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Confessions of a conference junkie

15 September 2014 | Comments [0] »

Later in the week, I’ll be traveling to Nashville, Tennessee, to attend the annual conference of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization. This is one of two organizing conferences I attend in a typical year. This year, I also attended two genealogy conferences.

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Are you interested in becoming a professional organizer? (Updated!)

18 July 2014 | Comments [54] »

Earning a living helping people get organized sounds like a fantasy job for many people. But thousands of people (including me) are doing it. Here’s my take on getting started.

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The CPO-CD® program

21 November 2012 | Comments [0] »

I am very proud to have gone through the Level III certification program from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (back then it was called the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization) and earned the credential Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization®. Back in 2009, when I first earned the credential (I recertified this fall), I wrote a blog post about it, called Why training and credentials matter.

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Gratitude, compassion and forgiveness

24 September 2012 | Comments [0] »

At the ICD conference last week, I heard many great speakers. One of them was Fred Luskin, who spoke about forgiveness. A Stanford University professor, Dr. Luskin teaches about happiness and forgiveness, among other topics. His book,Forgive for Good, is very interesting.

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Some ADHD humor

21 September 2012 | Comments [0] »

I’m at the annual conference of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, soaking in the knowledge and having a wonderful time interacting with fellow organizers. Lots of old and new friends here.

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Giveaway winner!

27 June 2012 | Comments [2] »

As usual, I used the Random Number Generator to select the winner of that fantastic resource, The ICD Guide to Challenging Disorganization: For Professional Organizers, which I reviewed last week.

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The ICD Guide to Challenging Disorganization: Review and Giveaway!

19 June 2012 | Comments [11] »

I should start this review off with a full disclaimer: as the outgoing marketing director for the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD), I am not an objective reviewer. Not remotely.

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Top-notch classes on disorganization now available to all

12 December 2011 | Comments [0] »

Until now, ICD did not offer classes to people who don’t belong to the group. In keeping with its vision of being the “premier resource in chronic disorganization,” ICD is now offering four recorded teleclasses that anyone can take.

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Make your weekend count

14 October 2011 | Comments [1] »

At a meeting at the headquarters of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization the other day, the ICD executive director, Beth Quick-Andrews, paid me a big compliment. She mentioned a blog post I’d written a year and a half ago and how she thinks about its message often. She even told me when I’d posted it.

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Taking time out for some fun

23 September 2011 | Comments [0] »

I’ve been traveling and working hard these last couple of weeks. I was in Raleigh, N.C. to attend the Institute for Challenging Disorganization’s annual conference which was, in a word, fantastic. (If somewhat exhausting.)

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ICD's newly revised Clutter-Hoarding Scale is out

11 July 2011 | Comments [0] »

In 2003, the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization (now the Institute for Challenging Disorganization) issued the landmark Clutter Hoarding Scale, an assessment tool that identified five different levels of cluttering and hoarding. It can be used for organizers (or clients) who want to get an objective view of the state of a home. As conditions improve, it can also serve as a measuring tool.

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A great resource for organizers

25 May 2011 | Comments [0] »

Last night, the Institute for Challenging Disorganization teleclass was on children who hoard. Kim Anker-Paddon and Leslie Josel, who taught the class, gave us some great case studies as well as a review of the (limited) research on the topic. Fascinating stuff.

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Having fun, learning lots

8 April 2011 | Comments [1] »

There’s little I like better than having fun while learning. And that’s exactly what I’m doing here in San Diego at the NAPO conference.

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The debut of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization

5 January 2011 | Comments [0] »

As of January 1, 2011, the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization (NSGCD) is now officially the Institute for Challenging Disorganization! The NSGCD board voted on the name change in July. The tagline Education. Research. Strategies. was approved in September and the new logo in November.

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NSGCD announces new name

29 September 2010 | Comments [0] »

I’m just back from the annual conference of the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization, held in Austin. As usual, it was educational, energizing and inspiring.

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