Training From the BACK of the Room

There’s nothing more frustrating that spending long hours putting a presentation together and delivering the material, only to realize that information went in one ear and out the other. 

The “Training from the BACK of the Room” (TBR) class is for anyone passionate about teaching others. Developed by Sharon Bowman, Training from the BACK of the room, uses scientific data to show coaches, facilitators, scrummasters, educators, trainers, speakers, lecturers, etc. how to deliver information that sticks when the learners leave the room.    

This 2-day class will teach you 6 learning principles based on neuroscience and grounded in data. After the class you will be able to apply these principles to present material with confidence knowing students will retain the information–and be engaged while doing so! 

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Training from the BACK of the Room Learning Outcomes

  • 6 powerful learning principles
  • 4 C’s and step model – an instructional design tool that will help you plan effective training sessions
  • Dozens of interactive learning strategies and examples you can use immediately

Participants will also receive a 55-page workbook (this is only available with the class!). 

Agile Velocity Coaches and Trainers use the TBR method to deliver highly interactive, engaging, and effective workshops. We have a 99% passing rate for certification classes that have a testing component like our Certified ScrumMaster workshop. Click here for a video of how we use Training from the BACK of the room principles to simulate sprints and teach the Agile methodology. 

About the TBR Instructor:

“This class is important because it uses the current research into how we learn best to help trainers and teachers design materials in the most effective way. TBR class shows trainers and teachers how to present in a way that students will retain the knowledge and be engaged the entire time.” Brian Milner, TBR Facilitator

In addition to being certified to teach Training from the BACK of the room, Brian Milner is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Professional – ScrumMaster (CSP-SM), Certified Scrum Professional – Product Owner (CSP-PO) and holds his Certified Agile Leader Credential (CAL-1). 

Brian pulls from his 20 years of experience in software development to make Agile more applicable and relatable for students. He has been married to his high school sweetheart for the past 23 years and is the proud Dad to his two daughters. The family loves traveling to national parks on epic road trips.

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You have people that have similar experiences and instructors with real-life experiences. It is a well-constructed class--the exercises were really well done, enough breaks, a lot of humor. I think it’s absolutely the best thing I ever did.

Janna Clement

So you learn a little bit, you do an exercise, learn a little bit, do an exercise. It keeps you alert, awake, and interested. It’s a good thing to sign up for because it’s valuable; it’s not just something you attend.

James Moscariello

Both the instructors were very informative and kept everyone in tune and interactive all the time. Overall, they’re just a great company. I learned way more in training and way more equipped with the right tools to tell them how to properly use the methodology that no YouTube video could ever teach me.

Monica Gostkiewicz

Best part of the class is...'working on a team with other class members, personal experience of the trainers, setting us up for failure to force a learning experience'

James Baldwin

Loved the team building. Working together creating legoville was fun.

Benjamin Cross

My team had built the cars that were going to go through the city. And the team that built the roads built them with four blocks across and my team had cars that were six blocks across...and it was like, oh...Agile!

Christine Holcombe