Coaching Dojos and Coach Retreats are relatively new ways to learn coaching skills.
Me and my colleagues now decided to do a short (30 minutes) Coaching Dojo once a week.
My first introduction to the Coaching Dojo format was at the Agile Coach Camp Germany 2013, where a 60 minute session was facilitated by Martin Heider.
One day before the Coach Camp, some people already did a Coach Retreat, which consisted of four Coaching Dojos with four different methods (e.g. SolutionFocus, Co-Active, Apreciative Inquiry, ...)
To my knowledge the Coaching Dojo was first invented by Rachel Davies:
And Oana Juncu und Yves Hanoulle developed the Coaching Dojo to a Coach Retreat:
Usage in my company
After introducing and trying the Coaching Dojo format in a 90 minutes session, we decided to do a Coaching Dojo regularly, 1-2 times a week.
What we now do is one round of Coaching in Dojo format (30 min):
Some adjustments we did for now
The feedback is in general very good, from participants in any role in the Coaching Dojo. We keep on with the format, but will explore more coaching styles & methods in the future (and try pair coaching again)