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Open for Business: The IOPO was founded in April 2017

  • 25th April 2017:  The IOPO International had its' first board meeting.
  • 27th April 2017:  First post was made on The IOPO International Facebook Page.
  • 5th May 2017:  Membership applications opened together with The Members' Lounge. The cushions were fluffed and coffee was brewing for our first Members
  • 30th May 2017:  The Find an Organiser directory was opened for the public to use.
  • 2nd June 2017:  The first of our regular, lively discussions in The Members' Lounge #thegreatdebate: 'Pegs on or off the washing line'
  • 5th June 2017:  The IOPO Accreditation opens for applicants.
  • 14th June 2017:  The inaugural Connection Event held in Perth. Connection events are held in major cities in Australia, New Zealand.
  • 1st July 2017:  Launch of bespoke Professional Organiser Insurance cover.
  • 4th September 2017:  Building of The Training Room is complete and opens with Signature PD "Best Practice for Organisers". Now delivering 8 courses 24/7. 
  • 4th September 2017:  Launch of the Mental Health First Aid Training partnership with trainers across Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide & Sydney.
  • 12th December 2017:  First live webinar helping Professional Organisers understand how to work with NDIS
  • 14th December 2017:  The first Professional Organiser Australia Survey begins; giving new data on our industry for Research & Development.
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