Building Rapport

Four people smile and shake hands.


As you plan for your partnership, focus on building rapport with your partner:​

  • Prioritize frequent and consistent communication, rather than transactional interactions, to build a positive relationship with your partner now and throughout the project​

  • Consistently look for common ground with your partner, and focus on mutual benefit through all interactions​

  • Plan to play an active role in the collaboration, even if your research trainee will ultimately be involved in the day-to-day interactions​




Reach out to get started:
Raquel De Souza, PhD
Director, Partnerships & Innovation