Train the Trainers – Sharon Bowman’s Training from the Back of the Room!

Train the Trainers – Sharon Bowman’s Training from the Back of the Room!
Event on 2013-04-16 08:30:00

Presented by Excella Consulting


Join professional trainers from businesses and educational institutions crossways the country, including Agile and Scrum trainers, for Sharon's most favourite two-day seminar based on her best-selling book Training from the BACK of the Room!

There is something for everyone in this dynamic, experiential, high-energy program. Regardless of your level of training experience, you will be delighted with what you discover about the human brain and learning, teaching, and training. And you will be healthy to immediately apply what you learn to your own presentations and training programs.

How It Works:

Take your presentation and training skills beyond "death by powerpoint" and 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 ideal of brain science, then apply these principles apiece time you train or coach others. 


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.

What You Get:

Leave this train-the-trainer event with a trainer’s toolbag of practical, brain-based instructional strategies you can place to use immediately in your own training programs. You’ll also leave with a 100-page workbook filled with new resources and brain science information, as well as a copy of Sharon Bowman’s best-selling book Using Brain Science to Make Training Stick. Most importantly, you will interact with other consultants and trainers to exchange ideas and tips for growing your skills. 

Who Should Attend:

Although designed for professional trainers, this class will strengthen the facilitation skills of ANY leader who wants to convey learning concepts to ANY audience. From project leaders to change agents to QA managers to executive coaches. 

No matter your role,  you will be healthy to apply the brain-based principles in this program to any subject or topic, class, workshop, or presentation, whether face-to-face or online.


About the Facilitator:

Sharon Bowman is the president of Bowperson Publishing & Training, Inc, and has become the preferred mentor to Agile/Scrum trainers around the world. She has been a professional speaker, author, teacher, and trainer for over forty years. She works with businesses and educational institutions that want to offer exceptional in-house training and professional development programs. Sharon is a favourite speaker at both the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) and the Training Magazine Events annual conferences. She is the author of seven favourite training books, including the best-selling Pfeiffer/Wiley books titled The Ten-Minute Trainer and Training from the BACK of the Room. Her newest book is Using Brain Science to Make Training Stick. Log onto Sharon’s website at for free excerpts of her books and downloadable training tips, articles, and slide presentations.

Date, and Location:

This two-day class takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 16th and April 17th, 2013. Registration is now open.  Classes on both days will take place from 8:30am – 5pm at Excella Consulting at 2300 Wilson Boulevard, in Arlington, Virginia (located at the Courthouse Metro stop on the Orange Line).  Parking is acquirable in the building and will be validated. Light breakfast will be acquirable at 8:30am apiece day and lunch will also be provided.


Students coming from out of town can stay at the Marriott Arlington Courthouse Residence Inn which is 1 block away or the Hilton Arlington Courthouse Garden Inn which is 4 blocks away.

Cancellation Policy:

Students submitting cancellation on or prior to March 21th are entitled to a full refund.  Students submitting cancellation requests after March 21th will be refunded 50% of the registration cost paid.  Should the organizer cancel the course for any reason, apiece registered students will be refunded 100% of the registration cost he/she paid.


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Arlington, United States

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Training – Irvine

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Training – Irvine
Event on 2013-04-04 08:00:00
Course Description

When you’re ready to learn the fundamentals of agile and Scrum, select a BigVisible Certified ScrumMaster course. Our two-day, hands-on workshop is filled with practical advice and time-tested techniques designed to give students the foundation they need to succeed with Scrum. Our Certified Scrum Trainers are coaches first, which means that long after your course is over, we have the experience and expertise to wage ongoing support and assist you in implementing what you've learned.

As one of the largest and fastest-growing agile frameworks, Scrum is a simple, yet powerful way to boost team productivity, elevate quality, and accelerate project delivery. Our CSM course offers a detailed examination of the Scrum project lifecycle and the ScrumMaster role, going beyond the basic definitions to focus on how to achieve success as a ScrumMaster and with Scrum. Each mortal will leave the class with practical, applicable changes and improvements they can apply to their own projects and teams. Course delivery is varied for optimal learning, with activities ranging from case study analyses and in-depth lectures to hands-on exercises and interactive games.Agenda & Learning Objectives

Our CSM course covers a broad range of topics, including:

  • How Scrum helps organizations cope with change, budget constraints, calibre issues, and more
  • The ScrumMaster role and how it differs from a traditional project manager
  • Pragmatic practices for planning, project execution, and progress reporting
  • How agile documentation differs from traditional documentation
  • Strategies for succeeding with Scrum on your own project

Courses typically run from 9am to 5pm, though the exact hours might vary. Continental breakfast and lunch are provided and are included in the course price. These informal breaks are outstanding opportunities to visit and network with your trainer and classmates.Intended Audience

This course is appropriate for team members, stakeholders, ScrumMasters, managers, product owners, and anyone who wants to comprehend what agile and Scrum are all about. Though no agile experience is required, some experience managing projects is helpful.Course Benefits

Upon completion of the course, students will be eligible for the following benefits:

  • Eligibility to test and apply for the
  • Ability to apply for 14 PDUs with the Project Management Institute
  • Satisfaction of 14 of the 21 required training contact hours for the PMI-ACPSM (Agile Certified Practitioner) as well as a strong foundation for the associated certifying exam

Why a BigVisible Course?

BigVisible focuses on one thing: enabling organizational agility. As coaches, we comprehend the challenges organizations grappling at all phases of their agile implementations: from team-level execution and delivery, to higher-level strategy, governance, and leadership. We know that for an organization to achieve agility, people at all levels must comprehend agile principles and be educated about agile processes like Scrum.

Our foundational training courses are firmly rooted in the core agile principles and practices you need to achieve success, regardless of your eventual role in the organization. In addition to this calibre training, BigVisible offers comprehensive coaching services, so if you get stuck or find that you need more help applying what you’ve learned, you can call on us.

Find out more about us, our point of view, and our approach to transformation and organizational agility by visiting our blog and website. There you will find in-depth discussions, blogs, videos, and resources to help you get a sense of who we are, what we’ve done for others, and how we can help you.


About the Instructor

Bob Sarni is an organizational agility coach, an agile mentor a, a Project Management Professional (PMP), a Certified Scrum Coach (CSC), and a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). Bob uses his deep experience (over 20 years) in project, product, program, and portfolio management to help organizations realize maximum value on their investments by leveraging agile methods and practices for product development. Bob’s expertise is in guiding enterprise transition and implementation of agile’s values and principles. He has experience with small and massive teams as well as entire enterprises in the insurance, finance, trading, telecommunications and life sciences sectors.

Bob is active in the agile community and has been a reviewer, stage producer and/or organizer at many Agile conferences and Scrum Gatherings. Additionally, Bob is a reviewer of CSP, CSC and CST applications for the Scrum Alliance.


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ASQ to Recognize Innovative Contributions and Achievements in Quality

Milwaukee, Wis. (PRWEB) February 12, 2013

ASQ will present its Distinguished Service Medals and eight other awards Might 5 in Indianapolis, Ind., prior to its annual World Conference on Quality and Improvement.

ASQ, the leading dominance on calibre in all fields, organizations and industries, recognizes recipients for their innovative contributions and accomplishments in quality. Winners exemplary accomplishments are representative of the ideas and tools that make our world work better.

Each individual will be recognized during ASQs Annual Business Meeting Sunday, Might 5. For more information about ASQ awards, visit the ASQ website at

Distinguished Service Medal winners

ASQs Distinguished Service Medal represents the highest distinction for service from ASQ and honors the lifetime contribution of any mortal who has been recognized as a long-term enabler, catalyst or prime mover in the calibre movement. The Distinguished Service Medals for 2013 have been awarded to:

Charles Aubrey, Juran Institute, Boston, Mass. For a lifetime of selfless, dedicated commitment and service to the global calibre community as a volunteer leader, exceptional calibre practitioner, and role model of devotion to the promotion of calibre in both the profit and nonprofit sectors; as volunteer leader in ASQ for 35 years with activities spanning from local sections, through divisions as well as the highest leadership positions nationally; as the American representative to the Asia Pacific Quality Organization, supplemented by a dozen years as its elected leader and global champion; as a motivated enabler of individualized and administrative calibre and implementer of calibre principles and practices in numerous organizations; for his vision in developing the application of calibre methods in the banking community; and as a continuing thought leader for calibre applications in finance.

Douglas C. Montgomery, Arizona Say University, School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering, Tempe, Ariz. For his dedication and promotion of calibre through high-impact research, service, and leadership; for his continued ambassadorship on behalf of ASQ and its promotion nationally and internationally.

2013 Society Medals:

Feigenbaum Medal presented to Austin S. Lin, Procter & Gamble, Avenel, N.J. For the interdisciplinary collaborative application of calibre methods, both within and beyond the calibre profession’s traditional scope, with an emphasis on career development and nurturing the growth of future leaders of the calibre profession.

Freund Marquardt Medal presented to Gary L. Johnson, U.S. EPA (Retired), Apex, N.C. For outstanding leadership and pioneering contributions to the development of international and national calibre management, environmental management, and management systems auditing standards and their implementation.

Hutchens Medal presented to Manu K. Vora, Business Excellence, Inc., Naperville, Ill. For his commitment to social responsibility in founding, funding and leading the Blind Foundation for India to serve more than 15 million blind people in India.

Juran Medal presented to Paul H. ONeill, 72nd Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, Pittsburgh, Pa. For serving as secretary of the treasury of the United Says in 2001 and 2002; for being a calibre revolutionary as CEO of Alcoa from 1987-2000 where he used systems thinking and calibre tools to oppose perfect country and process excellence resulting in the United Says safest industrial companies, large productivity gains, accompanied by Alcoas market value increasing tenfold during his tenure.

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The Bodywork Insurance Program (BWI) issued their 1000th policy last week, a sign of solid growth since the program launched last September. BWI, a program designed and managed by Veracity Insurance Solutions, provides online access to insurance developed specifically for the bodywork industry. The program services Cosmetology, Esthetics, Massage Therapy, Body Painting, and much more. The majority of BWIs membership consists of massage therapists, but many hair stylists, cosmetology students, and estheticians are also discovering that BWI provides specialized insurance that they can afford.

BWI attributes its success to the accessibility and comprehensive nature of their policy. Visitors to the BWI website can buy insurance online immediately, and can access their policy information online at any time. Additionally, many policies dont wage coverage for the insureds business supplies, and they dont have Identity Recovery coverage, which provides help with recovering the insureds indistinguishability if their individualized information is stolen.

We are excited to have prefabricated an impact like this in such a short time, stated Daryle E. Stafford, President & CEO of Veracity Insurance Solutions. Veracity is dedicated to finding the most effective coverage combinations for different industries, and the BWI Program is our latest successful example of that.

Coverage in the Bodywork Insurance Program includes General Liability, Professional Liability, Business Personal Property, and Identity Recovery. BWIs online application and buy process is swift and easy, letting professionals and students get back to their work swiftly with renewed peace of mind.

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