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All-In-One Meeting Guide
Connection
Cards

Overview

Connection activities are focused on sharing personal stories and benefiting from your Circle’s ideas, experiences, and support. The Connection Card activity uses a deck of cards to facilitate the process of sharing deep information with one another quickly through a series of questions. The goal of this activity is to get to know one another better by answering questions and sharing a lot of information fast—think of it as TableTopics for your Circle!

Meeting Goals

  • Get to know yourself and your Circle on a deeper level
  • Build trust with your Circle by opening up and sharing personal stories and experiences

Pre-Meeting Prep

Approx. 10 minutes for member purchasing or printing cards

One member should purchase or print a deck of Connection Cards. For groups of twelve or more, we recommend using two decks of cards.

Meeting Agenda

Approx. 90-100 minutes for total meeting (based on a group size of ten members)
  1. Check-In

    Approx. 10-20 minutes

    Warm up, catch up, and get going

  2. Connection Activities

    Approx. 55 minutes

    Share, connect, and grow together

    • Activity 1: Connection Cards

      Approx. 40 minutes

      Deepen your understanding of yourself and your fellow Circle members

    • Activity 2: Connection Card Debrief

      Approx. 15 minutes

      Discuss what makes it easy or hard to share and the role of gender in sharing

  3. One Action

    Approx. 15 minutes

    The little push you need to go for it

  4. Wrap-Up

    Approx. 10 minutes

    What’s next and a few final words

You’ll find everything you need to run this meeting in our All-in-One guide.

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How to use this meeting guide

Brought to you in partnership with…

Carole Robin from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and based on a similar activity originally developed by Stanford’s Interpersonal Dynamics course faculty.

How to Use This Meeting Guide

  • Before your meeting
    • One member should purchase or print a deck of Connection Cards. For groups of twelve or more, we recommend using two decks of cards.
    • Remind everyone to bring a copy of the agenda
  • During your meeting
    • Use our guide to shape your discussion and activities
      Estimated total meeting time: 90-100 minutes (based on a group size of ten members)
  • After your meeting (optional)
    • Use our worksheet to develop your One Action update for your next meeting