LEGO® Serious Play® methodology training
LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® has been traditionally used by leaders, coaches, trainers, facilitators and consultants. However, this methodology helps everybody communicate better. It will give you the skills and tools for more fruitful discussions and meetings.
Would you like to learn how to use LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® in your practice? I would be gladly your tour guide. You will certainly learn a lot about LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitation techniques.
After training you will have all the necessary tools and skills to facilitate group discussions a lot better than using conventional techniques. You will also have lots of fun. That is a promise! :o)
Why attend LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology training with me?
Not a brain surgery. Everybody can come and get the LEGO® Serious Play® toolkit
Some trainers teach comprehensive LEGO® Serious Play® for strategy and complex problem solving. This is overwhelming. Like brain surgery. My experience shows that it is wise to start learning with simpler methods first. My training is not brain surgery. Everybody can feel comfortable because the training starts from basics and works gradually from the ground up.
The only Open Source training. Go ahead and train others in LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology!
Many trainers of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology say that it is ok for you to facilitate, but they forbid you to train others in LEGO® Serious Play® methodology based on their materials.
My philosophy is different. My training follows fully Open Source philosophy. You are welcome attend my training, and freely use and develop my materials, train others and see yourself what works and what not provided that you refer to me as the author of the materials.
Learn to facilitate with LEGO® Serious Play® methodology in small focused groups
I prefer to train groups of 4-10 and our participant feedback tells that the ideal group size to learn LEGO® Serious Play® is six-seven participants.
We can listen to each other, take turns to practice facilitation. All training participants get to experience and practice facilitation first hand.
At the same time, this group is large enough to experience challenges of unfolding group dynamics. Observe discussion, lead the group through moments of low and high energy. Step in when participants are unequal. Reflect upon discussion and building meta-meaning, group's hidden agendas, resistance and flow.
Observe yourself facilitating on video and on photo - and have your marketing materials done
All facilitators have their own unique style. Dominant or accommodating. Hands on or hands off. High energy or observant.
This is the only training course on LEGO® Serious Play® facilitation where we will record you facilitating and you will get the video files that showcase your facilitation. We also set up stop a motion camera to record the whole event. This means two things.
- You can see your own facilitation style to learn - what do you do well and what could you do even better;
- When you finish training you have professional photos and video of yourself available to immediately start marketing yourself as a facilitator.
Focus on achieving real and tangible objectives and outcomes
My favorite work has always been in-house facilitation and in-house training. In-house training sessions have dual focus.
- First, the attendees want to acquire the skills - how to facilitate with LEGO® Serious Play® methodology and
- At the same time the client wants to achieve real and tangible business outcomes with the training session already.
Most want to work on something important in their lives (e.g. starting or growing their business, running a marathon, breaking or shaping a habit etc). Therefore, also the public LSP training session delivers dual aims.
- You will acquire skills. Most importantly, you will learn how to facilitate with LEGO® Serious Play® methodology.
- Added value - focus on your most important objectives. Our facilitation topics shall focus in your real aims. You will facilitate and thereby help others achieve their objectives. Others will facilitate and help you achieve your objectives.
Yes, I am Interested in LEGO® Serious Play® Training
I am active facilitator using LEGO® Serious Play® methodology since 2005, facilitating in Fortune 500 firms, international organizations, government agencies and startup firms.
In 2009 I founded SeriousPlayPro.com community, which now gathers more than 2500 LEGO® Serious Play® practitioners worldwide. Throughout years, I have been one of the most active members of the global community of LEGO® Serious Play® facilitators.
With Sean Blair, I am a co-author of the book Serious Work. How to Facilitate LEGO Serious Play Meetings and Workshops that explains how LEGO® Serious Play® works in practice.
In addition to my LSP credentials, I am also certified executive coach (Erickson ACTP), have PhD degree in innovation management (University of St.Gallen). I work as an associate professor at Estonian Business School. Alongside with business and academic stuff, I also love to play. :o)
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