Innovation is the life blood of any company. Or it should be, at least, in these fast moving and extremely competitive times. Too often though, organisations find themselves struggling to make their ideas succeed.

Organisations large and small are using new methods to innovate faster. And more and more are finding the Lean Startup method helps them improve the odds of success. First described in the best-selling book by Eric Ries, Lean Startup is now a movement that is transforming how new products and services are built.

So, how do you teach about Lean Startup? 

Playing Lean - Fun and effective

Teaching Lean Startup can be challenging. That's why we made Playing Lean in the first place! With an entertaining game to drive learning, the process is more engaging and the lessons last for longer.

In addition to being an educational board game for change makers who need to teach others about the Lean Startup methodology, Playing Lean uses classic game mechanics to ignite the competitive spirit.

Our goal is for everyone to be able to buy a game and play it with friends and colleagues. Organising a full workshop may be a different matter. Unless you already have a setup where Playing Lean fits in nicely, you may want to consider attending an official Playing Lean Facilitator Training.

What will you get by joining a Facilitator Training?

Playing Lean Facilitator Training is our most extensive offering where facilitators go through a full day of live training. Our members who have attended Playing Lean Facilitator Training are uniquely qualified to turn a Playing Lean workshop into a great event.

We have rich experience in using Playing Lean at workshops and conferences all over the world.

We will give you all our secrets, including how to:

  • Introduce Lean Startup before starting the game, using the official set of slides that you will get access to. This includes our input on how to adapt the presentations to your context, the player's skill levels and the time you have available.
  • Make attendees focus on learning from the game as well as playing it. This is harder than you might think! We will tell you how to set up the table, how to get attention and how to balance between fun and education. We'll even give you the stories that we use to make the experience great!
  • Lead the retrospective that follows the play-through, including different options on how to get the most of the post-game experience. We also add in exercises you might consider doing after playing the game.
  • More than that, we'll let you be the facilitator for a while and give you direct input on your own style!

Facilitator Club

The Facilitator Club is a unique community of Playing Lean Facilitators. We share everything from ideas and techniques to workshop slides - all in the name of creating an ever better experience for players and workshops attendees.

Attendees of Playing Lean Facilitator Training get to join the Facilitator Club, an online community on Slack where facilitators can discuss workshops, opportunities and everything Lean Startup. Club members get nice perks such as:

  • Discount on games and extensions
  • Access to workshop materials (presentations, templates, visuals, etc)
  • Access to marketing materials (product descriptions, flyers, brochures,etc)
  • Access to facilitation software made by club members
  • Participation in development of the Playing Lean universe
  • Networking with coaches and consultants all over the world
  • Marketing support through our channels

Financials:

The cost of the Facilitator Training is €900. For that you get:

  • A full day training event that helps you to use Playing Lean as an effective tool 
  • Access to Playing Lean's Facilitator Club Access to ready to use workshop presentations
  • Help to organize official Playing Lean workshops with marketing help and access to texts and assets.
  • 20% discount on games bought at playinglean.com