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Visual Thinking - 3D Metaphorical Problem-Solving Using LEGO

  • 16 Apr 2021
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Webinar via GoTo Meeting conferencing
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  • Fee waived for guests.


Monthly Learning Event

WEBINAR via GoToMeeting

April 16, 2021



Visual Thinking - 3D Metaphorical

Problem-Solving Using LEGO

Photo by Xavi Cabrera on Unsplash


Participants will have a much richer experience if they build along with their own LEGO brick. If you have your own, gather a small pile of random pieces. If you do not have your own LEGO, a small, recommended set is the Classic LEGO that can be found on Amazon or most large retailers: 


As we look for innovative ways to design training, how do we know that we are innovating and that we have the right solution? The real problem may not be immediately clear and when called upon to design innovative training, we are often rushed into a solution without a plan or long-term strategy. 

What if there is an innovative way to visualize your strategy for fixing broken processes, rearranging schedules for unplanned requests, and more? What if there is a way to ask questions to explore the deeper understanding of a training solution?

The LEGO® Serious Play™ (LSP) methodology is a thinking, communication, and problem-solving set of techniques that provides an alternative model of learning when there is no obvious solution. The LSP methodology is rooted in the learning theory of Constructionism and Constructivism with the notion we learn more with hands-on activities and through play. When we think with our hands, we enter what is known as a sense of Flow that helps with clearer insights, unlocks knowledge, builds confidence, and fosters a shared commitment among groups.

In this session, you will have hard fun learning about the power of visual thinking through metaphorical storytelling, understand the value of a shared commitment, have more confidence in working through complex problems, and experience how the power of play unlocks creativity!

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the fundamentals of visual thinking
  • Learn how to solve problems through metaphorical storytelling
  • Learn the value of a shared commitment among a group
  • Learn how to build confidence through creativity
  • Learn problem-solving techniques by listening to the LEGO brick!

ATD Capability Model: Developing Professional Capability

Community of Practice: Instructional Design, Consulting and Business Partnering, Learning Sciences

ABOUT Kevin Thorn

Kevin is an award-winning elearning designer & developer, consultant, and owner of NuggetHead Studioz, LLC., a boutique custom design and development studio specializing in online learning experiences. 

After retiring from the U.S. Army, Kevin pursued a career in corporate IT and Training & Development. With his combined military and industry experience, Kevin started the Studioz in 2012 working with clients in various industries solving problems in a wide range of creative projects. 

Based in the North Mississippi Delta, Kevin, harnesses a bench of creative practitioners in instructional design, elearning development, illustration and graphic design, animation, and serious comics to develop innovative solutions. Kevin is a well-known industry speaker and trainer on elearning development, design workflows, and is a certified facilitator in LEGO® Serious Play® methodologies 

Kevin holds a BS in Information Technology Management from Christian Brothers University, MS in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Memphis, where he also teaches and is in the Instructional and Curriculum Leadership EdD doctoral program. He can be found on Twitter as @LearnNuggets, on LinkedIn, or around learning and development communities teaching and facilitating workshops where he writes articles, reviews and shares tutorials.

When:   April 16, 2021

Where:   Via GoToMeeting

Time:      11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST


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Additional Information:

Email with link will be sent prior to the webinar

For additional information, contact Darla Skipper, VP of Education at vpprograms@atdmidlands.org

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