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Integrated Sustainability: Symbiosis in Development (SiD) Training

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We are proud to present our renewed Integrated Sustainability: Symbiosis in Development (SiD) Training hosted by Tom Bosschaert, founder of Except and developer of the SiD framework.

Join an intimate group of max 12 professionals in a 2+1-day training to deepen your knowledge and understanding of sustainability. Get familiar with the Symbiosis in Development (SiD) integrated sustainability framework, and learn how to apply its principles in real world cases of analysis, strategy, concept development and reporting. Participants receive an official SiD certificate upon completion.

Dates: 2+1 day training - August 24th, 25th, September 1st, 2017
Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Integrated Sustainability Training

As sustainability (and the meaning of sustainability) continues to evolve, businesses can no longer only look at sustainability in one or even two dimensions. Large corporations have now started looking at integrated sustainability to obtaining greater results in the triple bottom line of social, environmental and financial.

The Symbiosis in Development framework (SiD) is a newly developed sustainability framework that enables different disciplines to work together and evaluate sustainability spectrum-wide. SiD is the only framework in the world that combines the four categories of individual, society, life and energy & materials to addressing sustainability-related topics. SiD has been applied to over 200 projects worldwide and it is expected to become the next game-changing solution that will create an impact that will last. Participants of this training are encouraged to bring questions from real-life projects for discussion.

"Frustrated by the complexity of sustainable development? Join the Integrated Sustainability training! Please take my recommendation for the best systems thinking and systems change method I have learnt. Except's thinking prepares you for the next century." - Bas Mentink, Consultant Circular Economy at Royal HaskoningDHV

Register before July 24th and receive a 10% discount.

What you'll learn

  • The complete background, method, theory, process of the Symbiosis in Development framework;

  • How to evaluate different systems and their relationships within circular economies, bio-based design, resilience thinking and social justice;

  • How to address sustainability-related issues by incorporating problems beyond material and energy use, extending to include social, ecological, economic, and political issues;

  • The application of SiD in the project environment to obtaining greater project results in the triple bottom line of social, environmental and financial.

Who should attend

This training is suitable for those working in the sustainability field such as project/program manager, sustainability manager/engineer, environmental manager/engineer, supply chain manager, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) manager, operations manager or those who may or may not be working directly within sustainability but working in a cross-departmental/functional role that addresses sustainability-related issues.


Price for the 3 day training (excl. VAT):

  • €1400

  • €700 employees of NGOs and social entrepreneurs

This includes coffee breaks, snacks and healthy lunch on all three workshop days

Dates: Thursday August 24th, Friday August 25th, Friday September 1st
Time: 9:30 to 17:00.
Place: Constellation Building Stationsplein N-O 426 1117CL Schiphol

Workshop host

Tom Bosschaert
Founder and Director, Except

Tom is the founder and director of Except and has been chosen as one of the Netherland's most influential sustainability professionals and entrepreneurs by newspaper Trouw, ABN AMRO bank, and magazine Duurzaam Gebouwd in 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2016. Starting Except at the age of 19 in 1999, he had the ambition to find more effective solutions for pressing societal challenges using systems understanding, innovative design, and multidisciplinary cooperation.

As developer of the Symbiosis in Development (SiD) methodology, Tom pioneers solutions that breach the frontier of what's possible for organizations, cities, and industries. These include solutions for the circular economy, natural capital, smart urban redevelopment, bio-based economy, and resilience research and development.

For more information about the training, please email

Refund policy:

Up to 7 days before the event starts - full refund
7 days or less before the event starts - 50% refund
After the event starts - no refunds

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