21st November, 2019 at 9:00am
LEGO Serious Play
Workshop | YCN Library — For our members and programme participants

Equip yourself with a powerful, purposeful and playful tool for improving thinking and communication in meetings and among teams.

Serious Play, as a method and process, was coined by the LEGO Group in the 1990s, aiming to enable managers and their teams to better, and more laterally, articulate and share the challenges and opportunities they were facing. Since then, the method has flourished under an open source community model, giving people around the world tools and techniques for better creativity and communication; whether in small meetings or much bigger workshops.

In a LEGO Serious Play session we use LEGO bricks to build out 3-dimensional models of ideas, provocations and challenges; adding to them, evolving them and telling stories about their meaning and interpretation when prompted by a facilitator. The method offers a powerful and energising way to reframe our thinking, look at things from a different perspective and colourfully arrive at consensus.

This workshop is all about introducing the method, putting it into practice — and leaving with plenty of practical tips and techniques for taking it back to our teams and experiencing its impact on the ways we communicate.

What we'll cover:

• The principles of LEGO Serious Play
• The most practical applications for team meetings
• Using the method for Goal Setting and Idea Generation
• How LEGO Serious play can support defining vision and values
• Simple facilitation tools for immediate application among teams.

How the session will be structured

Led by a YCN coach facilitator, we'll work through a brief history of the method — before jumping into a series of practical 'builds', and discussion points to get hands on and land the learning. 

Who's the session for?

Anyone keen to learn a really practical and powerful new tool that will enable better creative thinking, and enhanced communication among teams in all kinds of contexts.

LEGO, SERIOUS PLAY, the Minifigure and the Brick and Knob configurations are trademarks of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this website. YCN aligns with the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® trademark guidelines.

Event Details
  • Location:
    72 Rivington St,
    London, EC2A 3AY,
    United Kingdom
  • Start:
    21st November, 2019 at 9:00am
  • End:
    21st November, 2019 at 11:00am
  • Cost:
    For our members and programme participants
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