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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 November 5th 2019)


You’ll find the best of brain-based learning, training, and teaching on this website. Sharon’s newest blog post is: Brain-Based Presenting: Getting the Brain to Pay Attention (Free Webinar Dec. 10th 2019).

And don’t forget to pick up the free infographics on 7 Tips for Turning Listeners into Learners and  Free Give-Aways from “Training from the BACK of the Room!”

For other free infographics, click on:

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)
About the Trainer Certification Course (TCC)

The  public Trainer Certification Course (TCC) dates for the winter/spring 2020 will be posted here as soon as they are officially scheduled. The official 2-day TBR Practitioner Class is a prerequisite for attending the TCC. 

If you wish to be put on the Europe 2020 TCC notification list, click HERE.

If you wish to be put on the USA 2020 TCC notification list, email Sharon at sbowperson@gmail.com.

Note: People on the notification lists will be given an opportunity to register (first-come, first-served) before the TCC days are made public (once posted publicly, the TCC days fill almost immediately). You will be asked by the TCC Certifier to scan/email a photo of your TBR Certificate of Completion along with the TBR Certified Trainer’s name and the location/dates of the 2-day TBR Practitioner Class you attended. You cannot register for a TCC day without this documentation.

Cape Town, South Africa (November)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Malene Jacobsen
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Dates: November 7th – 8th 2019; Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: Agile of Course

Columbia, Maryland, USA (November)

Facilitators: TBR Trainers Salah Elleithy and Aland Acuna
Location: Columbia, Maryland, USA
Dates: November 9th – 10th, 2019; Training from the BACK of the Room (early-bird special offered – see registration page)
Sponsored by: SparkAgility

Johannesburg, South Africa (November)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Malene Jacobsen
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Dates: November 13th – 14th 2019; Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: Agile of Course

DATE CHANGE: Flint, Michigan, USA (November)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Elisabeth Sanders-Park
Location: Flint, Michigan, USA
Dates: November 21st – 22nd 2019; Training from the BACK of the Room  (early bird, SUPER early, and groups rates offered – see registration page)
Sponsored by: WorkNet Solutions

Bangkok, Thailand (December)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Shane Hastie
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Dates: December 2nd – 3rd 2019; Training from the BACK of the Room
Note: Special price available for ICAgile Authorized Instructors – contact shane@icagile.com for details.
Sponsored by: Lean-In Consulting

London, England (December)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Ben Maynard
Location: London, England, UK
Dates: December 2nd – 3rd 2019; Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: Adventures with Agile

DATE CHANGE: New York City, New York, USA (December)

Facilitators: TBR Certified Trainer Dana Pylayeva & Kriti Jaising
Location: New York City, New York, USA
Dates: December 6th – 7th 2019; Training from the BACK of the Room (early-bird discount offered – see registration page)
Sponsored by:Concepts & Beyond Inc.

Central Maryland (near BWI), USA (December)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Elisabeth Sanders-Park
Location: Central Maryland (near BWI), USA
Dates: December 12th – 13th; Training from the BACK of the Room (early bird discount offered – see registration page)
Sponsored by: WorkNet Solutions

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India (December)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Anil Jaising
Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Dates: December 14th – 15th 2019; Training from the BACK of the Room  (early-bird discount offered – see registration page)
Sponsored by: Concepts & Beyond Inc.

Hilversum, Netherlands (December)

Facilitator: TRB Certified Trainer Evelien Roos
Location: Hilversum, Netherlands
Dates: December 19th – 20th 2019; Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: Xebia
Note: This class will be taught in Dutch

Hyderabad, Telangana, India (December)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Anil Jaising
Location: Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
Dates: December 21st – 22nd 2019; Training from the BACK of the Room  (early-bird discount offered – see registration page)
Sponsored by: Concepts & Beyond Inc.

Pune, Maharshtra, India (December)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Anil Jaising
Location: Pune, Maharshtra, India.
Dates: December 28th – 29th 2019; Training from the BACK of the Room  (early-bird discount offered – see registration page)
Sponsored by: Concepts & Beyond Inc.

2020 PUBLIC CLASSES

(check back – classes added monthly)
Atlanta, Georgia, USA (January 2020)

Facilitator: TRB Certified Trainers Rob Smith
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Dates: January 11th – 12th 2020; “Training from the BACK of the Room”
Sponsored by: Agile Destinations, LLC 

Bremerton, Washington, USA (January 2020)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Jennifer Yeaman
Location: Bremerton, Washington, USA
Dates: January 15th – 16th 2020; Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: Full Circle Strategies LLC

Copenhagen, Denmark (February 2020)

Facilitators: TBR Certified Trainers Kerri Sutey & Torsten W. Hansen
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Dates: February 27th – 28th 2020; Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: AgileTraining.eu

DATE CHANGE: Houston, Texas, USA (March 2020)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Sabine Khan
Location: Houston, Texas, USA
Dates: March 5th – 6th, 2020; Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: Agility Cube (www.AgilityCube.org)

JUST ADDED: Melbourne, Australia (March 2020)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Shane Hastie
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Dates: March 5th – 6th 2020; Training from the BACK of the Room 
Note: Special price for ICAgile Member Organisations (contact shane@icagile.com for details)
Sponsored by: ICAgile and Elabor8

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India (March 2020)

Facilitators: TBR Certified Trainers Anil Jaising & Arundhati Dutta
Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Dates: March 14th – 15th 2020; Training from the BACK of the Room  (early-bird discount offered – see registration page)
Sponsored by: Concepts & Beyond Inc.

San Diego, California, USA (March 2020)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Victor Bonacci
Location: San Diego, California, USA
Dates: March 14th – 15th 2020; Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: Rocket Nine Solutions

Cape Town, South Africa (March 2020)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Malene Jacobsen
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Dates: March 17th – 18th 2020; Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: Agile of Course

Raleigh, North Carolina, USA (March 2020)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Elisabeth Sanders-Park
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Dates: March 19th – 20th, 2020; Training from the BACK of the Room (SUPER early-bird, early-bird, and group discount rates offered – see registration page)
Sponsored by: WorkNet Solutions

 London, England (March 2020)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Jean-Paul Bayley
Location: London, England, UK
Dates: March 23rd – 24th 2020; Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: Actineo Consulting LLP

JUST ADDED: Toronto, Ontario, Canada (April 2020)
Facilitators: TRB Certified Trainers Ellen Grove and Glenn Waters
Location: Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dates: April 20th – 21st 2020; Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: Agile Partnership
Washington D.C., USA (April 2020)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Matt Khodadad
Location: Washington D.C., USA
Dates: April 24th – 25th 2020; Training from the BACK of the Room (early-bird discount offered – see registration page)
Sponsored by: Leadership-Tribe

Berlin, Germany (April 2020)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Julian Kea
Location: Berlin-Friedrichshain, Germany
Dates: April 27th – 28th 2020: “Training from the BACK of the Room”  (early bird discount available – see registration page)
Sponsored by: [ki:]®Learning
Note: This class will be taught in German. 

UPDATED: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (April 2020)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Angela Johnson
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Dates: April 29th – 30th 2020; Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: Collaborative Leadership Team
Note: The Trainer Certification Course (TCC) on May 1st will immediately follow this 2-day TBR Practitioner Class. Nicole Fleming is the TCC Certifier. If you are interested in attending all three days (TBR/TCC), please see the registration page for the TBR Practitioner Class for more information.
Another Note: Sharon will be there to congratulate you and sign your books at the end of the TBR Practitioner Class and the TCC day.

New York City, New York, USA (May 2020)

Facilitators: TBR Certified Trainer Dana Pylayeva & Kriti Jaising
Location: New York City, New York, USA
Dates: May 14th – 15th 2020; Training from the BACK of the Room (early-bird discount offered – see registration page)
Sponsored by: Concepts & Beyond Inc.
Note: The Trainer Certification Course (TCC) on May 16th will immediately follow this 2-day TBR Practitioner Class. If you are interested in attending all three days (TBR/TCC), please see the registration page for more information.

Houston, Texas, USA (May 2020)
Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Matt Khodadad
Location: Houston TX, USA
Dates: May 15th – 16th 2020; Training from the BACK of the Room (early-bird discount offered – see registration page)
Sponsored by: Leadership-Tribe
Orlando Florida, USA (June 2020)
Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Matt Khodadad
Location: Orlando FL, USA
Dates: June 12th – 13th 2020; Training from the BACK of the Room(early-bird discount offered – see registration page)
Sponsored by:Leadership-Tribe
JUST ADDED: Copenhagen, Denmark (August 2020)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Rune Hansen
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Dates: August 18th – 19th 2019; Training from the BACK of the Room
Sponsored by: Nextlevelagile.dk

New York NY, USA (September 2020)
Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Matt Khodadad
Location: New York NY, USA
Dates: September 11th – 12th 2020; Training from the BACK of the Room (early-bird discount offered – see registration page)
Sponsored by: Leadership-Tribe
London, England, UK (September 2020)

Facilitator: TBR Certified Trainer Jean-Paul Bayley
Location: London, England, UK
Dates: September 28th – 29th 2020; Training 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!)

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“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