It is all about the QUESTIONS, right?
Once you have taken the LSP facilitator training (which you hopefully have done through the Association of Master Trainers in the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology) you realize that asking the right questions is extremely important.
Question: Is it possible to do LSP on-line? And why do some people claim they do this?
The whole world is suffering from corona – we can not do what we love. We can not work like we used to. We have these great memories of various LSP workshops where the attendees left the room with RESULTS – and a wonderful feeling of togetherness, warmth and really having been part of the group. And right now this is less possible. We are also all suffering financially. Our business (whether we are trainers, facilitators, phycologists, consultants, teachers or …. ) is almost a big ZERO. Therefore it is a very good question: can you do LSP on-line?
There are persons out there who come up with a lot of great (?) ideas and suggestions for this. Will there be people who fall for these great new ways of doing LSP? Yes – unfortunately – and it is unfortunately because it is an illusion. In this corona striken world – some people are extremely good at marketing themselves. Their ego´s are enormous. They can write things about themselves – that make me blush (and honestly – I do NOT blush easily). Statements like: after writing this and that – I created a new model of LEGO Serious Play facilitation … etc. etc. – Arghhhhh ….
I want to make my earlier statement very clear: NO – unfortunately you can not do a serious, fantastic, effective, hard fun and so much more LEGO SERIOUS PLAY workshop (like we were able to pre corona) ON-LINE! And IF you want to ask WHY this is not possible – or claim that it is – I will think that you have never truly been a LEGO SERIOUS PLAY person. Maybe instead a copy-cat in it for the money, snatching from other peoples’ results and using words – that are not originally your own – to market yourself. Important is to remember: “a pretty face” do not make up for bad behavour! A nice cover on a book – does absolutely not guarantee quality content!
So – WHAT can we do on-line – all of us who SERIOUSLY love to work with LSP? And what can we not? Those are questions we ask ourselves and each other very often these days. And we are working on it. Of course you can do some LSP on-line. We can do skills building, individual AT1´s – and it can be good and effective – and with reasonable results. But it is so important to understand that after these sessions – the attendees are on their own again – kind of lonely guys. You will never be able to create this amazing feeling in the room – this feeling of truly being part of something bigger than yourself – that people take with them after a real-life LEGO SERIOUS PLAY workshop. And for all of us this is actually GOOD. Because the reason that LSP is so effective, loved and valued these days after so many years of hard work – is that it is what it is – exactly. Nothing more nothing less – because once you truly have experienced the magic you know that LSP is a real-life, real-people and real-result thing.
So – go ahead and do on-line stuff. Do intro to LSP – do seminars, on-line meetings, on-line this and that. It is great – because it is what is possible for the time being.
But – please – make sure to point out that this is not the real thing – this does not at all come close to the results of the real – real-life – real-persons LEGO SERIOUS PLAY that we miss so much. We must be patient and look forward to getting back to a somewhat normal life. I have this picture in my head of my beloved little 6-your old grandson in North Carolina, sitting in front of his computer, being home schooled – reaching up – touching the screeen and saying to his dad: oh – I miss REAL people.
And I do too! Keep up the spirit all you you. Here comes a big hug!