I have been running a coaching programme with my latest client for about 7 months now and it has been going down very well. These aren’t new things as I have been running them for a while in my previous places. Take a look at a previous blog on the subject if you want to know more. Though I have changed the curriculum and added more things in over time. These are a great source of enjoyment for me and it warms my heart when I hear old coachees have been taking this programme to their new places of work. My legacy lives on! <Hums the titanic theme tune>
So my latest programme was coming to a close and feeling festive I wanted to get the Delivery Manager community together to do something fun. I don’t need an excuse for this if I am honest. Even my boyfriend says that I always seem to get to do the cool stuff. So I came up with the idea of a MEGA dojo… for the full effect you have to do a dramatic voice and put in an echo. THE MEGA DOJO <dojo dojo dojo> You get the picture.
So I invited all the delivery managers to London and planned the session with a great coach called Tom Bray here at my current client.
Our Agenda was:
- Welcome – Naturally a motivational speech from moi
- Getting to know you ice breaker – We did unknown fact and what you would do with this object. The object was a little brown bag. Looked like santas sack to me
- Break out groups to draw me what is a ‘Coach’ along with skills and attributes – We covered this in the programme and so was a refresher
- Call out all the techniques we have learnt – Again this was to get them to think about how far they have come
- Dojo One – A 45 minute session where they could practice any of the techniques on each other in triads.
- Dojo Two – A further 45 minute timeboxes with different people
- We then closed it up with Clean feedback. This was important as in the Chapter Health check they said we don’t take time to give each other feedback. So we used the final 15 minutes of the session giving each other positive or negative clean feedback. This is so important in any community. One I received certainly made me feel valued.
The feedback was resoundingly positive and just what we needed as a community. I am super excited for 2020 as I am now looking to hand over the programme to a couple of talented coaches here. Plus I want to offer it wider to anyone who wants to learn. This was just the cherry on the cake to see how far they had come.
Naturally any team day is followed by the celebratory 2 hour lunch.
Love these Agile Delivery Managers – Such an awesome bunch!
So that’s it from me, just wanted to share cool things I have been doing. I’ll tell you about my other cool thing around insights soon.