Learn, Do, Thank

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Learn, Do, Thank is an appreciative activity to close an event. Ask participants briefly share one thing they learned, one thing that they’ll do differently as a result of what they learned, and one thing they would like to thank their group for.

Verbalizing a learning makes it less likely to be forgotten. Stating one thing to do in front of the group increases personal accountability and the chances that it will get done. Thanking the group shows appreciation and closes on a positive note.

To make sure you hear from everyone and to keep it moving quickly, I like to say, “Whoever kicks us off, they get to point to the right or left, and that’s the direction we’ll go around the room.”

Allow about 30 seconds per participant.