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Now you can take charge of your career like never before.

Whether you’re a novice or experienced professional looking to enhance your design or business skills or add to your credentials through NKBA certification; or a student striving to break into the industry, NKBA’s innovative new approach to Learning & Professional Development is perfect for you. You can browse courses three ways:

  1. Browse Courses by Learning Path:

  2. NKBA Learning Paths provide an individualized approach to professional development by letting you personally manage your career growth in eight key competency areas.  Each path offers a step-by-step approach from introductory through experienced levels.

  3. 1. Design & Inspiration - Design and plan safe and effective kitchens and bathrooms; utilize key industry information and planning guidelines based on historical review, current industry environment, future trends, consumer lifestyles, research, building codes and current industry practices.

    2. Communication - Ensure clear communication within and outside of the organization.

    3. Adapt & Innovate (Change Management) - Work effectively in the face of ambiguity and change; adjust priorities and skills to successfully tackle new challenges.

    4. Focus on the Customer  - Deliver exceptional customer service; build internal and external mechanisms to continuously improve the customer experience.

    5. Business Management - Achieve positive business results by managing resources; control risk by aligning finance, organizational structure and marketing initiatives to business goals.

    6. Leadership - Become a role model, empowering yourself and others, promoting ethical behavior, encouraging the exchange of information and managing workloads to achieve business goals.

    7. Sales & Marketing - Build relationships and offer solutions that meet customer needs; analyze and prioritize sales activities to increase market share, grow current accounts and develop new customers.

    8. Talent Management - Participate in the selection, onboarding and ongoing development of organizational talent.

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  1. Browse Courses by Learning Type:

  2. Curriculum – Collection of courses, events, or materials.

    On Demand Courses – On Demand, available 24/7.

    Course Calendar –  Instructor-Led Training (ILT) or a Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)

    Materials – Recorded Webinars

  3. Browse All:

    Click here to see the entire course catalog.

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