Must-Haves for Maximizing Virtual Dojo Engagement
Jess Brock

Immersive Learning Dojos are an agile staple that consistently yield longstanding success in terms of skill building and habit development. A major contributing factor to Dojo success is collocation. Think hyper-collocation: an open space concept filled with whiteboard walls, oversized monitors, pairing stations, and busy collaboration. But when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the worldwide lockdown suddenly became the Dojos’ biggest roadblock.

How could we maintain the effectiveness of Dojo engagements when we couldn’t collaborate freely in-person?

How on Earth would we keep people engaged when they were simultaneously managing their home lives?

As a Dojo coach that survived the switch to remote, I am here to share the most important things that helped me improve Dojo engagement, overcome Zoom fatigue, and enable people to grow in this new paradigm.

I hope these tips will help you as much as they've helped me!

Learning Objectives
In this session, attendees will learn how to apply proven and practical methods to maximize their Virtual Dojo Engagements.

---Effective ways to manage scheduling in a Virtual Dojo
---Engaging People in a Virtual Dojo
---Engaging Technical people in a Virtual Dojo
---Activities that increase morale, innovation, and learning retention in the Virtual Dojo setting
Session Type
remote, people, engagement, Technical, pairing, XP, Games, zoom, Dojo, mobbing