JULY 22 & 23, 2020

Training from the Back of the Room! (TBR)
Duration: 2 Days
Language: English


Super Early Bird: $895 (Ends March 31, 2020)

JULY 22 & 23, 2020

Training from the Back of the Room! (TBR), 2 Days, Language: Enlgish


Super Early Bird: $895 (Ends March 31, 2020)

Who Can Benefit from the TBR Practitioner Course?

The fact is that if you are in charge of any training or teaching for your organization, TBR is for you. The most successful trainers are those who find ways to bridge the gap between theory and applied knowledge. Unfortunately, the long-held model is to use a firehose approach where a ton of information is thrown at the students. You’ve heard the following, “You have the PowerPoint presentation and other online resources are available for you to reference in the future.” Right! How many of these students do you actually think are going to review a comprehensive slide deck in the future? None!


If you provide corporate training for a living, such as Agile Scrum, PMP®, ITIL®, and so on ... taking this course can dramatically alter your delivery. For example, you will learn how to engage your learners within the first minute they are in the class ... even before the initial lesson is taught. Your interactive lessons will engage the students so that real learning takes place.

TBR offers proven techniques that even has the students teaching one another. Once the interactive lessons are created, you can reuse them in future training sessions, making the necessary adjustments. The point here is that you will be one of the few trainers that makes learning fun and not laborious. You can imagine the positive comments that students will spread to others, especially via social media.

School Teachers and University Instructors

We’ve all attended the dreaded PowerPoint-driven classes where the instructor reads slides after slide ... after slide! In some cases, students are falling out of their chairs because they are super-bored. The reason classes are taught in this predictable manner is because very few instructors know anything different. They grew up in a lecture-based delivery model, and never learned an alternate approach to delivering content.

This is where TBR can make a huge difference! You will learn simple approaches to getting students out of their chairs and learning material. For example, if you teach a Finance course, the students will can work in groups to discuss the value of creating an investment portfolio. They will discuss stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other investment tools, and they can quickly share what they learned with the other groups. This approach increases the level of engagement and values the importance of psychological safety. The bottom line is that learning is fun!

What will I achieve by completing this training?

During this dynamic, two-day training program, you will also practice using the 4Cs instructional design “map” with the content you teach, regardless of the complexity of the topic, size of the class, or level of learners. The 4Cs is a brain-based, four-step, Accelerated Learning instructional design model now used by hundreds of Agile coaches, Scrum trainers, school teachers, and university instructors around the world!


Learning Outcomes:

    Training from the BACK of the Room! is based on our current understanding cognitive science and how we can make learning stick. It is very interactive and by the end of a 2-day TBR class, attendees will be able to:

  • Apply 6 learning principles based on current brain research every time you train, regardless of the complexity of the topic, size of group, or level of learners.
  • Demonstrate a variety of brain science elements important to human learning, using your own training topics.
  • Increase learners’ attention, retention and engagement with learning activities that engage the whole brain.
  • Use the “4Cs Map” as a training design and delivery model for any brain-based instruction.

Choose from dozens of brain-based learning activities for all topics and all instructional formats:

  • Classroom, e-learning, one-onone, small or large group training.
  • Access a collection of new brain science resources to enhance your training skills, whether you teach in real or virtual classrooms.
  • Create training classes and programs that combine your own topic and materials with the brain-based concepts and strategies from the program.
  • Explain to colleagues your understanding of the physiology of the human brain as it applies to learning, training and memory.
  • Become a member of an ongoing “mastermind” group of trainers who have as their community commonality brain science, the 4Cs map and a passion for learning excellence.

Materials Each Participant Will Receive:

  • A copy of Sharon Bowman's best-selling book “Training from the BACK of the Room! 65 Ways to Step Aside and Let Them Learn.”
  • A copy of Sharon Bowman’s newest book “Using Brain Science to Make Training Stick.”
  • A copy of the 100-page participant workbook “Learn It Fast and Make It Last.”
  • A collection of “brain activating tools” – game prizes, training souvenirs, and learning aids – that can be used in the participant’s own training programs.
  • A certificate of completion for a resume and suitable for framing.
Date Time Location Facilitator Sponsored By Super Early Bird (Mar 31, 2020) Early Bird (May 31, 2020) Regular
July 22-23, 2020 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM San Antonio, Texas Dr. Jimmie Flores KoolDerby $895 $995 $1,199

About Dr. Jimmie Flores

Dr. Flores has held management and leadership positions in major companies including Shell Oil Company, The Prudential, and USAA. At USAA, he managed the $11.5 million budget for the IT department. He has extensive experience developing and teaching courses for organizations in the disciplines of Project Management, Human Resources, Agile Scrum, and Information Technology. His clients include Rackspace, City of San Antonio, United States Air Force (USAF), H-E-B, and Verizon Wireless. His university experience works includes Colorado State University-Global, Purdue University Global, Texas A&M Kingsville, Our Lady of the Lake University, and Wayland Baptist University.

Dr. Flores founded a global IT enterprise and has operations in India and The Philippines. He has earned the following Scrum Alliance credentials: CSM®, CSPO®, CSP®, Advanced-CSM®, and Certified Agile Leadership I. Further, he has earned 7 credentials from the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, including the PMP®, PMI-ACP®, PMI-RMP®, PMI-SP®, PMI-PBA®, PfMP®, Dr. Flores has written several books including How to Become a Proficient Online Learner and Becoming an Effective Entrepreneur. He has earned two doctorates and seven master’s degrees.