Training from the BACK of the Room!

For registration links to upcoming 2018-2019 classes, please click on the What’s New? and Training Events pages for both the 2-day “Training from the BACK of the Room” class and the 1-day “Trainer Certification Course” described below. Check for updates as more classes are added monthly.

Training from the BACK of the Room!

TBRWkbkCoverFinalA4 1This is Sharon’s most sought-after, 2-day train-the-trainer class which is popular with successful trainers throughout the world. The 2-day TBR class is a prerequisite for Sharon’s 1-day Trainer Certification Course (TCC). 

In the 2-day TBR class, you’ll explore how the human brain really learns, which is very different from traditional assumptions about learning. And you’ll be introduced to the most current “cognitive neuroscience” – the brain science behind all effective instructional design and human learning.

During the class, you’ll practice six powerful learning principles based on the best of brain science. You’ll be able to apply these principles every time you train, teach, or coach others. You’ll also collect dozens of interactive instructional strategies that you can use with any topic and any group of learners. You’ll use the 4Cs Map – a powerful 4-step instructional design and delivery model – to create a training plan specific to a topic you already teach. In addition, you’ll receive a 55-page resource workbook that is only available with this program, as well as copies of Sharon’s best-selling books: ”Training from the BACK of the Room!” and “Using Brain Science to Make Training Stick.”

Click on the following blog post for more information about TBR: “What You’ll Learn from Attending a ‘Training from the BACK of the Room’ Class.”

For pricing options and inquiries, contact Sharon at, or call Bowperson Publishing & Training at 775-749-5247.

Trainer Certification Course:
How to Present “Training from the BACK of the Room!”

TBRLogoSmallSharon’s 1-day, Trainer Certification Course (TCC) is an intense, challenging program that is designed to give you the professional training skills you need to present “Training from the BACK of the Room!” (TBR) to your own audiences. The 2-day TBR class is a pre-requisite before attending the TCC day.

Along with individualized instruction, guided practice, instructor and peer coaching and feedback, during the TCC day you’ll receive a scripted, 200-page TBR Facilitator’s Guide, complete TBR slide sets, and all other digital materials you need to present the two-day TBR class. You’ll also receive a year of free coaching from Sharon and a Mastermind Group of other TBR Certified Trainers to help polish your “Training from the BACK of the Room!” presentation skills.

For a more detailed description or for pricing options and inquiries, contact Sharon at

Be sure to check out the CERTIFIED TRAINERS page where you can find information about the most active of the global group of 240 TBR Certified Trainers who present the 2-day TBR class in their own countries and for their own companies and clients.

“Two days packed with fun, images, activities, and learning. A must for every trainer and teacher. It will change how you approach your classes and training. Sharon trains perfectly ‘from the back of the room!’ I would love to offer a training with Sharon in my country.” Ralph Miarka, Agile Coach, Vienna, Austria

“I have a whole new perspective on training now – I’m excited, not nervous!!! I’ve been mapping out my trainings and putting in activites and “chunking” my info… it’s wonderful. I can’t thank Sharon enough for making this available to us. I thought I loved my job before, but this is a whole new level!” Jillian M. Miller, Western Region Director, Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network

“Entertaining, educational, exceptional! I’ve learned about theory before; I’ve learned about technique before; but I haven’t been shown how to link them before…now I know how.” Jessica Moehr, Senior Training Specialist, WPS Health Insurance Group,WI

“Fun, energetic, very educational – Sharon is an excellent facilitator with a wealth of knowledge about adult learning.” Carmen Grandison-Johnson,Training Consultant, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, NH

“Very dynamic! Once again, Sharon has given us great ideas to bring our training alive.” Michelle Thompson, Executive Director, San Diego Regional Training Center, CA

“Sharon’s training techniques are unique, effective, and a must-have for any trainer’s toolbar.” Becky Joyce, Sales Trainer, Hallmark Cards, Inc., KS

“Sharon uses a high-energy style of delivery that keeps you engaged and on the edge of your seat…a valuable investment of my time.” Susan Reynolds, Manager,Training and Development, CUNA Mutual Group, WI

“A fun, interactive, and effective way to learn how to teach in a fun, interactive, and effective way.” Paul Figueroa, Captain of Police, Oakland Police Department, CA

“This was, indeed, the most interactive, high-energy, and fast-paced workshop where hands-on learning is done and, most importantly, remembered.” Joy Holladay, High School Teacher, Clark County School District, NV