LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® in HE: new online facilitator training

Artist Charlie Millar’s wonderful LEGO®-clad gate. For his artworks please visit https://www.charliemillar.com/

I am proud to say that Micael Buckle and I have finally launched this brand new LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®  facilitator training, after brewing up the idea over several years. It was initially sparked at a Brickminds Conference and then what with global pandemics, job changes(me),business commitments(him) and a whole host of other things, it took a while for us to give it shape. Before running it, we road-tested it with wonderful colleagues across a number of institutions who are accredited facilitators in the method. In addition to their great feedback,Micael also discussed it regularly with Professor Johan Roos, cofounder of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® . We are pleased and delighted that the programme has received his endorsement.

In creating LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®  in HE (or LSPinHE for short), it was very important for us to honour the essence and key principles of the original method, while giving it a new and distinctive character. The original method is, of course, highly adaptable and can be applied to any complex issue to which there is no straightforward answer.However, in my use of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® in HE institutions during the last fifteen years, I met many people who wanted a training programme in the method which spoke to their HE activities and preoccupations.

So LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® in HE does three things differently:

  1. it focusses on the needs, interests and contexts of higher education and speaks its language. No, despite me spending over three decades in HE, we don’t get knee-deep in educational jargon. But we do understand the terms, phrases, and features of communication that are natural in its context.
  2. it includes an extensive range of new materials and exercises created specifically for HE users, whatever their roles. These include an extensive library of resources and dedicated readings which support the theoretical underpinnings of the method, including those relating to teaching and learning.
  3. it converts the four day, face to face format into a two day online intensive, so that people from around the world can participate, without worrying about paying for travel or accommodation, on top of the course fee.

Micael and I will be co-facilitating the training at set points in the year, and are also very happy to provide bespoke training within universities. (We already have some exciting tailormade collaborations in the pipeline!)

The current dates and other information about LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®  in HE facilitator training are in this brochure:

If you have any further queries after that, do please contact Micael via mb@inthrface.com or me at engagingimaginationdotcom@gmail.com.