Training from the BACK of the Room

Make your training classes engaging and ensure the learning sticks!

Join this class to experience the most current “cognitive neuroscience” about effective instruction.

Drawing on Sharon Bowman’s best-selling books Training from the BACK of the Room and Using Brain Science to Make Training Stick, this two-day program explores how the human brain really learns, which is very different from traditional assumptions about learning.
Training from the Back of the Room (TBR) is the favorite train-the-trainer resource of Scrum and Agile coaches and trainers around the world.

Over the two days, you will experience and learn:

  • Content-independent, brain-based interactive strategies. You will be able to use them right away with any topic and any curriculum (even the most technical, dry, or boring subjects).
  • Learning activities. All the learning activities that you’ll collect during the class are 1- to 5-minutes in length, which means that they’re really easy to insert into any class, even the content-heavy ones.
  • Brain-science principles. You’ll experience everything you’ll be learning about, including all the brain science principles that make learner-centered, brain-based instruction so successful and exciting.
  • How to design your own classes. You’ll design one of your own classes or training programs, using your own topic, your trainer’s toolbag strategies, and the instructional design model called “The 4Cs Map.” And you’ll receive peer feedback to help you polish what you’ve designed.
  • Resources. The class provides 2 books and 1 workbook, a trainer’s toolbag full of strategies you can use immediately, the 4Cs Map, innovative and interactive ways to use PowerPoint, fun learning aids; and dozens of other digital resources to enhance your own teaching and training skills.

ICAgile Member Organisations pay 40 000 RUR (ICAgile Member Org price) for the two-day class. Please contact ICAgile Anna Korobeynikova for the discount


Shane Hastie

Shane Hastie is the Director of Agile Learning Programs at ICAgile. He has oversight in the strategic direction and expansion of ICAgile’s learning programs, including maintaining and extending ICAgile’s learning objectives, providing thought leadership and collaborating with industry experts, and supporting the larger ICAgile community, which includes more than 110 Member Organizations and over 80,000 ICAgile certification holders.

Over the last 30+ years Shane has been a practitioner and leader of developers, testers, trainers, project managers and business analysts, helping teams to deliver results that align with overall business objectives. He spent 15 years as a professional trainer and consultant specialising in Agile practices, business analysis, project management, requirements, testing and methodologies for SoftEd in Australia, New Zealand and around the world.