Tour designer and pilot
The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method is a FACILITATED process, and the results and impact are directly tied to the quality of the facilitation. For a by-stander the method looks much easier to facilitate than is the case. The facilitator has to master an entire eco-system consisting of:
- A systematic set of group dynamic principles
- A set of principles for the systematic use of the LEGO® brick
- Systematic use of the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® techniques, which consist of a Core Process and seven Application Techniques.
The pilot on an airplane takes the passengers from A to B. A facilitator of the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY method takes the participants in a workshop from the group's starting point to their end goals.
Both require a deep set of knowledge and skills, which the facilitator can only achieve through a rigorous training. Having been a passenger on a plane 200 times or more doesn't make you a pilot. Having played with bricks and/or facilitated numerous times doesn't make you a proper facilitator of the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY method.
The method is also a CUSTOMIZED process, when it comes to the content. Each workshop is tailored to meet the specific goals of the client. There are no "off the shelf" training workshops. Therefore the facilitator also has to be a designer, who based on a deep understanding of the challenge or opportunity can design a workshop journey that meets the client's expectations and goals.
When you are looking for high quality level facilitator check if they have completed the foundation training offered by the Association of Master Trainers in the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY method. They will have a diploma to prove that. Another source of information that can help you identity the right facilitator is the FAQ document.