Better Meetings with LEGO Serious Play

  • March 28, 2012 · 5:45 PM
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Have you ever wished that your meetings would fully engage all the people at the table? That you could explore ideas deeper and broader than before, and produce better decisions, faster? In this hands-on demonstration, Steve Paro will introduce you to LEGO SERIOUS PLAY, a method that’s proven to do these things and more.

We will discuss the Why behind LEGO SERIOUS PLAY, and we will experience first-hand What it is and How it works. LEGO SERIOUS PLAY is a facilitated meeting, communication and problem-solving method, where participants are led through a series of questions, which go deeper and deeper. Each participant builds his or her own three-dimensional LEGO model in response to the facilitator’s questions using specially selected LEGO bricks. These 3D models serve as the basis for group discussion, knowledge sharing, problem solving and decision-making.

Steve Paro, Agile Coach & Product Consultant – VersionOne

Software As an agile coach and product consultant for VersionOne Software, a leading agile project management software and services company, Steve is responsible for helping customers realize value by optimizing their teams and process. Since 2009, Steve has coached teams for startups and Fortune 100 companies alike, and he has personally trained thousands of IT professionals globally. Steve has over 12 years of experience in software development, ranging from development through leadership. Prior to joining VersionOne, Steve was VP of Development for a major commercial logistics software company, where he helped to integrate two strategic technology acquisitions while leading a successful transformation initiative, establishing agile methods as the standard development process across their North American operations. When not working, Steve enjoys running, golfing and spending time with his wife and his two dogs, Olive and Calieb.

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  • Brian B.

    Fun and interesting.

    April 1, 2012

  • Michael P.

    I enjoyed the dynamics of the attendees as the experience of LSP opened up new relationships thru the presentation/workshop.
    It was one of the best interactive presentations I have attended.
    I recommend it to anyone who has an opportunity to attend a session!
    Michael Pelletier

    March 31, 2012

  • Jenny T.

    This was an AWESOME meeting! Steve led a terrific workshop with relevant content and a practical exercise. A big thanks to him for making space in his busy calendar. This meetup continues to be one of my best learning venues in Atlanta. I've been exposed to so many new techniques in these meetings. A big hats off to Mike, Dennis and the other collaborators who make this happen every month. Thank you!

    March 29, 2012

  • Ken 'classmaker' R.

    Great! Informative, engaging, and... fun!!! Well-facilitated. Thanks! ;-)

    March 29, 2012

  • Rick C.

    Interesting approach to problem solving. This was the first time I had been exposed to it. I'm still skeptical, but could see how it might facilitate conversation & collaboration.

    March 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    First meeting of this group I've been to - I'll definitely be back! One of the better, more engaged events I've attended in a while! Thanks all!

    March 29, 2012

  • Abdullah B.

    Very informative, reality based and thought provoking presentation. Thanks to everyone who made it possible.

    March 29, 2012

  • John W.

    Excellent Presentation on Getting 100% participation from a team. I also enjoyed the Hand/Brain Connection.

    March 29, 2012

  • John W.

    Steve, Excellent Presentation on Lego Serious Play. I only regret we didn't' have more time to "play"

    March 29, 2012

  • Abdullah B.

    The meetup was thought provoking. Thank you so much.

    March 29, 2012

  • Steve P.

    Thanks all for coming out. For those who are interested, I've posted my presentation in the files section.

    http://files.meetup.com/1147308/Better%20Meetings%20with%20LSP.pdf

    March 29, 2012

  • Kathleen M.

    Thanks, Russell !

    March 29, 2012

  • Russell F.

    By the way for those interested in the LEGO Serious Play open source documentation, here you go: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/5032997/LEGO%20Serious%20Play%20OS/LEGO%C2%AE_SERIOUS_PLAY_OpenSource.pdf

    March 28, 2012

  • Russell F.

    Fun times. Very good structure and a great turn out.

    March 28, 2012

  • Russell F.

    sounds fun.

    March 22, 2012

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