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Best Western Plus Austin City Hotel

2200 S IH 35 Frontage Rd

Austin, TX 78704

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Class Overview:

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 six 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. If you are an Agile coach or Scrum trainer, you will be especially pleased to discover how to combine Agile/Scrum concepts with collaborative learner-engagement.

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 and Scrum trainers around the world.

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".

Limited to only 30 seats... Sign-up now in order to ensure your spot is reserved! Scrum Alliance (SA) Registered Education Provider (REP) Click for the BBB Business Review of this Computers - Sys Designers & Consult in Hoover AL Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) 14 PDUs Awarded 14 SEUs Awarded

What others are are saying about the class:

  • "Fun, energetic, very educational - Sharon is an excellent facilitator with a wealth of knowledge about adult learning." - Carmen
  • "Sharon uses a high-energy style of delivery that keeps you engaged and on the edge of your seat; a valuable investment of my time." - Susan
  • "Inspiring, high energy, applicable! You will leave with ideas, practical tools, and a positive spirit!" - Anu
  • "Great ideas and a wonderful experience! Our training will benefit immensely from this information and experience." - Shearon
  • "Truly outstanding - Wow! Sharon is a true inspiration to us all." - Jim
  • "Very dynamic! Once again, Sharon has given us great ideas to bring our training alive." - Michelle

Who should attend?

  • Teachers/Trainers
  • Speakers/Presenters
  • Agile Coaches & Trainers
  • Anyone who needs to engage an audience!


  • None

Learning Outcomes

After participating in this informative and interactive program, 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, 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


  • Sharon's best-selling book "Training from the BACK of the Room! 65 Ways to Step Aside and Let Them Learn"
  • Sharon's newest book "Using Brain Science to Make Training Stick"
  • A copy of the 55-page participant workbook that is only available with this program
  • 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

About The Instructors:

Brian M. Rabon, CST, PMP is the President of The Braintrust Consulting Group, a worldwide leader in Agile transformations. Throughout his 16 years of IT industry experience, Brian has applied Agile methods in order to successfully deliver working product to his customers. Brian holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Auburn University and a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. When not in the classroom, Brian can be found around the globe evangelizing the benefits of Agile to the likes of Agile 20XX, the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) many chapters, and the Scrum Alliance’s Scrum Gatherings. Brian is an avid blogger, writing for his company’s blog at To contact Brian please e-mail him at or join him on LinkedIn

Nicole Fleming first became interested in TBR through her role as Operations Coordinator with The Braintrust Consulting Group. As the Operations Coordinator for Braintrust and as a Facilitator for the Center For Agile Leadership, Nicole has observed hundreds of training classes in a wide variety of formats and venues. Learner interest and engagement always stood out to her when instructors utilized TBR techniques. Her initial interest led her to study under Sharon Bowman and eventually earn her Train the Trainer Certification. After studying and co-training with the best trainers in the world including Sharon Bowman and Brian Rabon, Nicole is taking what she has learned from these experts and applying her own unique perspective and approach to training.

Throughout her entire career, Nicole has always been fascinated by how people learn and absorb information. Initially interested in becoming a teacher, Nicole studied early childhood development in college, but ultimately life led her down a different path. Now through TBR, Nicole is combining two of her passions: teaching and professional development in order to help people grow.

Organizations That We Have Trained:

  • American Airlines
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Deloitte
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Earnst & Young
  • EMC
  • Emory University
  • FedEx
  • Garmin
  • GE
  • H&R Block
  • IBM
  • McKesson
  • NASA
  • Oracle
  • Raytheon
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Tractor Supply
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Walmart
  • Many, many, more...

Cancellation Policy:

In order to receive a refund of your tuition for this class you must notify us no later than 10 business days prior to the class start date.

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2200 S IH 35 Frontage Rd

Austin, TX 78704

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