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Is Live Virtual Training Helping Learners?

8-hour training days may be the norm for in-person training, but should we consider this format for Live Virtual Training? Back in April 2020, I published a post called “When Everything is Suddenly Virtual”. In it I looked at what scientists and expert practitioners were saying and concluded that Shorter Trumps Longer (Bowman, 2011) when …

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How to Create Engaging Training with the 4Cs

We use Brain-Friendly Training techniques to create engaging training courses. We have picked up many of these techniques from studying Sharon Bowman’s Training from the BACK of the Room! book and also delivering the TBR Practitioner Course. So what can you do to create engaging training courses?

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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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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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