During the first practical phase, teams meet in their home countries to practise the skills introduced during the first module. They are supported by local coaches. Together, they test their assumptions on what the real challenges are and the level of readiness for change. Participants are expected to shadow and engage with key UHC stakeholders in their own country to see challenges from other perspectives. As part of their assignment they identify stakeholders who need to be involved in potentially viable short-term initiatives.