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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 August 14th 2017)

Check out Sharon’s newest blog post: “How Playing a Musical Instrument Benefits Your Brain” by TED-Ed.

While on the blog page, also check out: “Grab That Spoon!” A Fun Summer Training Game

There are more useful give-aways on the blog posts below:

Pocket Cards (Set 2): 10 Easy Ways to Enhance Any Learning 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”

You Said It but Did They Get It? How to Check for Understanding
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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.

2017 PUBLIC CLASSES 
(check back – classes added monthly)
Atlanta, Georgia USA (August)

Facilitators: TBR Certified Trainers Rob Smith and Jenny Tarwater
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Dates: Aug 26th – 27th 2017Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: nTier

Cologne, Germany (September)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Thorsten Oliver Kalnin
Location: Cologne, Germany
Dates: September 25th – 26th 2017; Training from the BACK of the Room (early bird special offered – see registration page)
Sponsored by: The Third Art: Making a Real Difference

ONLY A FEW SEATS LEFT:
London, England (September)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Jean-Paul Bayley
Location: London, England
Dates: September 25th – 26th 2017; Training from the BACK of the Room  (early bird special offered – see registration page)
Sponsored by: Bay Spark

London, England (October)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Abid Quereshi
Location: London, England
Dates: October 5th – 6th 2017; Training from the BACK of the Room 
Sponsored by: SQS

St. Louis, Missouri USA (October)

Facilitators: TBR Certified Trainers Joe Ziadeh, Jenny Tarwater
Location: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Dates: Oct 9th – 10th 2017Training from the BACK of the Room (link to follow soon)
Sponsored by: Agile Midwest

 UPDATED: Ellicott City, Maryland, USA (October)

Facilitators: TBR Certified Trainers Bruce and Sherri Wahlgren
Location: Ellicott City, Maryland
Dates: October 16th –  17th 2017; Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: Workforce Excellence Group

Orange County, California USA (October)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Elisabeth Sanders-Park
Location: Irvine, California, USA
Dates: Oct 19th – 20th 2017Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: WorkNet Solutions

Dublin, Ireland (October)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Kim Brainard
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Dates: October 26th – 27th 2017; Training from the BACK of the Room (early-bird special offered – see registration page)
Sponsored by: Radtac

London, England (November)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Abid Quereshi
Location: London, England
Dates: November 9th – 10th 2017Training from the BACK of the Room 
Sponsored by: SQS

Washington D.C., USA (December)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Kim Brainard
Location: Washington D.C., USA
Dates: December 4th – 5th 2017; Training from the BACK of the Room (early-bird special offered – see registration page)
Sponsored by: Radtac

Nuremberg, Germany (December)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Rolf F. Katzenberger
Location: Nuremberg, Germany
Dates: December 4th – 5th 2017; Training from the BACK of the Room (super early bird special offered – see registration page; this class will be taught in German with German workbooks included).
Sponsored by: Pragmatic Teams

Zurich, Switzerland (December)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Thorsten Oliver Kalnin
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Dates: December 11th – 12th 2017; Training from the BACK of the Room (early bird special offered – see registration page; this class will be taught in German)
Sponsored by: Effective Agile

2018 PUBLIC CLASSES

Minnesota USA (April)
(only Trainer Certification Course for 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)
Date: April 15th 2018; Trainer Certification Course: How to Present “Training from the BACK of the Room”

(NOTE: April 14th has sold out. Limited seats available on April 15th – register early.)

Sponsored by: The BrainTrust Consulting Group

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