WHAT MAKES A CONVOY

Each Convoy typically has up to 12 members (plus potentially a guide/navigator). Keeping groups small helps to ensure everyone is heard and can fully participate.

Convoy takes an Agile approach to Getting Things Done.

We use two key elements from Scrum:

  • Weekly Sprint Review / Retrospective
  • The Daily Stand-Up.

– Add the weekly Guest Speaker, network vigorously, and you have the Convoy Community!

Weekly Review

Once a week, each Convoy meets virtually for 40-60 mins to review:

  • What went well?
  • What didn’t go so well?
  • What’s your focus for the next week?
  • What help would you like?

The weekly meet up makes it possible to leverage each others’ networks and find those elusive jobs, gigs and opportunities that are not posted or advertised.

It also helps us appreciate that “People are succeeding out there, so there’s hope for me!” and that, when the rejections happen, “It’s not just me!”

Daily Stand-Up Meeting

Every working day, each “triplet” has a brief 6-15 min call to cover:

  • What did you get done?
  • What do you intend/plan to do?
  • What could mess up your plan?
This is the GOLD. The Convoy SECRET SAUCE! 
 
The Daily Stand-Up helps us maintain MOMENTUM, MOTIVATION and MENTAL HEALTH.





Weekly Guest Speaker

Once a week, all members of all Convoys are invited to hear a Guest Speaker presentation.

These 60-90 minute sessions are for education, inspiration and motivation. It’s an opportunity to pick up a new skill or insight, or something that could be useful in that crucial interview.