Increasing your learner’s engagement and retention through LEGO® activities

With 121 access to a Mentor

Using LEGO® in learning has become very popular recently… in fact there are whole communities based around the concept.  But how do you know it’s right for you and your learners / clients? Which type of Lego® activity should you use? And will you be taken seriously as a Trainer, Facilitator or Coach if you suggest such a thing?

‘Learning with LEGO® 121 programme is right for you if…

  • You want to use LEGO® in your training, facilitation and/or coaching
  • You are looking for ideas and inspiration on which LEGO® activities to use and why
  • You like the idea of LEGO® Serious Play® and want an introduction
  • You want access to a bespoke Lego® kit that works well for learners
  • You want to ask specific questions in a 121 environment and relate it to your own area of expertise
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Who is this course for?

  • Trainers

    Trainers who want activities to help retention of learning

  • Coaches

    Coaches who want to create a hands-on approach to problem solving

  • Facilitators

    Facilitators who want a creative way to engage discussion

How does the course works?

30+ Videos, 12 PDFs, two x 30 min Zoom calls , 1 Bespoke Lego Kit

  • As soon as you sign up to the programme, you'll gain access to all the pre-recorded video explanations and PDFs (That's 30 Videos and 12 PDFs!) so you can refer back to them anytime you want
  • You’ll be sent a Learning with LEGO® starter set through the post.  (I love this set - I've hand picked it just for this programme.)
  • We'll set up 2 x 30 min Zoom calls so we speak on a 121 basis about how you'll use the Lego in your own work and answer any questions you might have.



Our six sets come under these headings... 

  • Magnificent Mini Figures (4 x Videos, 2 x PDFs)
  • Step Away from the Duck (3 x Videos, 2 x PDFs)
  • It’s all about the Accessories (4 x Videos, 2 x PDFs)
  • Box of Blocks (4 x Videos, 2 x PDFs)
  • An Intro to Lego Serious Play (8 x Background Videos, 4 x Skills Build Videos, 1 x Full working example Video, 2 x PDFs)
  • Six Bricks (5 x Videos, 2 x PDFs)

Aims and Outcomes

Aim:  

The aim of this course is to give ideas and inspiration for using LEGO® in learning sessions 

Outcomes:  

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • State why using LEGO® in learning is a legitimate way of enhancing training, facilitation and coaching
  • Demonstrate at least 16 different LEGO® activities using 6 sets
  • Identify the LEGO® Serious Play® methodologies and how to access more information
  • Create a LEGO® inspired activity that is fit for your own purpose    

    

Course Outline

  • 1
  • 2

    Let's get you started

    • Let's get you started

    • Request Your Bespoke Lego Kit

    • Select a date and time for your 121 Zoom call

  • 3

    Magnificent Mini Figures

  • 4

    Step Away from the Duck

    • Welcome to Step Away from the Duck

    • Build a Duck

    • Build an Animal

    • Step Away from the Duck WORKSHEET

    • Step away from the Duck SHOPPING LIST

  • 5

    It’s all about the Accessories

    • Welcome to It’s all about the Accessories

    • A Bag Full of Discussion

    • Sales, Negotiations and Assertiveness Skills

    • Train-the-Trainer

    • It’s all about the Accessories WORKSHEET

    • It’s all about the Accessories SHOPPING LIST

  • 6

    Box of Blocks

    • Welcome to Box of Blocks

    • Outside In

    • Teams and Assessment Centres

    • No Instructions Required

    • Box of Blocks WORKSHEET

    • Box of Blocks SHOPPING LIST

  • 7

    An Intro to Lego Serious Play

    • Welcome to an Introduction to Lego Serious Play

    • PART 1 - Background

    • PART 1 - What it is and is not

    • PART 1 -The Process

    • PART 1 - Which Bricks?

    • PART 1 - Participants Etiquette

    • PART 1 - Facilitators Code of Conduct

    • PART 1 - In summary

    • PART 2 - Skills Build - Tower

    • PART 2 - Skills Build - 5 Pieces

    • PART 2 - Skills Build - Creature

    • PART 2 - Skills Build - Mondays

    • PART 3 - Lego Serious Play Example

    • An Intro Lego Serious Play WORKSHEET

    • An Intro Lego Serious Play SHOPPING LIST

  • 8

    Six Bricks

    • Welcome to Six bricks and Beyond

    • The Tower

    • Hanging Off the Edge

    • Back to Back

    • Pictionary Lego

    • Six Bricks WORKSHEET

    • Six Bricks SHOPPING LIST

  • 9

    Book Your Second 121 Call

    • Book Your Second 121 Call

    • Choose Your Date and Time

  • 10

    ...And finally

    • A Visual Summary - Short Video

    • More ways to work together

    • How to 'GET YOUR CERTIFICATE'

Price

Includes Videos, PDFs, 2 Live calls and bespoke Lego Kit

Business Case Prompts

Looking to convince the budget holder this is a worthwhile investment?

You may already be sold on the idea, but if it’s not you that holds the budget, you might need a bit more info to help your case.  Here are just three reasons I use Lego with my learners… 

It increases ‘lean in’ interaction.  By this I mean, if you ask a question of your learners, they often go into their heads to answer, and if this is a group setting, only a few will actually voice their thoughts.   By using Lego to build the answer, people have to use external processes too, plus everyone is encouraged to explain their build (answer) meaning more people are heard… they ‘lean in’ to the learning.  (Better engagement means less time away from work roles)

 

It allows for better retention of learning.  Building, explaining, and having some fun in the process makes the event more memorable, which when mixed with learning new information releases chemicals in the brain to aid retention better.  (Better retention means quicker uptake in changes) 

 

Less expectation of being correct - Lego is a universally recognisable product. Put it in front of people and they simply start building, this is because Lego can mean anything to anyone.  With less restrictions to being ‘right’ more people take part and experience better learning.  (Less expectations mean quicker learning, which means better use of budget)

Instructor Bio

Nikie Forster

Nikie Forster

Convinced she was going to be a Radio One presenter from an early age, Nikie’s less than conventional route into the world of Learning & Development, has given her a wide range of experiences and skills which enables her to create learning in almost any situation. Two decades later, having backed up these experiences with a plethora of professional qualifications she now runs Curious Lighthouse Learning Consultancy where she enables Managers & Trainers to increase ​Confidence & Competence in themselves & others through creative, curious and credible training solutions. Find out more at www.curiouslighthouse.co.uk

What others have to say...

“Hands up if you think you are creative?' That is a question that usually leads to me putting my hands firmly on the ground! But, after a session with Nikie Forster of Curious Lighthouse, I was thinking completely differently........ Enlightening and motivating, I am now kidding myself I can be a NASA Astronaut, have a new desk buddy called 'Daisy Duck' and am the proud owner of this beautiful lighthouse... Thank you Nikie for such an informative session.”

Laura Macarthy MICB - Certified Bookkeeper & Director at Now Bookkeeping Ltd

“Nikie created a great day packed full of ideas, taught my team how dopamine makes the difference in learning and we left with a shopping list and inspired and reassured that what we were already doing was value add coupled with some ideas to make them even better. From before the day to after she demonstrated how creativity engages and lands learning.”

Natalie Rogers - Head of Talent, Learning & Development at Greencore

“Nike is passionate about people development and played a significant role in building my skills and confidence, enabling me to take the next step with my career. Nikie makes learning about yourself and setting personal goals challenging, but also fun and relevant for the training industry. For anyone looking to establish or develop a career in training, I recommend working with Nikie to get you where you want to be.”

Teresa Matthews ~ Training and Development Manager ​​​

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Any activity using the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® approach, method and materials build on the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Open-source guidelines made available by the LEGO® Group under a Creative Commons licence.