LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator Training
The Serious Work Facilitation Training Course
LEGO Group say you have two routes for attending LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® training: "trainers in the original method… and trainers of an expanded version of the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method”.
Learn to facilitate, not participateSerious Work training takes the opposite approach to the “master-learner” style of most trainers of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology.
Whilst the traditional model of training gives participants an excellent experience of what it is like to be facilitated our masterclasses instead help you develop your facilitation skills with the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology.
This is the BIG difference between our course and others. The traditional 4 day training 'teaches LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®' we focus on practicing facilitation using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®.
Practice basedAfter demonstrations, participants in our training take turns to facilitate the group. This practice helps you develop your facilitation skills and you learn from the experience of how others facilitate the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology.
Each sprint is linked to an important facilitator skill set. Uniquely, you also get to practice with a group you’ve never met. On the afternoon of day 2 we invite people new to the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method to an introductory workshop and you facilitate a session with a small group you have never met.
Small groups of 8 participants - maximumIn order to learn how to facilitate and have time for everyone in the group to practice new skills means we limit our courses to 8 people. Larger training workshops inevitably mean there is little time for everyone to have time to practice facilitation.
Focusing on the core LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® skillsOur training focuses on Level 1 “Individual Model Building” and Level 2 “Shared Model Building”. These are the foundation skills of the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® process.
Traditional LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® training typically asks a group of about 12 trainees, who don’t know each other, to prepare a joint strategy during a 4-day training course. Inevitably this construct is unlike real world applications and in our experience it's hard to learn to facilitate Level 3 “System Building" in this way.
Our training gives you an experience of Level 3 “System Model Building”, but this skill is best learnt on live projects…
Learn advanced LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® skills on live projects… our approach to helping you learn Build Level 3 “System Model Building” is to teach you on your live assignment, co-facilitating together with a experienced level 3 facilitator, who will teach you at the same time.
Read more about advanced training.Learning Build Level 3 on live projects really is the best way to learn advanced LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitation skills.
Focused and intensiveWe know that your time is valuable. Because we focus on the core LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® skills it means our standard training is two full days, 09.00-18:00.
A selective participatory leadership ethosWe aim to gather high quality groups of learners who share our ethos and who can bring additional value and insight to our masterclasses.
Before we confirm a participants place, we insist on a phone call or video conference. This is a chance for us to meet each other and explore if this course will meet your objectives and enable you to do what it is you hope to do.
You can question us on our approach and we seek to understand your motivation, ethos and fit with the group. By having this quality control, we ensure a better learning experience for all.
You won’t have to endure trying-to-learn with people who's experience, views and values don't fit the high quality, professional, peer-to-peer learning culture our training seeks to deliver.
Your Certification (very pretty it is too)Serious Work masterclasses give you a certification for successfully facilitating Build Level 1 and Build Level 2. We think this is more valuable than the a 'certificate of completion' given on traditional training programmes, because you have practiced all the skills you'll need (rather than been facilitated).A pathway to Certified Professional Facilitation
As professional facilitators we think certificates of competency as are the most valuable to you and your prospective clients.
We are International Association of Facilitators (IAF) Certified™ Professional Facilitators and we can mentor you through the process of becoming an IAF Certified™ Professional Facilitator.
IAF certification is impartial and after peer review of your skill, you can attain a higher level of facilitation certification.
Serious Work masterclasses are run by practitioners who occasionally teachThis gives you grounded real-world instruction with advice about how to successfully use the method in all kinds of different assignments, applications, group size and available time.
See numerous case studies of recent LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® based assignments at www.meeting-facilitation.co.uk
What does the 2 day training cost?
LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator Training: Look and Feel
What does our LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator Training look like? See the blog post.
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And in participants own words…
Sean very generously provided an extensive course curriculum, variety of real life cases and most importantly his best practices. With this small group setting it felt more like a mentoring session focusing on improving our individual skillsets in a targeted way rather than a training.
I can already see the spectrum of use cases through the principles we learnt throughout the course. LEGO will enhance the effectiveness our trainings with its emphasis on kinaesthetic senses and playful elements."
Agile and Products Coach
I am a huge fan of what and how Sean does what he does - I have learned SO much from him. He is the kind of mentor / teacher everyone wants and deserves; thoughtful, strong, hugely knowledgeable, empathetic and with a level of technical and interpersonal skill that I have rarely seen.
I feel very lucky indeed to have been able to share time with him and I look forward to continuing to build on our relationship in the future as a student, client and friend."
I am very grateful to Sean for sharing his wisdom, experience and for being such a empathetic and compassion mentor.
He created a fantastic learning environment for me and other learners and I am looking forward to continuing to build collaborative working relationship."
EADA Business School
It was intense, fruitful, and carefully planned.
We learnt not only the a,b,c's of the methodology in half the typical time but had so many opportunities to practice it that I am confident I am ready to take on my own projects facilitating LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® levels 1 & 2 sessions without any further do.
Sean takes a special interest in making sure that you will find pairs in the class, thus it is also a great way to learn from peers and develop your network."
Developing, practicing and growing facilitation skills during training
Learning with like minded professional people
Learning from experienced practitioners
These masterclasses are ideal for executives, consultants, managers, designers and leaders whose ethos is participatory, developmental and strategic.
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