Tuesday, September 23, 2014

ICD 2014 Conference Reflections - Find a Voice


I always go to conferences with some clear goals. This year at the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) conference I had planned to:
  1. Increase learning
  2. Receive insights on how to better serve my clients
  3. Network with peers from around the country and even the world
I certainly make progress in all three areas. We were presented with techniques to help clients. We were given updates on  ADHD and PTSD. We heard a very moving panel discussion made up of children of hoarders. We were given samples of the most recent research in the areas of Chronic Disorganization. We laughed while we received insights from Judith Kolberg on clients' difficulty with decision making (I got to role play one of her challenged clients). I had time to visit with other organizers between sessions and on Saturday night a group from Atlanta along with friends went out on the town to a Blues Bar for dinner.

My challenge now is to schedule time to review all of this fantastic material and make a plan to integrate it into the tools I already have.

I am looking forward to the next ICD conference in 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.


Jonda S. Beattie
Professional Organizer

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