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Check-In / Check-Out

Either checking-in or checking-out is a simple way for a team to open or close a process, symbolically and in a collaborative way. Checking-in/out invites each member in a group to be present, seen and heard, and to express a reflection or a feeling. Checking-in emphasizes presence, focus and group commitment; checking-out emphasizes reflection and symbolic closure.

Learn how to apply this tool:

Master Class Digital Acceleration
  1. Step 1:

    Checking-in

    Stand or sit in a circle. Invite each member of the group to share one thing they “check-in” with. This could be a feeling, a reflection from the previous day, an attitude they bring into this session, or something playful like “the animal that represents my mood today.” Choose a check-in question based on the group and the purpose of the program.

  2. Step 2:

    One-by-one participants check-in, either in order around the circle or at random. Once every person has checked-in one time, check-in is over.

  3. Step 3:

    Checking-out

    Stand or sit in a circle. Invite each member of the group to share one thing they “check-out” with. This could be a feeling, a reflection experience, the most important thing they take with them. Choose a check-out question based on the group and the purpose of the program.

  4. Step 4:

    One-by-one participants check-out either in order around the circle or at random. Once every person has checked-out one time, check-out is over.