Hey there! My name is Kurtis Smith, Director of Training & Content Development at the K-Method Training Group. My career began in the automotive retail industry and from there, I realized that I had a passion for helping others reach their full potential and to take charge of their own personal and professional development. Subsequently, that passion steered me on a path to where I am today. As a dedicated, passionate, and result-oriented training professional, I bring over two decades of experience, know-how and personal insights for developing and delivering workforce training solutions to improve employee-performance. My goal is that you will use this channel to get the answers, information, and directions you need to build your own workforce training solutions. From time to time, other subject matter experts will be invited to speak on topics related to workforce strategies such as: apprenticeships, upskilling & reskilling employees, identifying workforce agents & training partners, finding funding resources, and understanding the tools to grow your business in a virtual environment. To learn more about my structured training solutions and learning platform, visit K-Method Academy, where businesses, trainers and entrepreneurs can discover what tools are available to train, deliver and develop their workforce.
ASKK003: How To Build Out Your Workforce Training Curriculum
In this episode, Kurtis breaks down how to build your workforce training curriculum. He defines the best practices and essential components of a workforce curriculum with a special focus on COVID-19’s market disruptions. Kurtis takes employee interpretation out of training and replaces it with proven accountability standards that are predictable, repeatable, and trackable. Tune in to learn how you can jumpstart the onboarding process with solid expectations and help existing employees prevent performance plateaus.
ASKK002: Why Every Company Needs Their Own Workforce Training Program
In this episode, Kurtis unpacks the ingredients of a comprehensive training curriculum that businesses need to build a solid workforce development program. He describes recent disruptions to the traditional sales business model, addresses how these changes lead to skill deficiencies, and provides an overview on how to stay competitive despite the recent paradigm shift. Kurtis shares the blueprint for how to overcome these challenges and thrive in an increasingly virtual business environment.
ASKK001: About Ask Kurtis Podcast & What to Expect
In this episode, Kurtis sets the tone for what you can expect from the AskKurtis Podcast. He defines workforce training and explores the elements you will need to craft a successful program. He talks about the benefits of developing your own internal training program, the guests and subject matter experts who will share their knowledge, and an overview of the topics to be covered in this podcast series.