In-person and virtual learning opportunities

The (Virtual) Shaping Skills Workshop

Would you like to be able to produce faster learning and happier students? 

Whether you work with poodles, preschoolers, ponies, piano players, penguins, or some other population, this workshop will help you improve your teaching skills. 

During this 12-week virtual workshop, you will learn core concepts, refine your skills, and become a better teacher.

This class is not your “typical” online course. You will be an active learner. Your instructor, Mary Hunter, will guide you through step-by-step activities as you build your skills and practice teaching more and more complex behaviors to human and animal learners. 

Learn more about the Shaping Skills Workshop

Fall 2021 session: Sold out

This workshop will be offered again in 2022. Please subscribe to our email list for information about upcoming workshops.

In-person workshops

In-person PORTL workshops allow you to practice your teaching skills with another human as the learner. You also get to play the role of the learner, which gives you more insight into how people and animals learn.

Each workshop consists of lectures, PORTL exercises, and discussion. You’ll learn about behavior principles and techniques that will help you create optimal learning situations when working with both people and animals. You’ll also learn foundational skills that will help you problem solve and think more creatively when designing teaching solutions.

Workshops are limited to a small group of attendees to allow ample time for discussion and questions and so that participants can receive individual coaching during the shaping exercises.

Note: In-person workshops are on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In-person workshops will resume once it is safer to hold in-person events.

Please contact us for more information about how to host a workshop in your city.

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