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London: Playing Lean Facilitator Training

London: Playing Lean Facilitator Training

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After 2 years of restrictions and social distancing, we're excited to announce our first post-pandemic in-person Playing Lean Facilitator Training, which will take place on November 26th, 2022 in London, United Kingdom!

Playing Lean Facilitator Training

Teaching Lean Startup can be challenging. That's why we made Playing Lean in the first place! Recommended by thought leaders like Alexander Osterwalder and Ash Maurya, this award winning board game drives learning, engages the players and makes the lessons stick for longer.

If you're a coach or a consultant that helps people understand how innovation works, Playing Lean is an excellent tool for you.

Everyone can buy the game and play it with friends and colleagues, but holding an entire Playing Lean workshop is a different matter. This is where the Facilitator Training comes in handy.

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 the 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. With over 100 workshops organised and more than 3000 attendees, we have a lot of tips and tricks we picked up on the way. In this training we share all our knowledge on how to run an awesome workshop.

We will cover 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!

  • We'll also give you advice on how to hold remote Playing Lean workshops with the materials you'll get access to.

All of the lessons learned in this workshop will be available to you online to go through and revisit whenever you want! You will get access to the online Playing Lean Facilitator Training, as well as access to the Business Modelling Facilitator Training.


09:30 – 10:00 Playing Lean Introduction

10:00 – 10:15 Coffee break

10:15 – 11:45 Playing Lean Workshop

11:45 – 12:00 Coffee break

12:00 – 12:30 Facilitation Theory & Tools

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break

13:30 – 15:30 Facilitator Hot-seat

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee and retrospective

16:00 – 16:10 Game Retrospectives

16:10 – 16:20 Q&A

16:20 – 16:30 Playing Lean Facilitator Club and Diplomas

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:

  • Access to ready-to-use templates for an online Playing Lean game session
  • 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 Lean Startup coaches and consultants all over the world
  • Marketing support through our channels
  • Discount on games and extensions

About the workshop instructor

Workshop will be facilitated by Playing Lean co-creator Bruno Pešec.

Bruno is an industrial engineer with ten years of experience with lean management, product development, corporate innovation and strategy from defence, manufacturing, and financial industries.

As a co-founder of Norwegian Lean Startup Circle, Norway’s largest Lean Startup community; program manager at Founder Institute, world’s best idea-stage accelerator; and global startup mentor for GAN; Bruno is an active contributor in the startup community.

He holds a master's degree in industrial engineering and management from UNIZG, specialization in production and quality engineering from NTNU, specialization in strategy from Ashridge, and has been trained by Toyota in corporate value creation and innovation.


The workshop will be held in the London Marriott Hotel Marble Arch (134 George St, London W1H 5DN, United Kingdom).

After you register for the workshop, we will be in touch with you with all the information, and to share further updates.  


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London calling!

Join us in November for our first post-pandemic in-person Playing Lean Facilitator Training, and learn how to hold engaging Playing Lean workshops and teach your clients or students about Lean Startup!

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