The best way to contact Brian initially is by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian believes strongly in flexible, adaptable design. No two clients, trainers or students are exactly alike; the same training experience often leads to different learning outcomes in each participant.
Effective instruction has to be flexible so that it can adapt to the unique needs of each participant. Be creative - think outside of your training box! You'll find a lot of learning happening there.
If you think carefully about how you learn, you will realize that any single training event is not sufficient to bring about significant learning. Focusing your training efforts only on the training event is woefully shortsighted!
Learning is a process: begin with preparing to learn, continue with specific training events (experiences) and finish with follow-through after training. If you cut off the front or back end, you cut off much of the potential power that training has to change knowledge and improve performance.
No matter who you are, what you do, or where you've come from, you have experienced training that was unecessary. It may have been in a formal school, training program, or in a social organization... the fact is, much of our education and training efforts are wasted - imagine the cost!
To prevent this, you have to take the time to be sure that training is really needed to solve the problem or take advantage of the opportunity you see in front of you. Don't waste time, money, and other resources training, when you aren't convinced that training can help.