The Wall Street Journal recently featured Wendi Dykes McGehee, PhD, CF-LSP, chair of Azusa Pacific University’s Leadership and Organizational Psychology Programs, in a story about companies using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (LSP) in the workplace.

McGehee and Jilian Gilbert, DSL, CF-LSP, in the Department of Leadership and Organizational Psychology, are pioneers in bringing LSP into the classroom for graduate students. This method of engaged learning and co-creation provides a groundbreaking enterprise in adult learning where significant obstacles are removed, leaving room for personal and group transformation. Trained faculty in APU’s School of Business and Management (SBM) use LSP in their consulting practices to help organizations of all types solve complex challenges facing the workplace today. Previous clients include the U.S. Naval Warfare Division, LinkedIn, Kaiser Permanente, and more.

“Engagement with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® can lead to building one’s creative confidence,” McGehee said. “Two years ago, there weren’t many U.S.-based facilitators like myself, but it’s exploding here now.”

Read the full Wall Street Journal article.

The SBM will host the 2022 LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® North American Community Meeting from November 9-11, 2022. The conference will offer presentations by certified facilitators on best practices and innovative strategies for using LSP, research studies and theoretical papers surrounding the phenomenon, and a refresher session on the methodology of LSP. Co-creators of the method, Robers Rasmussen and Per Kristiansen, will be in attendance. Anyone certified as a LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® is welcome to attend. Presentation proposals are being accepted. Register for the conference by October 1.


Rachel White
Executive Director of Strategic Communication
Phone: (626) 815-4502
Email: [email protected]