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Building a better future: Tech for Good Creative Exploration

Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel - College Green, Bristol BS1 5TA Bristol, BS1 5TA - View Map TechSoup Connect: Tech4Good South West Chapter
Thu, Oct 13, 3:00 PM (BST)

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About this event

Our recent Unconference surfaced a variety of key themes from Tech Volunteering, to Digital Skills, Digital Inclusion, Diversity, and Building partnerships for effective collaboration.

During the Bristol Tech Festival (https://bristoltechfest.org/) we will be hosting a Lego Serious Play style event as an accessible and creative way to explore challenges and problem solve solutions for connecting the expertise, resources, and networks to reduce harm, solve problems and enable lives across our region.  

We expect to also build on the existing regional tech for good map (https://techforgoodbb.com/) to surface expertise, resources and initiatives across the region.

This will be a fun, connecting and inspiring session - be sure to bring your lego building skills with you!  There will be time for you to make new connections, share what you are doing, inspire action and drive momentum to support our communities. 

245 - 315pm registration and lego avatar making!

315pm event starts

530/545pm - networking drinks

About Lego® Serious Play® and the why take a play-based approach?

The Lego® Serious Play® method is a facilitated thinking, communication and problem-solving technique used with organisations, teams and individuals. It draws on extensive research from the fields of business, organisational development, psychology and learning, and is based on the concept of ‘hand knowledge’. The sessions are focused on ‘doing’ and not only thinking and talking, so elicit creative thinking and reflection in a different and often deeper way than purely conversation-based facilitation approaches.

Using play-based approaches lightens the tone on topics that can otherwise feel a bit dense, or too business as usual. Definitely something different to remember.

Through the workshop we would do a range of individual and shared building tasks. For those who have not played with Lego® since they were a child, don’t worry! We would spend some time refreshing our building skills and the simplest models are the most meaningful. It is insightful as well as being guaranteed good fun.

Here is a short video that explains a little more about the method.

About Lucy Hawthorne

Lucy Hawthorne is a facilitator, qualified coach and Lego® Serious Play® practitioner. Before shifting focus to facilitation, she worked as a campaigner for many years specialising in influencing public attitudes and government policy on key environmental and social issues. She specialises in using playful, positive psychology-based approaches that help people and organisations to build hope, resilience and action by making it easier to reflect, talk and act on the things that are most important. She is based in Bristol, UK and works globally online.



Thursday, Oct 13
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (BST)


Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel
College Green, Bristol BS1 5TA BristolBS1 5TA


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    Annie Legge