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March 2017

 
+ Profiting from Outdoor Kitchens
Starts: Thursday, March 09, 2017 12:00 PM
FREE

REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE WEBINAR

As outdoor kitchens continue to gain momentum, many professionals in the design-build industries are unaware of the upselling opportunities this affords them. By incorporating outdoor kitchens into your traditional service offerings, you can increase your profit margins. In addition, leveraging your outdoor room production capabilities, allows you to become a regional trend setter, giving you a leg up on competitors.

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Understand how outdoor kitchens can increase profits.
  • Increase your knowledge of what is trending in the outdoor kitchen industry.
  • Determine why outdoor kitchens should not be feared.

Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017

Start Time: 12:00-1:00pm ET; 11:00-12:00pm CT; 10:00-11:00pm MT; 9:00-10:00am PT

Presenter: Mitch Slater, Danver Stainless Outdoor Kitchens

NKBA CEUs: .1

NKBA Education Hours: 0

Attendance Requirement: Attendees must participate in a minimum 80% of the session in order to receive CEUs (Continuing Education Units).  The viewing of recorded sessions does not count towards this requirement.

Prerequisites: None

Required Materials: N/A




Starts:
3/9/2017 12:00:00 PM
Course Code:DI1178/REG
Learning Path:Design & Inspiration
Learning Type:Event
Event Delivery Type:Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Learning Level:Introductory
Member Price: $0.00
Non-Member Price: $0.00

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+ How to Make the Outdoor Kitchen a Part of Your Business
Starts: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 12:00 PM
FREE

REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE WEBINAR

Gain important insight on how to properly design and install an outdoor kitchen. Discuss current trends in the outdoor kitchen market and understand how the outdoor kitchen can open new revenue streams for business owners. Most importantly, learn how educating yourself on what's happening in the outdoor room market can lead to increased sales, client retention and complete client satisfaction, as well as expanding possible design services.

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Speak confidently about outdoor kitchens to their customers.
  • Apply the basics on how to properly design and install an outdoor kitchen.
  • Identify, based on ideas presented, how to possibly penetrate their respective markets better by offering increased design services for your clients.

Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Start Time: 12:00-1:00pm ET; 11:00-12:00pm CT; 10:00-11:00am MT; 9:00-10:00am PT

Presenter: Russ Greene, Primeline Outdoor

NKBA CEUs: .1

NKBA Education Hours: 0

Attendance Requirement: Attendees must participate in a minimum 80% of the session in order to receive CEUs (Continuing Education Units).  The viewing of recorded sessions does not count towards this requirement.

Prerequisites: None

Required Materials: N/A

 




Starts:
3/14/2017 12:00:00 PM
Course Code:DI1180/REG
Learning Path:Design & Inspiration
Learning Type:Event
Event Delivery Type:Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Learning Level:Introductory
Member Price: $0.00
Non-Member Price: $0.00

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+ Outdoor Kitchen Design Principals
Starts: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 12:00 PM
Member Price: $99.00
Non-Member Price: $119.00

REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE COURSE

The purpose of this course is to educate kitchen designers about the specific considerations for creating outdoor kitchens that meet the needs of their clients, including year-round enjoyment in a variety of climates, ease of cleaning and maintenance, safety and specific functionality. 

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate a client’s outdoor cooking and entertaining needs.
  • Assess the proposed site for a complete outdoor kitchen.
  • Apply proven indoor kitchen design principles to the specific needs of the outdoors.
  • Understand a myriad of options in outdoor kitchen equipment.
  • Specify finishes and materials that will stand up to the elements.
  • Identify common outdoor kitchen design mistakes and misconceptions and how to avoid them.

Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Start Time: 12:00-2:00pm ET; 11:00-1:00pm CT; 10:00-12:00pm MT; 9:00-11:00am PT

Presenter: Russ Falk, Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet

NKBA CEUs: .2

NKBA Education Hours: 2

Attendance Requirement: Attendees must participate in a minimum 80% of the session in order to receive CEUs (Continuing Education Units).  The viewing of recorded sessions does not count towards this requirement.

Prerequisites: None

Required Materials: N/A




Starts:
3/28/2017 12:00:00 PM
Course Code:DI1179/REG
Learning Path:Design & Inspiration
Learning Type:Event
Event Delivery Type:Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Learning Level:Introductory
Member Price: $99.00
Non-Member Price: $119.00

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April 2017

 
+ AKBD Certification Exam Preparation
Starts: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 01:00 PM
Member Price: $489.00
Non-Member Price: $589.00

 

REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE COURSE

This course will assist with the review of the materials and prepare the learner for the AKBD examination by reviewing the four domains of competencies and skills required of a certified professional: planning design, construction/mechanical systems, electrical systems and lighting, business management, and products/materials. This comprehensive program utilizes all 9 volumes of the NKBA Professional Resource Library (PRL).

At the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize common kitchen and bath terms found within the Professional Resource Library
  • Describe common kitchen and bath topics found within the Professional Resource Library
  • Measure exam preparedness through example exam questions

Dates/Times:    April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27 & May 2, 3, 4,  2017

                        1:00 – 2:30pm EDT

Start Time: 1:00pm EDT; 12:00pm CDT; 11:00am MDT; 10:00am PDT

 

Week 1:
Tuesday (April 4): Live virtual 90 minute session
Wednesday (April 5): Recorded 90 minute session
Thursday (April 6): Live virtual 90 minute session

Week 2:
Tuesday (April 11): Live virtual 90 minute session
Wednesday (April 12): Recorded 90 minute session
Thursday (April 13): Live virtual 90 minute session

Week 3:
Tuesday (April 18): Live virtual 90 minute session
Wednesday (April 19): Recorded 90 minute session
Thursday (April 20): Live virtual 90 minute session

Week 4:
Tuesday (April 25): Live virtual 90 minute session
Wednesday (April 26): Recorded 90 minute session
Thursday (April 27): Live virtual 90 minute session

Week 5:
Tuesday (May 2): Live virtual 90 minute session
Wednesday (May 3): Recorded 90 minute session
Thursday (May 4): Live virtual 90 minute session

Instructor: David Newton, CMKBD

NKBA CEUs: 2.40

NKBA Education Hours: 24

Attendance Requirement: Attendees must participate in a minimum 80% of the sessions in order to receive CEUs (Continuing Education Units) and NKBA Education Hours.  The viewing of recorded sessions does not count towards this requirement.

Required Materials:

  • A Complete set of the NKBA Professional Resource Library

 Note: None

Prerequisites:

  •  Familiarity and understanding of the information found in all 9 volumes of the NKBA Professional Resource Library

 

Suggested PRL Readings:

  • Sessions 1 & 2: Kitchen & Bath Products
  • Sessions 3 & 4: Kitchen and Bath Residential Construction and Systems & Kitchen and Bath Sustainable Design
  • Sessions 5, 6 & 7: Kitchen and Bath Residential Construction and Systems & Kitchen and Bath Lighting
  • Session 8: Kitchen & Bath Business and Project Management
  • Session 9: Kitchen Planning
  • Session 10: Bath Planning
  • Session 11: Kitchen and Bath Design Principles
  • Session 12: Kitchen and Bath Residential Construction and Systems
  • Sessions 13, 14 & 15: Kitchen & Bath Design Presentation

 




Starts:
4/4/2017 1:00:00 PM
Course Code:DI280/REG
Learning Path:Design & Inspiration
Learning Type:Event
Event Delivery Type:Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Learning Level:Intermediate
Member Price: $489.00
Non-Member Price: $589.00

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+ Make-up Air: Codes & Solutions
Starts: Monday, April 10, 2017 12:00 PM
FREE

REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE WEBINAR

If you design a kitchen with a range hood that exceeds 400 CFM you may be required to provide an incoming, instantaneous and equal supply of fresh air into the home. Some states and Canada have a lower CFM requirement. Make-up air is discussed in NKBA Kitchen Planning Guideline #19. Not understanding IRC M 1503.1 could cost you a delay in the completion of your project and possibly an unexpected expense to you or your client.

Objectives:

At the end of this session you will:

  • Identify the need for resupplying the home with fresh air
  • Determine how much make-up air is required for a range hood installation
  • Discuss options for make-up air with your HVAC contractors and clients

 

Date: Monday, April 10, 2017

Start Time: 12:00-1:00pm ET; 11:00-12:00pm CT; 10:00-11:00am MT; 9:00-10:00am PT

 

Presenter: David Newton, CMKBD

NKBA CEUs: .1

NKBA Education Hours: 0

Attendance Requirement: Attendees must participate in a minimum 80% of the session in order to receive CEUs (Continuing Education Units).  The viewing of recorded sessions does not count towards this requirement.

Prerequisites: None

Required Materials: N/A

 




Starts:
4/10/2017 12:00:00 PM
Course Code:DI1181/REG
Learning Path:Design & Inspiration
Learning Type:Event
Event Delivery Type:Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Learning Level:Introductory
Member Price: $0.00
Non-Member Price: $0.00

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+ Sustainable Design Principles - Beyond Eco-Friendly Products
Starts: Friday, April 21, 2017 12:00 PM
FREE

REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE WEBINAR

Cover the basics of sustainable building principles including energy usage and product lifecycle analysis. Looking beyond sourcing eco-friendly products, we will cover analyzing proposed designs for environmental impact, how to discuss sustainability with clients, best practices for resource management and social impact analysis. Dive deep into sustainability with a focus on how kitchen and bath designers can incorporate these principles into their everyday business practices.

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate proposed projects for energy consumption and possible increases in greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Increase your knowledge base and speak about sustainability with your clients and other stakeholders.
  • Analyze products for environmental impacts and how they add social impact to your projects.

Date: Friday, April 21, 2017

Start Time: 12:00-1:00pm ET; 11:00-12:00pm CT; 10:00-11:00am MT; 9:00-10:00am PT

Presenter: Joe Cain, Mio Metals

NKBA CEUs: .1

NKBA Education Hours: 0

Attendance Requirement: Attendees must participate in a minimum 80% of the session in order to receive CEUs (Continuing Education Units).  The viewing of recorded sessions does not count towards this requirement.

Prerequisites: None

Required Materials: N/A




Starts:
4/21/2017 12:00:00 PM
Course Code:DI1182/REG
Learning Path:Design & Inspiration
Learning Type:Event
Event Delivery Type:Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Learning Level:Introductory
Member Price: $0.00
Non-Member Price: $0.00

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May 2017

 
+ Lighting for Living in Place
Starts: Monday, May 01, 2017 12:00 PM
FREE

REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE WEBINAR

Learn the history of lighting and evaluate how it affects all of your clients. Join the founders of the Living In Place Institute as they explore new ideas in lighting and controls. Learn how to create a lighting plan that benefits all your clients as they continue Living In Place.

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Describe the history of lighting
  • Evaluate the benefits of better lighting
  • Increase your knowledge about new lighting ideas
  • Create a lighting plan for Living In Place

Date: Monday, May 1, 2017

Start Time: 12:00-1:00pm ET; 11:00-12:00pm CT; 10:00-11:00am MT; 9:00-10:00am PT

Presenters:    Louie Delaware, MBA, BSME, CLIPP, CAPS, ACPC

& Erik Listou, CLIPP, CAPS, CAASH, CGR, CGP, CR, LDST

NKBA CEUs: .1

NKBA Education Hours: 0

Attendance Requirement: Attendees must participate in a minimum 80% of the session in order to receive CEUs (Continuing Education Units).  The viewing of recorded sessions does not count towards this requirement.

Prerequisites: None

Required Materials: N/A




Starts:
5/1/2017 12:00:00 PM
Course Code:DI1184/REG
Learning Path:Design & Inspiration
Learning Type:Event
Event Delivery Type:Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Learning Level:Introductory
Member Price: $0.00
Non-Member Price: $0.00

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+ Advanced Lighting for Kitchens & Baths
Starts: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 12:00 PM
Member Price: $99.00
Non-Member Price: $119.00

REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE WEBINAR

You’ve taken the basic lighting classes; color temperature and the importance of lighting are clear concepts.  Where do you go now? 

This course will walk you through the next steps of lighting design from understanding reflectance to detailed specification. Learn to use your client environment to sell lighting concepts through a quick pre-course exercise.

At the end of this session you will:

  • Develop a comfort level with lighting design terms to speak intelligently to clients.
  • Understand and explain the context and dynamics of lighting to clients as a sales tool.
  • Specify and design installation lighting plans so that your work gets installed properly.

 

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Start Time: 12:00-2:00pm ET; 11:00-1:00pm CT; 10:00-12:00am MT; 9:00-11:00am PT

Presenter: Karyn Judd Reilly, CKD

NKBA CEUs: .2

NKBA Education Hours: 2

Attendance Requirement: Attendees must participate in a minimum 80% of the session in order to receive CEUs (Continuing Education Units).  The viewing of recorded sessions does not count towards this requirement.

Prerequisites: None




Starts:
5/10/2017 12:00:00 PM
Course Code:DI284/REG
Learning Path:Design & Inspiration
Learning Type:Event
Event Delivery Type:Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Learning Level:Intermediate
Member Price: $99.00
Non-Member Price: $119.00

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+ CKBD Exam Preparation - Kitchen Course
Starts: Friday, May 12, 2017 01:00 PM
Member Price: $399.00
Non-Member Price: $449.00

REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE COURSE

If you are a CBD and looking to become CKBD certified this course will help you on your way!

This course prepares the learner for the CKBD examination for Kitchens by reviewing exam guidelines and completing practice design activities. Participants will focus on a real life case study that incorporates the NKBA Kitchen Design Survey and Specification Forms, NKBA Kitchen Planning Guidelines, and Graphic and Presentation Standards.

This course meets for six sessions. During the course, participants will be required to meet several times for live virtual instruction and complete a series of homework assignments to review and discuss with the instructor.

At the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify design challenges based on real-life case studies
  • Apply problem solving techniques to design challenges common in the industry today.
  • Identify code requirements and the NKBA’s safety guidelines as applied to a kitchen.
  • Complete a Mechanical Plan as identified in the case study.
  • Identify potential issues within the client’s based on the Kitchen Survey from the case study.

Dates/Times:

May 12, 15, 17, 19, 22 & 25, 2017

1:00 – 2:30pm EDT

Start Time: 1:00pm EDT; 12:00pm CDT; 11:00am MDT; 10:00am PDT

Instructor: Judith A. Neary, CMKBD

NKBA CEUs: 1.5

NKBA Education Hours: 15

Requirements & Materials:

  •  Passed the CBD exam
  • Professional Resource Library – Complete 9 Volume Set
  • Professional Headset with Microphone (suggested headset model Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 available online)

 

Note: All participants must have the tools available to email completed assignments to the instructor. This includes scanning full size (11 x 17) hand-drafted assignments, if applicable. For the best audio and graphics, it is highly recommended that the participant uses a landline connection instead of wireless.

Attendance Requirement: Attendees must participate in a minimum 80% of the sessions in order to receive CEUs (Continuing Education Units) and NKBA Education Hours.  Attendees must also complete and submit homework assignments equaling six hours of NKBA education. The viewing of recorded sessions does not count towards this requirement.

Prerequisites:

  • Intermediate Drafting Skills
  • Mastery of NKBA Kitchen Planning Guidelines (including Access Standards and Code References)



    Starts:
    5/12/2017 1:00:00 PM
    Course Code:DI282/REG
    Learning Path:Design & Inspiration
    Learning Type:Event
    Event Delivery Type:Virtual Instructor-Led Training
    Learning Level:Intermediate
    Member Price: $399.00
    Non-Member Price: $449.00

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+ CKBD Exam Preparation Course
Starts: Friday, May 12, 2017 01:00 PM
Member Price: $699.00
Non-Member Price: $749.00

REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE COURSE

Congratulations on taking the first step toward becoming a recognized design expert in the Kitchen & Bath Industry! 

Certified designers are more apt to find quality employment, increased income, and wider media exposure over your non-certified competitors. This course provides thorough preparation for all segments of the CKBD exam including tips and best practices for submitting your drawings for the application process.  A real life case study and design challenge are included in the class structure for you to enhance your existing skill sets in preparation for the exam and submission process.  Expert advice is provided upon completion of class assignments to prepare you for the challenging concepts covered in the exam and application process.  The course structure is twelve sessions of instructor led meetings; six modules for kitchen and six modules for bath. Participants will have a variety of homework assignments through-out the course. Participation in the meetings and completion of the homework assignments will provide 30 hours of NKBA education.   

This 12 session virtual instructor-led course will help you master the core concepts tested on the CKBD Exam – Graphics & Presentation Standards, Design Solution (Planning and Safety) Elevation, Mechanical, Construction, and Specifications.

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Apply problem solving techniques to a unique design solution based on detailed client specifications.
  • Draw a complete set of design documents that identifies code requirements and the NKBA’s safety guidelines.
  • Complete the NKBA Specifications Form and identify potential issues within the client’s home.
  • Identify design challenges based on real-life case studies

 

Promotional incentive:  You will receive $100 rebate off the CKBD application fee upon passing the CKBD Exam Prep Course AND the CKBD Exam.  Note: You must complete and pass both to receive rebate.

Dates/Times:

May 12, 15, 17, 19, 22 & 25, 31 and June 2, 5, 7, 9 & 12, 2017

1:00 – 2:30pm EDT

Start Time: 1:00pm EDT; 12:00pm CDT; 11:00am MDT; 10:00am PDT

Instructor: Judith A. Neary, CMKBD

NKBA CEUs: 3.0

NKBA Education Hours: 30

Required Materials: Professional Resource Library – Complete 9 Volume Set

                                 Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset or comparable headset with microphone

Requirement: Registrant must be an NKBA certified Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD)




Starts:
5/12/2017 1:00:00 PM
Course Code:DI281/REG
Learning Path:Design & Inspiration
Learning Type:Event
Event Delivery Type:Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Learning Level:Intermediate
Member Price: $699.00
Non-Member Price: $749.00

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+ Show Your Work in a Better Light!
Starts: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 12:00 PM
FREE

REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE WEBINAR

Join Doug Walter, AIA, as he presents new and original research on lighting! Learn from award-winning examples and case studies of before and after kitchens where the principles of better lighting have been applied and yielded both higher customer satisfaction and lower energy costs. Discover new technologies that will change the way we light homes in the next decade, as well as what is effective right now. People are a lot like plants; they like light! Clients are unanimous in asking us to "make the space lighter and brighter." With the age of the median population rising, higher light levels are a necessity for safety, and yet stricter energy codes demand lower energy usage. Fortunately, LEDs have arrived, and with them the answer to higher light levels for less wattage. Come away with easy rules of thumb to improve kitchen and bath lighting and create happier clients.

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the best light for any space to efficiently use it for best results, day or night.
  • Increase your knowledge about the latest lighting technologies for the home, and what really works now.
  • Describe how to apply easy tips to improve the lighting layouts of future products.

Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Start Time: 12:00-1:00pm ET; 11:00-12:00pm CT; 10:00-11:00am MT; 9:00-10:00am PT

Presenter: Doug Walter, AIA

NKBA CEUs: .1

NKBA Education Hours: 0

Attendance Requirement: Attendees must participate in a minimum 80% of the session in order to receive CEUs (Continuing Education Units).  The viewing of recorded sessions does not count towards this requirement.

Prerequisites: None

Required Materials: N/A




Starts:
5/30/2017 12:00:00 PM
Course Code:DI1183/REG
Learning Path:Design & Inspiration
Learning Type:Event
Event Delivery Type:Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Learning Level:Introductory
Member Price: $0.00
Non-Member Price: $0.00

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+ CKBD Exam Preparation - Bath Course
Starts: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 01:00 PM
Member Price: $399.00
Non-Member Price: $449.00

REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE COURSE

If you are a CKD and looking to become CKBD certified this course will help you on your way!

This course prepares the learner for the CKBD examination for Baths by reviewing exam guidelines and completing practice design activities. Participants will focus on creating a design solution that incorporates the NKBA Bath Design Survey and Specification Forms, NKBA Bath Planning Guidelines, and Graphic and Presentation Standards.

 

This course meets for six sessions. During the course, participants will be required to meet several times for live virtual instruction and complete a series of homework assignments to review and discuss with the instructor.

At the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify design challenges based on real-life case studies.
  • Apply problem solving techniques to a unique design solution based on detailed client specifications.
  • Draw a complete set of design documents that includes code requirements and the NKBA’s safety guidelines.
  • Complete the NKBA Specifications Form and identify potential issues within the client’s home.

Dates/Times:

May 31 & June 2, 5, 7, 9 & 12, 2017

1:00 – 2:30pm EDT

Start Time: 1:00pm EDT; 12:00pm CDT; 11:00am MDT; 10:00am PDT

Instructor: Judith A. Neary, CMKBD

NKBA CEUs: 1.5

NKBA Education Hours: 15

Requirements & Materials:

  •  Passed the CKD exam
  • Professional Resource Library – Complete 9 Volume Set
  • Professional Headset with Microphone (suggested headset model Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 available online)

 Note: All participants must have the tools available to email completed assignments to the instructor. This includes scanning full size (11 x 17) hand-drafted assignments, if applicable. For the best audio and graphics, it is highly recommended that the participant uses a landline connection instead of wireless.

Attendance Requirement: Attendees must participate in a minimum 80% of the sessions in order to receive CEUs (Continuing Education Units) and NKBA Education Hours.  Attendees must also complete and submit homework assignments equaling six hours of NKBA education. The viewing of recorded sessions does not count towards this requirement.

Prerequisites:

  • Intermediate Drafting Skills
  • Mastery of NKBA Kitchen Planning Guidelines (including Access Standards and Code References)



Starts:
5/31/2017 1:00:00 PM
Course Code:DI283/REG
Learning Path:Design & Inspiration
Learning Type:Event
Event Delivery Type:Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Learning Level:Intermediate
Member Price: $399.00
Non-Member Price: $449.00

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