I don’t run a dojo. Someday, maybe… Not any time soon.
I do help out at my home dojo, and assist with the events we offer. Plus I do a lot of observing when I go to other dojos, seminars, and retreats. I take note what works and what doesn’t.
I have decades of business experience. I’ve organized conferences, designed facilities, and handled business relocations. I’ve developed websites, and have been responsible for advertising, marketing, and sales. So I know a thing or two – just in different contexts.
Managing Dojos and Organizing Seminars
Rising Tide Seminars – A framework for dojos growing together through producing and teaching fun Aikido seminars. Newer members learn to manage and promote events. Newer instructors learn to create and teach classes, lead training sessions, or give presentations. Everyone benefits.
Ideas for Seminar Organizers: Weapons – Some observations and tips for people running seminars where weapons may (or may not) be required.
Topics for Future Exploration:
Seminar Management Checklist
Tips for Organizing a Retreat
How to Handle Retreat Logistics
Promoting Your Aikido Event