POC, NAPO and ICD are affiliates offering certain reciprocal rights to one another's members. POC teleclasses are open to all professional organizers, and offer relevant and convenient education.
NAPO members are welcome to attend the Annual POC conference at member rates. Also, NAPO Golden Circle members are welcome at our Silver Leaf sessions. This is a great opportunity to network with leaders in the industry on both sides of the border.
The Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) is an organization whose role is to explore, create and disseminate to professional organizers and related professionals, organizing methods, techniques, approaches and solutions that will benefit chronically disorganized people. POC members who wish to learn more about chronic disorganization are invited to find out more about ICD by clicking the link below.
Courtesy of Laurene Livesey Park, POC Past President, Gold Leaf Member, Winner of the 2003 Harold Taylor Award, Certification Program Director at ICD
Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD)
"Our mission is to benefit people affected by chronic disorganization. The ICD explores, develops and communicates information, organizing techniques and solutions to professional organizers, related professionals and the public. Our vision is to be the premier resource on chronic disorganization."
National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM)
"The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) is the leading membership organization for Senior Move Managers in the United States, Canada and abroad. NASMM is recognized for its innovative programs and expertise related to Senior Move Management, transition and relocation issues affecting older adults."
Association of Professional Declutterers & Organisers (APDO)
"APDO is a not-for-profit association which provides support, networking and promotion for members of the Professional Organising & Decluttering industry, and information and services for their clients. APDO accredited organisers are all fully insured and comply with the latest Data Protection legislation."
(L to R) Standolyn Robertson, President NAPO; Jane Woolsey, President POC; Lynne Johnson, President NSGCD
In Vancouver, BC on November 2, 2007 Professional Organizers in Canada (POC), along with its U.S. based counterparts, the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization (NSGCD), were pleased to announce the signing of a new agreement that creates an International Federation of Professional Organizers (IFPOA).
It's an historic milestone that reflects the rapid growth of our professional industry.
Discussions on creating the IFPOA began in earnest in January of 2007. The three founding associations have already established some basic operational guidelines which will allow for the exchange of non-confidential information including best practices, challenges and statistics.
The agreement is intended to create a global community of professional organizing associations to elevate the organizing industry worldwide. Its mission is to foster collaboration that will advance the industry through the sharing of information and ideas. Everything that is being adopted is already happening informally. The establishment of IFPOA simply puts some structure around it and will ensure that this communication will continue in the future no matter who occupies top positions of leadership in each association.