Playing Lean Facilitator Training in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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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!


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 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

  • 20% discount on games and extensions

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