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CR4-713 From IKEA to Death Cleaning: Swedish Concepts in Organizing (6-3)

Instructors: Caroline Guntur & Kelly Brask
Total Time: 1.5 hours
CEUs: 1.5
Conference Year: 2019

Course Description
This fun session will take a look at popular Swedish organizing topics and break down their history and significance. You've heard of Swedish death cleaning, but do you know how to do it? You love those cubic shelving units from IKEA, but do you know how to pronounce them, or hack them? What does "lagom" mean? Learn the answers to these questions and more with NAPO's very own Swedes, Caroline and Kelly.

Learning Objectives
This course will...
1. Give attendees a brief introduction to Sweden and Scandinavia, and their influence on North American organizing culture
2. Equip organizers with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead clients through a "Swedish death cleaning" session
3. Teach proper pronunciation of Swedish letter combinations so that attendees can pronounce their IKEA purchases like natives and impress their clients
4. Explain trendy Scandinavian design concepts like lagom and mys/hygge

Code Words
Please be sure to listen for and record the code words given during the presentation. The instructor will explicitly verbalize code words periodically throughout the class (i.e. "The first code word is...") Note: Not all instructors give code words. If you do not hear any, please indicate "none given" on the course evaluation.