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TechSoup Connect: Tech4Good South West Chapter

Thursday, October 13, 2022, 2:00 – 5:00 PM UTC


About this event

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.  

Focus for the day

This is really a space for us to drive momentum for the tech for good movement here in the South-West - bringing people together, sharing knowledge and ideas and creating space to innovate, and in this case FUN!

We will have space for mingling, sharing your vision for tech for good, and how we and the community can help you. There will be space for 60 second pitches to share ideas and thoughts, so bring them along!

This community has broad interests - from health and wellbeing, equal opportunity, skills, our environment & sustainability, building tech for good solutions. 

There is a space for all, and all our welcome. 

 Please do share with your networks as we'd love to see some new faces! This will be a fun, connecting and inspiring session - be sure to bring your lego building skills with you!  

245 - 315pm registration, lego avatar making, welcome

315pm event starts

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.

BIG thanks to our sponsors for this event, AND.Digital, Sr2 Recruitment, and West of England Combined Authority.