We were so grateful for the work Ben did with us at our Minster Learning Community. It was the second time we’d had them together and the creative way he led transformed the time. Everyone went away with really key insights to develop their work and expand their thinking. It was interesting to see how when Ben began the group definitely had some who were instantly really excited but also a few who seemed more cautious. Over time you could see how people were able to trust Ben and the process more and more leading to everyone really committing to it and getting loads from it.
We had a wonderful day. None of us really knew what to expect, but very quickly we were put at ease and through the fun of creating Lego models, conversations flowed naturally. We were soon talking through some deep and powerful issues, and were aware that we were seeing our own roles (and ourselves) with perhaps a new clarity and understanding. Looking back on the day, it was both inspiring and energising.
The staff and students at the School of Education, Durham University would like to thank Ben for the LEGO® Serious Play® sessions that he delivered for our Initial Teacher Education students.The sessions were thoughtfully planned and fitted our brief perfectly.Ben’s expertise and enthusiasm shone through in his delivery; an excellent role model for our undergraduate and postgraduate students who are training to be primary teachers.The sessions were engaging, thought provoking and fun.Our students were able to make links between the LSP methodology, related theory and pedagogy.It was a privilege to share Ben’s insight and knowledge, through practical activities and discussion.
Our time with Ben was thought provoking and encouraging as he helped us reflect. How Ben leads a reflective session is so natural, quickly putting people at ease, and unthreateningly challenges and encourages you to go a layer deeper in your thinking. I definitely recommend Idea Alchemy and Ben to any organisation who want to invest in their team both as individuals and collectively.
It was amazing how quickly people engaged with the session and started to think creatively and outside the box, even those people whose natural style is very ‘matter of fact’ and practical. The outcomes amazed us all and we all loved the duck! We all learned a lot about one another, and the day resulted in not only a lot of enjoyment, but also an inspiring outcome with meaning for everyone.
Following a transformation programme, we needed to bring the team together. Ben delivered a team building day utilising LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®, moving from how we see ourselves, exploring how others see us, how the team function and how we want to move forward as a team. A brilliantly insightful day, delivered in an open and safe environment. Feedback from a member of the team “best team building day I have ever been on.
The Trust was at a pivotal phase in its development and so it was a pleasure to commission Ben to work with our talented team of Principals. Ben listened carefully to brief and evolved the session from the responses given by the Principals, skilfully weaving in educational pedagogy ad examples of how they might take the LSP strategies back to their academies. This was a professional development session that was practical, relevant, relatable and enjoyable and certainly got everyone talking!