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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 July 20th 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: Reposting: Tips and Resources for Creating Interactive eLearning.

For the free infographic and handout that accompany Sharon’s free, live, interactive webinar on July 24th, 2018, click on this link: Brain-Based Presenting: Getting the Brain to Pay Attention.

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: For the 2019 Trainer Certification Course days, scroll to the bottom of this page. 

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

Chicago, Illinois, USA (August)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Kim Brainard
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Dates: August 25th – 26th 2018; Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: Agile Brain LLC

JUST ADDED: St. Louis, Missouri, USA (August)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Joe Ziadeh
Location: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Dates: August 27th – 28th 2018; Training From the BACK of the Room
Sponsor: Agile Midwest

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

Vienna, Austria (September)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Thorsten Oliver Kalnin
Location: Vienna, Austria
Dates: September 19th – 20th 2018Training from the BACK of the Room (early-bird special offered – see registration page)
Sponsored by: Die Projektur

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 

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).

Cologne, Germany (October)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Thorsten Oliver Kalnin
Location: Cologne, Germany
Dates: October 11th – 12th 2018Training from the BACK of the Room (early-bird special offered – see registration page)
Sponsored by: Agile Coach Curriculum

Moscow, Russia (October)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Shane Hastie
Location: Moscow, Russia
Dates: October 17th – 18th 2018; Training from the BACK of the Room 
Sponsored by: ICAgile and ScrumTrek

JUST ADDED: Minsk, Belarus (October)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Shane Hastie
Location: Minsk, Belarus
Dates: October 21st – 22nd 2018;  Training from the Back of the Room
Sponsored by: ICAgile and AgileLab

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

2019 PUBLIC CLASSES

Austin, Texas, USA (May 2019)

Facilitators: TBR Certified Trainers Nicole Fleming, Brian Rabon
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Dates: May 16th – 17th 2019; Pre-Registration for “Training from the BACK of the Room”

Note: There is no charge to join the pre-registration list. Names on this list will be given first choice to register before registration is open to the public in 2019. Once registration opens to the public, the class will fill quickly.
Sponsored by: The Braintrust Consulting Group

For more information about the above 2019 TBR class, please read the blog post: Announcing the May 2019 TBR and TCC Classes, Austin, Texas.

Austin, Texas, USA (May 2019) 

NOTE: These two classes are the only Trainer Certification Course (TCC) days for 2019

Facilitators: TBR Certified Trainer Nicole Fleming (with Sharon Bowman, TCC Assistant)
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Dates: May 18th 2019; Pre-Registration for the “Trainer Certification Course”

Note: As of July 2018, pre-registration seats have filled and there is a wait-list to pre-register. If you’re interested, please log onto the pre-registration page and click on the wait-list link at the bottom of the page. There is no charge to join either list. Names on the pre-reqistration list and on the wait-list will be given first choice to register before registration opens to the public in 2019. Once registration opens to the public, the class will fill quickly.
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; Pre-Registration for the “Trainer Certification Course”

Note: As of July 2018, pre-registration seats have filled and there is a wait-list to pre-register. If you’re interested, please log onto the pre-registration page and click on the wait-list link at the bottom of the page. There is no charge to join either list. Names on the pre-reqistration list and on the wait-list will be given first choice to register before registration opens to the public in 2019. Once registration opens to the public, the class will fill quickly.
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.

 

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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