In-person learning opportunities

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.

Unable to attend an in-person workshop? Click here to learn more about our virtual programs.

2024 events

We are working on dates and locations for more 2024 events. Please check back later on!

February 15, 2024, in Dallas, Texas
Half-day PORTL workshop with Mary Hunter
Zoological Association of America Mid-Year Meeting
Learn more on the ZAA website.

April 14, 2024, in Nashville, Tennessee
ABMA pre-conference PORTL workshop
With Mary Hunter and Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz
Learn more and register on the ABMA website.

May 24, 2024, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Using PORTL in the classroom and in the clinic
We will discuss using PORTL to teach behavior principles and shaping skills.
With Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz, Mary Hunter, Hannah McGee, and Crystal Fernandez
One-day workshop as part of the ABAI annual convention
Registration is available on the ABAI website. Contact us for more info.

June 21–23, 2024, in Geneva, Switzerland
With Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz and Mary Hunter
Join us for three action-packed days about shaping behaviors.
This workshop will consist of lectures, PORTL exercises, and discussion.
The workshop will be conducted in English with translation available in French.
Learn more and register on the AoA website.

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

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