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KBB

SPECIAL

KBIS 2020

SECTION

Class Is in Session

NKBA expands learning opportunities during KBIS
BY DIANNE M. POGODA

The NKBA has raised the stakes for education at KBIS 2020 in Las Vegas,
Jan. 21-23. Building on the success of the two-hour professional development
courses offered at KBIS 2019, NKBA will offer three such sessions next January, one each day of the show, as part of its Voices from the Industry (VFTI)
Conference. These courses offer 0.2 CEU credits and two education hours
toward earning or maintaining AKBD, CKBD or CMKBD certification.
All three sessions will be held in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention
Center, Room N230, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. each day.
These sessions are part of the annual VFTI Conference, which consistently
draws big crowds of professionals who want to expand their businesses and
advance their careers.For 2020,there will be 74 sessions in five categories: Grow
Your Business, Kitchen & Bath Specialty Training, Design, Management and
Customer Service, scheduled throughout the three days of KBIS. One-day or
three-day passes may be purchased at registration or on site.The conference will
feature 25 new speakers, as well as many returning favorites. All one-hour sessions offer 0.1 NKBA CEU,and many qualify for other industry CEUs as well.
NEW! BADGE CLASSES AND ON-SITE TESTING

In addition, the association will host three Specialty Badge review and on-site
testing sessions as part of the show. The Specialty Badges, a micro-credentialing program introduced last year, allows badge holders to communicate
focused knowledge in a particular aspect of the kitchen and bath industry. It
distinguishes the holder as being well-versed and educated in a single competency and provides extensive networking and marketing opportunities to
expand professional growth. Five badges were initially launched - Cabinetry,
Floorplans & Specifications, Sales & Marketing, Remodeling and Living
in Place - and additional badges will roll out by KBIS 2020. These include
Sustainability, Color, Lighting and Smart Home Design.
Members who wish to take a test-prep class, immediately followed by the
exam, for the Sustainability, Cabinetry or Remodeling badge at KBIS may
do so. One class will be offered each day (see schedule on page 31). Members
must purchase the program for the specific badge prior to KBIS.
TWO-HOUR SPECIAL CLASSES

The first of the two-hour special sessions takes place on Tuesday, Jan. 21,
under the Grow your Business track. Managing Business Growth for
Profitability and Sanity: Taking Care of Yourself, Your Business and
Your Bottom Line will be taught by Fred Reikowsky, a professional business
coach, leadership trainer and speaker, who is licensed with the Professional
Business Coaches Alliance. He founded Legacy Business Leaders LLC, a
business coaching and leadership training firm, in 2012 after a 33-year career
as a building contractor and five years of non-profit leadership.
In this course, he will discuss some challenges - personal, emotional, financial and more - of managing a growing business in the kitchen, bath and
remodeling industry and how to avoid it spiraling out of control. He'll share
sound and proven systems and strategies to regain control and understand

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fundamental business disciplines and the skills
required to implement them and win.
On Wednesday, Jan. 22, Doug Walter, AKBD,
AIA, architect, writer, researcher and principal of
Doug Walter Architects,will teach Kitchen & Bath
Lighting"College:"FromTheory to Practice,part
of the Design track.This intense lighting course will
cover changes in illumination - from widespread
adoption of LEDs and technological advances in
the quantity, quality and efficiency of lighting - in
a workshop covering the basics to advanced theory.
He will also demonstrate how to apply that theory to
K&B design. Denver-based Walter has specialized
in residential remodeling for the past 40 years with
special expertise in lighting,accessibility,historic preservation and kitchens and baths, and he'll share this
with the class.He's also currently serving on a national
working group for NKBA, charged with rewriting
the Kitchen & Bathroom Planning Guidelines, as
well as creating the Lighting Specialty Badge.
On Thursday, Jan. 23, Victoria Downing, president and chief inspiration officer for Remodeler's
Advantage Inc., and a respected authority in the
remodeling industry, will conduct It's All About
Delegation on the Management track. This
course will emphasize the importance of delegating tasks and responsibilities to employees and
how this is a key to growth. She'll share the process for identifying tasks to delegate, choosing the
right person to take over certain responsibilities,
monitoring progress and coaching for success.
For nearly 30 years, Downing has helped owners
of remodeling companies build strong, consistently profitable businesses. She has created one
of the industry's largest communities of motivated
remodelers through Remodelers Advantage University and the Roundtables Peer Group Program
and is cohost of "PowerTips Unscripted,"a weekly
podcast featuring interviews of thought-leaders
from the remodeling and associated industries.
The three professional development courses are
included with VFTI conference passes. Badge
test-prep and testing sessions will be held in
South Hall and must be purchased separately.
For more information, visit KBIS.com and 
click on Education.

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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019
Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Note
NKBA Note
Happenings
Trends Perfect surfaces: walls, floors & countertops
NKBA Insiders Sharing today’s
Better Business The benefits of professional creds
Hot Topic Wellness: the new buzzword
Research Roundup A market report on outdoor kitchens
Stories from the Field Solutions to common project challenges
KBIS 2020 A guide to what to see and do at the show
Small Spaces Tight guest bath goes glam retreat
Balanced Budget Builder basic to farmhouse inspired
Before & After Dark & dated to big & bright
What’s Hot Showers & dishwashers
Last Word Designer takes chances
Check out the winners of the 2019 Designs of the Year competition!
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Intro
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Cover2
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Contents
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 4
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 5
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Editor’s Note
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 7
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Show Note
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 9
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - NKBA Note
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 11
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Happenings
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 13
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Trends Perfect surfaces: walls, floors & countertops
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 17
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - NKBA Insiders Sharing today’s
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 19
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 20
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Better Business The benefits of professional creds
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Hot Topic Wellness: the new buzzword
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Research Roundup A market report on outdoor kitchens
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Stories from the Field Solutions to common project challenges
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 26
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - KBIS 2020 A guide to what to see and do at the show
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Small Spaces Tight guest bath goes glam retreat
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Balanced Budget Builder basic to farmhouse inspired
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Before & After Dark & dated to big & bright
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 41
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - What’s Hot Showers & dishwashers
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Check out the winners of the 2019 Designs of the Year competition!
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