Monday, March 27, 2006

Organizers Gone Wild?

Just yesterday I returned from the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) Conference in Boston. Professional Organizers are a serious bunch (check out the photo of me at right from the closing keynote address).

All clowning around aside, it was an honor to be one of the few NAPO members from Michigan to attend. I was further honored to attend the invitation only leadership forum on Thursday. Through this forum I was able to meet other Professional Development Directors from NAPO Chapters throughout the United States and Canada. In addition, I volunteered as a room host for the session on eBay selling and learned great new skills that I am excited to share with my clients.

So what's with the red nose? The closing keynote speaker, Stuart Ellis-Myers, lead nearly 900 Professional Organizers from around the world through some crazy (and fun) exercises. To learn more about this dynamic speaker check out his website at: http://www.stuartellismyers.com/

Keep watching this blog....I have some really exciting announcements to make in the days and weeks ahead!

2 comments:

  1. Hi Carolyn,

    Just thought I would drop in and say hello! Nice picture. ;-) Going to try out birthday party entertainer anytime soon? :D

    Japan is Japan! I am 8 months into my job and have mixed feelings. I am learning a lot by being in a mid-size firm where I am the only foreigner, and where I also personally know the leadership of the company. But at the same time, there is not much use for MBA material on a daily basis due to the "learning lag" at this level and due to the fact I am in an undervalued industry (logistics services). I am swimming against the current in confronting the learning, cultural, age, and leadership (lack of) barriers.

    I think after a good two years I am pretty much sure I will be bumping myself up to a larger corporation with global operations across Northeast Asia. In the meantime, I am enjoying a lot of free time in studying SCM further both through my blog writing and networking outside of the office. I have already identified several potential opportunities once I decide to move on from here.

    Anyway, social life is pretty good, and living is comfortable and relaxed. Besides wanting a more intense work environment, I have nothing much to complain or worry about.

    Hope all is well!

    Shawn

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  2. Thanks Shawn!
    It's always good to hear from my old MBA classmates. Perhaps the clown nose will come in handy if a client wants me to plan a kid's party. All in good fun!
    I will check out your blog updates. It seems you have two blogs now!
    Keep in touch!
    Carolyn

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