An ideal PCI is voluntary, renewable, and lasts about 16 weeks. It matches participants in pairs and sets them up to practice 3-4 times per month (anywhere from 30 to 90 mins). It defines criteria for success and clarifies what it means to be in the role of coach versus coachee during a “learning conversation” (aka "convu"). It also gives them opportunities to share their insights and questions and get additional “just-in-time” instruction.
A Peer Coaching Initiative provides a safe space for learning and can be combined with other training and development initiatives.