A Dialogue for effective change – using LEGO Serious Play (Midlands, UK)

6:15pm Tuesday, 29 October 2019
8:00pm Tuesday, 29 October 2019
Arden House - Warwick University
Kirby Corner Road Felden Building
Coventry, Coventry (West Midlands district) CV4 8AH
United Kingdom

Join us as we return to our annual hosts at Warwick University. We will spend an interactive evening delving into how dialogue and other means of social construction can be used to help manage and deliver effective change.

Taking our people with us is the number one critical success factor to deliver successful change outcomes by gaining buy-in and adoption to new ideas and ways of working. 

Our speaker Parag Gogate will take us through an interactive journey to share new ideas, insights, and ways to achieve taking our people with us through the use of LEGO Serious Play!

So if you face challenges in the game of change, want to develop in a professional supportive environment, gain new ideas and have the opportunity to network then come along and join us by clicking on the link at the end.

Parag comes with a wealth of change management experience and brings a demonstrative hands-on approach to dialogic based approach to change.

Parag explains:

Change in organisations is a dynamic process that unfolds over time as an 'emergent reality'. In a volatile, uncertain, ambiguous and increasingly complex world, how can you even begin to understand what needs changing in an organisation and how one might go about accomplishing it?

Reliance on formal, linear change management methods and frameworks is limiting. Change practitioners also need to consider the aspects of social construction and meaningful dialogue to produce useful ways of thinking and managing change.

One such approach is the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology; an innovative, experimental process designed to make sense of complexity and emergent change. It is based on research which shows that this kind of hands-on, minds-on learning produces a deeper, more meaningful understanding of the world and its possibilities. 

LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology deepens the reflection process and supports an effective dialogue around change – for everyone in the organisation. The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology taps into the human ability to imagine – to describe and make sense of the issues at hand, to initiate change and improvement, and even to create something radically new.

Specifically, this evening session is about introduction to the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology and its applications in managing change effectively. We’ll be playing to explore how through effective dialogue and serious play, we can better understand what needs changing, its impact on people and how to go about delivering it.

About our Speaker

Parag Gogate is an independent change & transformation practitioner with experience of developing, designing and delivering strategic initiatives, technology-enabled change, cultural change, service excellence and process improvement initiatives across the retail, facilities services, hospitality, technology and not-for-profit sectors.

His practice and research are unique and trans-disciplinary, integrating fields such as agile, lean, systems thinking, complexity science, psychology, behavioural science, design thinking, coaching and other change, programme and project management good practices.

Parag is a board member of the SCiO (Systems & Complexity in Organisations), co-lead of the Change Management Institute's Midland chapter and co-founder of the London Business Agility Meet-up. He has published various articles, research papers and co-authored an 'Introduction to Managing Change' guidebook.

Event Timing

  • 17:45 - 18:15 Registrations and networking buffet
  • 18:15 - 18:30 Welcome (ChgMI & Warwick University)
  • 18:30 - 20:00 Main session
  • 20:00 - 20:15 Q&A and close


We acknowledge and thank our event sponsor University of Warwick for their support. 


Parking available in car park 13, parking permits will be issued ahead of event to all registered attendees, to display for free.

Use the following for satnavs

Arden - CV4 8AH

This will take you to Kirby Corner Road, where you'll find signposts for Arden.

Members free, Non-Members £5. Members should login to claim the discount. Registration with buffet & pre-event networking from 5.45pm with the event commencing at 6.15pm. Times are GMT. 

GBP £5.00 *
GBP £5.00 *
* GST exempt