Meet Our Staff - Ron Smith | Training & Development | Kent State University

Meet Our Staff - Ron Smith

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Ron’s role focuses on the design and facilitation of learning opportunities for Kent State University faculty and staff. Through a blend of instructor-led workshops, webinars and e-learning, Ron strives to enrich faculty and staff knowledge in the areas of leadership, emotional intelligence, communication, behavioral interviewing and coaching. His additional responsibilities include departmental marketing and webinar development. Blending humor with stories from his 20 years of HR experience, he brings unique perspectives from the healthcare, manufacturing and higher education industries.

M.Ed. in Adult Learning and Development
Cleveland State University 

B.S. in Organizational Communication
Ohio University

Institute for Excellence (2012) - Leadership Development Program
Kent State University

Society for Human Resource Management Certified Practitioner (SHRM-CP)
34 Strong Gallup Certified CliftonStrengths Coach
Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT)
Designing Learning Certificate - Association for Talent Development

Professional Affiliations
Cleveland Society for Human Resource Management
 * Member of the Year (2015-16)
 * Programs Committee (2013 - 2017)
 * Learning and Development SIG (chair 2018 - present; member 2015 – present)
 * Northern Ohio Human Resources Conference (Speaker committee 2015 – 2018, Speaker consult 2018 – present, Appreciation Committee 2018 - present)

Association for Talent Development (national member)
  * Accelerated Learning SIG

Ohio University Alumni Association