Virtual Team Building Events

Activity Description

Activity Overview

Appreciation is a leadership trait that is often underused. The structure of this activity stimulates appropriate and positive comments.


To provide a possibility for event participants to express gratitude for the involvement of the other participants and their facilitators.

Training Method

Personal reflection

Materials Needed

  • More than 5 sentences on a page  (use brightly colored paper to make it more fun). Feel free to make up your own comment sheets. See attached document for samples to get started.
  • An A4 sheet of paper for each participant and facilitator, with their name written on it and some visual image that represents each person. (These should be hung around the room before the activity is announced.)
  • Tape

Too often the end of an event is carried out in great haste, tacking on the evaluation and rushing through the goodbyes. This activity’s main aim is to focus on what individuals have learned and gained from one another, participant-to-participant and facilitator-to-participant. The paper with sentences need to be distributed several hours before the close of the workshop, but after the participants and the facilitators have been together long enough to gather insight about one another.

As you plan the ending of your program, arrange the evaluations and other house-keeping tasks first so that you can end on a high note. This activity will ensure that participants leave with positive feelings about their experience.

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Introduce the topic with these words:
    “We believe it is important to reflect on what you learned from one another during this leadership program. As we wind up this event, let’s also celebrate the experience.”
    Step 2: Give instructions for the activity.
    Hold the slips of paper in your hand, each with a different sentence stem and show them to the group. Urge everybody to fill out one slip of paper for each person who impressed you, touched you, or left you with a good memory. These comment should be completer slips throughout the remaining hours or minutes you have together. Tape onto the wall comment sheet for each participant. Tape each comment slip, one for each of your fellow participants, to each person’s sheet. Throughout the day, remind participants of this task.
  2. Complete closing tasks, including evaluations. Then ask each person to go to their “slot” at the wall. With quiet music in the background, ask them to silently read and absorb what others have said about them. When everyone is done reading, gather people into a circle. Ask participants to silently look at each person’s face and express thanks using their eyes. End with a cheer, such as “Strive on!” or “We can do it! We have done it! We will do it!”

Say Your Goodbyes

Basic Details
Property Type : Team Building
Listing Type : Placeholder
Activity Type : Team Building
Focus On : Having Fun, Leadership
Outcome Based : Yes
Facilities : Indoor
Props Required : Minor
Duration : 16 - 25 minutes
Exertion Level : Low
Group Size : 1 - 8, 9 - 16, 17 - 30
Age : Adults