Sometimes we do need to brag a little about the work we have done and our humble beginnings.
Since 2003, Lloyd Smith Solutions / Strategic Play Group Ltd. have been working around the globe improving how people think, communicate, solve problems, make decisions, and work together. And we do all this with creative and innovative tools and methods. Now it's 2019, we have trainers helping us deliver services in 8 different languages. We are delivering our materials around the world.
We were named BEST IN CLASS by Proctor and Gamble's Innovation Gym for our LSP training:
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018!
Yes, we are having fun! And getting great results!
Here are some of the case studies that we have written over the years along with some nice testimonials from the organizational leaders here in Canada where the company started:
The City of Surrey:
The City of Surrey consistently works to innovate in an effort to best serve our residents in an evolving landscape. Jacquie and Stephen lead our team through the Serious Play problem-solving model which stretched our thinking and perceptions of innovation in ways that we didn’t expect. The outcome was a highly engaged team that felt that they had all contributed to solving sticky problems with tangible outputs that were immediately usable by the City. Not only did the sessions stretch us at a team, they reshaped the way that we approach challenges as a City.
-FALINA STACK | ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT MANAGER?? -CITY OF SURREY
Human Resources www.surrey.ca
Public Works Government Services Canada:
"Jacquie led our senior leadership team through a LEGO scenario-testing exercise, which was an excellent and innovative way to explore our insight into the organization's future. The exercise encouraged us to engage differently with the usual list of stakeholders and risks, using a hands-on approach that was inclusive and creative. I found the visual and interactive aspects very valuable, setting the scene for us to lead by example as we evolve into a culture of innovation and collaboration."
- Alain Trépanier, Regional Director General
Public Works & Government Services Canada (Pacific Region)
We add to our client list all the time - but here are a few of the very smart companies that work with us:
Seriously Smart Companies Who Play with Us:
Adidas Latin America
Apple Community Credit Union Ltd.
Arizona State University
Austrian Marketing University
BC Institute of Planners, BC
Blitz Advertising, NL
Bliss Training & Consulting,
Buffalo State University, USA
Canada Revenue Agency, MA
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), ON
City of Burnaby, BC
Clearpoint Consulting, BC
Clinton Global Initiative for Social Change
Edmonton Innovation Center, AB
Ernst & Young, Germany
First General Services
Fresh Outlook Foundation (Sustainable Communities)
GROW Conference, USA
ICBC, Insurance Corp of BC, BC, Canada
Issettin Bey Cd., Istanbul, Turkey
Kaiser Permanente, USA
Lime Linking, NY / LA, USA
Mindgarden Innovation, USA
Nishnawbe Aski Nation
Peel District School Board
Profluence Consulting, ON
Quality Health Network, ON
Raspberry Innovation, Melbourne, Australia
Serious Play Conference 2007, & 2011, USA
Signature Financial Ltd., ON
Simon Frazer University, BC
Springboard Ideas, NZ
The Brody School of Medicine, NC, USA
University of British Columbia, BC
Uncle Skunkle Toys, USA
URS, Federal Service, USA
Vancouver Coastal Health, BC