Last month, I attended NAHB’s midyear meeting in Miami and had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation by Daniel Swift, president and CEO of Des Moines-based architecture group BSB Design.
NKBA Launches New Learning Paths Program
The National Kitchen & Bath Assocation expands its comprehensive learning program for spring and summer 2014.
The National Kitchen & Bath Association is expanding its online learning and development program by launching 18 new courses for the spring and summer. The classes join a roster of more than 300 offerings from NKBA U and are not only for designers working toward certification. The classes, which are delivered online by live, instructor-led training or through on-demand webinar, are also available to non-NBKA members.
“We’re not just developing designers; we’re developing builders and remodelers, dealers, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives and multi-branch retailers,” said Nancy Barnes, NKBA director of learning. “As a result, more professionals are taking courses and more NKBA members are working toward certification.”
NBKA U organizes the courses into eight different learning paths to provide a holistic skill set for a successful career in the kitchen and bath industry:
· Design & Inspiration
· Adapt & Innovate
· Focus on the Customer
· Business Management
· Sales & Marketing
· Talent Management
A free quiz on the NKBA U website determines experience levels for each path so a well-defined, step-by-step development program can be mapped out for each student. For more information about NKBA U and the course catalog, click on http://www.nkba.org/Courses.aspx.