Ask participants to share the worst jobs they’ve ever had. At the end, have everyone vote for the absolute worst, and award a prize to that attendee. (Variation: Everyone shares his or her first job.)

Group participants at separate tables. Have each table figure out five things that everyone has in common. Only one can be a physical description (such as, “we’re all wearing black shoes”). To get the conversation going, suggest some ideas: What languages does everyone speak? When was your last business trip? What pets do you have? After a set amount of time, have the tables report out on the most interesting commonality each has discovered.