MASTERCLASS
SERIOUS WORK LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® FACILITATOR TRAINING

LEGO SERIOUS PLAY FACILITATOR TRAINING WITH SEAN BLAIR
Our book, "SERIOUS WORK: How to Facilitate Meetings & Workshops Using the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method" has five star reviews at Amazon. Now we're bringing the same high standard to our LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitation training.

Sean Blair: Serious Work co-author and founder of ProMeet

LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator Training

The Serious Work Facilitation Training Course
Serious Work LEGO Serious Play Facilitator Training
The LEGO Group doesn't do LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitation training

Instead the 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".
Certified LEGO SERIOUS PLAY Facilitator
Serious Work is the latest innovation in LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator training
Our training delivers the expansion the LEGO Group refer to and advances the traditional model of teaching LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® in the following ways:
  • Learn to facilitate, not participate
    Serious 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 based
    After 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 - maximum
    In 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® skills
    Our 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.
    LEGO SERIOUS PLAY Build Levels
    Learning Build Level 3 on live projects really is the best way to learn advanced LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitation skills.
  • Focused and intensive
    We 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 ethos
    We 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).
    Certified LEGO SERIOUS PLAY Facilitation Training
    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 teach
    This 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
  • Other Questions?
    Our Training FAQ might have the answer you are looking for. Or get in contact if you want to talk to us with other questions.

LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator Training: Look and Feel

Best LEGO SERIOUS PLAY Facilitation Training

And in participants own words…

Certified LEGO SERIOUS PLAY Facilitator: Paul

Paul Brown
Agile and Products Coach: Ministry of Justice

"I have had the pleasure of being instructed by Sean on two different LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® courses now and I have to say, both times I spent a fantastic couple of days learning and doing the practices with him and the other wonderful people who shared the training experience with me.

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."
Certified LEGO SERIOUS PLAY Facilitator: Parag

Parag Gogate
Managing Consultant: Ambition Group

"The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® masterclass conducted by Sean was exceptional, full of insights and nuggets not only on the methodology but most importantly on the art and skill of facilitation.

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."
Certified LEGO SERIOUS PLAY Facilitator: Caroline

Caroline Jessop
Coach and Facilitator

"Just a thanks, as one human to another for creating such a lovely learning space. I feel like you crafted a lovely warm Petri dish of agar jelly for us all to grow in, and I was one happy microbe!

It's said, that people may not remember what you said (though in this case we hope they will!) but they will remember how you made them feel. There are many moments in the future when all of us will channel our inner Sean, which is a very powerful thing to have imparted.

Please print this message, and put it somewhere illogical. I have the hope that at some point in the future you might unexpectedly come across it and be reminded of what you achieved for us today."

Participants value

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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Want a course in your company or city?

We run standard and bespoke LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® in-house facilitation training courses.

If you'd like a facilitation training course in your company, city or country please contact Sean.

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