What is NAPO?
Did you know that all of the Professional Organizers who work for Big Rocks Organizing LLC are Professional Members of NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals)? Many of us have served on the board of our local Oregon Chapter or are current board members. One of my favorite things about being a Professional NAPO Member is the strong community. We support each other, refer to each other, and learn from each other.
What does being a NAPO Member mean for our Clients?
Code of Ethics
As a Professional NAPO Member, we adhere to a Code of Ethics, which is a set of principles that guides our professional conduct with our clients and colleagues. Members of NAPO pledge to exercise judgment, self-restraint, and conscience in their conduct. This maintains public confidence in the integrity of NAPO members. In addition, it preserves and encourages fair practices among all who are working in our field.
NAPO members must complete a minimum of 13 hours of training. This training includes basic organizing skills, organizing theory, and ethics. This is mandatory in order to become professional members. It ensures that all NAPO members provide quality services to their clients.
NAPO provides many methods of training and education. We receive in-person presentations during local chapter meetings, national conferences, online courses, and specialist certificates. Members with at least 1,500 paid hours teaching transferable organizing skills to clients, and who have demonstrated advanced knowledge of organizing processes, methods, and working with special-needs populations may apply to take the Certified Professional Organizer® (CPO) exam. Approximately 10% of NAPO members hold this special certification. I am preparing to take the CPO exam in June 2020.
Compassion and Sensitivity
When you work with a NAPO member, you can rest assured that your organizer will make sure you feel safe and secure during sessions. They will meet you where you are at, with compassion and without judgment.
NAPO organizers make organizing project flow with ease! They are also educated to work with special-needs populations. This includes those who have brain-based conditions (ADHD, TBI, depression, anxiety, stroke, etc.), medical conditions, and age-specific needs.
If you are interested in learning more about working with us and how being a part of NAPO affects the way we work with our clients, click here to schedule an exploratory consult call with us!