Upcoming Courses & Events

January 29, 2020

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cyber Chapter Meeting



Students in the Zone: Lessons from a case study of two sisters

Students today are faced with information overload. They are expected to transport notebooks, textbooks, computers, etc., between classrooms, lockers, and home. They have what is known as the fragmented office.

Students also struggle to effectively organize paper and digital information that comes from many channels. Students have to be prepared for both high- and low-tech teachers. Without systems and skills, the student will find school overwhelming, and the symptoms can be anxiety. Anxiety and stress can affect the wellbeing of the whole family, and it can give root to other issues if not addressed. By learning how to manage non-academic areas, students can focus on learning with less stress.

Melody Oshiro will use a case study of how she worked with two high-school girls in the same family. Through this experience, she will give context to five student-management zones. She will identify how she used these zones as a big-picture tool to help the girls identify all the things they have to manage and also how she used it as a tool in the assessment process and sessions to follow. She will then narrow the focus to demonstrate a couple of the systems that were implemented from two of the management zones that helped the girls work more effectively.

Melody OshiroBio: Melody Oshiro, founder and owner of Organized to Optimize, is a productivity and organizing specialist located on Vancouver Island. She has helped clients young and old streamline their office systems and spaces. She teaches people both in-person and online how to get more out of technology tools and how to manage information and time in both low-tech and high-tech environments. She shares practical tools that help her clients become more effective and explains how in a way that makes sense to them.

In her corporate life, she previously worked as a coordinator of a university's Foundation and Alumni Association and also served as the executive assistant to the university's chief librarian and chief advancement officer.

She has raised two children now 24 and 26. One of her kids had learning differences and she knows the confusion and helplessness that comes with school struggles. She previously served on the Board of the Learning Disability Association Fraser Valley and was instrumental in developing their communication plan and two iterations of their website.

Most recently Melody completed the NAPO Residential, Transitions, and Workplace Productivity Certificates. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Project Management and a Bachelor's Degree in Professional Communications. She has completed a number of Landmark Education courses, and as a Landmark participant and volunteer, she was ignited to shape high-performance habits for herself and lead others towards a better quality life.


Free for POC members, $10 for non-members


Held online through Zoom


Email cyber@organizersincanada.com by Friday, January 24th to reserve your spot and to receive the sign-in link in time for the meeting.