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SPECIAL EVENT: Lego® Serious Play® for Teams

  • 03/29/2019
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Government Accountability Office (GAO), 441 G St, NW, Washington, DC, 7th floor, Room 7N36, classroom 9
  • 3


  • $189 fee for LEGO serious play materials

SPECIAL EVENT: Lego® Serious Play® for Teams 

LEGO SERIOUS PLAY invites you to think with your hands, listen with your eyes, and experience a kinesthetic/visual thinking/storytelling approach that will completely engage you in a fun, all-hands-in way. It brings together visual thinking, the power of storytelling, and systems thinking while creating shared understanding and achieving group consensus.

This session is an introduction (and not certification) to facilitating LEGO SERIOUS PLAY methods and materials for forming, developing and norming teams, followed by a simple team activity for group design and decision-making using design-thinking and/or LEAN visual templates. It will be completely participatory: you will be using LEGO bricks to build 3-dimensional embodied metaphors and then telling the stories of the models you build. 

In this workshop, you will experience first-hand how this method is both fun and can have great impact. Even if you’ve never touched a LEGO® brick before, you’ll gain an understanding of the core process of LEGO Serious Play, where every participant contributes and is heard.

This session is perfect for you if you’re a leader, manager, facilitator, consultant and/or practitioner who works with or supports cross-functional teams. The methodology can be used to fast-track team communication and shared goals, and/or align and synchronize teams undergoing  a transformation or change in personnel. In this session, we’ll begin with basic skills using LEGO SERIOUS PLAY methods and materials.  We’ll then model early team formation by: establishing core values; co-creating simple guiding principles; examining team identity; and building team strengths and insights. You’ll take part in a group activity run through Serious Play.

Each participant will receive a personal LEGO SERIOUS PLAY 49-piece Explorer kit for their own use.

Workshop attendance is limited to 40 participants (2 groups of 20 participants per facilitator) and requires a $189.00 payment for materials and supplies.  Note: attendance at this workshop is NOT included in the MAFN 2018-2019 series subscription.  Participants must register by Friday March 15, 2019. 

About the Presenter

Dean Meyers is a visual facilitator and certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator.  After training in graphic facilitation between 2009-2011, he dedicated his consulting practice to applying this approach in all his work. Additionally, while teaching and training Design Thinking, in which he uses kinesthetic activities and flat visuals, he formally added the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® certification to his credentials in 2017, after employing the method for two years. His certification is registered with The LEGO® Group.


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Federal security rules require non-US-Citizens to complete GAO access requirements for review at least two weeks prior to the workshop. If you are not a US Citizen and wish to register, please indicate your foreign national status during the registration process.


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