Leadership Inspirations Activities
Reflect on a question to refocus group energy
Type Of Activity
Paper, writing utensils
Participants spend time reflecting on a question to help focus their mind. This activity is great to create a more calming and relaxed energy before a more serious activity.
Distribute paper and writing utensils to all participants.
- Ask a reflection question to the group. Choose from one of the following or create your own:
- When was the last time you laughed?
- What was the last thing to make you smile?
- What is one of your favorite childhood memories?
- What is something that can make you cry happy tears?
- What are the special moments that take your breath away?
- Where is the most beautiful place you’ve ever been?
- Who do you want to say thank you to right now? And for what?
- Allow participants some time to write down their thoughts on the question.
- For further involvement, have participants submit their own reflection questions for the group to answer.
- This activity can also be facilitated as a silent reflective process where participants simply think about their answers rather than writing them down.
- Medium Risk: If this is appropriate for the group’s level of comfort, have a few participants share their answers. Know that sharing out loud may be higher risk than reflecting independently for some people and for some questions.
SAMPLE DEBRIEFING QUESTIONS
- 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?
- Are we the only ones that define our purpose? What or who influences our purpose?
- How do we communicate our purpose to new members or people outside of our group?
- Why is it important that we all understand the purpose of our group/activity/etc.?
- 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?