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Greenlands Masterclass - Unlock the LEGO Code: The Ultimate Guide to building High-Performing Teams with Lego Serious Play NEW

10 Oct Jonathan Bannister
Event information
Date 10 October 2024
Time 9:30-4:30 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Price Exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership *Up to 2 Places*
Venue Henley Business School, Greenlands Campus
Event types:
Greenlands masterclass

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This interactive session uses the revolutionary Lego Serious Play method to explore the dynamics of a high-performing team leading innovation projects. Turn your ideas into Lego models and uncover new insights into teamwork and innovation.

The Lego Serious Play (LSP) method is a facilitation technique that fosters creative thinking through team building metaphors constructed with Lego bricks. The LSP method was initially developed in the mid-1990s by two professors of business strategy, Johan Roos and Bart Victor, and was designed to enhance innovation and improve business performance. LSP taps into the human ability to imagine, describe and make sense of a situation, while simultaneously expressing and exploring possibilities and ideas. It offers a unique approach to understanding the dynamics of a high-performing innovation team. Innovation teams thrive on diverse perspectives, effective communication and strong problem-solving skills. Using the LSP method, you will be asked to construct, deconstruct and reconstruct your understanding of team dynamics in innovation projects.

We’ll also explore the values, skills and behaviours that drive successful innovation and you will learn how to run a 90-minute team discovery workshop based on the Johari window (invented by psychologists Joseph Luft and Harrington Ingham in 1955).

Learning outcomes

This session will help you:

  • Gain a practical understanding of the Lego Serious Play method.
  • Identify the key traits and dynamics of high-performing innovation teams.
  • Develop strategies for nurturing these qualities within your team.
  • Develop a plan and practise running your first LSP workshop.

Who is this for

  • Leaders of teams who want to get the best creative thinking out of their team members.
  • Leaders of teams who would like to have a methodology for inspiring and running creative thinking workshops for themselves and their teams.
  • Leaders who want to inject fun and productivity into their workstreams!

Jonathan Bannister

Jonathon Bannister

Jonathan Bannister started his business life at the global advertising agency Leo Burnett in London before moving to Hong Kong in 1994, where he helped found the strategic planning department. It was here he discovered that you can be paid to run workshops and hasn’t looked back since (and he is still stunned that people want to pay him to do something he loves).

For the last 12 years, Jonathan has run Make Happy, a creative facilitation and innovation agency. The focus is on helping clients foster creativity, innovation and adaptability within their teams and organisations by using a range of creative problem-solving and facilitation techniques, including Lego Serious Play, design thinking and team building.

Jonathan is a Fellow of the RSA , a member of the Academic Council of the G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture in Mumbai, a trainer and facilitator in Lego Serious Play methods and teaches the foundation course for the Creative Education Foundation’s annual Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI) Conference at the University of Buffalo, New York.

*Up to 2 places per member organisation. 'Up to' indicates the maximum number per member organisation. All places are subject to availability at the time of booking.*

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