Training from the back of the room


Discover how to combine Agile and Scrum concepts with collaborative learner­ engagement.

“Training from the Back of the Room!” created by author Sharon Bowman. 

Duration: 2 days

Target audience: 

  • Agile coaches
  • Trainers
  • Workshop facilitators


Take your training skills to a more advanced level as you discover how the human brain really learns, which is very different from traditional assumptions about learning.

Explore the most current "cognitive neuroscience" about effective instruction: how the brain takes in, stores, retrieves and uses knowledge.

Discover 6 powerful learning principles based on the best of brain science, then apply these principles every time you train, teach, or coach others. These Accelerated Learning principles go hand ­in ­hand with team ­based Agile and Scrum processes and principles.

During this dynamic, two-day training course, 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, four­step, Accelerated Learning instructional design model now used by hundreds of Agile coaches and Scrum trainers around the world.

What you will learn :

After participating in this informative and interactive training course, you will be able to:               

  • Explain and define the most current brain science about human learning ­information that is directly applicable to all instruction, whether in classrooms, one­-on­-one, or computer­-based

  • Apply "The Six Trumps"—six learning principles based on brain science that will significantly enhance learning and retention, regardless of the content being taught

  • Recognize these six learning principles in action

  • Use these principles in any learning environment: classroom, e-­learning, one­-on-­one, small and large group instruction

  • Combine brain science and technology and enhance learning by using both in creative and collaborative ways

  • Access new resources that will expand your knowledge of the most current brain science about human learning

  • Utilize a trainer's tool bag of practical tips and activities:­ a collection of best practices that you created during the training program.

For Agile coaches and Scrum trainers:

  • Combine Agile and Scrum processes and principles with Accelerated Learning to create collaborative, interactive, fun and memorable learning experiences           

Leave this train­-the­-trainer event with a trainer's tool bag of practical, brain­-based instructional strategies you can put to use immediately in your own training programs. You'll also leave with a 55­-page workbook filled with new resources and brain science information, as well as copies of Sharon Bowman's best­-selling books: "Training from the back of the room" and "Using brain science to make training stick".


The first day, you will learn and experience brain-based learning techniques that directly relate to your training, speaking, and meeting engagements.

The second day, you will learn and experience the 4 Cs which is a four-step instructional design and delivery process that involves learners every step of the way.

You will receive both the “Training from the Back of the Room—65 Ways to Step Aside and Let Them Learn” and “Using Brain Science to Make Training Stick” as well as the workshop workbook. We look forward to learning with you about how to put the Agile Manifesto for Accelerated Learning into action.

Agile Manifesto for accelerated learning:

  • Individuals and interactions over Traditional methods of instruction
  • Working brain-based strategies over Adult learning theory
  • Learner collaboration over Rigid training design
  • Responding to change over Following a plan.

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