If you're considering taking a LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitation training course, a wise question is to ask is: What kind of meetings, workshops, projects or applications do I plan to lead or facilitate?
Different applications of the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® process require different skills. The model below shows the skills needed for the meetings or workshops where you plan to use the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method and materials.
LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Applications and Three Build Levels. A development of LEGO® Group Open-Source ideas available under a Creative Commons Licence. A modular approach to learning how to facilitate the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method. Share, use and remix this model under the same licence.
Facilitation of Build Level 1: Individual Models enables you to enhance communication on any issue, unlock learning, set goals, offer feedback, mentor or coach. You can facilitate many kinds of meeting with just this Build Level.
If you want to help teams create common understanding on shared concerns like team vision, you'll need to understand how to facilitate Build Level 2: Shared Model Building.
The build levels are like a ladder. You learn the levels in turn, as each requires the competency the previous step enables.
Build Level 1:
Individual Model Building
Develop core skills to:
Enhance communication on any issue. Develop ideas, build trust. Manage staff, set goals, offer feedback. Mentor and coach.
Explore and agree values and behaviours. Unlock individual and group communication and learning on any topic.
Build Level 2:
Shared Model Building
Intermediate skills help:
Create common understanding on shared concerns. Develop shared vision and goals, shared plans, strategies and mental models.
Build teams, design new services and innovate. Use LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitation to create deeper agreement processes.
Build Level 3:
Advanced skills to:
Create and use scenarios to explore dynamic systems and 'real time strategy'. Understand change and develop simple guiding principles.
Model, analyse and redesign processes and systems. Understand how external and internal factors influence goals.
As the book Serious Work explains Build Level 3 is not 'better' than Build level 1. Level 1 is the foundation and underpins Levels 2 and 3. Each Level has specific skills that a facilitator requires.
Most LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® workshops run everyday, all-over-the-world, use Build Levels 1 and 2.
Review the numerous LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® case studies on SeriousWork author Sean Blair's, website and note that (only) two of them use Build Level 3 (RIPE NCC, and Ravensbourne).
As the official LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® website says, you have two options when choosing a training provider. Facilitators training the original method and facilitators training an expanded version of the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method.
Serious Work's unique masterclasses help you develop expanded LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitation skills.
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