Creating a Welcoming Environment

Team Building

During the academic year, it is beneficial to host a handful of team building, social events for teams to become comfortable with each other outside of the academic setting.

Some ideas for team building events include:

Meeting Warmups

Prior to the start of team meetings, TAs are encouraged to begin with a warmup activity. These activities are meant to get conversations started, make everyone feel welcomed and heard, and lighten any pressure that the team might be feeling.

Some ideas for meeting warmups include:

  • Kahoot

  • Would you rathers

  • Purdue themed questions

  • Charty party

Find more warm-ups on the following page.