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The Big House: Creative Thinking for Innovation – Lego Serious Play©

25 April, 2018, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

This FREE workshop forms part of the Elevator – North Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire series.  In summary, a full day to learn how to improve your problem-solving capacity and unlock creative thinking with Lego Serious Play©.  This workshop is open to local creative or digital small and medium businesses. See eligibility criteria and definitions.

All businesses need to solve problems and some are more sticky than others.  This workshop brings leading applied creativity approaches and combines them further with an introduction to Lego Serious Play©. The result?  A workshop offering insights into your current problem solving techniques and tools to approach product and service innovation more creatively.

Aside from the obvious fun of spending a day playing with Lego, you’ll learn powerful and proven processes to help you build stronger teams, have effective meetings, develop new business strategies and maximise innovation capacity in your organisation.  Participants will complete the Basadur profile before the workshop to gain a greater understanding of their problem solving tendencies.

What’s on offer?

In this workshop you’ll learn about:

  • how to better define problems and consequently find better solutions more quickly
  • your own problem solving tendencies and how to balance out gaps and weaknesses
  • how to use Lego Serious Play© to think creatively about the challenges in your business.

Furthermore, this workshop will be run by Jonathan Bannister of Make Happy.  Make Happy is a creative marketing agency and specialises in unleashing people’s creativity and helping them channel this into strategic, business-focused ideas.

Further information and registration

This full day workshop commences with registration at 9:15am.  The workshop itself runs from 9:30am to  4 pm and will be located in the Main Committee Room at Ashfield District Council.  While the event is free, you must register for it before the day itself and places must be reserved before the booking deadline of Tuesday 24 April 2018 at 10:00 pm.  Since this is a free event, demand is bound to be strong.  So don’t delay, book your place today.

If you have any queries or require further information, contact the Big House team.  The Elevator North Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire series is delivered in partnership with North East Derbyshire Council and Invest Ashfield & Mansfield.

The Big House supports the growth of creative and digital enterprises in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.  Nottingham Business School runs the Elevator workshops and can give small and medium enterprises financial support through the Elevator grants as part of The Big House programme.  The Big House is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and will run until 2019.


Nottingham Trent University


Ashfield District Council
Urban Road
Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire NG17 8DA United Kingdom
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01623 450000


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