Leveraging Lego Serious Play to promote Creativity and strengthen Team Dynamics at Smith College

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The Smith College Engineering department recently invited Team Dynamics Boston‘s Donna Denio and Dieter Reuther to lead a Lego Serious Play workshop for the Design Clinic, a two-semester capstone course for senior engineering majors, in which students collaborate in teams on real-world projects. Medtronic, Stantec and Under Armour are among the industry sponsors of this year’s clinic.

The Lego Serious Play workshop provided a creative departure from typical classroom work and helped the future engineers dive deep into the complexities of team dynamics.

Susannah Howe, director of the clinic, commented: “These students have participated in teamwork discussions before, but the use of Legos added a twist to the conversation, surfacing some ideas that students hadn’t previously expressed.”

Read more: http://www.smith.edu/news/engineering-students-use-legos/

 

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Nuevas Fechas 2016 para la Certificación de Nuevos Facilitadores de la Metodología de LSP en Español en Colombia, Nicaragua y Panamá

Nuevas Fechas 2016 para la Certificación de Nuevos Facilitadores de la Metodología de LSP en Español en Colombia (Bogotá), Nicaragua y Panamá en 2016

Certificación en Español Lucio Margulis

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-Mexico 9 al 12 de Junio-
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-Uruguay del 26 al 29 de Julio
-México 12 -15 Agosto, confirmar
-Nicaragua 7 al 10 de Septiembre
-Panamá 13 al 16 de Septiembre

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Free Download: How Lego Bricks can make you a better Leader

In collaboration with O’Reilly Media, Lego Serious Play facilitators Donna Denio and Dieter Reuther crafted a booklet “Build to Lead” to address the potential of harnessing the power of play in the workplace. They explore the future of work and how a play-based approach and especially the Lego Serious  Play facilitation methodology will level the playing field and foster collaboration. According to a recent Microsoft survey collaboration is the number one factor Millennials are looking for in the workplace.

Download your free copy here: http://www.oreilly.com/business/free/build-to-lead.csp

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Help Managers to Go to Change phase!

This workshop design is a very useful and constructive one with good tangible results for the companies, I have facilitate this workshop in different kind of companies and it was really worked, it opened a new opportunity between managers and staff to communicate about company’s or department’s situation.
It is a very good opportunity for those managers who want to go to change phase but they don’t know where to start.

It is simply a SWOT analysis which all managers have test it before on the papers but using LEGO Serious Play Method will make the results more useful and valuable.

The results which extract from this workshop will make a new understanding about opportunities and treats in their business, and help them to open new windows for innovation in their business!

Get your LEGO® Serious Play® certification at The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort Hotel!

Now you can get certified at The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort Hotel in Great Britain at IntHRface all inclusive education. 

Become a certified Trained Facilitator in LEGO® Serious Play® and be able to develop and enhance performance within organisations!

When?
 27th-30th June, 2016.

Where?
The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort Hotel, Great Britain.
Only ten miles from Heathrow Airport. 

What do you get?
– 4 days all inclusive residential course at The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort Hotel.
– Practice in facilitating with LEGO® Serious Play®
– Theory, group work and tailored learning.
– Manual and certification in LEGO® Serious Play®
– The ability to go home and use the method and develop unique and goal-oriented LEGO® Serious Play® processes.

You get certified by IntHRface.
Click here for more information about the event

This certification is not offered by LEGO Company – It is offered by LEGOLAND and IntHRface. LEGOLAND is part of MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS GROUP.

LSP Demo at Innovate Virginia

LSP facilitator Guy Winterbotham and I were on point to do a one hour demo of LSP at the Innovate Virginia conference on March 25th. We had exactly one hour!

We reviewed and revamped our agenda to meet the hard stop of the hour. Deciding what we wanted to get across was the key.

Our goals for the session were simple enough, show them how LSP helps:

  • Get 100% participation
  • Ensure every voice is heard
  • Confirm that the hands do know more than the brain
  • Reveal that story telling and creativity go hand in hand
  • Understand that though everyone has the same instructions, bricks -each model is different yet still “right”

We stuck to the plan for the intro, and technical sections but keep it crisp for the timing. Early on Guy and I split a box of the exploration kits so we had plenty of bricks for the 50 people we were expecting. We mapped our timing very carefully for the planned group. We expected 10 tables of 5 and figured the groups working in parallel would allow us around 3 minutes for sharing. The night before the event I went to look at the room (I always do that when possible) and discovered we now had 5 tables of 10. So it was back to the drawing board to revamp the timings.

Taking a page out of a number of the stories from other sessions posted here, we had them build from instructions (make a moose), they then added 5 extra bricks to modify the moose into a new creature. With 30 seconds each, we gave them a subject to use in describing their creature. “My creature represents- My Home, Agile, Innovate VA, a great meeting, a dream smartphone app,my manager, my car, my best friend – because…

In addition to the 100% participation aspect of LSP, we wanted them to see just how much creativity they all had in them. It was an eye-opener for some, and a lot of fun for all.

We moved on to the next part which was a use of “The Promotion” to further the creativity discovery.

We met our goals, had loads of hard fun, received glowing feedback and “graduated a class new LSP believers. Guy and I refined the plan to improve for the next demo. A win for all!

Next week we will be collaborating again in Washington DC for a workshop I found through the facilitator network. Its a great resource!

Looking forward to reporting on that one.

 

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Build to Lead. Solve leadership challenges using the LEGO® Serious Play® Methodology

BuildToLeadCoverOn March 28, 2016 Team Dynamic Boston’s Donna Denio and Dieter Reuther will lead a hands-on session at the O’Reilly CULTIVATE conference in San Jose. The two Lego Serious Play facilitators will share the power of the play-based methodology with technology leaders. The essential question they will address is how to play well as a leader, manage the challenges of diversity and complexity, and energize and inspire teams in a collaborative world.

Find details here: http://conferences.oreilly.com/strata/hadoop-big-data-ca/public/schedule/detail/48423

Lego® Serious Play® is changing the perspective on business strategies

“Talking about business means dialoguing in a very concrete and not imaginative way. “You are not a child!” is the sentence a businessman with a way too creative imagination is used to hear from bosses and colleagues.
[…] But who takes part into a Lego® Serious Play® workshop is invited to direct all the energy he/she has in one direction: fun” (Lego Story, Egea, 2012)

We are used to believe that only a careful observation, a mindful thought and a rational decision can produce effective actions.
The inspirational principle of Lego® Serious Play® is changing this perspective because it affirms that doing comes first and thinking comes second. Difficulties could be faced with more effectiveness and resolved if thought comes after experience.

More information on Lego® Serious Play® and Italian courses for facilitators: Serious Play Italia

Come to Hotel LEGOLAND® and become a Certified Trained Facilitator in LEGO® Serious Play®

Do you want the skills to develop and enhance performance within organizations using an innovative tool?
Are you interested in or working with management, facilitating or processes?

– Then come to Hotel LEGOLAND® in Billund, Denmark and become a certified Trained Facilitator in LEGO® Serious Play® certified by IntHRface!

When?
June 6th-9th 2016.

Where?
Hotel LEGOLAND® in Billund, Denmark.

What do you get?
– 4 days all inclusive residential course at Hotel LEGOLAND®, in Billund.
– Practice in facilitating with LEGO® Serious Play®
– Theory, group work and tailored learning.
– Manual and certification in LEGO® Serious Play®
– The ability to go home and use the method and develop unique and goal-oriented LEGO® Serious Play® processes.

You get certified by IntHRface.
Click here for more information about the event in English

This certification is not offered by LEGO Company – It is offered by LEGOLAND and IntHRface. LEGOLAND is part of MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS GROUP.

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