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Training from the BACK of the Room!: Psychological Safety and C1-Connection Activities.

Most trainers talk about the importance of “psychological safety,” both in the classroom and in the workplace. But how do you go about creating it from the moment learners step into the classroom or training space? Psychological safety is a big deal, both in the real world and the virtual one. I know I struggle …

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What is Training from the BACK of the Room?

Training from the BACK of the Room! (TBR). It’s a strange name. It’s the title of a book by Sharon Bowman. The book is an exceptional treasure trove of accelerated learning and instructional design techniques. Sharon brought together her great experience of corporate training and as a teacher to create a wonderful resource. However, it’s …

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Anti-Patterns of Training Part II

Following my previous Anti-Patterns of Training post, here are more mistakes trainers can make. When viewed through the lens of Sharon Bowman’s Training from the BACK of the Room! we see that these go against how brain science tells us we learn best.

Anti-Patterns of Training

Over the years, I have attended a lot of training courses. In recent times, I have been on the other end running as a trainer. Looking through the lens of Sharon Bowman’s Training from the BACK of the Room! (TBR) I see a number of common dysfunctions in traditional training and courseware – anti-patterns of …

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Letter to my Future Self

Converting ideas into concrete action is always tough. We read books, attend conference, book on training courses, have great chats at meet-ups and the ideas start flowing. We get excited to try out new things… …and then reality kicks-in and we have no time to do them. All sort of pressures, diversions and interruptions get …

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