Hawaii Association of Professional Organizers, Inc.


Events Calendar

    

2017 ~~ SAVE THE DATE ~~ Hawaii Time
(HST)
June Board Meeting Teleconference  
June 20 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only

NO TELECONFERENCE THIS MONTH.

Meeting: Introduction, New member Introduction, discussion
business portion
Facilitator Lasar McCabe, HAPO President and owner of Organized Island Living, LLC
___________________________________
Click to RSVP and/or Ask Questions
Instructions for attending the call will be provided
6:00pm-7:00pm
June Ask The Organizers Panel  
June 17 Organizing & Productivity Expert Panelists will answer audience questions - LIVE - at Aiea Public Library 
Open to the Public! 
10:00am-12:00pm
May Board Meeting Teleconference  
May 16 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
Topic: Presentation: "How to Run a Successful Panel" by HAPO past President, Karen Simon - owner of PC Tech Associates
  • Learn how to organize and execute a successful panel discussion
  • Discover strategies for introductions, pre-panel speeches, starter questions and more.
  • Hone your Q&A skills learn common questions and challenges.             
Meeting: Introduction, New member Introduction, discussion
business portion
Facilitator Lasar McCabe, HAPO President and owner of Organized Island Living, LLC
___________________________________
Click to RSVP and/or Ask Questions
Instructions for attending the call will be provided
6:00pm-7:00pm
April Board Meeting Teleconference  
April 18 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
Topic: Presentation: "Public Speaking for Professional                         Organizers" by HAPO member and past HAPO    
            Treasure, Ellyn Sollars - owner of Declutter2Design.
  • It has been said that the human brain starts working the moment you're born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.
  • Did you know that public speaking tops the list of phobias for most people?
  • Find out effective speaking strategies and how public speaking can improve your business!
Meeting: Introduction, New member Introduction, discussion
business portion
Facilitator Savannah Forster, Place Holder Inc
6:00pm-7:00pm
Mar 21  Board Meeting Teleconference  
Mar 21 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
Topic:  Roundtable discussion: "How to Organize
             (and Stay) in Your Business" for New and
             Veteran Owners.
             

Meeting: Introduction, New member Introduction, discussion
business portion
Facilitator: Lasar Hurd-McCabe,  Organized Living, LLC
6:00pm-7:00pm
Feb 15 Board Meeting Teleconference  
Feb 15 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
Topic:  Roundtable discussion: "FACEBOOK LIVE" -
            
You Don't Know What You're Missing"


Meeting: Introduction, New member Introduction, discussion
business portion
Facilitator: Lasar Hurd-McCabe,  Organized Living, LLC
6:00pm-7:00pm
Jan 21
Get Organized Month Event:
Hawaii Literacy Project

at Mayor Wright Housing Project Family Library
in Kalihi
11:30am-3:00pm
Jan  Board Meeting Teleconference  
Jan 17 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
Topic:  Roundtable discussion regarding participation HAPO's "GO MONTH" event.

Meeting: Introduction, New member Introduction, discussion
business portion
Facilitator: Lasar Hurd-McCabe, Organized Living, LLC
6:00pm-7:00pm
     
2016 ~~ SAVE THE DATE ~~ Hawaii Time
(HST)
Dec Board Meeting Teleconference  
Dec 21 No Teleconference This Month  
Nov Board Meeting Teleconference  
Nov 16 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
Topic:  "Public Speaking for Professional Organizers"

Presenter: Ellyn Sollars - Consultant, Speaker and Professional Organizer of  Declutter to Design Organization Services Hawaii. Specializes in residential, home office and small business decluttering.
                    

Meeting: Introduction, New member Introduction, discussion
business portion
Facilitator: Lasar Hurd-McCabe, Organized Living, LLC
7:00pm-8:00pm
Oct  Board Meeting Teleconference  
Oct 19  Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
Topic:  "Dealing with People's Stuff"
  • Fun facts about the stuff we own
  • Factors when dealing with it
  • How to set true value on stuff we uncover
Presenter: Steve Tokita, CRTS, President  - Caring Transitions of Honolulu, Treasurer of HAPO

Meeting: Introduction, New member Introduction, discussion
business portion
Facilitator: Lasar McCabe, Organized Living, LLC
7:00pm-8:00pm
Sept Board Meeting Teleconference  
Sept 21 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
Topic:  A Roundtable Discussion.
"The Special Challenges of Organizing a Family" along with a short presentation by our facilitator. 

Presenter/Facilitator: Lasar Hurd-McCabe, HAPO acting Vice-President, CPO-CD (Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization) and owner of Organized Island Living, LLC on Oahu.
            
Meeting: Introduction, New member Introduction, discussion  business portion
7:00pm-8:00pm
Aug Board Meeting Teleconference  
Aug 17 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only

Topic: Roundtable Discussion
            "The Special Challeges of Organizing a Family"
Presenter/Facilitator: Lasar Hurd-McCabe, HAPO acting Vice-President, CPO-CD (Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization) and owner of Organized Island Living, LLC on Oahu.
             

Meeting: Introduction, New member Introduction, discussion
business portion
Facilitator: Savannah Forster, Place Holder Inc

7:00pm-8:00pm
July Board Meeting Teleconference  
July 19
Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only

Topic: Overview of Intellectual Property (IP) Laws
Subtopics:

  • Types of IP Protection

  • Time Limits on IP Protection

  • Infringement of IP Protection

Presenter: Atty. Brian Sheehy
Brian Sheehy is an attorney practicing in Waipahu. He has been an attorney for 10 years in California and Hawaii with his own law office in Hawaii since 2010. His focus is on Family Law (e.g. divorce, wills and trusts), but also does patent and trademark work. Brian lives in Honolulu with his lovely wife Clarissa and little dog Pebbles.

No one will want to miss THIS!
As entrepreneurs, we create materials in our businesses, we're quoted in the media, we share information, we quote others and "borrow" other materials. Do you know how to protect yourself and your masterpieces? What does the law say about your rights and ownership? 


Host: Karen Simon, HAPO President and owner of PCTech Associates and Island Organizers

Meeting: Introduction, New member Introduction, discussion
business portion
Facilitator: Savannah Forster, Place Holder Inc

6:00pm-7:00pm
June Board Meeting Teleconference  
June 21 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only

Topic:  Roundtable Discussion
What Does a Professional Organizer Look Like?

  • How do you prepare your client for an appointment?
  • How do you prepare for an appointment?
  • What else makes you "professional"?
Meeting: Introduction, New member Introductions, discussion, business portion.
Facilitator: Savannah Forster, Place Holder Inc​
6:00pm-7:00pm
May Board Meeting Teleconference  
May 17 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only

Topic:  A Potpourri Of Organizing Questions

  • Continuing our discussion of boundaries – What tasks are you not willing and able to do that clients have asked of you? 
  • What things show a client that you are a professional? 
  • What do you do to prepare for an appointment? 
  • What do you do to prepare the client for an appointment?
Meeting: Introduction, New member Introductions, discussion, business portion.
Facilitator: Savannah Forster, Place Holder Inc​
6:00pm-7:00pm
April Board Meeting Teleconference  
Apr 19 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
Topic: The Importance of Boundaries Between You and Your Clients
Presenter: Lasar McCabe, CPO-CD of Organized 
Living, LLC
Lasar is now the first and only Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization in Hawaii. She is a 
member of NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers), HAPO (Hawaii Association of Professional Organizers) and ICD (Institute for Challenging
Disorganization: ADHD Specialist and Hoarding Behaviors
Specialist).
Meeting: Introduction, New member Introductions, discussion, business portion.
Facilitator: Savannah Forster, Place Holder Inc​
6:00pm-7:00pm
Mar Board Meeting Teleconference  
Mar 15 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
Topic:  Round Table Discussion: Time Management
       Tools and Techniques for Our Clients
Presenter/Facilitator:
Donna McMillan of Island
Organizers
and McMillan & Company Professional Organizing
.  Donna is a veteran organizer who has been teaching Time Management Skills since
1984. Bring your tips to share and be ready to learn from others … 
  • What Time Management Tools/Techniques can I offer to my clients: in the Kitchen, Home Office, Closet, Garage
  • ​Other Time Management Tools/Techniques to share for: Priority Setting, Calendaring Activities, Keeping ADD/ADHD Clients Focused
Meeting: Introduction, New member Introductions, discussion, business portion.
Facilitator: Savannah Forster, Place Holder Inc​
6:00pm-7:00pm
Mar 5 Ask The Organizers Panel
Organizing & Productivity Expert Panelists will answer audience questions - LIVE - at Kapolei Public Library 
Open to the Public! Submit a question in advance HERE! 
10:30am - 11:30am
Feb​ Board Meeting Teleconference  
Feb 16
Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
Topic:  National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) -  ​Benefits of Membership
and How to Become a Certified Professional Organizer (CPO).​
Presenter: Savannah Forster, Place Holder Inc, Maui
  • What  is required to become a member of NAPO and what are the resources available to members
  • What are the requirements for becoming a Certified Professional Organizer
  • Words of wisdom from HAPO members who are also NAPO members and CPO's
Meeting: Introduction, New member Introductions,
discussion, business portion.
Facilitator: Savannah Forster, Place Holder Inc​
6:00pm-7:00pm
Jan​ Board Meeting Teleconference  
Jan​ 19
Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
Topic:  SEO: SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION OR HOW TO USE​ YOUR  WEBSITE TO MARKET YOUR BUSINES SUCCESSFULLY​   
Presenter: Jon Cook of Panana Marketing and
               President of BNI Chapter.
  • What  SEO Really Is and How to Maximize Its Benefit For Your Business​
  • How to Put an SEO Plan To Work So You Get In Front of More Clients and Get More Bookings 
  • Google Business Listings, Yelp and You tube - Tools that Can Take Your Search Presence to New Level
Meeting: Introduction, New member Introductions,
discussion, business portion.
Facilitator: Savannah Forster, Place Holder, Inc
6:00pm-7:00pm
Jan 9 Get Organized Month Event:
Ask The Organizers Panel
Organizing & Productivity Expert Panelists will answer audience questions - LIVE - at Aiea Public Library
Open to the Public!   Submit a question in advance HERE!
10:30am -11:30am
2015    
Dec​ 15 Board Meeting Teleconference  
Dec 15
Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
Topic: Facebook for HAPO and How we can Maximize it 
            to Promote Our Business​
Presenter: HAPO President, Karen Simon and Member at Large,Steve Tokita are teaming up to give us the goods on our Facebook page and how to use it to our advantage.
Meeting: Introduction, New member Introductions,
discussion, business portion.
Facilitator: Savannah Forster, Place Holder Inc​
6:00pm-7:00pm
Nov​ Board Meeting Teleconference  
Nov 17
Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
Topic: "Ask the Experts"
Presenter: A panel of seasoned organizers will answer questions on any subject related to doing business, doing organizing and being successful.  The panel of experts will be well prepared to share their wisdom and experience.
Meeting: Introduction, New Member introductions,
discussion, business portion.
Facilitator: Savannah Forster, Place Holder Inc
6:00pm-7:00pm
Oct Board Meeting teleconference  
Oct 20 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
Topic:  "How to Help Your Clients Prepare for Disaster"
Presenter:  Karen Simon, HAPO President and Founder of PC Tech Associates. Karen has been a personal computer consultant since 1984 and a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO)Her company specialize in PC tech designs, develops, installs and maintains system in various industries.

Meeting: Introductions, New Member introductions,
discussion, business portion.
Facilitator: Savanah Forster, Place Holder Inc.
6:00pm-7:00pm
Sept Board Meeting teleconference  
Sept 15 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
Topic: "Feng Shui and How IT Helps Our Clients Reach Their Goals"
Presenter:  Marissa Niles of Berkeley, CA.  Founder of Time for Sacred Space which is a Professional Organizing service that specializes in utilizing the principles of classical Chinese feng shui. Marissa is a certified feng-shui consultant and a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO).

Meeting: Introductions, New Member introductions,
discussion, business portion.
Facilitator: Savanah Forster, Place Holder Inc.
6:00pm-7:00pm
Aug 22 HAPO Annual Luncheon at Gordon Biersch 12:00pm(noon)
Aug Board Meeting teleconference  
Aug 19 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
Topic: Round table Discussion: "Sticky Situations
    We've Encountered"

   Share a challenging situation you are dealing with or have
    dealt with in your organizing pursuits. We can all learn
    from one another's experiences and wisdom as we chime 
    in on how we would resolve the situations.

Meeting: Introductions, New Member introductions,
discussion, business portion.
Facilitator: Savanah Forster, Place Holder Inc.
6:00pm-7:00pm
July Board Meeting teleconference  
July 21 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
Topic: Round table discussion: Being Crazy Busy 
   is not a Badge of Honor 

  * Positive vocabulary to describe our lives and business
  * Managing energy and passions instead of 
    time management 

  * Put your calendar on a diet
Meeting: Introductions, New Member introductions,
discussion, business portion.
Facilitator: Savanah Forster, Place Holder Inc.
6:00pm-7:00pm
June Board Meeting teleconference  
June 16 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
Topic of Discussion: "Less Clutter More Business:
A 5-Step Strategy to Increase Profit, Productivity, and
Peace of Mind!"

Presenter: Barbara Hemphill - Organizational Expert
and Productivity Consultant

Meeting: Introductions, New Member introductions,
discussion, business portion.
Facilitator: Savanah Forster, Place Holder Inc.
6:00pm-7:00pm
May Board Meeting teleconference  
May 19 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
Topic of Discussion: What to do with All the Physical
Stuff in Your Clients' Homes and Lives

  * Process for letting go
  * Liquidation Methods and Benefits of Online Auction Process
  * What Sells and What Doesn’t 
Presenter: Steve Tokita of Caring Transitions 
Meeting: Introductions, New Member introductions,
discussion, business portion.
Facilitator: Savanah Forster, Place Holder Inc.
6:00pm-7:00pm
Apr Board Meeting teleconference  
Apr 21 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
Topic of Discussion: Small Changes that Can Make a
Big Difference in Your Organizing Success (for you and
our clients)
 
Meeting: Introductions, New Member introductions,
discussion, business portion.
Facilitator: Savanah Forster, Place Holder Inc.
6:00pm-7:00pm
Mar Board Meeting teleconference  
Mar 17 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
Topic: Financial Protection & Personal Safety 
Meeting: Introductions, New Member introductions,
discussion, business portion.
Facilitator: Savanah Forster, Place Holder Inc.
6:00pm-7:00pm
Feb Board Meeting teleconference  
Feb 17 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
Topic: Health & Stress Management                                     
Come and learn how to keep burnout and stress at bay
Presenter: Lehua Kauhane, Phoenix Zen Consultation LLC
Meeting: Introductions, New Member introductions,
discussion, business portion.
Facilitator: Savanah Forster, Place Holder Inc.
6:00pm-7:00pm
Jan Board Meeting teleconference  
Jan 20 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
Topic: Creative Ways to Promote Your Services In 2015
Meeting: Introductions, New Member introductions,
discussion, business portion.
Facilitator: Lehua Kauhane, Phoenix Zen Consultation LLC 
6:00pm-7:00pm
  

2014

 

Hawaii Time
(HST)

Dec Board Meeting teleconference  
Dec 16 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
Topic: Roundtable Discussion: Organizing Challenge - Holidays
and the New Year - past experiences, challenges & questions
 
Facilitator: Lehua Kauhane, Phoenix Zen Consultation LLC 
6:00pm-7:00pm
Nov Board Meeting teleconference  
Nov 18 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
TopicIntroduction to Hoarding Behavior presented by
HAPO Member Lasar McCabe, Organized Island Living. Learn
basics of hoarding behavior, warning signs and much more. 
 
Facilitator: Patty Ribers, Critical Organizing 
6:00pm-7:00pm
Oct Board Meeting teleconference  
Oct 21 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
Topic: Roundtable Discussion - favorite organizing tools,
products, systems, and resources
.
Facilitator: Lehua Kauhane, Phoenix Zen Consultation LLC
6:00pm-7:00pm
Sep Board Meeting teleconference  
Sep 16 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
Topic: Expanding Your Office Supplies Product Knowledge
Speaker: Barb Schmit, TOPS Products Representative
In this visual walkthrough, discover new ways to support your
clients with their paperwork, filing system, and more:
  • TOPS Product Flyers
  • TOPS Product Demos
  • Interactive Legal Forms.
Facilitator: Lehua Kauhane, Phoenix Zen Consultation LLC 
6:00pm-7:00pm
Aug Board Meeting teleconference  
Aug 19 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
Topic: What's Your Campaign for NPM 2014?
Speaker: Karen Simon, PC Tech Associates
September is National Preparedness Month. Here's what
ill be covered:
  • HAPO's duties as Coalition Member
  • Benefits for your business to participate
  • Ideas to create a campaign for your business
Facilitator: Lehua Kauhane, Phoenix Zen Consultation LLC
6:00pm-7:00pm
Aug 9 HAPO Annual Luncheon at Buca di Beppo
Must RSVP to invitation
 
11:30am-1:30pm
Aug 5 HAPO's Pau Hana With Pendaflex Barb Schmit 4:30pm
July Board Meeting teleconference  
July 15 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
Topic: Highlights from NAPO Conference 2014
Roundtable discussion where we will learn from members
who attended the NAPO Conference
 
Meeting: Introductions, New Member introductions,
discussion, business portion.

Facilitator: Lehua Kauhane, Phoenix Zen Consultation LLC
6:00pm-7:00pm
June Board Meeting teleconference  
June 17 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
Topic: Electronics Recycling with Pacific Corporate Solutions
Presenter: Lance Furuyama

* Background on Hawaii Electronics Recycling law
* Convenient electronics recycling options for the community
* Data Security Policies 

Meeting: Introductions, New Member introductions,
discussion, business portion.

Facilitator: Lehua Kauhane, Phoenix Zen Consultation LLC
6:00pm-7:00pm
May Board Meeting teleconference  
May 20 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
Topic: Organizing Your CD Client for Weight Loss
Presenter: Shawndra Holmberg, Dhucks

* Discover the challenges your CD clients face on their weight
loss journey
* Offer appropriate support and resources to your CD clients
* Apply organizing strategies you may already be using with
your CD clients to their weight loss goals

Meeting: Introductions, New member introductions,
discussion, business portion
.

Facilitator: Lehua Kauhane, Phoenix Zen Consultation LLC
6:00pm-7:00pm
Apr Board Meeting teleconference  
Apr 14 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
Topic: Overcoming Client Objections Discussion
Do you have any challenges with certain client questions or
concerns? Would you like to handle them more smoothly?
Join us for our roundtable discussion on overcoming these objections!
Meeting: Introductions, New member introductions,
discussion, business portion.
Facilitator: Lehua Kauhane, Phoenix Zen Consultation LLC
6:00pm-7:00pm
Mar Board Meeting teleconference  
Mar 10 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
TopicCRM for Your Business
* What is a Customer Relationship Management (CRM)?
* Why you need a CRM
* Choosing a CRM to match your needs
Presenter: Karen Simon, PC Tech Associates
Meeting: Introductions, New member introductions,
discussion, business portion.
Facilitator: Lehua Kauhane, Phoenix Zen Consultation LLC
6:00pm-7:00pm
Feb Board Meeting teleconference  
Feb 10 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
Topic: Organizing the ADHD Client
Presenter: Lasar Hurd-McCabe, OrganizedIsland Living LLC

Meeting: Introductions, new member introductions,
discussion, business portion.

Facilitator: Lehua Kauhane, Phoenix Zen Consultation LLC
6:00pm-7:00pm
Jan  Board Meeting teleconference  
Jan 13 Meeting - Teleconference Call for Members Only
Topic: How to Help Clients Prepare for Tax Season.
Discussion:
* questions about organizing taxes
* common client concerns and challenges
* share past experiences and lessons learned

Meeting: Introductions, new member introductions,  
discussion, business portion.
Facilitator: Lehua Kauhane, Phoenix Zen Consultation LLC

6:00pm-7:00pm

   
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