SBSD shifts the process leader’s role. Instead of being the lead problem solver, they’re tasked with taking on a more facilitative role wherein they work to enable groups to solve their own problems. Participants bring their diverse knowledge and expertise, as well as the experience of living with the circumstances of the challenge, as they work collaboratively to develop solutions. The process leader helps them find their way as they guide the groups through a variety of lessons, processes, and exercises. The overarching goal is to empower groups and individuals to solve their own problems.