The goal of the Preparation Phase is to get ready to provide TA. It primarily involves extensive planning based on information collected during the Exploration Phase. This stage also involves forming agreements with the team and school or other agency to clarify roles and responsibilities, confirm that the organization can and will provide necessary resources, and ensure that the administration is supportive.
In the SISEP framework, this phase is referred to as the Installation Stage. (1) We chose to use the term "preparation," instead because child-focused TA work does not involve the same level of operational detail that is required for large-scale systemic change.