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Soft Skills

Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.

Team Building

Techniques for building trust, team identification, common purpose, etc.

Hard Skills

Resource Problem Solving
"War stories" in successfully working through severe resource constraints


Specific tips and techniques in the use of PM tools (SW, other)

Janet Schiesel Headshot

Basic Organization
Certified Professional Organizer, Owner, Basic Organization

Janet Schiesl is a Certified Professional Organizer and the owner of Basic Organization. Her company provides professional organizing services to busy families, home-based business owners and moving clients in the Northern Virginia and Washington DC Metro area. Janet has grown from a solo practitioner to a team of eight that specialize in big jobs with a tight time frame. Along with working one-on-one with clients, they also can pack or unpack a home in one day, organize a garage or basement in record time or help you deal with piles of paper or an overstuffed closet or pantry.

Janet is the co-author of Get Organized Today. A collaboration of many professionals, to provide inspiration that affirms the power and importance of getting organized. The book provides practical ideas that you can use immediately to live a better, more effective life. She has also been interviewed by several publications including, Northern Virginia Magazine and The Loudoun Times-Mirror. Janet speaks to groups on all-subjects organizing, including new organizing business start-ups, IKEA Visual Merchandisers, the Association of Interior Design Professionals and the NAPO 2011 and NAPO 2014 National Conference for Productivity and Organizing Professionals. She also offers fun workshops to the public including; The Simple Magic of List Making and A Paper Organizing Party. She is the Past President of the Washington DC Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO). She is the chair of NAPO’s Conference Scholarship Committee. Janet has been honored by her colleagues in receiving the Professional Organizer of the Year award and the Volunteer of the Year award from the Washington DC chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals.

Event Details

Date & Time

12 March 2020

11:45 AM - 5:00 PM (EST-05:00)


Sully District Government Center-James McDonnell Room