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Collective Doodle Icebreaker Template

Get everyone to share what they're thinking by collecting asking them to draw it out!

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What is the Collective Doodle energizer? 🖍

In the Collective Doodle energizer, participants doodle their response to a prompt on a whiteboard as they join.

It’s a fun and creative way to kickstart a meeting, workshop, or event. It's perfect for the first couple of minutes while you are waiting for everyone to join, and would like to keep those present already thinking about the session topic.

How it works

As the session starts and you welcome everyone in the room, have the whiteboard open and the music playing.

As participants join, they will instantly land on the whiteboard and be able to scribble.

Add this instruction on the whiteboard as a text box:

Collectively draw what "connection in virtual spaces" means to you. But there's a catch: each new doodle needs to connect, or start from another doodle.

Feel free to change the question prompt based on the event you are running. Be the one to start a doodle, and see what happens.

Debrief with one or two questions (e.g. How did it feel to draw something collectively and anonymously? How have the instructions constrained or freed your imagination?).

About the creator

Anamaria Dorgo is the Head of Community at Butter. Her mission is to create a space where facilitators, workshoppers, trainers, design thinkers, and innovation and strategy consultants can team up, share best practices, tackle challenges collectively, and accelerate their careers together with like-minded people. 🙌


1-10 mins

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