Virtual Organizing - Thinking of Becoming a Virtual Organizer?

  • Tuesday, May 05, 2020
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 42


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Thinking of Becoming a Virtual Organizer?

Ellia Harris, Mindful Organizing

Virtual Organizing has increasingly become of interest to professional organizers, but many are mystified by what it actually entails. Organizing & Productivity Coach Ellia Harris will provide an introduction to Virtual Organizing (VO). She’ll describe what VO is and how it differs from onsite organizing, when VO works and when it doesn’t, what it takes to be an effective Virtual Organizer, and training resources available for becoming a Virtual Organizer. This presentation will be appropriate for organizers new to the profession, as well as seasoned professionals.

Onwards to your success!

Organizing & Productivity Coach Ellia Harris has been helping people be more organized in their physical and their mental spaces since 2015, through her company Mindful Organizing. Through her other company The Potential Center, Ellia also helps company teams and leaders use her “Light Bulb Thinking” creative problem-solving framework to improve productivity.

Building on the foundation of a secondary education degree, Ellia began providing group
training and executive coaching in problem-solving, communication, and leadership skills in the early 2000’s. She has also had a long career working in nonprofits, managing hundreds of fundraising and communication projects and helping her teams work more productively.

Geographically, Ellia lived in the UK for a good part of her adult life. When she left England, she came to Seattle by way of Mexico, where she taught English as a foreign language.
Ellia is a NAPO member, a member of the Seattle chapter and the Virtual chapter, and a
member of the Business Organizing & Productivity special interest group. She has been on the NAPO Education Committee for the past three years, and produced the course “Boost
Productivity Using Creative Problem-Solving” for the Team Productivity certificate track on

Greetings Fellow Organizers, Productivity Pros and all Potential Guests,

The NAPO Seattle Area Chapter Board members are, as I'm sure you are, finding this to be a challenging time in our world. Covid 19 is upending virtually every aspect of our daily lives.

As such, it's with an abundance of concern for our health and safety that we are announcing that we are rescheduling May's meeting at Hotel 116  to be a virtual meeting on the same date and time.

We are using Zoom as our platform as we've had much success with it in the past and found it to be super easy to use. You can find more information on how to use Zoom here. ALL NON-CHAPTER GUESTS MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE of this meeting in order for us to be able to provide you with a Zoom link.

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Tuesday May 5, 2020

Meeting Format - please note, this is a short format to accommodate its virtual structure. This meeting is also beginning at 6:30PM, not our standard 6:00PM.

6:30PM-6:40PM Welcome to the meeting & Introductions
6:40-6:50pm Business Partner Presentation
6:50PM - 7:50PM Guest Speaker
7:50PM - 8:00PM Announcements/ Wrap-up

Guest Fee

We welcome anyone to visit our meetings. The guest fee is $25 ($26 via credit card, pre-registration available with the link above, up to 12:00PM (noon) of the day of the meeting) for each meeting you attend as a guest. We only accept cash or checks at the door. Membership in the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) is required before membership on the chapter level can be processed.


We pride ourselves on being a cohesive, positive, enthusiastic group and welcome everyone who would like to attend. Brainstorming and idea sharing are encouraged. It is important to represent NAPO and the organizing industry in a professional manner. We ask that you wear business casual attire to the meetings. All meetings will begin on time with the intention of ending on time. Please make every effort to arrive at the meeting on time.

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