Training from the back of the room

Become a more impactful, valued trainer by boosting your training skill and toolset!

What you will learn

All the brain-based, interactive strategies that you’ll experience during the class are content-independent, meaning that you can use them with any subject or topic, even the most dry or technical ones.

All the learning activities that you’ll collect during the class are from 1- to 5-minutes in length, which means that they’re really easy to insert into any class or training program. You’ll create your own trainer’s toolbag full of these short, quick learning strategies.

You’ll experience everything you’ll be learning about, including six major brain-science principles that make learner-centered, brain-based instruction so successful and exciting.

You’ll design one of your own classes or training programs, using your own topic, your trainer’s toolbag strategies, and the instructional design model called “The 4Cs Map.” And you’ll receive peer feedback during the class to help you polish what you’ve designed

You’ll leave with an awesome collection of resources: 2 books and 1 workbook; a trainer’s toolbag full of activities you can use immediately; 6 brain-science principles, the 4Cs Map; innovative and interactive ways to use PowerPoint; fun learning aids; and dozens of other digital resources to enhance your own teaching and training skills

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And here is a bonus take-away: If you already have the books “Training from the BACK of the Room!” and “Using Brain Science to Make Training Stick!” you’ll get to experience both books in action, which is hugely different from just reading the books. So, are you ready to embark on this mind-bending adventure? Strap in and join me, Jan, as we unravel the secrets of human learning in a class that will change the way you educate forever!

Your In-Person TBR Practitioner Class trainer

Jan Van Der Burgt is a Certified Trainer for the In-Person TBR Practitioner Class – also known as Training From the Back of the Room – and is accredited by Sharon Bowman, the founder of Training From the Back of the Room. Jan has a long history of teaching, going back to 15 years in teaching scouting skills classes and teaching for over 5 years at Karel de Grote University college in Antwerp.


Join us in De Kempen!


somewhere in "De Kempen"


The next In-Person TBR Practitioner Class will be held at "De Kempen"

Do you need to convice your +1?

Do you need to request approval? Save time with this convenient email template.  

 Your In-person TBR Practitioner Class certification

Upon completion of the class and the assignments, you will receive an In-Person TBR Practitioner Class “Certificate of Completion” and will be invited to the TBR Class Group membership on Slack.  However, to receive a TBR Practitioner “Certificate of Completion”, you must:

  • Be an active participant during the 2-day physical training course.


This training course gives you access to:

  • 2 full days of in-depth action-packed collaborative learning.
  • Sharon Bowman’s best selling book “Training from the BACK of the Room”
  • A 55 page workbook in which you can note down all your insights.

Need a Discount?

I can offer a discount if you are a student, teacher, unemployed, … feel free to  contact me  with any questions you might have.

Need an Invoice?

If you need an invoice, please contact me to arrange an invoice for payment instead!

In-house workshop?

 Do you want to boost the impact and training skills of your team?  

Email template for manager:

Copy this text as a guide, to ask approval to do this class:

Subject: Approval for training  ‘In-Person TBR Practitioner Class’



I’d like to help level up my Training skills, and there’s an upcoming 2-day training course in Ghent (Belgium) on 4th and 5th of june  , called Training From the Back of the Room , that will help me do this. I am writing to request your approval to register.

This training will boost my visual thinking and communication skills, as well as my team leadership skills. The outcomes will help me to:

    1. Apply Brain bases, interactive strategies that I can use for future training sessions
    2. Prepare future training sessions with a structured 4C Map
    3. Apply six major brain-science principles that make learner-centered, brain-based instruction so successful and exciting.


This isn’t theoretical – it’s interactive and highly practical, and will give me drawing skills, tools, frameworks and templates I can use for the benefit of (YOUR ORGANISATION’S NAME). It costs €1190 per person.

You can find out more here:


Can I get this expense approved, so I can go ahead and register?

Thank you,