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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 May 26th 2018)

You’ll find the best of brain-based learning, training, and teaching on this website. Be sure to read Sharon’s newest blog post: “How to Transform PowerPoint from a Lecture Tool into a Learning Tool.” 

Also, below are blog posts with a number of useful give-aways to help you become a more skilled learner, trainer, teacher, instructor, coach:

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)

NOTE: The next 1-day Trainer Certification Course (TCC) will be held in May 2019 in Austin Texas (dates and venue TBD). There will also be a 2-day TBR class held in Austin right before the TCC day (the TBR class is a prerequisite for the 1-day TCC). The Austin TBR class will be presented by two TBR Certified Trainers from the sponsoring company, The Braintrust Consulting Group. To be put on the pre-registration list for either/both the Austin TBR class and/or the TCC day, please contact Training Coordinator Nicole Fleming at Nicole.Fleming@braintrustgroup.com.  

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 will be taught in German (with German workbooks and slides).

Mt. Dora (Central Florida Area), USA (June)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Jeff Davis
Location: Mt. Dora (Central Florida Area), USA
Dates: June 13th – 14th 2018; Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: Workforce Excellence Group, LLC  

Omaha, Nebraska, USA (June)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Jenny Tarwater
Location: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Dates: June 19th – 20th 2018Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: BlueShift Innovation

JUST ADDED: London, England, UK (June)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Simon Powers
Location: London, England, UK
Dates: June 28th – 29th 2018Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: Adventures with Agile

Little Rock, Arkansas, USA (July)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Jenny Tarwater
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Dates: July 17th – 18th 2018Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: BlueShift Innovation

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

Atlanta, Georgia, USA (August)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Kelly Pfeiffer
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Dates: August 8th – 9th 2018; Training from the BACK of the Room

Ashburn, Virginia, USA (August)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Nisha Kaushik
Location: Ashburn, Virginia, USA
Dates: August 17th – 18th 2018; Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: Agileitis

Melbourne, Australia (August)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Shane Hastie
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Dates: August 24th – 25th 2018Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: ICAgile and Elabor8

Richmond, Virginia, USA (September)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Kim Brainard
Location: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Dates: September 10th – 11th 2018; Training from the BACK of the Room 

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

Dallas/Plano, Texas, USA (September)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Brian Milner
Location: Dallas/Plano, Texas, USA
 Dates: September 15th – 16th 2018; Training from the BACK of the Room (Early bird, military, and public school teacher discount available. See website for more information.)
Sponsored by:Improving

London, England, UK (September) 

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

JUST ADDED: Nuremberg, Germany (September)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Rolf F. Katzenberger
Location: Nuremberg, Germany
Dates: September 24th – 25th 2018; Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: Pragmatic Teams
Note: This course will be taught in German (with German workbooks and slides).

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

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Kim Brainard
Location: Baltimore, Maryland  / Washington D.C. Area, USA
Dates: December 3rd – 4th, 2018; Training from the BACK of the Room

 

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!)

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