Meet Our Staff - Ron Smith | Kent State University

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.  

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

B.S. in Organizational Communication
Ohio University

Institute for Excellence (2012)
Kent State University

Certifications
Society for Human Resource Management Certified Practitioner (SHRM-CP)
34 Strong Gallup Certified CliftonStrengths Coach
Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT)

Professional Affiliations
Cleveland Society for Human Resource Management
Association for Talent Development
Accelerated Learning SIG
Ohio University Alumni Association