The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method is based on hand knowledge and is backed by research in business, psychology, neuroscience, and educational theories. When people build 3D models using their hands the neurons in our brain fire, our visual, auditory and kinesthetic senses are activated, and we are able to create artefacts, generate ideas, give meaning to the model through story making and communicate more freely.
LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method was created by LEGO® at their headquarters in Billund, Denmark in consultation with organisational psychologists, Johan Roos and Bart Vector. Since 2010 it has been open source – meaning everyone can use this powerful methodology and apply it to many different types of workshops.
The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method is a facilitated process and therefore to gain maximum results workshops must use a trained LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method Facilitator. All our team members are Certified Facilitators of the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method.
The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method is an interactive approach where everybody builds, shares their stories, contributes to the conversation there is 100% participation. During a workshop we want to unlock creativity, imagination, innovation and share ideas so 100% participation is vital to this process being effective.
There is no standard duration for a workshop. To gain the full benefit of the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method 4-hours + is a good duration but it does depend on the workshop context.
A meetup or lunch and learn may be completed within 30-minutes. An introductory session could be completed in 1.5 – 2.5 hours. Digging deeper into topics such as our future proofing series of workshops will require more time with most of these workshops running around 4-hours. We also run workshops over longer timeframes such as 1-day or more.
It’s actually both. But we call it having “serious fun” or “hard fun” and it’s actually one of our ground rules. Yes, we are playing and building with LEGO® bricks but we are also learning through deep level conversation, new thinking, problem solving, decision making and the collective wisdom of the group. Possibilities are built and explored. Strategies are played out and tested. Commitments are discussed and aligned. Solutions are visualised and agreed.
LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method workshops are designed for collaboration, communication and decision making so it works best with a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 8 or 9.
The LSP Collective team are all certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method Facilitators so for larger workshops we can co-facilitate. We have worked with individuals and teams of all sizes so tell us your requirements and we can make it work.
Costs will vary based on the number of participants, workshop duration, how much preparation time we need, the workshop outcomes and any additional reporting or coaching we are required to do.
Each workshop is customised to your needs so the cost will be determined based on this. We are always happy to work with you to design and deliver a workshop within your budget.
You can talk to our team member Sandra Lunn, a Strategic Play Group Licensed Trainer, who delivers numerous facilitation certification workshops every year. You can join one of Sandra’s public workshops or Sandra can deliver inhouse to corporate clients.