Aaron L. Smith

Aaron L. Smith

Your Human Resource Management Expert in Design Thinking and Instructional Design

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Presentation Topics

Modernizing STEM and Workforce in COVID Times

Learn the four secrets to maximize instructional design that will engage participants.

Creating a Hybrid Employee

Human Resource Management continues to seek out the best employees. See how it's done more efficiently. Let us show you how to conduct a session that enables your employees to build transferrable skills.

Preparing the Workforce of the Future

With some strategy in design thinking, you'll see how to optimize yourself and your colleagues.

Closing the Skills Gap

A key component to ensuring workers have all they need must come from Learning Management Systems (LMS).

Upscaling the Existing Workforce

Whether you deliver SaaS or other particular products and services, you must know the three key components to upscale your workforce.

Optimizing Autonomous Learning

Vital Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Instructional Design facets play a vital role if you're serious about continuous learning.

Meet Aaron L. Smith

STEM Innovator Speaker, Founder of Workplace Readiness Solutions, Top 50 Excellence In Education

Dr. Aaron L. Smith is the innovative founder and CEO of Workplace Readiness Solutions, a Hampton Roads-based organization specializing in transforming corporate training and leadership.  A leading authority in STEM and workforce development, a Fortune 100 global speaker, an Amazon Best Selling Author, and advocated for reforming education as we know it with clients in over 25 cities, 4 countries, and 2 continents.  Aaron’s work includes being an educator at multiple levels.

He has presented for Verizon, Primerica, Hult Prize Leadership, STEAMEx, Virginia’s Joint Commission of Technology & Science, Virginia Department of Aviation, the National Career Pathways Network, and the National Career Clusters Institute. Author of 3 books, a dissertation, and been featured in well-known media outlets such as Market Watch, the Virginia Economic Review, and Front Runners.

Aaron’s expertise in Human Resource Management, Instructional Design and Design Thinking has helped thousands across the globe.

His main key points cover:

  1. Micro learning In The Career to Career Continuum
  2. STEM Development and Implementation For Better Profitability
  3. Mastering the Essential Skills for Tomorrow’s Workplace
  4. Leveraging Technology to Scale Mastery

Aaron’s vision is to provide children across the world where they can receive STEM education as if they are C-Suite executives.

Presentation Topics

Aaron L. Smith has delivered some innovative presentations based upon people’s interests.

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Books by Aaron L. Smith, Ph.D.

Here are books written by Aaron L. Smith

Awakening Your STEM School written by Aaron L. Smith


Here's the new cover to the Study Guide Blank Check that's written by Aaron L. Smith


Blank Check is Aaron L Smith 's new book.


Aaron L. Smith

Inspiring young adults to reimagine public education, Blank Check is a novel about young people and a generation that is prepared to step in and re-engineer public education.

A fictional tale grounded in pure reality. Blank Check, an intriguing, inspirational Young Adult novel, that takes place on a fictional U.S. island. 

Read Aaron L. Smith's Blogs

Instructional Design Jobs must be detailed.

Improve Instructional Design Jobs Through Data Analytics and Insights

Instructional design jobs can be beneficial in streamlining learning processes and delivering better results. However, it’s important that it not be thought of as a one-off creative process. Instructional design is creative and intuitive. But we must also review the … Read More

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Managing Performance 101 - the basics

Managing Performance 101: Optimizing HR Practice into Learning Design

Managing one’s performance is an essential aspect of any business, especially as the business grows in size. With size comes more employees, and more employees mean more management. HR can streamline a lot of the issues that come with an … Read More

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Course Designers must also include the user experience

12 Course Design Questions That Impact User Experience

We continue our focus on how instructional designers and educators must make course design smarter. If you’re reading the series for the first time, check out the first blog, explaining the comprehensive approach for ABOUT DESIGN. You are also encouraged to read … Read More

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