Workshop Facilitation

The Benefits of Workshop Facilitation

What is Workshop Facilitation? Well, it’s simple really…

Workshop Facilitation is the process wherein an external consultant acts as a mediator for company workshops. Facilitators act as assistants to the meeting or workshop, allowing for all participants to be seen as equals. Having a workshop facilitator, unlike with traditional meeting standards, ensures that everyone gets their say and that everyone can participate without feeling like they need to censor their ideas. With a workshop facilitator the floor is open to everyone, no matter what their position is within the company.

Workshop Facilitation Using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®

Workshop facilitation for LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® could not be simpler. Like all workshops, workshop facilitation for the Serious Play sessions requires some planning, however, each session can be tailored for the group who is taking part.

During LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® sessions it is easy for those playing to feel young again. The idea behind the workshops is to use play as a way of unlocking creative solution generation skills.

Workshop facilitation for LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® takes place with a trained instructor present. It is not the role of the instructor to come up with answers for the group, but instead it is to allow the group to come up with their own answers. The idea is to act as a judge for the workshop, not to judge the players but rather to call order and ensure that everyone is heard.

The facilitator will help pose the initial question based upon the questions the group has. What is it they want to solve as a whole? What is the best way of going about the problem?

The role of the workshop facilitator is to help the players unlock their imagination, to help them think in metaphors and think their way around the problem. It is the role of the facilitator to give the group the tools that they need to think creatively – outside the box and thinking with blocks instead.

  • LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® workshops are seriously creative, allowing for the players to come up with news ways of thinking around problems, affecting how they think about questions and solutions. It can help them beyond the session and into everyday life.
  • LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® is a strong investment in a team, allowing for them to develop skills they need in everyday life, in the workplace and home. It allows for a whole new way of thinking for life.
  • LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitators cannot tell you the answer to your problem, but they can guarantee that by the end of the session you will have a solution you can be proud of.
    • LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Workshop Facilitation Explored

      The facilitator has a very important role to play in a LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® workshop. It is their job to:

      • Ensure that everyone takes part
      • Keep the session on track
      • Ensure that everyone understands the concepts
      • Ensure all participants are listened to
      • Question, probe, and ensure that everyone make the most out of their time in a LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® session.
      • It is for these purposes that it is important to have a trained professional moderator in a LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® session.

        If you believe LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® sessions are right for you then please do not hesitate to contact one of our highly trained facilitators by clicking here and submitting your details to the contact form.