[Re]Align participants around a shared understanding of individual values, goals, and interests for the problem situation, as well as their disparate ways of knowing and working.
Objectives of Process Steps:
1. Welcome new researcher and practitioner participants and finalize the principles of inclusion for the problem-solving process
2. Build empathy, determine mutual interests, and clarify disciplinary approaches to the problem topic
3. Agree on a shared vision and goals for participating in and facilitating the problem-solving process
4. Establish the roles, responsibilities, and expectations for researcher and practitioner participants in the problem-solving process