Training from the Back of the Room with Ben Maynard and Jon Spruce

  2 days


The globally-acclaimed, interactive, skills-building train-the-trainer class for anyone who is a trainer, teacher, instructor, coach, or facilitator of learning.

In this 2-day in-person TBR Practitioner Class, you’ll explore how the human brain really learns, which is very different from traditional assumptions about learning. And you’ll be introduced to “cognitive neuroscience” concepts – the brain science behind all effective instructional design and human learning.

During this workshop you will:

  • Explore six powerful learning principles based on the best of brain science.
  • Apply these principles every time you train, teach, instruct, or coach others.
  • Experience and collect dozens of interactive instructional strategies that you can use with any topic and any group of learners.
  • Use the 4Cs Map – a powerful 4-step instructional design and delivery model – to design any class or training you facilitate.
  • Create a training plan specific to a topic you already teach.
  • Receive a 55-page resource workbook that is only available with this class, as well as hard copies of Sharon Bowman’s best-selling books: "Training from the BACK of the Room!" and "Using Brain Science to Make Training Stick."

Click on the following blog post for more information about TBR: “ What You’ll Learn from Attending a ‘Training from the BACK of the Room’ Class.

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This workshop will be offered in-person over 2 full‑day sessions of 8 hours each day

Whether you are an executive, senior manager or someone that supports them this course will give you a deep insight into what is required to build a successful Product and Customer-centric organisation using LeSS.

Our trainers have many years of real-world experience not only in assisting an organisation and its most senior of people but also from the other side. Ben has not only been a LeSS trainer but has also been a senior manager and has experienced and overcome the challenges and organisational resistance to change.

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Learn how to:

  1. Increase leader retention
  2. Make your training more engaging with some serious fun
  3. Design and deliver your own training workshop

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About the Authors

Jon Spruce

Enterprise Agile Coach, Scrum Trainer & Mentor

An Enterprise Agile Coach with proven experience in leading successful large scale digital transformation, Agile adoption and DevOps change programmes.

Ben Maynard

Founder, Sheev Ltd

Available dates

Dates coming soon

Can't make it on any of these dates?
Our team is happy to discuss other options with you.
Contact us at and mention ref: TFBR-BMJS-01.
Private tuition and large-group discounts are also available. Find out more here.

Who should take this workshop?

  • Agile Coaches
  • Scrum Masters
  • Team Leads
  • Project Managers


There are no prerequisites for this workshop.

Workshop Outline

Day 1

The Brain Science behind TBR and the tools you need for success

Day 2

The 4C’s Map and Delivering your first TBR inspired training!

Training from the Back of the Room with Ben Maynard and Jon Spruce
Dates coming soon