Playful Principles for Productive, Inventive meetings

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This interactive workshop will explore the powerful, neuroscience-backed collaboration ideas that underpin the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method.

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The Knowledge and Innovation Network (KIN) at Warwick Business School over the last 19 years has been influential to the way knowledge and innovation has been established across a number of organisation in the UK and beyond.

Do you want to design meetings that stand out and make the most of all of the participants? In this interactive and playful workshop, Richard will explore the powerful, neuroscience-backed collaboration principles that underpin the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method to give you the tools to design and run engaging, effective and playful meetings whether in a remote or face-to-face setting.

We might play some games, too led by Richard Gold Director at

It has never been more important to design and run meetings which build psychological safety and make the most of the time and potential of each participant.

At the best of times, meetings can feel like the opposite of work. Dominated by the extroverts or seniors; conversations anchored by the first person to speak; ideas not flowing; a feeling of not being properly heard by participants; a desire to get back to the desk to get some work done. All in all, much of the potential missed. And with the rapid shift to remote working, Zoom exhaustion, technology, location and psychological barriers to online contribution make the challenges even greater.

It shouldn’t be this way. Meetings should be where the magic happens. Where the team becomes more than the sum of its parts. Where relationships are made and ideas shared, built on and progressed. Where everyone in the room feels they have contributed, been heard, learned. And more importantly where the full potential of the resource in the room has been unlocked in service of the meeting’s objective.

This interactive and playful workshop will explore the powerful, neuroscience-backed collaboration principles that underpin the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method to give you the skills to design and run engaging, effective and playful meetings whether in a remote or face-to-face setting.

Key Learning Outcomes

- An introduction to LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method

- Understanding of neuroscience-backed collaboration principles

- Confidence to design and run engaging, effective meetings

The Speaker – Richard Gold

Richard Gold (Director, Bulbb is a certified facilitator in the LEGO® Serious Play® method and founded Bulbb which uses playful techniques such as LSP and Applied Improv to support clients in strategy, change, team development, leadership development and project management. Bulbb’s clients have included Novartis, Kier, Mencap, 02, eon, London School of Paediatrics and the MoD, among others. In a world that is that is changing at an accelerating pace, Richard uses purposeful play to help organisations and teams solve some of their biggest issues.

This webinar will be hosted by KIN facilitator, Nancy Kinder.

Format: will include a live presentation, breakout room discussions, audience polls, chat discussions and then a chance to ask a few questions. It is best to join this online not by phone and ideally with your microphone and camera on. It will be recorded and shared with everyone who registers.

Tickets: this is a free event. Please register as spaces are limited.

Webinar: once you have booked a place, you will be sent an email confirmation with the Zoom dial in details and again just before the webinar.

Audience: This webinar is suitable for anyone running virtual meetings, Knowledge Managers, Community Managers, Innovation Managers and Information Manager.

The Innovation Network KIN: is....

The leading business to business knowledge network where expertise flows between knowledge and innovation practitioners, researchers and world leading experts. Members have found that the tools, good practice and world-class expertise available in KIN have helped them achieve their business goals through:

  • Improving staff time to competency, often replacing formal and expensive training & development* Improving productivity by applying learning from practice techniques to projects or processes
  • Avoiding costly mistakes through peer-to-peer learning, challenge and support
  • Identifying, retaining and transferring unique knowledge identified ‘at risk’ for senior management transitions, key retiring staff, mergers, acquisitions or restructuring
  • Helping achieve existing business objectives faster and at less cost, through the better use of latent knowledge
  • Challenging existing approaches through exposure to new thinking about innovation in managing knowledge with staff, suppliers and customers
  • Helping make ‘business change’ programmes sustainable by addressing cultural and motivational issues around sharing knowledge

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