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  Together: Agile and “Training from the BACK of the Room!” 

The video above was created by Xebia (“Creating Digital Winners”)
for the TBR class facilitated by Certified Trainer Thorsten Oliver Kalnin
in the Netherlands, June 2017 

(Website updated February 21st 2018)


You’ll find the best of brain-based learning, training, and teaching on this website. Check out Sharon’s newest blog: Reposting: “6 Ways to Quit Bullet Points with Style” by Podium Wisdom

For book-lovers, view: On My 2018 Bookshelf: Some Great Books for the New Year.

If you haven’t already downloaded your free 2018 Pocket Cards, click on the following blog: Reposting: Pocket Cards – 10 Super-Easy Health Tips for 2018.

And be sure to download the useful give-aways on the blog posts below:

Enhancing Any Learning Experience with Pocket-Cards (Set 2)

Experience 5 Easy Group Management Strategies

The 4Cs Design Checklist –  Contributed by Christine Brautigam

“The 6 Trumps Bookmark” to go with “The 6 Trumps Guide”

One-Minute Openers And Closers To add Energy And Engagement To Your Training  

3 Ways to Engage ALL Audiences (No Matter What Your Topic Is)

Scroll down this column for more practical give-aways after the line-up of public classes below.

2018 PUBLIC CLASSES
(check back – classes added monthly)

Minnesota USA (April)
(only Trainer Certification Course for Spring/Summer, 2018)

NOTE: Register early – classes sell out FAST! 

Facilitator: Sharon Bowman
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
Dates: April 12th – 13th 2018; Training from the BACK of the Room! (early bird discount available – see registration page)

Dates: April 17th or 19th 2018;  Trainer Certification Course: How to Present “Training from the BACK of the Room” (see NOTE below)

NOTE: The 1-day Trainer Certification Course days (April 14th, 15th, 17th, 19th) that follow the 2-day TBR class have sold out and there is a wait-list at this time. Please let Training Coordinator Nicole Fleming know if you are interested – there may be a few seats opening up for either the 17th or the 19th: nicole.fleming@braintrustgroup.com.  FYI: The 2-day TBR class is a prerequisite for the 1-day Trainer Certification Course.

Sponsored by: The Braintrust Consulting Group

St. Louis, Missouri USA (February)

Facilitators: TBR Certified Trainers Jolene Jangles and Joe Ziadeh
Location: St Louis, Missouri, USA
Dates: February 23rd – 24th 2018; Training from the BACK of the Room 
Sponsored by: Balanced Agility

London, England UK (March)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Jean-Paul Bayley
Location: London, England, UK
Dates: March 19th – 20th 2018Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: Actineo Consulting LLP

JUST ADDED: Atlanta, Georgia, USA (March)

Facilitator:  TBR Certified Trainer Avinash “Nash” Tripathi
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Dates: March 24th – 25th 2018Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: Agileitis

Little Rock, Arkansas, USA (April)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Jenny Tarwater
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Dates: April 23rd – 24th 2018Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: BlueShift Innovation

JUST ADDED: Portland, Maine USA (May)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Jenny Tarwater
Location: Portland, Maine USA
Dates: May 2nd – 3rd 2018; Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: BlueShift Innovation

JUST ADDED: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (May)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Kim Brainard
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Dates: May 9th – 10th 2018; Training from the BACK of the Room

Kansas City, Missouri, USA (May)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Jenny Tarwater
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Dates: May 14th – 15th 2018Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: BlueShift Innovation

Baltimore, Maryland/Washington D.C. Area, USA (May)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Kim Brainard
Location: Baltimore, Maryland / Washington D.C. Area, USA
Dates: May 14th- 15th 2018; Training from the BACK of the Room (early-bird special offered – see registration page)
Sponsored by: Agile Brain

JUST ADDED: Ashburn, Virginia, USA (May)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Salah Elleithy
Location: Ashburn, Virginia, USA
Dates: May 26th – 27th, 2018Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: SparkAgility

Nuremberg, Germany (June)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Rolf F. Katzenberger
Location: Nuremberg, Germany
Dates: June 11th – 12th, 2018; Training from the BACK of the Room!
Sponsored by: Pragmatic Teams
Note: This course, including all materials and slides, will be taught in German.

Omaha, Nebraska, USA (June)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Jenny Tarwater
Location: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Dates: June 11th – 12th 2018Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: BlueShift Innovation

London, England UK (June)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Abid Quereshi
Location: London, England, UK
Dates: June 28th – 29th 2018Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: SQS Group UK

JUST ADDED: San Diego, California, USA (August)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Victor Bonacci
Location: San Diego, California, USA
Dates: August 4th – 5th 2018; Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: Training from the Back of California / Thrivency

JUST ADDED: Irvine, California, USA (September)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Victor Bonacci
Location: Irvine, California, USA
Dates: September 15th – 16th 2018; Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: Training from the Back of California / Thrivency

 London, England UK (September)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Jean-Paul Bayley
Location: London, UK
Dates: September 24th – 25th 2018Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: Actineo Consulting LLP 

Here are FOUR more great giveaways to download and share:

A Quick Guide to the 4Cs Map

The 6 Trumps Guide (You’ll Never Teach or Train Without It!)

4 PowerPoint Tips You MUST Know Before Making Your Next Presentation

4 More Ways to Study Smart! (Hint: They are NOT What You Think!)

“Sharon Bowman knows her ‘stuff” AND, more importantly, she knows how to teach you her ‘stuff.’ Thanks, Sharon!” Kim Waycaster, Regional Training Specialist, Security Finance

“Action-packed learning which touches ALL styles. Whether you are a ‘newbie’ or an ‘oldie,’ Sharon provides tools and techniques that will enhance the learning experience that you facilitate.” Sarah Hoey, Program Leader, General Mills

“High energy, content rich, worth every penny! What a fantastic way to recharge your training battery!” Cindi Bishop, Senior Trainer, Paramount Health Care

“Sharon Bowman presents ideas in a clear, thoughtful way. Her preparedness shows through her examples, metaphors, and ability to be flexible with content based on attendee interests and feedback. Her expertise is for REAL!” Lynn Maloney, National Sales Training and Development Manager, Hallmark Cards, Inc., KS 

“Excellent training for anyone responsible for teaching others, young or old, regardless of their subject.” Nick Colonna, Trainer for Nevada Energy

“I realized quickly that people and companies across the globe have extremely similar issues that face them regarding training and how to implement it successfully. Sharon flawlessly presents useable solutions that will work for anyone, anywhere.” D. Todd Hodges, Field Services Trainer

“This breaks the mold of traditional teaching methods by introducing new, enriching, and engaging activities to facilitate learning.”Brent Chelker, Technical Accounting Manager, Rally, Inc. CO