Leadership Inspirations Activities

Question And Answer

Group members write questions down and answer a random question written by another person

Duration

10-20 minutes

Team Stage

Forming

Type Of Activity

Icebreaker

Materials

Paper Or Index Cards or Post-Its, Pens Or Pencils

 

SUMMARY

This activity is a good getting to know you activity where group members can answer questions about themselves.

 

SET UP

  • Get enough paper and pens for everyone in the group.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Write a question. Fold the paper over to cover the question.
  • Pass the papers around a few times until they are throughly mixed up.
  • Have participants open a new paper and write the answer to the question.
  • Then share in partners or as a large group.

VARIATIONS

  • You can lead multiple rounds of Question and Answer.
  • You can have group members mix the questions together in a hat or box and pull a random one.
  • You can also have students answer the questions to a partner or small group.
  • Also see Flash and Hot Seat.

SAMPLE DEBRIEFING QUESTIONS

What?
  • What was the goal of this activity?
  • Did your group do well? What could have improved?
  • How did your group make decisions? Was it effective or ineffective?
  • How did your group manage conflict that arose?
So What?

Inclusion and Involvement

  • What does it mean to be inclusive or exclusive?
  • What did we do as a group that was inclusive? That was exclusive/not inclusive?
  • Why is inclusion and involvement important for our group?

Project Planning

  • What has worked in other projects you have done? How have you dealt with setbacks?
  • How do you connect with the process of planning? Do you like it/not like it? How does this impact you/your group?
  • How do we manage our time? How does that affect our ability to complete our projects?
Now What?
  • What does this activity tell you about the strengths of your group? The areas for improvement?
  • What’s one commitment each person can make?
  • What are three lessons the group has learned that they can continue to work on?
  • How can we implement these lessons in our school/organization?
  • What can you do differently moving forward?