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 virtual workshop, you will learn core concepts, refine your skills, and become a better teacher.

This program 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 2022 Shaping Skills Workshops

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2022 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.

May 7-8, 2022: Your PORTL to Shaping with Mary Hunter
Vienna, Austria. (Website)

June 25-26, 2022: Your PORTL to Shaping with Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz and Mary Hunter
Michigan. (Contact: Laura Perkins,

August 6-7, 2022: Your PORTL to Shaping with Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz and Mary Hunter
Hurst, Texas. (Website)

Florida 2022: Your PORTL to Shaping with Mary Hunter
Date and more information coming soon

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

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