3 It’s Back to School Again!
Explore NAPO’s education offerings, find your interest,
and focus on your professional development.
by Patricia Ribera
9 Make a Good First Impression at that Next Networking Event
Master the 7/11 networking rule with these fun, easy tips.
by Ramona Creel
15 A Beginning
A member’s journey turning her gift into a career.
by Linda J. Parks
21 Is There a Downside to Being Too
Find the balance between every day life and
by Carrie Carlson
Inside this is
5 President’s Message
The Change of Seasons Offers
by Mary Dykstra-Novess
8 Book Review
The Happiness Advantage
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gain! in Scottsdale, Arizona. ence to focus on
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Become a Certified Professi
Ray Ensor; NAPO Industry Member; Ensor Organizing
Make a good first impression at that next Ramona
Search out a wallflower. If that’s asking too
Quantum Leap Darla De
even more daunting to keep paper- work organized.
Marketing Kim Oser, CPO /
bloggers contribute content from their blogs to a
A beginning Over time it became a joke betwe
the urge to fill a growing void de- veloped. I ne
C orporate Associate Karen Simon, Corporate Ass
tion about your team of product and/or service co
SI G Debra Baida, GC, ECO SIG Leader; Liber
while. You could do it yourself with the label ma
Carrie Carlson, GC, 2012 Former NAPO Ambassador;
their eco-friendly lifestyles. Instead of pursuin
C hapter Relations Nadine Levy, MSW, MPA, Co-C
Chapters, or among the Chapters themselves. A
skill elements required for compe- tent practice.
Barry Izsak | Glorya Schklair CONFERENCE SCHOLAR
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mary Dykstra-Novess,