Training from the BACK of the Room (TBR) Los Angeles

December 9-10, 2019

“Training from the BACK of the Room” (TBR)

In this two-day “Training from the BACK of the Room” (TBR) course, we explore the latest brain-based learning techniques.

Cognitive Neuroscience based training challenges the ways we have been learning for years. In this high energy, the practical and memorable course written by Sharon Bowman, you’ll explore a fresh approach to learning and training based on cognitive neuroscience without boring lectures and bleak corporate slides. TBR teaches us how to engage 5 senses and keep our learners active and engaged throughout the class.

“Training from the Back of the Room”, developed by Sharon Bowman, is now recognized internationally as one of the most effective frameworks for accelerated learning.

You will explore what it is that makes students learn – how the brain takes in, stores, retrieves and uses knowledge. The focus is on learning how to apply TBR in your own training programs, meetings and workshops by experiencing TBR in action. During the two days, you will get a chance to experiment with many different TBR related concepts and techniques to enhance learning in your own classroom.

You will discover six powerful learning principles based on the best of brain science, then apply these principles every time you train, teach, or coach others.

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.


Day 1

Connection activities (to other learners, to content and to learning outcomes)
Setting up for success
Trainers toolkit – added to throughout the day
The Six Trumps – six learning principles based on brain science
Myths and facts about how humans learn
Using concept centers as an instruction method
Application of the “trainer’s toolkit” and brain science principles
Conclusion activities (summarizing and reflecting on the learning, action plans)

Day 2

Cognitive Dissonance, Reticular Activating System and the Triune Brain
Introduction to Accelerated Learning and the 4Cs – design and delivery model
General design and delivery reminders
Creating a 4Cs map – first draft
Practical task – design your own training session (application of the 4Cs map and toolbox strategies to specific training topics)
Conclusion activities (reflecting on the learning, action plans, celebration).

Target Audience

The “Training from the BACK of the room” workshop is suitable for:

Scrum masters
Project managers.


There are no prerequisites for this training. Bring your own authentic self.


A copy of “Using Brain Science to Make Training Stick” by Sharon Bowman
A copy of her best-selling book “Training from the BACK of the Room! 65 Ways to Step Aside and Let Them Learn”.
A copy of a 55-page workbook that is only available with this program – a wonderful resource for use during and after the workshop.
A certificate of completion that can be framed as well as used as proof of training (a prerequisite to attend Sharon Bowman’s Trainer Certification Course). For receiving the certificate of completion, you must be present on both days.
Up to 16 SEU (Category C) good towards maintaining your certifications with Scrum Alliance.

Cancellations & Refunds:

Substitutions are accepted at any time. Cancellations must be notified by email and refunds will be provided according to the following:

We reserve the right to postpone or cancel this event if there are less than 5 registrations or if presenters are unable to attend due to illness. If necessary, you will be notified no later than 5 days prior to the event and all registration payments will be refunded promptly. We will not be responsible for any other costs incurred.

Know your Trainer:

Ravneet Kaur, Enterprise Agile Coach & Trainer, Accredited Kanban Trainer and Coach

Ravneet is an Enterprise Agile Coach and engaging Trainer favoring hands-on and experiential learning approaches.

She has trained and certified people in Agile Way of Working in the USA, Europe, Australia, and India, including the Management and Leadership Teams, Product Managers, Product Owners, and Scrum Masters, Development Managers and Development Teams.

She has supported several Agile Transformation including for organizations like Philips, Bosch, Hella, Daimler, Royal Bank of Canada, Deutsche Bank and Gillig.


Training from Back of the Room (TBR) Trainer
Master Trainer for Lean Agile Institute (LAI) Certified Courses
Lean Kanban University (LKU) Certified Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT)
LKU certified Kanban Coaching Professional Masterclass
iSQI certified Trainer for Practitioner in Agile Quality (PAQ)
iSQI certified Trainer for Certified Agile Business Analyst (CABA)
iSQI certified Trainer for Certified Agile Essentials (CAE)
ICAgile Certified Instructor
ICAgile Certified Enterprise Agile Coach (ICP-CAT)
ICAgile Certified Agile Coach (ICC-ACC)
ICAgile Certified Agile Facilitator (ICC-ATF)
Certified SAFe Program Consultant 4.0 – (SPC4.0)
Project Management Institute-Agile Certified Practitioner – (PMI-ACP)
Project Management Institute- Project Management Professional – (PMI-PMP)
Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)
Certified SCRUM Master (CSM)
Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
ISTQB® Certified Tester
ETSI Certified TTCN-3® Expert
OMG Certified UML Professional™ (OCUP)
Intel Certified Project Manager
Intel Certified Leader as an Expert

Location: Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport | 6225 W Century Blvd | El Segundo (Los Angeles) | Los Angeles, CA 90045