2020 PORTL workshops and other events

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.

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

COVID-19 Update: Unfortunately, most of our 2020 events have been cancelled due to the corona virus. These events will be rescheduled later on when it is easier to hold in-person workshops and events. Please join our email list to be notified about future events.

If you would like updates about specific events:

  • Australia: For updates about future workshops in Australia, please join this Facebook group.
  • San Francisco, CA: To be notified when this workshop is rescheduled, join the email list on the Whole K9 website.
  • North Texas: ASAT generally hosts 1-2 PORTL workshops every year in the summer. For updates, join the email list on the ASAT website.
  • Michigan: Our fall workshop in the Grand Rapids area has been cancelled. To be notified when this workshop is rescheduled, please contact Laura Perkins (lauraperkinsanimalbehavior@gmail.com).

Fall 2020 workshops

**New Date** September 26-27 in Corona, California (near Los Angeles)
Your PORTL to Shaping with Mary Hunter
For more information and to register, visit the BADDogsInc website.

October 25-26 in Puchberg am Schneeberg, Austria (near Vienna)
Building Behavior – A PORTL Workshop with Mary Hunter
For more information, visit the Happy Fellow website.

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