Professional Organizing Certificate Program
Thinking of becoming a Professional Organizer? This interactive, practical, information-packed certificate program will equip you with the tools and knowledge necessary to begin a career as a professional organizer! Take just those courses of interest or all ten to earn the certificate of completion.
Instructor: Susan Walko, experienced instructor and professional organizer who manages Organiz-ER, a business devoted to helping individuals become personally organized in their homes and professional lives.
Fundamentals of Organizing
This overview of the three basic organizing areas (time, space and information) is a prerequisite for all subsequent courses. Concepts and strategies are introduced plus tactical methods to implement each strategy are taught with participants using their own situations to apply the concepts.
124 SBPD1082-RWA: Tu, 6:30-9pm, one eve, 2/25, $49, Riverwalk
Needs Assessment and Preparing the Organizing Plan
Learn a foolproof formula for determining trouble spots, identifying their causes and putting together a plan to achieve successful results; includes how to locate the proper resources and estimate costs.
189 SBPD1083-RWA: Tu, 6:30-9pm, one eve, 3/4, $49, Riverwalk
Introduction to Project Planning and Event Management
Build upon goal setting strategies to create an action plan. You’ll learn a simple project planning strategy for recording project tasks, dates and resources, and then plan a simple event such as a yard sale.
190 SBPD1084-RWA: Tu, 6:30-9pm, one eve, 3/11, $49, Riverwalk
Determine the best calendars for each situation and how to use them effectively, including how to prioritize and sequence tasks in conjunction with what is on the calendar plus you’ll also conduct a three day time audit.
191 SBPD1085-RWA: Tu, 6:30-9pm, 2 wks, 3/18-4/1 (no class 3/25), $99, Riverwalk
Explore strategies to look objectively at any space, identify spaces, and categorize items. You’ll learn an easy seven step process to eliminate clutter to create the envisioned space then use that process to organize a space.
192 SBPD1086-RWA: Tu, 6:30-9pm, 2 wks, 4/15-4/22, $99, Riverwalk
Address different methods for categorizing papers that are saved for reference for home as well as businesses and discover the tools available for paper organizing; includes an overview of scanning and filing papers electronically.
193 SBPD1087-RWA: Tu, 6:30-9pm, one eve, 4/29, $49, Riverwalk
Learn a proven process to handle the flow of financial paperwork from receipt to action to when that paperwork is permanently filed. Discover various methods of managing finances electronically.
207 SBPD1088-RWA: Tu, 6:30-9pm, one eve, 5/6, $49, Riverwalk
Explore different types of information to be stored and various software programs used to store that information plus learn to use an integrated system of information organizing that spans across all electronic locations; must have basic computer experience.
766 SBPD1089-RWB: Th, 6:30-9pm, one eve, 12/5/13, $49, Riverwalk
210 SBPD1089-RWA: Tu, 6:30-9pm, one eve, 5/13/14, $49, Riverwalk
“New Age” Organizing
Provides a general introduction to three organizing focuses associated with the “New Age”: Feng Shui, “green organizing”, and “internal” organizing and explores the concepts of harmonizing the flow of life-energy through the house, lessening environmental impact, and balancing individual energy.
767 SBPD1090-RWB: Th, 6:30-9pm, one eve, 12/12/13, $49, Riverwalk
212 SBPD1090-RWA: Tu, 6:30-9pm, one eve, 5/20/14, $49, Riverwalk
Strategies for Success for Professional Organizers
Explore the types of services organizers offer, specialty areas and populations, customer service, professional and ethical considerations.
768 SBPD1142-RWB: Th, 6:30-9pm, one eve, 12/19/13, $49, Riverwalk
213 SBPD1142-RWA: Tu, 6:30-9pm, one eve, 5/27/14, $49, Riverwalk
The Process of Organizing
This class only open to Certificate Graduates. A hands-on project based to apply the concepts covered in the Certificate classes. Come to first class prepared to discuss a project, the goal, and have a draft project plan that will be assessed or critiqued by class. The following 2 weeks students will present the process they use to complete their own designed organizing project.
To be offered in the future!