Become a systemic changemaker
We created Except Academy for your sustainability literacy and leadership capacity— what you need to help build a sustainable society.
Our courses teach you the power of systemic, integrated sustainability. You learn practical improvement methods that combine short term advantages with long term societal transition. Together we build a society that is sustainable in an environmental, social, physical, and economic sense. Become a part of the growing community of professionals working to make a fundamental change in how companies, governments, and industry functions.
Symbiosis in Development (SiD)
We teach and apply the Symbiosis in Development (SiD) framework to do this. This includes subjects such as the circular economy, resilience design, systems thinking, and complexity thinking.
What People Say
How early adaptors in systemic sustainability experienced SiD and the Except Academy
Willem van der Ven
“Except filled my mind with ideas and manages to create a cohesive concept based on input from so many different inputs. Collaboration with Except pays off.”
“ Except creates magic with a flexible and complementary team of experts in different fields. ”
“SiD is the best method embracing the complexity in (system-) design for sustainability I ever experienced.”
Paul van de Sande
“ Except is years ahead of other organizations… they are one of the pioneers in this area. Their capability in concept development, visualizing complex subjects, and vision is outstanding. ”
“ SiD offers you a workable, holistic view on sustainability ”
We offer open registration course for individuals, from half day introduction sessions, to deep learning programs for more advanced subjects. We also offer custom in-company and event training, as well as train-the-trainer programs.