Many of us have grown up playing with Lego®, but did you realize that it can be used by trainers and facilitators like you to help your client to think creatively?
The Lego Group developed Lego® Serious Play® as a facilitation methodology in the late 1990s and made it ‘open-source’ in 2010.
Interestingly, many people in Learning & Development aren’t aware that we can use Lego® in our training and workshops.
Michael Fearne is today’s guest on the TrainingBusiness podcast. He’s going to explain why Lego® Serious Play® is still not widely known in the talent development community.
Michael has loads to tell you about his business and how he helps his clients in a range of industries in online workshops and face to face facilitation programs.
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“As a Lego Serious Play facilitator, I don’t need to be the expert in the room…”Michael Fearne – LSPMethod.com
Lego Serious Play to facilitate conversation
Instead of having a normal meeting of people and just talking, you are facilitating discussion and getting people to build their answers using Lego.
People then use the Lego Serious Play to have a productive conversation.
You can use Lego as a fun activity for example in Teambuilding but it’s much more powerful as a serious worktool.
A client might say: I don’t have answers so I want my team to be involved in creating those answers.
So, facilitators use Lego to hand power over to the group. They want group engagement, creativity and participation.
As Michael says: ‘I go into LSP sessions and I have no idea what the answers are going to be’
‘As a Lego Serious Play facilitator, I don’t need to be the expert in the room.’
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Take-aways you don’t want to miss
- What is Lego Serious Play?
- Which organizations use Lego Serious Play
- How can you get certified in Lego Serious Play
- Which Lego Serious Play resources are available for free
- What’s the LSP method and the LSP community
- What’s in Michael Ferne’s book and how you can get it