If you want to facilitate your own LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® meetings and workshops, get trained by ProMeet founder and Serious Work Author, Sean Blair
LEGO doesn't do LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitation training
Instead the LEGO Group say there are two routes for attending LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® training. Facilitators training in the original method and facilitators training in an expanded version of the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method.
Introducing latest in LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator training innovation The new Serious Work masterclasses embody the expansion the LEGO Group refer to, they are innovative and mould breaking in the following ways:
Learn to facilitate, not participate Ours is the polar opposite to “master-learner” approach of most trainers of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology.
We don’t teach you how to participate in a LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® workshop, our masterclass help you develop your facilitation skills with the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology.
Practice based After instruction, 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 evening of day 2 we invite people new to LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®to an introductory workshop and you facilitate a session with a small groups of four or five people.
Small group of max 6 participants 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 6 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 masterclasses focus on Level 1 “Individual Model Building” and Level 2 “Shared Model Building”. These are the foundation skills of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®. We don’t teach Level 3 “System Model Building” in the classroom.
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. This is artificial and very unlike real world applications.
Learn advanced LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® skills on live projects
Our experience shows that Level 3 “System Model Building” is best learnt on live assignments, co-facilitating together with a experienced level 3 facilitator, who will teach you at the same time.
Focused and intensive We know that your time is valuable. Because we focus on the core LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® skills it means our masterclasses are 2 long days (22 training hours: first day 09.00-19:00 followed by a joint late dinner, second day 09:00-21:00).
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 the course idiot that sometimes shows up on larger training courses (with apologies to all idiots).
We offer a pathway to a meaningful LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® certificate In most programmes people get a certificate just for showing up (a certificate of completion). You’ll get one of these on our programme. But a certificate of competency is far more valuable to you and your prospective clients, it's impartial and after peer review of your skill, you can attain a higher level of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® certification.
As International Association of Facilitator (IAF) Certified™ Professional Facilitators. We have this experience and can coach you through the process.
Serious Work masterclasses are run by a practitioner who occasionally teaches
This gives you a 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.
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