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Get Organized Month Event - Solving Your Paper Organizing Dilemmas

GO Month is dedicated to raising awareness to the benefits of hiring a professional organizer and being organized as you begin a new year. Join me at a New Seasons Market near you for an interactive organizing workshop addressing ways to organize and preserve your child's art masterpieces and other paper organizing dilemmas.  If you have a specific paper organizing dilemma you want me to address, please email me prior to the workshop. There is no fee for this workshop. To register for a workshop email class@newseasonsmarket.com or call 503.280.5177.
Progress Ridge, January 9th 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Orenco Station, January 11th 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Seven Corners, January 23rd 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Happy Valley, January 30th 9:30-10:30 a.m. I'm looking forward to seeing you there!

Announcing our New Name and Web Site

Drum roll please...The Professional Organizer Training Institute™ is pleased to announce its new name, Institute for Professional Organizers™ (IPO) a better reflection of its new mission: To be the premier global resource for Professional Organizers providing the most comprehensive and affordable training, education, and resources to individuals entering the field of professional organizing.

Effective October 26, 2012 the Professional Organizer Training Institute™ became the Institute for Professional Organizers™. 

Our new web address is www.instituteprofessionalorganizers.com Please visit us to see our new web site and training, education, and resource offerings.

June Seminar

June Seminar participants and practicum photos. The team (Margallee, Kaye and Lisa) organized a performing artists home office transforming it from a space she used to only store materials, to an inspiring space she can't wait to create in.

The Professional Organizer Industry is Flourishing--Now is the time to start a Professional Organizer business.

We have been training new Professional Organizers for over seven years. Throughout those years we have been tweaking and modifying our program to provide the best comprehensive training program as an affordable investment for a new professional organizer business owner and achievable in the shortest time possible. Beginning with our June 2012 Seminar our training program will provide three distinct layers of training education:

Layer 1 - YOUR LAUNCH of a Professional Organizer Business
Layer 2 - YOUR GROUNDWORK of focused and guided work on your business infrastructure and work with a real client
Layer 3 - YOUR GROWTH - a rewarding and on-going mentor relationship with Anne Blumer, CPO®.

With each layer of our training and education program you will build not only skills but confidence working with clients and managing a business. Layer by layer we will provide you with increased assurance that your business will thrive. There is not another professional organizer training program with ou…

How to become a Certified Professional Oganizer®

I am often asked, "After completing your training course will I be a Certified Professional Organizer®?" The short answer is no.

The long answer is, you will receive a “Certificate of Professional Development and Attendance”. Self-study participants receive the designation of Professional Organizer Training Institute™ trained. Seminar participants receive the designation of Professional Organizer Training Institute™ certified. However this does not give you the designation of Certified Professional Organizer® or CPO® (see below).

Professional Organizer Training Institute™ trained (self-study participants) or certified (seminar participants) are credentials and international brand for the professional organizer’s business launch through their first years and for those who want comprehensive training and certification on our methodologies, systems, and procedures. This also lets your clients know that you have taken an intensive training program.

There are specific requirements…

Seminar Client Practicum Experience

These four brave women L-R Marcia (CO), Kelly (CO), Wendy (OR) and Cristin (WA) endured SNOW, RAIN, WIND, BITTER COLD to organize a garage for their client practicum project last week. The client made smart and courageous decisions and released 90% of what was on her garage floor and another 20% on the shelves (we didn't get to everything). Please welcome Marcia, Kelly, Wendy and Cristin to the Professional Organizer community!

Here's what Wendy had to say about her training experience this past week, "Anne, participating in the Professional Organizer Training Institute's program was very exciting for me. I came away with valuable information that I will be able to begin using right away and throughout my career as a Professional Organizer. Being able to work on an actual organizing project has provided skills that may not have been gained by just the classroom presentation. Even the snow, rain, wind and cold will not detour me from continuing to help clients with thei…