SiD Fundamentals 3-day Integrated Sustainability Training

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Join us for a 3-day training that equips you with a practical toolbox to be an effective change agent, in any area you want to have a substantially positive impact on.

In this training, you collaborate in multidisciplinary teams while familiarizing with the Symbiosis in Development (SiD) framework. SiD is the first complete framework for integrated sustainability, rooted in systems thinking, system mapping, design- and complexity-thinking, and co-creation. The framework has been successfully applied in projects by global business and industry leaders to catalyze the sustainability of whole sectors.

The course increases your sustainability literacy and leadership skills. You become more fluent in recognizing patterns and interconnections in society. As a result, you are able to take on increasingly complex issues through strategic thinking. You leave the training with a practical toolbox for lasting change. You acquire the tools to quickly create alignment and consensus in your team, formulating comprehensive goals for substantially positive societal impact, as well as agile strategies to achieve them.



Our 3-day training offers an introduction to SiD, performed in practical co-creation through a mix of activities. Participants discuss and explore all aspects around sustainability, working on real studies and co-creating interventions for societal impact. In  the process, you will build on each other’s knowledge and expertise in cross-pollination, forging meaningful and lasting relationships.



> Business leaders

> Project managers

> Concept developers

> Freelance consultants

> Action researchers



> Identify core concepts of systems thinking and network theory underlying sustainability.

> Interpret systemic behaviors in society and how they relate to sustainability transitions.

> Re-frame the way you define success in sustainability projects.

> Perform quick impact scans, and design strategies and road maps for systemic sustainable impact.

> Apply SiD principles and tools to your real-world case



Full 3-day basic training including lunch, and materials: € 1.245,= ex VAT (€ 1.494,= incl VAT)



October 29th, 30th & November 6th 2020 (NL) – register here

November 12th, 13th, and 19th 2020 (ENG) – register here

December 3rd, 4th, and 10th 2020 (ENG) – register here

January 14th, 15th, and 22nd 2021 (NL) – register here


The SiD Fundamentals training has a total duration of 3 days (2+1), in the form of 2 adjacent days and 1 follow-up day one week after the second day.


Course Features

  • Lectures 0
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 2+1 day
  • Skill level Fundamentals
  • Language English and Dutch
  • Students 0
  • Assessments Yes
Freek’s experience in designing learning trajectories helps Except to deliver high-quality and tailor-made programs that develop participants' capacity to accelerate change. He brings to the team a science-based understanding of sustainability and a drive to connect this to the heart and hands of people.