
A Matter of Brilliance

Next Meeting info

November 1: Professional Development Seminar
November 18: Topic TBD

Registration and Cost

Non-members, please register in advance. 

NAPO-New England Members: no charge.
Visitors: Pay $20 online; pay $25 at the door. [Registration link to come]

 

— Cancellation Policy —

In case of inclement weather, the NAPO-NE Board of Directors may cancel our monthly NAPO-NE business meeting in order to ensure safety. Should there be a snow emergency declared in the city of Waltham, MA, the President and the Treasurer will make a decision regarding the meeting no later than 2:00 pm that same day. The President will direct the website chair to reflect the change on the NAPO-New England website, will send out an email to the membership, and will notify the Boston/Waltham Embassy Suites of the meeting cancellation. Members should not call the Boston/Waltham Embassy Suites. Liaisons to Programming, Greeters, Associate Members, Facilitator, etc. will contact appropriate people to inform them of the cancellation.

— Note: All meetings are subject to change. —
Nov
18
Mon
2019
Monthly Meeting: Linda Varone presents “Interior Psychology: The Science and Style of a Nurturing Home ” (Visitors welcome) @ Boston/Waltham Embassy Suites
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Registration and Cost

Non-members, please register in advance.

NAPO-New England Members: no charge.
Visitors: Pay $20 online; pay $25 at the door. [Registration link to come]

Interior Psychology: The Science and Style of a Nurturing Home

Linda Varone

Interior Psychology uses the insights of neuroscience and psychology to make any home support connection with family and friends, enhance privacy for personal renewal, and create healing contact with nature — all with style.

Simple changes in your home create an impact on how you and your family feel and interact.

• See how to arrange your furniture for warm, comfortable conversations
• Place lighting to draw people together or gently illuminate private spaces
• Make the most of Nature with window treatments, furniture placement and decor.

Table Talks:
To Be Determined

Business Partner Spotlight
Elizabeth Beech Hacking, Shelf Genie

Next Meeting:
No meeting in December. Happy Holidays!

Special Note:
The November meeting is scheduled for the third Monday of the month, as Veterans’ Day is celebrated this year on the second Monday of the month.

 

— Cancellation Policy —

In case of inclement weather, the NAPO-NE Board of Directors may cancel our monthly NAPO-NE business meeting in order to ensure safety. Should there be a snow emergency declared in the city of Waltham, MA, the President and the Treasurer will make a decision regarding the meeting no later than 2:00 pm that same day. The President will direct the website chair to reflect the change on the NAPO-New England website, will send out an email to the membership, and will notify the Boston/Waltham Embassy Suites of the meeting cancellation. Members should not call the Boston/Waltham Embassy Suites. Liaisons to Programming, Greeters, Associate Members, Facilitator, etc. will contact appropriate people to inform them of the cancellation.

— Note: All meetings are subject to change. —