I am two-thirds of the way through earning my “credential” as a Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization (CPO-CD®) program. I am incredibly proud of this educational journey I have embarked upon! This 20-month program requires an investment of me as a professional organizer of over $3000, and 200+ hours of coursework, lots of reading, writing, and analyzing books related to Chronically Disorganized (CD) clients, as well as service in my industry. I think education matters in my desire to work with CD clients. This program is not required or necessary as a professional organizer, but for me, it’s testament of my commitment to provide specialized help, especially to my CD clients. Though I have 6 months more to go, I am (already) much more qualified and equipped than my competition, and I’m in a position to be of greater service to my client’s needs.
This certificate strengthens my educational background (B.B.A. Business Administration, with an emphasizes in Marketing and Human Resources, & B.A. in English) in workplace productivity through the development of three basic class divisions.
The the 3 class divisions as described by NAPO:
- The core classes focus on factors affecting managing business aspects like planning, staffing, and business issues and productivity including project and team management.
- The Client Interaction classes focus on ways in which I interpersonally relate to my clients through recognition and boundaries and help me to connect with my clients to provide a teaching environment.
- The Skills classes offer a variety of subjects to sharpen already present skillsets or to add new tools in my toolbox to expand my marketability for helping business clients remain relevant in a demanding professional environment.