Leadership Inspirations Activities

Question Introductions

Group members introduce themselves by asking different questions

Duration

10-20 minutes

Team Stage

Forming

Type Of Activity

Icebreaker

Materials

Index cards, writing utensils

 

SUMMARY

This activity is a fun getting-to-know-you activity where group members can answer questions about themselves that were thought of by other members of the group.

 

SET UP

  • Pass out an index card and writing utensil to everyone in the group.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Have everyone write down one question that they would want to ask someone in the group to get to know them. The questions should be appropriate and something that the person writing the question would be willing to answer about themself. 
    • Facilitator Note: Make sure you read all the questions before redistributing for appropriateness.
  • Collect, shuffle, and redistribute the index cards to group members.
  • Have everyone go around and introduce themselves and then read and answer the question on the index card they were given.

VARIATIONS

  • As the facilitator, pick one question for the entire group to answer, or pick a participant to ask a question that everyone will then answer.
  • Small Group: To facilitate this activity for a small group, have each participant answer multiple questions. For a similar activity to this variation, see 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?

Teambuilding

  • When has your group worked well together in the past? When have they not worked well together?
  • When has (something that happened in the activity) happened in the past with your group?
  • What habits or actions make a successful or effective team? What are your group’s opportunities for growth when working together?
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?