PMI North Carolina Chapter

Communication and Public Speaking CoP: Clutter is Postponed Decision Making

Communication and Public Speaking CoP: Clutter is Postponed Decision Making


As Project Managers, we know the benefits of being organized… but reaching that state (let alone maintaining it) – that can feel elusive… maybe even impossible. The papers and stuff pile up and you can never get to it.  I’ve learned that when you finally clear the physical clutter, it helps you clear mental clutter, too. 

In this presentation, I will discuss the impact that clutter has on us mentally and physically.  Then I will outline a 5-step process for dealing with your physical clutter and a SYSTEM for creating a Productive Office Environment that will help you save time, energy, and money.

Learning Objective

    1. How clutter affects your life and how you can create a personalized project to address it
    2. The six components of a productive office
    3. The three decisions to make about any piece of information/paper that comes into your office or home

About our Speaker:  Caren Osborne


Caren Osborne brings joy to living and working at home. As a personal organizer with over 20 years of experience, she provides decluttering services and the accountability needed to feel calm, stay organized and have more free time to enjoy life.

Caren is well-known for guiding others to clear clutter, make key decisions, and bring more joy into their lives with better organizing systems. As part of her practice, she received her PMP designation, she’s a Certified Productive Environment Specialist™ with the Productive Environment Institute. And she has completed the training program in the KonMarie Method.  In her previous career, Caren spent more than 30 years working in project management across a variety of industries, becoming an expert at keeping both projects and people organized, helping them work together smoothly to reach big picture goals.

Caren is a passionate supporter of both the organizing and small business communities. She served as the conference coordinator for The Photo Managers Annual Conference for 8 years.  Currently, Caren is a member of NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals), TPM (The Photo Managers), WIN (Women in Networking), and the Rotary Club of Pittsboro.

Beyond the world of organizing, Caren runs “Nanny Camp” on snow days, teacher workdays, and school vacation days for grandkids, Mia – 8, Charlie – 6, and Oliver – 4 and “Nanny Taxi” for summer camps, dance practice and other activities. When she’s not attending their sports games, swim meets, and dance recitals, Caren enjoys gardening, needle crafts, traveling, spending time at the beach, and quality time with her rescue dog and cat - Sadie and Dorie.

Event Details

Event Date 09-27-2022 5:45 pm
Event End Date 09-27-2022 8:00 pm
Registered 61
Available place 39
Cut off date 09-27-2022 3:00 pm
Individual Price Free
No. of Business Acumen PDUs (formerly Strategic and Business Management) .75
No. of Ways of Working PDUs (formerly Technical Project Management) .0
No. of Power Skills PDUs (formerly Leadership) .50
PMI Event Number C022MU0IIP
Location Virtual Meeting

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