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Speed Dating


To create a sharing platform for participants.




1. Make sure you have your watch ready in order to keep track of time.

2. Make sure all participants have name tags and are placed in a visible position in case they don't provide them with a piece of paper tape and the marker in order to write their name on it and then stick it on themselves.

3. You'll need a big room with much space for all participants.

4. Prepare some basic topics for the participants to cover (e.g., Name, Department, Country of origin, years in the company, hobbies, etc.) that you think fit the profile of the participants.



You need to divide participants into two equal groups. They have to create two circles, one inside the other. The first group makes a circle that is facing outwards, and the second group creates a second circle around the first group. That way, every participant in the second group has someone opposite to them from the first group. Essentially, speed dating is a series of consecutive 3-minute rounds. Note that only one of the two circles will move, so before the first round starts, make sure that you have made clear to the participants which circle is supposed to move and also set the direction of the rotation. That way, you will avoid making a mess and losing time.

In order to break the ice, tell the participants to cover in every round some basic things (e.g., Name, Department, Country of origin, years in the company, hobbies, etc. They need to be the same for each round) in order to make them start sharing. After they have covered the topics above, they can talk about anything else they want to.

After the 3 minutes of each round have passed, you make a signal so the outer circle moves one position to the left, and so on.


Expected Outcome

By the end of this activity, participants are expected to be aware of the background of the rest of the group.

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In Person Training, Online Training
Group Size & Age
A watch
Paper tape
A black marker
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