POLA - Demystifying Executive Functions: Understanding What Gets In Your Client's Way

  • 2021-06-24
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Virtual Meeting


  • Use this if you are NOT a member of NAPO-LA
  • Member of the POLA Committee Only


Professional Organizers Learning Academy Presents:
What every organizer needs to know about...

Demystifying Executive Functions:
Understanding What Gets In Your Client's Way
Presented By:
Leslie Josel

Thursday, June 24, 2021
3pm - 5pm PST

This class is CEU Qualifying

Code Words are required to obtain your CEU certificate.
Certificates will be sent out within the month.

This will be a virtual class presented on Zoom.
The Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day-of before the class.

Executive functioning skills are essential to how we learn and act. They are the brain’s ability to filter, suppress and “screen out” all incoming information (including our own thoughts and reactions) that might “get in the way” of our ability to self-regulate and complete tasks. When the brakes are not working optimally, you have difficulty attending to the “correct thing”, at the right time, with the right intensity and flexibility. Leslie will break down the six core Executive Functions, explain how they control EVERYTHING we do, and detail specific scaffolding, strategies and systems to offer support for each one. She will explain how they affect our clients and provide practical solutions using case studies to help conquer organization, time management, procrastination and focusing weaknesses.

In this class you will learn:

  • The six pillars of executive functions and how they control how we act.
  • How to recognize certain behaviors that might indicate executive functioning weaknesses are present.
  • Specific strategies that help strengthen our organization, time management, focusing and memory muscle.
  • The essential to creating a "motivating" work environment - in-person and virtually.
Join Leslie in this 2-hour workshop to gain a better understanding of Executive Functions and what gets in your client's way.


Leslie Josel
Order Out of Chaos

Leslie Josel, Principal, Order Out of Chaos, is an ADHD-academic and parenting coach, is an award-winning entrepreneur, having founded Order Out of Chaos – a virtual company whose mission is to help parents guide their students to success in learning and in life - when her son was first diagnosed with ADHD.

She is also the creator of the award-winning Academic Planner: A Tool for Time Management®, a planner that helps students develop time management skills, and the award-winning author of 3 books including the recently published, “How to Do it Now Because it’s Not Going Away: An Expert Guide to Getting Stuff Done.”  A respected resource on ADHD and Executive Functioning, Leslie writes the weekly “Dear ADHD Family Coach” column for ADDitude Magazine, the premiere magazine for adults and children with ADHD and LD.  She speaks to audiences all over the world helping them utilize their resources to best navigate the task-driven world in which they live.  This past October, Leslie’s line of student organizing products – a collaboration with organizing products company, Samsill Corp – was released.  

And for the last four years, Leslie has been named by Global Gurus as one of the top 20 Time Management experts in the world.

  $35 - NAPO-LA Chapter Members

$45 - Guests

No refunds for POLA sessions
The recording of this class will be made available to all registrants for 30 days.

For more information contact pola@napo-la.org

NAPO Los Angeles is a legal entity separate and distinct from NAPO, Inc. (the National Association of Productivity & Organizing professionals) and is not entitled to act on behalf of or to bind NAPO, contractually or otherwise. 

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The National Association of Professional Organizers, Los Angeles Chapter, is a legal entity separate and distinct from NAPO, Inc. (the National Association of Professional Organizers) and is not entitled to act on behalf of or to bind NAPO, contractually or otherwise.

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