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  Watch “Training from the BACK of the Room” in Action! 

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

The videos above were created by Xebia (“Creating Digital Winners”) for TBR classes facilitated by Certified Trainer Thorsten Oliver Kalnin in the Netherlands, 2017

A Short Introduction to “Training from the BACK of the Room!”


The video above was created by Certified Trainers Dana Pylayeva and Anil Jaising
New York USA, December 2018

(Website updated February 22nd 2019)


You’ll find the best of brain-based learning, training, and teaching on this website. Be sure to read Sharon’s newest blog post: Free Infographic: Got a Minute? 60-Second Activities to Revisit Content.

For free infographics, click on:

4 Group Management Tools

Wake ‘Em Up! 7 Tips for Interactive E-Learning.

9 Ideas that Will Make You a Better Teacher, Trainer, or Instructor.

7 Ways to Engage Resistant Learners.

2 Free Infographics for You: The 4Cs and the 6 Trumps.

4 Ways to Make Your Message Stick.

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.

2019 PUBLIC CLASSES

(check back – classes added monthly)

NOTE: For the 2019 Trainer Certification Course days, scroll to the Austin, TX May 2019 dates for details and links to sign up on the wait-lists.

Bangalore, India (March)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Hastie
Location: Bangalore, India
Dates: March 23rd – 24th  2019; – ICAgile Presents “Training from the Back of the Room”
Sponsored by: Agile India Conference
Note: Special pricing is available for ICAgile Member Organizations – contact us for more information.

London, England, UK (March)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Jean-Paul Bayley
Location: London, England, UK
Dates: March 25th – 26th  2019; Training from the BACK of the Room Sponsored by: Actineo Consulting LLP

JUST ADDED: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA (April)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Jason Tanner
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Dates: April 3rd – 4th, 2019; Training from the Back of the Room (early bird special offered – see registration link)
Sponsored by: Applied Frameworks

London, England, UK (April)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Ben Maynard
Location: London, England, UK
Dates: April 4th – 5th 2019; Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: Adventures with Agile

JUST ADDED: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India (April)

Facilitators: TBR Certified Trainers Dana Pylayeva, Anil Jaising
Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Dates: April 20th – 21st 2019; Training from the BACK of the Room (super early-bird and other discounts available)
Sponsored by: Concepts & Beyond, Inc.

JUST ADDED: Hyderabad, Telangana, India (April)

Facilitators: TBR Certified Trainers Dana Pylayeva, Anil Jaising
Location: Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Dates: April 23rd – 24th 2019; Training from the BACK of the Room (super early-bird and other discounts available)
Sponsored by: Concepts & Beyond, Inc.

JUST ADDED: Delhi, NCR, India (April)

Facilitators: TBR Certified Trainers Dana Pylayeva, Anil Jaising
Location: Delhi, NCR India
Dates: April 26th – 27th 2019; Training from the BACK of the Room  (super early-bird and other discounts available)
Sponsored by: Concepts & Beyond, Inc.

Berlin, Germany (May)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Julian Kea
Location: Berlin, Germany
Dates: May 6th – 7th 2019; Training from the BACK of the Room  (early-bird special available)
Sponsored by: [ki:]®Learning

JUST ADDED: New York City, New York, USA (May)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainers Dana Pylayeva, Anil Jaising
Location: New York City, New York, USA
Dates: May 7th – 8th 2019; Training from the BACK of the Room (early-bird and alumni discounts available)
Sponsored by: Concepts & Beyond, Inc.

NOW OPENED TO THE PUBLIC:
Austin, Texas, USA (May)

Facilitators: TBR Certified Trainers Nicole Fleming, Brian Rabon
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Dates: May 16th – 17th 2019; Training from the BACK of the Room  (early-bird special offered – see registration page)
Sponsored by: The Braintrust Consulting Group

SOLD OUT: Austin, Texas, USA (May)
(Put your name on the wait-list to be contacted about TCC days when they are added to the calendar) 

NOTE: These classes have sold out. Based on interest, more TCC days will be added during the summer/fall 2019 – check back here by the end of January 2019 for updates to the TCC calendar dates.

Facilitators: TBR Certified Trainer Nicole Fleming (with Sharon Bowman, TCC Assistant)
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Dates: May 18th 2019; Wait-List for the “Trainer Certification Course”
Note: This class is sold out. Put your name on the wait-list to be contacted about additional TCC dates for 2019.
Sponsored by: The Braintrust Consulting Group

Facilitators: TBR Certified Trainer Nicole Fleming (with Sharon Bowman, TCC Assistant)
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Dates: May 19th 2019; Wait-List for the “Trainer Certification Course”
Note: This class is sold out. Put your name on the wait-list to be contacted about additional TCC dates for 2019.
Sponsored by: The Braintrust Consulting Group For more information about the above 2019 TCC classes, please read the blog post: Announcing the May 2019 TBR and TCC Classes, Austin, Texas.

Cologne, Germany (May)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Thorsten Oliver Kalnin
Location: Cologne, Germany
Dates: May 23rd – 24th 2019; Training from the BACK of the Room (early-bird special offered – see registration page)
Sponsored by: The Third Art – Agile Coaching & Mentoring

Vienna, Austria (June)
Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Thorsten Oliver Kalnin
Location: Vienna, Austria
Dates: June 13th – 14th 2019; Training from the BACK of the Room (early-bird special offered – see registration page)
Sponsored by: Agile Experts
Greater Washington D.C. Area, USA (August)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Nicole Fleming
Location: Greater Washington D.C. Area, USA
Dates: August 7th – 8th 2019; Training from the BACK of the Room
(early-bird special offered – see registration page)

Sponsored by: The Braintrust Consulting Group

Berlin, Germany (September)
Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Julian Kea
Location: Berlin, Germany
Dates: September 16th – 17th 2019; Training from the BACK of the Room (early-bird special available)
NOTE: This class will be taught in German
Sponsored by: [ki:]®Learning
London, England, UK (September) 

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Jean-Paul Bayley
Location: London, England, UK
Dates: September 23rd – 24th 2019; Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: Actineo Consulting LLP

Cologne, Germany (October)
Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Thorsten Oliver Kalnin
Location: Cologne, Germany
Dates: October 17th – 18th 2019; Training from the BACK of the Room (early-bird special offered – see registration page)

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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