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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.

3-Day Facilitator Certification Training

Language: English


Both youth and adults alike learn through play. The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (LSP) method is a facilitation tool grounded in research and is currently used in many professional environments including but not limited to corporate, academia, and mental health agencies throughout the world. 

Who is the LSP method facilitator certification for?

  • Innovative Thinkers
  • Facilitators
  • Consultants
  • Trainers
  • ​Coaches
  • ​Mental Health Professionals
  • ​Leaders
  • ​HR Professionals
  • ​Educators
  • ​And so on...

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May 2023 LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method Facilitator Certification Training
LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method Facilitator Training Investment: $3,094.00 3-Day LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method Facilitator Certification Training. May 17, 2023 (Live Online) & May 25th & 26th (In-Person) at the Embassy Suites in Springfield VA. Payments via bank transfer and Zelle are available to avoid any applicable credit card surcharge.
May 2023 LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method Facilitator Certification Training Payment Plan
HOLD MY SPOT TRAINING DEPOSIT! 3-Day LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method Facilitator Certification Training. May 17, 2023 (Live Online) & May 25th & 26th (In-Person) at the Embassy Suites in Springfield VA. Payments via bank transfer and Zelle are available to avoid any applicable credit card surcharge. This training deposit is nonrefundable. We off a courtesy one-time reschedule.
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*Email Althea T. Simpson at althea@brickmagic.net for more information or payment options other than credit card processing.

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Interested in reserving your spot? A payment plan option is available! A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold one of the 12 training slots. The entire training fee is due 10 days prior to the first training day. We know that plans change and unforeseen things happen, so our flexible registration policy offer you a courtesy one-time reschedule training date. 

Interested but have more questions? Please email althea@brickmagic.net to get additional information and updates about the May 2023 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: Wednesday May 17, 2023 
Time: 10am - 2:00pm 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: Thursday May 25, 2023
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm EST 

Embassy Suites 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

Day Three: In-Person

Date: Friday May 26, 2023

Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm EST

Embassy Suites 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
  • Shared + Landscape Model As A Participant
  • Shared + Landscape Model As A Facilitator
  • Connections
  • ​Applications
  • ​Design
  • ​The Pitch
  • ​Flexible Practice Time
  • ​Wrap-Up & Reflection

What Are the Uses of  LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® 

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

This is not an exhaustive list... 


Frequently Asked Questions


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 - $3600 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 have the potential to recoup your self-investment by facilitating LSP workshops. 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. 

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 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.

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.


Registration Information

Live Virtual Training (Wednesday May 17, 2023): Starts at 10:00 am and ends at 2:00 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.
- The LSP Method Book (Michael Fearne).
- Access Further Learning (Refresher Courses).
- Access to  LSP Method Facilitator Community.
- Starter Kit 

*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(Thursday May 25, 2023) & starts at 8:00 am and ends at 3:00 pm (Friday May 26, 2023)
B: In-Person Training starts at 8:00 am and ends at 5:00 pm (Thursday) and starts at 8:00 am and ends at 3:00 pm (Friday)

Training Venue:
Embassy Suites by Hilton
8100 Loisdale Rd.
Springfield, VA 22150
Phone: 571 339 2000


Guest Rooms: Rate includes: $189/King
- Daily Full Breakfast
- Happy Hour (2 Free Beverages)

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.

Your Image, Likeness, and Recordings: You understand and agree that as a condition of the program, we may photograph and/or record your participation in trainings/events. You further grant us the non-exclusive right in perpetuity to use your image, likeness, video and audio recordings of you, your written statements, name, and biographical and professional information, including information you provide to us through the program and any other information about you or your participation in our program for any purpose compensation or prior permission therefor. 

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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