Meet Our Staff - Ron Smith
Ron’s responsibilities include 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 supervisory skills, planning, communication, behavioral interviewing, time management, difficult workplace behaviors and coaching. His additional responsibilities include departmental marketing and webinar development. Blending humor with stories from his 20 years of human resources experience, he brings unique perspectives from the healthcare, manufacturing and higher education industries.
Ron holds a M.Ed. in Adult Learning and Development from Cleveland State University and a B.S. in Organizational Communication from Ohio University. Additionally, he is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and a Society for Human Resource Management Certified Practitioner (SHRM-CP). Ron is actively involved in various Cleveland SHRM committees, an Accelerated Learning group and a member of the Association for Talent Development.