Conversation starters

Activity 1

Choose 2-3 of the following questions to ask. Write the questions in the Slack channel and make a thread everyone can add to.

  • Do you want to stay the same age forever? If yes, what age would that be?

  • What is your favorite possession?

  • If you could grab one superpower, which one would you pick?

  • Are you a morning bird or a night owl?

  • Which season is your favorite? Autumn, Winter, Spring, or Summer?

  • Do you prefer writing with pen and paper or digitally?

  • Do you prefer large group hangouts or smaller groups?

  • Would you prefer to go to the mountains or the beach?

  • What is the coolest vacation you have ever taken?

  • What’s your favorite food?

  • Which historical figure would you want to meet?

Activity 2

First player decides on a topic and chooses a person in the group to start. That person has 15 seconds to name five specific items within the topic.

Then that player chooses another topic and another player to continue. Continue until everyone has had a turn.

Activity 3

Use these 12 carefully designed questions that require team members to step out of their comfort zone, open up a bit more and be vulnerable.

  • Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

  • What do you want people to remember you for when you die?

  • What aspect of your personality is the most valuable to those around you?

  • Recall the best day of your life. Why was it the best?

  • Recall the worst day of your life. Why was it so bad?

  • If you could add or improve upon one characteristic of your personality, what would you add/improve?

  • Who has been the most influential individual in your life thus far?

  • When considering what makes you feel engaged and dedicated to work, what three characteristics do you look for in a work environment?

  • Name a few things in a work environment or situation that would compel you to look for a new/future job and leave?

  • What qualities and skills does a good boss/manager have in your opinion?

  • What is one of your biggest goals within your personal life?

  • What is your biggest accomplishment within your academic or professional life?

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