On Wednesday 12th September I had the absolute pleasure of leading a LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® workshop with 30 staff from Norwich University of the Arts. Being quite a large group for the LSP method, I roped in Dr Geraint Wyn Story of Cambridge Training Associates to give me a hand. Geraint (Gez) and I trained as LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitators with Robert Rasmussen, former head of R&D for LEGO Education, and co-author of “Building a better business using the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY method“.
If you’re not familiar with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®, it’s a fun and collaborative way to pose and answer your organisation’s most important and challenging strategic questions, as well as improve team dynamics; all through the medium of building LEGO®. Through a series of exercises, each increasing in complexity, participants build visual metaphors to communicate their thoughts to others, listen to feedback, negotiate shared values and have an excellent time.
Our workshop with NUA explored how teaching staff in the Faculty of Arts and Media perceived the courses they taught on, and also the Faculty itself. There were some great insights, revelations, and importantly, everyone left knowing everyone else a little better.
Dean of the Faculty, Professor Richard Sawdon Smith said: “it was better than my expectations and the staff seem to really love it”.
If you think LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® might be able to help your business, students, projects, have a look at some of the workshop ideas on our new website Red Bricks and get in touch.