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 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 mould breaking in the following ways:
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 masterclass instead help you develop your facilitation skills with the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology.
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 the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method to an introductory workshop and you facilitate a session with a small group you have never met.
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.
Our masterclasses focus 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 masterclasses give you an experience of Level 3 “System Model Building”, but please, learn this on live projects…
Our approach to learning Level 3 “System Model Building” is to teach on live assignments, co-facilitating together with a experienced level 3 facilitator, who will teach you at the same time.
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 (first day 09.00-18:00 followed by a joint dinner, second day 09:00-21:00).
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).
In most LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® training 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 facilitation certification.
As International Association of Facilitators (IAF) Certified™ Professional Facilitators. We have this experience and can coach you through the process.
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.
See numerous case studies of recent LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® based assignments at www.meeting-facilitation.co.uk
What does our LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator Training look like? - See our blog post!
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.
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.
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.
Participants highly value the chance to develop facilitation skills during training.
Practice based learning makes the move from classroom to live facilitation much easier.
Participants highly value learning with like minded professional people.
These masterclasses are ideal for executives, consultants, managers, designers and leaders whose ethos is participatory, developmental and strategic.
Learning with the right group of people is important. If we don't feel you are the right fit for our ethos (or the other participants) we'll signpost you to other training providers and give you a full refund on your deposit.
As the gold standard in LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitation training having like-minded participants on our programmes helps create a rewarding experience for all.
Before we confirm your 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.
Very rarely we encounter people who our course is not right for, in which case we give a full refund and signpost them to other training options, which we know well. We help people find the best training training provider to match their learning style and budget (and country).
Lets meet on Skype or zoom and begin the journey!
Our courses are carefully designed to give each of six participants three opportunities to facilitate the whole group (and be facilitated by the other five participants) though build levels 1 and 2. The numbers are limited to six and people pulling out will affect the experience for the other learners. For this reason we ask for a deposit.
To book your place on a course please pay your deposit for the course you wish to attend. The balance must be paid in full four weeks before the course begins.
We will give a full refund to deposits paid in the event we don't feel the course will suit your needs, motivation or ethos.
The course fee covers two days of tuition, a course manual and a copy of our book SeriousWork.
We run our courses in high quality training venues with lovely food! Tea, coffee and snacks throughout, lunch on both days and a working dinner on the evening of day 2 are included.
It does not include travel to London or accommodation.
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