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Althea T. Simpson, MBA, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S™

About Me...

Did you know that Althea's passion, creativity, and imagination can light a spark in you or your workplace environment?

Althea has been a certificed facilitator in the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (LSP) method for four years and has pursued training and coaching to become a trainer in the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method to develop her own certification program through a LSP partner program. Althea is an experienced Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator and regularly uses this innovative methodology to help individuals and groups to foster creativity and connection in various environments. LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® workshops is designed to meet individual and organizational needs, including but not limited to team development, leadership development, problem-solving, and change management. Althea offers an innovative hands-on certification training experience in the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method both in-person and online to help you infuse creativity in the lives of others.


Interested in reserving your spot? A payment plan option is available! A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold one of the 8 training slots. The entire training fee is due 5 days prior to the first training day. We know that plans change and unforeseen things happen, so our flexible registration policy offers you a courtesy one-time reschedule training date within one year of your initial registration date. 

Interested but have more questions? Please email althea@brickmagic.net to get additional information and updates about the March 2024 certification training or the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method itself. I will get back to you within 2 business days. 

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Day One: Virtual 
Date: Friday March 8, 2024 
Time: 9am - 1:00pm EST

Face-to-Face Zoom...

What better way to learn to facilitate the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method workshops virtually than to learn in a virtual environment? The virtual landscape continues to develop rapidly, so facilitators need to expand their skills to awaken the imagination and engage all participants in online meetings and workshops. 

  • LSP Background (History & Theory)
  • ​Equipment & Kits
  • ​Trademark Guidelines
  • ​Session ​Intro & Skill Building As A Participant
  • Session Intro & Skill Building As A Facilitator
  • ​​Facilitating Online LSP Method Workshops
  • ​Wrap-Up & Reflection
  • ​Practice-Based Experience​

Day Two: In-Person
Date: Friday March 15, 2024
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm EST 

Hilton at Springfield, VA

The LSP method offers guided creativity using a hand-mind connection to generate ideas, thus improving creative thinking and communication individually as well as in teams.

  • Day One Review
  • ​Session Intro Skill Building
  • ​Individual Model As A Participant
  • Individual Model As A Facilitator
  • Shared Model As A Participant
  • ​Shared Model As A Facilitator
  • ​Landscape Model As A Participant
  • ​Landscape Model As A Facilitator
  • ​Bonus Activity
  • Wrap-Up & Reflection
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Day Three: In-Person


Date: Saturday March 16, 2024


Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm EST

Hilton at Springfield, VA

Participants will develop the necessary skills to elicit conversation, guide information sharing, and foster reflection in a virtual environment using the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method.

  • Day Two Review
  • Individual Model
  • ​Shared + Landscape Model 
  • Connections
  • ​Applications
  • ​Design & Facilitation
  • ​The Pitch
  • ​Flexible Practice Time
  • ​Wrap-Up & Reflection
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3-Day LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method Facilitator Certification Training. Friday March 8, 2024 (Live Online) & Friday March 15 & Saturday March 16, 2024 (In-Person) at the Embassy Suites in Springfield VA. This price includes applicable credit card fees. Payments via bank transfer and Zelle are available to avoid any applicable credit card surcharge. All registration transactions are final. No Refunds will be issued; however, you will receive a courtesy one-time transfer to another rating date within one year of your initial registration.
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3-Day LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method Facilitator Certification Training. Friday March 8, 2024 (Live Online) & Friday March 15 & Saturday March 16, 2024 (In-Person) at the Hilton in Springfield, VA. This price includes applicable credit card fees. Payment via bank transfer and Zelle is available to avoid any applicable credit card surcharge. This is a non-refundable training deposit. You will receive an email with payment details to complete your registration process. All registration transactions are final. No Refunds will be issued; however, you will receive a courtesy one-time transfer to another training date within one year of your initial registration.
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What Are the Uses of  LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® 

  • Change Management
  •  Leadership Development
  •  Team Development
  • ​​Project Management
  •  Foster Communication
  • Real-Time Strategy
  • Foster Collaboration
  • ​​Problem-Solving
  • Mental Health
  • ​Personal Development
  • Psychological Safety
  • Positive Psychology

This is not an exhaustive list... 

LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®

Frequently Asked Questions

What is LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®?

LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® is an expressive technique that can be used for both personal and business challenges. LSP uses metaphors and storytelling to build 3D models from Lego® bricks to discover and analyze connections between people and the world around them, thus utilizing double construction of sense-making (making sense of complex situations) and meaning-making (interpreting situations or events in light of our previous knowledge or experience). Participants learn while they construct LEGO® models that enable constructive reflection and dialogue processes.

Do You Offer Discounts?

The average training investment in the U.S. varies between $2800 - $4500 plus travel and accommodations. I typically do not offer individual discounts and let me tell you why? You will acquire marketable skills, strategies, and knowledge from my LSP facilitation training and additional supports that aligns you with the potential to recoup your self-investment by facilitating LSP workshops or advance your organization's functioning. Training cost includes materials, food and beverages, and access to the LSP Method facilitator circle, which includes FREE resources and events to help you along your LSP facilitator journey. Additionally, after completing the LSP foundation training you will receive a 1-hour coaching call to help with the preparation of your first LSP facilitator workshop. Organizations interested in having six or more employees trained in the LSP method may send inquiries to althea@brickmagic.net for reduced rate details.

Can I Get A Refund?

Unfortunately, due to contractual agreements with meeting spaces, I do not offer refunds unless the training is canceled. Training is canceled if there are fewer than three people registered. We offer a courtesy one-time transfer for another training date. Your registration can be transferred to another training date within one year of your intial registration if the request is received at least 10 business days prior to the start of training. Consideration will be given on an individual basis for transfer requests outside of 10 business days.

Who created LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®?

Originally SERIOUS PLAY® was created back in 1996 by Johan Roos and Bart Victor, who were professors of leadership and strategy at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland. They developed this methodology to help formulate the new direction for the LEGO Company. LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® went through several iterations from 1998 to 2010 and has been successfully used by businesses around the world. Robert Rasmussen and Per Kristiansen at the LEGO Group and Johan Roos at the Imagination Lab are the key figures in developing and enhancing the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method.

In 2010 the LEGO Group made the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method open source releasing it to the wider world. This community model resuled in rapid growth in the number of people using the method and its variety of applications.




Is It Worth Getting Trained In the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method?

Worth is subjective, however, the LSP facilitator certification training is offered by highly experienced facilitators who are trainers in the LSP community. It is strongly suggested by the LEGO Group that you get training from one of the training providers to acquire the necessary skills if you plan to facilitate LSP workshops. You can start by reading books but being trained by an experienced LSP trainer offers an unmatched level of skills and knowledge learning.

How Do I Choose A Trainer That’s Right for Me?

LEGO® Serious Play® has been popular in the UK for many years and is gaining ground in the U.S. Some trainers of the LSP method offer innovative certification programs while others are more rigid or uniform with very little flexibility to authentically be you as an LSP facilitator. My best suggestion is to have some idea about what you want to use the LSP facilitator skills for. Then reach out to the trainer to inquire about their certification program to see if it is a good fit to meet your needs.

LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®

Registration Information

Live Virtual Training (Friday March 8, 2024): Starts at 9:00 am and ends at 1:00 pm. We request that you are visibly present and available to actively participate in the online training. Out of respect for all participants, please minimize distractions. If distractions begin to compromise the learning of others, you will be logged out of the training. You will be mailed a Windows Exploration Kit and a virtual guide to facilitating online workshops.

Training Fee: $3094 USD for the three days. The training fee includes:
- 3-Day Foundation Training & Materials.
- Certification Certificate.
- Lunch and Snacks During the In-Person Training.
- One-on-One Follow-Up Coaching Call With Althea.
- Digital LSP Method Book (Michael Fearne).
- Access Further Learning (Refresher Courses).
- Access to  LSP Method Facilitator Community.
- Starter Kit 
- Bonuses

*NOTE: Training cost does not include accommodations, travel, or evening meals.

Alternative Payment Methods: If requesting to make payment other than a credit card, upon submitting your registration you will receive an email confirming you have a training slot, and how to pay the training fee. Bank Transfer payment is available.

No Transfer: This training program is copyrighted, and the materials provided to you are granted on a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license for your individual use only. All intellectual property, including our copyrighted program and /or  training and course materials, shall remain the sole property of the Company. You are not authorized to share or resell any of our intellectual property for your business purposes. No license to sell or distribute company's materials is granted or implied. By purchasing or participating in this program you agree not to infringe any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property rights. 

Limits of Liability: You understand and agree you will use Company's services at your own risk and that the program is only an educational service being provided. In consideration of and as part of your payment for the right to participate in the program, you acknowledge and agree that Company, its entities, and the consultant will not be held liable for damages of any kind, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, special, negligent, consequential, or exemplary damages, resulting or arising from the use, inability to use, or misuse of Company's services or enrolment in the program. 

In-Person Training: Starts at 8:00 am and ends at 5:00 pm (Friday March 15, 2024) & starts at 8:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm (Saturday March 16, 2024)

Training Venue:
HILTON SPRINGFIELD
6550 Loisdale Rd.
Springfield, VA 22150
Phone: 703-971-8900

Parking: FREE

Guest Rooms: 

Booking Link: https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=SPRSHHF&groupCode=BM0915&arrivaldate=2023-09-15&departuredate=2023-09-18&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

Call in Reservations at 1(800)-774-1500 & Use Code: BM0915

Accommodation Requests: Please email reasonable accommodation requests for the online and/or in-person training to althea@brickmagic.net. Our preference for reasonable accommodation requests is at least 10-days prior to the training.

Schedule Changes: The company reserves the right to reschedule any live event and/or convert any live event to a virtual event, at our sole discretion, and without further compensation to you. We reserve the right to change event dates and times and no such changes serve as a breach of the agreement.

Notice of Filming and Photographs: The Event may be broadcast, recorded, photographed, and publicized, and you may be filmed or photographed as a participant. By your attendance, you are granting your permission to be recorded for commercial purposes and agree to the following: being filmed, videotaped, or photographed by any means; full use of your name, likeness, voice, and words without compensation; specifically waiving all rights of privacy during the videotaping of filming and release the “Released Parties” (collectively defined as the facility, sponsors, participants, ATS Facilitation & Consulting, PLLC, Brick Magic, and all of their respective agents, officers, directors, owners, parents, partners, affiliates, employees and consultants) from liability for loss, damage, or compensation for the use of your name, likeness, voice, and words; compliance with all rules and regulations of the Event. The event date and time are subject to change.

Agreement: Participants must agree to training terms and will be provided with a formal copy of the training agreement. 

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ATS Facilitation & Consulting, Bick Magic and none of its entities are in no way associated with the LEGO Group. Each Person’s results from being trained in the Lego® Serious Play® method will vary. Each person individually is responsible for your own knowledge intake, abilities, results, actions, and so forth. ATS Facilitation & Consulting, Bick Magic, and none of its entities are promising or representing financial gains or client gains guarantees as a result of becoming a facilitator in the Lego® Serious Play® method. Please direct all questions to althea@brickmagic.net.

There is NO relationship between the LEGO Group and the Brick Magic brand.

LEGO, SERIOUS PLAY, IMAGINOPEDIA, the Minifigure, and the Brick and Knob configurations are trademarks of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this Brick Magic or any of its entities.

The LEGO Group developed the LEGO® Serious Play® method and now allows it to be used under a Creative Commons license. The Brick Magic brand has modified the material to meet the needs of individuals and various groups and extends the LEGO® Serious Play® method as outlined in the LEGO Group Open-Source Guide.

LEGO encourages people to get trained in the LEGO® Serious Play® method to ensure sessions are delivered to a high standard. They no longer run any official LSP training programs themselves and have chosen not to endorse any particular external training provider. As such the training material implemented by the Brick Magic brand is not sponsored or endorsed by The LEGO Group. But hey, it’s still some GREAT material!

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