My Journey to Becoming a LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Certified Facilitator

🌟 Introduction 🌟

Hello, fellow learners and enthusiasts!

This week had the incredible opportunity to embark on a four-day adventure in the Netherlands, diving deep into the world of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (LSP). Facilitated by the talented Michel Cloosterman, this transformative training experience took place from October 2nd to October 5th, 2023. It was an enlightening journey that I can’t wait to share with you.

👷‍♂️ Meet the Facilitators 👷‍♂️

Michel Cloosterman, our guide for this adventure, hails from “Bricks and Business,” a Dutch training and educational institute established in 2008. They are not just any institute; they are part of the prestigious “Association of Master Trainers” for the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method. Michel’s partner in crime, Martijn Nas, brought his extensive Agile experience as an Agile Coach to the table. 

🚀 Agile Minds at Work 🚀

Our group of participants was a dynamic blend of individuals deeply entrenched in the Agile world. We were all eager to unlock new methods to engage our teams and contribute to more agile organizations. It was an honor to be part of this group, and I want to express my gratitude to Martijn for making it all possible and to all the sharing and insights from Martijn Nas,  Michel Cloosterman , Nicolien Chavez,火 Vincent M. Boscaljon BBA 👨‍🏫,Anca Burlacu ✎𓂃⋆·˚ ༘ and Maarten Tomassen and for all the learnings and fun.

💡 Unlocking the Power of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® 💡

The training was nothing short of fascinating. It provided an in-depth exploration of how the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method can be a game-changer in various contexts. We delved into the key theories and beliefs that form the foundation of this methodology:

– Play: Learning through exploration and storytelling.

– Constructionism: Building knowledge through hands-on construction.

– Hand-Mind Connection and Flow: The seamless integration of physical and mental processes.

– Imagination: Unleashing creativity through play.

– Using 3-D Metaphors: Representing complex ideas in three dimensions.

– Complex Adaptive Systems: Embracing the intricacies of organizational dynamics.

📜 Certified for LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® workshops 📜

After four intense days, I proudly emerged with a Certificate in facilitating and designing workshops with the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method. This certification program, aligned with the standards set by the Association of Master Trainers, covered a wide spectrum of topics:

– Theory

– Practice

– Design

– Facilitation

– Standard Application for Business, Organizational Team, and Personal Development

The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method is a powerful thinking, communication, and problem-solving technique that draws on extensive research from business, organizational development, psychology, and learning. It’s all about harnessing the concept of “hand knowledge.”

🌟 A Valuable Addition to My Toolbox 🌟

I embarked on this training because I believe in the importance of continuous learning and improvement. Investing in ourselves is a commitment to growth and innovation. Learning from the best trainers and staying updated with the latest research is how we thrive in an ever-changing world.

Now, with the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method in my toolkit, I’m excited to work with teams and apply this powerful approach to problem-solving and creative thinking. The future looks brighter and more colorful than ever!

🤔 Question for You 🤔

So, dear reader, I leave you with a question: How much do you invest in yourself? Are you committed to continuous learning and improvement? As I’ve discovered, the journey of self-investment can lead to incredible opportunities and transformations. Embrace it with open arms and an open mind.

Keep learning, keep growing, and let’s build a better tomorrow together, one LEGO brick at a time! 🌈🧱🚀

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