Virtual Organizing with Ellia Ryan, The Potential Center - CEU-eligible
- · What Virtual Organizing is and how it differs from onsite organizing
- · When Virtual Organizing works and when it doesn’t
- · What it takes to be a Virtual Organizer
- · Training resources for becoming a Virtual Organizer
Ellia originally trained to be a teacher but moved into marketing instead. Eventually she found her way back to teaching – in the early 00’s, she provided group training in communication and presentation skills, leadership, and team-based problem-solving; she was also an executive coach.
Before that, Ellia had a long career working in nonprofits, managing hundreds of fundraising and communication projects and leading teams, helping them organize their work to be more productive.
Ellia made the transition to professional organizing in 2015, and coaches people to be more organized in both their physical and their mental spaces. She currently splits her time between onsite and virtual organizing.
The years that Ellia spent learning about and refining organizing principles and systems contributed to her ability to be effective in even the most stressful circumstances. Case in point: she recently organized, staged, listed, and sold her home in just 10 days and not a tear was shed.
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, as a certified teacher of English as a foreign language.
Here in Seattle, Ellia is an active member of the NAPO chapter, and is on the NAPO National Education Committee.
6:30-6:40pm Welcome to the meeting & Introductions
6:40-6:50pm Business Partner Presentation
6:50-7:15pm Roundtable/ discussion of a pre-planned topic
7:15-8:15pm Guest Speaker
8:15-8:30pm Announcements/ Wrap-up
Unless otherwise noted all events will be held at:
625 116th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Note: Hotel signs will direct you to the NAPO meeting location within the hotel.
First Tuesday of each month
6:30pm - 8:30pm (unless otherwise noted)
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 5:00PM 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.