Thursday
Dec012011

Facilitator Certification Programs in the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY method

The LEGO SERIOUS PLAY Method is a facilitated process, and the results and impact are directly tied to the quality of the facilitation. Without proper qualifcation in facilitating and designing with this powerful methdology it is not possible to deliver real business value with the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY Method.

Rasmussen Consulting is one of a few companies fully capable of qualifying and certify facilitators in full scope of designing and facilitating with the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY Method.

The process is hands-on and learning-by-doing

Qualification Objectives
The objective with our certification clasess is to provide the new facilitator with the insights, confidence and commitments necessary to prepare and facilitate the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY process in a way that gives maximum value to the end-user and result in real and lasting learning. 

1) To experience and learn the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY methodology and its standard applications, Real Time Strategy for the Enterprise and Real Time Strategy for the Team
a) Deeper insight into the Core Process and the Seven Application Techniques
b) An understanding of the relationship between the methodology and the standard applications
c) Experience workshops as end-user participant

2) To learn about and experience the theories underpinning the methodology
a) Deepening the understanding of the theoretical concepts and using the method to demonstrate them
b) Learn about user experiences
c) Insight into critical parts of the methodology and applications (including what is flexible and what is not)

3) To gain the knowledge needed to effectively develop and facilitate workshops using LEGO SERIOUS PLAY
a) Become a proficient LEGO builder
b) Heed the different styles of facilitation needed
c) Recognize and reflect on the artificial nature of training situation

4) To practice designing and preparing customized applications of the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY methodology.
a) Design and facilitate a segment of workshop with trainer and peer feedback
b) Appreciate the practicalities of using LEGO SERIOUS PLAY
c) Become familiar with the Facilitator Manual

Watch video from a session

Who should come?
Facilitators, trainers, consultants, HR professionals, project managers, coaches, including agile coaches, strategists, university professors, teachers, branding professionals, and strategists can be trained to apply this methodology to a range of business issues such as strategy development, innovation, organizational development, product development and team building.  Additionally, if you work as a researcher, IT professional, executive/life coach, or leader in your organization, your certification in this methodology can bring enormous benefits and is a strong addition to your toolkit of techniques.

Walk away with
The highest level of qualification possible for designing and facilitating with the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY approach, hands-on experiences, theory, facilitation and design manuals, application examples and access to workshop design and facilitation support.

Session duration
The session runs from over 4 days. The process is highly experiential (limited to 12 - 13 participants) and uses a format that is directly transferable to real workshop situations. The training is delivered by either Robert Rasmussen, developer of the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY Method and co-founder of the Association of Master Trainers in the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY Method, or a trainer qualified and supervised by Robert Rasmussen.

How to register and attend a session?
For a public session first check out the schedule at the link below. Then send an email to the trainer(s)
for the sessions that you are interested in potentially attending.
The latest schedule for Europe, Asia and the Americas.

You can also use this LINK to send email for more information about program content and cost in general.

What is the difference between this facilitator training and other programs offered in the market?
To get a comprehensive answer to this question and how it relates to the development of the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY method please check out the FAO document for answers.

What about in-house sessions?
On-site facilitator training programs are also available.Cost for on-site training programs are quoted on a case-by-case basis. For more information and quote for an on-site facilitator training session please contact Robert Rasmussen.