About the SERIOUSWORK beginning
SERIOUSWORK began in 2015 when Sean Blair and Marko Rillo shared a coffee at a gathering of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitators in LEGO's birthplace, Billund Denmark. We discussed how few books there were about LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® and decided to write a how-book, to help readers understand the process, impact and outcomes professionally facilitated meetings and workshops.
We launched the book in London in November 2016 and it has since won 5 star reviews on Amazon.
SERIOUSWORK Facilitator Training
To accompany the ideas in the book, in 2017 Sean designed what we now think is the gold standard of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitation training courses.
Our approach to LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® training is practice based and facilitation-skill centred and helps people learn about the method and also develop their facilitation competency at the same time.
People have given amazing feedback on our training, read over 50 recommendations on Sean's LinkedIn profile
Our next books
In 2018 Jens Dröge completed the translation of SERIOUSWORK into German and this was published in 2019 by German business book publisher Vahlen. This is available to buy as an ePub on our website, and at Amazon.De. We have a translation of our book in Spanish coming in 2020 and we are working on other languages too!
In March 2020 we published MASTERING The LEGO Serious Play Method. MASTERING shares 44 facilitation techniques that professional facilitators uses to plan and deliver outcome oriented workshops.
See it on our website and on Amazon.
In October 2020 we published "How to Facilitate The LEGO Serious Play method ONLINE" this is our best work to date and shared the new techniques we created to deliver LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® workshops, including shared model building online.
LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Goes Online
Even before Covid-19, environmental pressures were asking how remote teams could work together online without the carbon costs of travel.
We have pioneered what we understand to be the first techniques to enable remote teams to use LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® unto Build Level 2: Shared Model Building (AT2) and we now think Build Level 3: System Models Building (AT5 and 6) are possible with the right techniques, technology and support.
We are happy to share these ideas with new LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitators and any trained in the original face-to-face techniques.
Business and Operations Manager
Helen brings over 13+ years experience delivering large scale commercial projects for clients including Hitachi, Siemens and London Underground, specialising in customer-relationship management and strategic resource management.
Meet the trainers…
Jens has over 15 years of experience in training and facilitation which he gained in various leading positions as Business Consultant in companies such as Porsche Consulting.
Jens has a strong belief in empowering people by sharing, listening and reflection, thus resulting in a higher approval and a feeling of responsibility. He has a strong focus on performance and personality, all of which he sees people gain through LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®.
Mia Eng MA, PCC
Mia holds a master’s degree in Leadership and a professional coaching credential from the International Coach Federation. She is qualified in a number of methodologies, including LEGO® Serious Play, which she applies depending on the specific needs of the individual, team or organisation.
Mia creates an environment conducive for honest communication and collaboration. She is a talented facilitator who provides the opportunity for participants to challenge complacency and articulate clear, meaningful and actionable plans.
Mirjami is a global board member of the International Association of Facilitators, and the European & Middle East Regional Director. In 2016, she was awarded the "Gold Facilitation Impact Award" award for outstanding facilitation. Mirjami is a certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator.
Mirjami inspires the endless opportunities of working with the groups and the experiences of success in creating functional processes for the individual needs of the group. Attaching attention to the learning environment, adapting to the situation and the needs of the group, and creating a confident and secure chat environment are all important in building relevant group experiences.
One of the LEGO® Serious Play® community's most active practitioners, he set up the first MeetUp group in London, there are now over 40 MeetUp groups globally.
Sean was a co-founder of the Service Design Network, an honorary Fellow at Durham University, a Trustee of the Royal Society of Arts, a council member of the Design Council and a commissioner on the Mayor for London’s Creative Industry Commission. Sean is an IAF Certified™ Professional Facilitator and a winner of a 'Facilitation Impact Award'.
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