Training from the Back of the Room (TBR)

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About the Course

If you’re looking to enhance your training skills and take them to the next level, then TBR training could well be the perfect thing for you. Training from the Back of the Room or TBR training is a globally-recognised course that aims to ‘train the trainer’. During the course, you’ll find out exactly how the brain takes in information, some of which flies in the face of convention thinking around learning.

You’ll explore the latest scientific approaches to effective instruction and along the way, you’ll discover more about how the brain learns, stores and recalls the information. It contains 6 powerful principles of learning that you can apply each and every time you teach, coach or train others.

Course Conduct and Schedule

The Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) remote learning consists of two sessions (8 hours per session), as per the Scrum Alliance guidance and advice. This allows participants time to process, reflect, practice the new learning, and raise questions, and helps to maximize the learning outcome.

What You Will Learn?


Apply the 6 learning principles every time you train


Demonstrate multiple important learning elements in your own field


Increase engagement and attention from your students


Utilise the 4Cs Map for training design & delivery


Employ dozens of brain-based activities for training in groups of any size


Convey understanding of the human brain’s learning capacity to your colleagues

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn remotely.


Beginner Level

There are no conditional prerequisites for this training program.


Approx. 16 hours to complete

Estimated 8 hours/day for 2 sessions


Program is taught in English


Additional Features

Leadership tribe Alumni membership including face-to-face and virtual networking and knowledge sharing opportunities, access to industry experts, special offers and invitations to special events

Skills You Will Gain

  • Agile Manifesto
  • Empirical and Defined Processes
  • Scrum Process and Sprints
  • The Significance of “Done”
  • The Five Scrum Values
  • Applicability of Scrum
  • Overview of Scrum Roles
  • ScrumMaster
  • Product Owner
  • The Team
  • Teamwork
  • Team Characteristics
  • Impact on Traditional Roles
  • Sprint Planning Meeting
  • Daily Scrum Meeting
  • Sprint Review Meeting
  • Sprint Retrospective Meeting
  • Release Planning Meeting
  • Product Backlog
  • Product Incremement and Definition of “Done”
  • Sprint Backlog
  • Burndown Chart

Upcoming Programs

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TBR & Agile Go Hand in Hand

The principles of accelerated learning that TBR contains go hand-in-hand with processes involved in team-based Scrum and Agile processes. Should you be a Scrum trainer or Agile coach, you’ll find this course particularly interesting, as you’ll see how the learner-engagement methods of TBR dovetail with Scrum/Agile concepts.

 Recently, those in the Agile community have endorsed TBR as a must-have resource for anyone involved in coaching and training professionals who wants their instruction to have the maximum possible impact in terms of learning.

What Exactly is Training from the Back of the Room (TBR)

The driving force behind TBR training is Sharon Bowman, who put together a collection of principles, techniques and resources that leverage the way the brain works. The result is a training course for trainers that allows any coaching or instruction that they provide to have its intended result – maximum student learning.

As well as being aimed at instructors, coaches and trainers, TBR is also highly beneficial to Agile coaches, Scrum Masters, speakers and pretty much anyone that speaks publicly. What the training teaches is how to get your audience more engaged and your message better communicated.

Client Testimonials:

Taranjeet Singh

“Very thorough and interactive training sessions. The tools, processes and instructors were amazing. Able to cover a lot of content in a short time. It is great that I was able to get lot of documents downloaded.. “— Taranjeet SChange Leader

Jayaram Hegde

“Wonderful conversation, highly engaging, ROTI (Return On Time Invested) is definitely high !!”— Jayaram H. Agile Coach

Leadership Tribe did an amazing job with their courses. Very engaging, insightful and best value for the time and money spent. Highly Recommended.”

— Anup D. Director

Sreeja Dhar
LT helped to transform our thinking and enabled a smooth agile process for our department.”

— Sreeja D. Coach

“Fabulous team and energy. You’ll always walk away with some insight after each meet up with them.”

— Aamir S. Enterprise Agile Coach

Training from the Back of the Room (TBR)

2 Days | 8 Hours/day

The TBR course is a dynamic program held over two days that involves the learning about the 4Cs training map that addresses the four pillars of effective training. It concerns itself with the content taught, the topic’s complexity, the class size and the level of student knowledge. Using the 4Cs map, you’ll gain a powerful blueprint to ensure that your training has real impact – every time.

During your Training from the Back of the Room Course, you’ll encounter interactive, brain-centric strategies that can be used to provide training on any topic or subject. You won’t get bored either, as all learning is broken up into easy-to-swallow 1-5 minute activities that can be easily integrated to any training program.

Your Own Toolbag of Useful Learning Strategies

Our TBR training course will equip you with your very own tool bag that’s jam-packed with a myriad of short, fast strategies for effective learning. You’ll also get to understand the 6 major principles of neuroscience that make learning fun and exciting for your students.

As part of your course, you’ll even design your own training classes that are centered around your own area of expertise. You’ll also get lots of peer feedback from your fellow students, so that you can refine what you’ve created. It’s a truly learning-rich environment.



Krishna Chodipilli

Transformation Architect
Leadership Tribe

400+ Learners

20+ Courses


Matt Khodadad

Coach | Trainer | Trusted Advisor
Leadership Tribe

200+ Learners

15+ Courses


Officially Accredited Instructor

Our Virtual classes are broadcasted live by an Scrum Alliance accredited course instructor. Attendees will be able to interact with other classmates and their instructor using chat, audio or video. Edit relevant documents together live, the debate about learning topics and share their questions and thoughts at the click of a button. It’s much more like a physical classroom, but without the hassle of travel.

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Self-Paced Learning Option
Course Videos & Readings
Practice Quizzes
Peer Feedback
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the refund policy?
If you subscribed, you get a 7-day free trial during which you can cancel at no penalty. After that, we don’t give refunds, but you can cancel your subscription at any time. See our full refund policy.
Can I just enroll in a single course?
Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.
Can I use a payment plan?
Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the “Enroll” button on the left. You’ll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You’ll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. Learn more.
Can I take the course without certification?
When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.
I completed the Digital Product Management Specialization, what do I have to do to finish the Agile Development Specialization?
The Digital Product Management Specialization is a superset of the Agile specialization- you’ve already earned it.
Can I earn Product Management Institute (PMI) professional development units (PDUs)?
You may earn Project Management Institute (PMI) professional development units (PDUs) and Contact Hours for completing courses in the specialization. To do so, log in to PMI to access your account and submit a report.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?

At the end of the specialization, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain how key agile methods fit into best current practices across software engineering, general business, and product design; and how those matter for your particular project
  • Apply product design best practices to your project through user stories, prototypes, and narrative collaboration
  • Focus your work on outcomes (vs. output) with hypothesis-driven development
  • Introduce agile practices to your team & customers on an incremental, success basis
  • Integrate your activities across development, QA, and operations
  • Conduct phase-appropriate usability testing
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
We suggest you take the courses in the order presented to get maximum benefit from the materials.
Can I download materials to share with my colleagues?
All course materials are for your personal use while participating in this course. You are not allowed to share or distribute them in any form; however, they are available for licensing. If you’re interested, please contact [email protected]

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