Since last March, my colleague Eva Gallardo and I are facilitators and designers of workshops with Lego® Serious Play® method. Carlos Martínez has been the trainer of facilitators who has given us the training and accreditation sessions. The experience has been great, mainly because of the direction and management of the sessions. The Lego® Serious Play® method is based on developing creative thinking through the development of metaphors created individually and in groups of identities and experiences using Lego bricks.

This method was created by the LEGO group and is available under an Open Source Community license since 2010. Since then, the Association of Master Trainers has been responsible for (1) to guard, maintain and further develop the Lego® Serious Play® method to ensure its integrity and high quality; and (2) to secure that its members deliver a uniform and high quality training of new Lego® Serious Play® facilitators regardless of language or geographical location. The founding members of the Association are Per Kristiansen and Robert Rasmussen, both former employees of LEGO group. Now, there are just 10 trainers of facilitators in the world.

Eva Gallardo and I have designed our first workshop for the design of an engineering school that improves the university life of students. We plan to carry it out in May of this year. As soon as we have finished, we will share our experience and our assessment of the workshop and methodology with you.