NAPO-SFBA Chapter Meetings

NAPO-SFBA MembersNAPO-SFBA Chapter Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month. Eight out of twelve monthly meetings are in-person and take place at the Westin San Francisco Airport in Millbrae, with the other four meetings held via teleconference.

All members and guests are invited and encouraged to join us for a no-host dinner at 5 pm at the hotel restaurant, Vine & Grill, before each in-person chapter meeting. 

No-Host Networking Dinner at Grill & Vine 5 - 6 PM
Registration 6 - 6:30 PM
Program 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Please join your colleagues to explore new tools and approaches that can help you develop and enhance your organizing practice!

Attendance is free for all NAPO-SFBA members (you do not need to register). The guest registration fee is $30 and can be completed HERE.

Upcoming Chapter Meetings

April 12th Teleconference meeting:
Topic: The Science of Being Happy and Productive at Work
Presenter: Alya Lewis 

Studies show that happier people are more productive, creative, insightful, engages and resilient. They are also healthier and more sociable.  Grounded in solid scientific data, this award-winning presentation covers dozens of actionable techniques to increase job happiness, organized around the themes of goals, relationships, and attitude.  Gain specific strategies to…
·      Effectively cope with stress
·      Reboot your workflow for increased focus and creativity
·      Develop and sustain happiness
… and more!

Presenter Bio: Happy Brain Science’s mission is to teach the science of thriving at work by transforming findings from neuroscience and positivity psychology into easy to understand--and apply--tips and tools for the workplace.

At Happy Brain Science, Ayla fosters productivity and creativity in organizations through her roles as Director of Operations, and as a speaker and facilitator. She seeks to transform organizations and individuals to help them to truly thrive, focusing on strengths and ‘positives’ as a way to stimulate personal and team success.

Her experience includes helping organizations increase their outreach and impact, instituting systems to increase purpose and productivity, and presenting workshops focused on: engaging employees with brain science, truly tapping into team and individual strengths, and boosting workplace happiness. 

May 10th Chapter In-Person Meeting 
Topic: Associate Member Showcase and Volunteer Appreciation

June 14th Chapter In-Person Meeting
Topic: Legal Issues for Organizers and Business Owners
Presenter: Nancy Lewellen, Business, Real Estate, Estate Planning Attorney - Palladian Law Group

July 12th Chapter In-Person Meeting
Topic: TBD

August 9th Chapter Tele-Meeting
Topic: TBD

September 13th Chapter In-Person Meeting
Topic: End of Life Planning (title subject to change)
Presenter: Audrey Billett 

October 11th Chapter In-Person Meeting
Topic: Organizing Business Models - Panel Discussion
Panelists: Heather Sontag, et al.

November 8th Chapter Tele-Meeting
Topic: TBD

December 13th Chapter In-Person Meeting

Past Meetings

March 10, 2017 - Amanda Kovattana and Lauren Mang: Minimalism
February 24, 2017 - "What's Trending"
January 11, 2017 - Creating Partnerships for Prosperity - Book Group & "Vendors We Recommend" Discussion
December 14, 2016 - Chapter Holiday Party
November 9, 2016 Judy Johnson - Unexpected Treasures
October 12, 2016 Emily Anderson - Making Dollars with Sense: How storytelling helps you figure out numbers and have fun with them! 
September 14, 2016 Tools of the Trade – Introducing Favorite Tools, Apps and Organizing Tricks
August 10, 2016 Michelle Powell, Residental Organizing: Holistic Home Harmony
July 13, 2016 Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA - Remember to Remember: 7 Strategies to Help Your Clients Get Things Done
June 8, 2016 Sally BergmanKatharina DressAnita Gat: Advance Planning or Crisis Management?
May 11, 2016 Volunteer Appreciation and Associate Member Showcase
April 13, 2016 Amanda Kuzak Doing Assessments to get the Organizing Project Off on the Right Foot
March 9, 2016 Elizabeth Dodson & Lisa Marks: News From NAPO National, Getting the Most of Your Membership
February 10, 2016 Lauren Mang: Understanding How to Use Social Media 
January 13, 2016 Dana Arkinzadeh, Glicel Sumagaysay, Victoria Roberts-Russell, & Tabatha Osborne: Subcontracting to Build Your Business
November 11, 2015 Sydney Metrick: Priority Planning for the Overwhelmed
October 14, 2015 Betty Jo Waxman: Does Your Thinking Limit Your Success?-
September 9, 2015 Mary Lou Manlove: Color Insight
August 12, 2015 Rosie Aiello: Your Time is Your Money