Do we need another Agile event?

Unlike a conference or gathering which sometimes only scratches the surface on topics, the Coaching Retreat provides the opportunity to deep dive and immerse in a topic for the entire duration of the retreat. There are no presentations or workshops, instead you will get to define the problems that you want to solve and then work with a team of fellow Scrum Masters, change agents, agile coaches and CTC/CEC/CSTs for 2.5 days towards solving the problem. The outcome of the work is anything that you define. To give you some idea, in past retreats, the teams have created agile games, product canvases, leadership assessment toolkits, to name a few. Some participants take on the work past the retreat and continue to evolve it. Some have even presented the work in conferences as well.

It was a fantastic experience. It was the first time since embarking on my Agile adventure that I felt like I wasn’t the only one going through the challenges and difficulties I and my teams were experiencing. – Sam Birkinshaw

The best part of a retreat for me is to collaborate with experienced coaches intensively, which is a great learning and networking opportunity. We seldom have chance to work this way with so many experts. – Daniel Teng

Sharing ideas with some of the most experienced Scrum coaches in the world gave me fresh insights into my own work. And it was fun! – Alan O’Callaghan

What’s a Coaching Retreat anyway?

Coaching retreats are based around the following principles:

  • Retreat: The event creates time and space for focused learning and growth.
  • Scrum: Learning is done using an empirical framework called Scrum.
  • Teams: Teams are the heart of Scrum and are a key differentiator at the Retreats.
  • Deep: Teams go deep into single topics, rather than covering many broad areas.
  • Long: Learning, collaboration, and relationships continue long after the event.
  • Shared learning: The event is designed for deep, collaborative, shared learning.
  • Two sleeps: Connections are made when our brains are quiet; the two nights of sleep allow for creative idea formation

See What’s a Coaching Retreat for more details.

What’s included?

  • Retreat registration fee
  • Two nights’ stay at Chateau Yering single occupancy (includes breakfast)
  • Morning & Afternoon Tea/Coffee
  • Lunch (Saturday & Sunday)
  • Dinner (Friday & Saturday)
  • Transport to/from Retreat Venue (on 23rd & 25th)


This isn’t a conference with a published program. Head to the Program page to get a feel of the flow of the event but in short, you will select the topic that you want to immerse in and that’s what you will work on for 2.5 days with your team members. See What’s a Coaching Retreat for more details as well.

Who is it for?

This event is NOT restricted to CECs/CSTs only. We welcome anyone who has a passion to explore and improve their coaching approach. Attendees range from new Scrum Masters to experienced Agile coaches, product owners, and managers.

Important Information

  • Cost: USD 625 (~AUD 900)
  • Venue: Chateau Yering, Yarra Valley (See Venue for details)
  • When: 23 August 1 pm to 25 August 4 pm (See Program for details)
  • Reach out to us at if you have any question

Additional Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

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