Conversation & Coffee – February 17, 2021

February Conversation & Coffee

Topic: Navigating Working Remotely (and How to Manage Your Home Office)

February 17th, 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
Register by February 16th, 2021

TOPIC: Navigating Working Remotely (and How to Manage Your Home Office)

The pandemic has made it necessary for many of you to work from home in makeshift offices. No matter your situation, having an organized office is key to creating efficiency throughout your workday and reducing your stress level. 

 Program outcomes from Navigating Working Remotely include: 

  • Reduce the amount of stuff that complicates your life 
  • Create an office space that promotes efficiency  
  • Develop a positive image for video conference calls 
  • Manage family interruptions throughout your workday 
  • Learn five fundamental questions to keep your home office organized
After applying these new skills, you will feel less frustrated and more focused while you work.


Lori Firsdon
Forte Organizers

Lori Firsdon, owner of Forte Organizers, has been organizing professionally since 2006. She works with individuals and families in their homes as well as business people in their offices. She is a sought-after public speaker on personal and business organization skills.

Lori is a regular Dayton Daily News columnist, and has been featured on national television shows focused on organizing, including on A&E Television’s popular Hoarders. Besides being an entrepreneur, she is the mother of five children, which gives her valuable insight on what organizational challenges most people face in trying to balance home and work life.

She shares her practical solutions, which can be immediately implemented and motivates listeners to think differently about their ‘stuff’ and encourages them to reclaim the time they have lost to being disorganized.

Allow Lori to help your audience to stop feeling so overwhelmed and start living a more joyful, fulfilling life.

WHAT: Conversation & Coffee

WHEN: Wednesday, February 17, 2021

TIME:  1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  (ET) – Program 

LOCATION:  Zoom Meeting

WHO: GCPGC members and guests

Cost:  Free for all attendees, thanks to our sponsor, The Fifth Third Foundation. 

Bring a colleague or board member to learn what the GCPGC is about…

If you do not receive an email confirmation of RSVP, please call 513-554-3071 to confirm your RSVP and report that the automatic response mechanism did not work for your e-mail.

Members of the 2021 Conversation & Coffee Committee are Amy Cheney of Crayons to Computers, Mindy Hammer of the Free Store Food Bank, Jeff Lydenberg of PG Calc and Conrad Theide of Cincinnati Public Radio. For more information on upcoming Conversations and Coffee programs, please visit the Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council website at

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Conversation and Coffee is hosted, typically, the 3rd Wednesday of each month.


Registered GCPGC members should log in first.
How many? This event will be hosted in a secure Zoom meeting room. The login link and password will be sent via email prior to the event start time to the email account provided at registration.