Tools for Facilitators

So you'd like to become a facilitator--Now what?

Learn about facilitation

Long before you feel prepared to facilitate your own discovery session, you'll likely need to understand what all this even means.

If this is the first time you're being exposed to concepts like Design Thinking and Human Centered Design, one of the best ways to get your feet wet is to explore different publicly-available resources.

Enroll in a training course

Once you've started to grasp what facilitated discovery is and how it may apply to you, the best way to get started is by gaining some hands-on experience.

Training opportunities like our Discovery 101 course are a great place to start.

Gather your tools

After you've taken a course and know what will be expected of you as a facilitator, the next major step is to gather all the tools you'll need.

This toolkit typically includes materials like sticky notes or, in the case of remote facilitation, digital tools.

Practice

Whether in your place of work or through the Agitare community, there are plenty of opportunities to facilitate discovery sessions and help teams explore the adjacent possible.

By joining us on the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum Slack workspace, you'll be the first to know about opportunities to facilitate discovery sessions and practice the skills you're aiming to cultivate.