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SiD Fundamentals for Integrated Sustainability Training

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Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 9:30 AM - Friday, October 18, 2019 at 5:30 PM (CEST)

SiD Fundamentals for Integrated Sustainability Training

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We are proud to present our renewed Integrated Sustainability: Symbiosis in Development (SiD) Training hosted by Freek van der Pluijm, a well-rounded facilitator for organizational change with over a decade of experience in the field of sustainability, strategy and complexity.

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 - October 3, 4 & 18
Utrecht Community for Pioneers, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Integrated Sustainability Training

The world is changing, but what about you? You're scanning the horizon looking for smart ways to progress and flourish. But what is the right direction, which solutions work and which are dead ends? How do you combine quick wins with necessary long term investments? 

We believe that many answers lie in sustainability. Not the “sustainability” of power saving light bulbs or recycled toilet paper, but real integrated systemic innovation. What it is and why it leads to prolonged success is what you will discover in this  training. We work on real-world cases, discuss, co-create and explore all aspects surrounding sustainability, including circularity, ethics, systems thinking, and resilience. For this we use the integrated sustainability framework SiD

Learning goals

› Boost your creativity and sustainability intelligence
› Discover the relevance of bottom-up and top-down approaches
Learn about innovative sustainability solutions
› Apply SiD to your real-world case
› Engage in leading edge sustainability tools
› Collaborate in multidisciplinary teams

Learn to tackle sustainability challenges on a system-level

In development for two decades, Symbiosis in Development has been succesfully applied to over 500 projects in contexts as diverse as urban renewal, policy making, design, business strategy, healthcare, and industrial innovation. SiD is the first complete framework for integrated systtemic development, from theory to practice. It enables different  disciplines to  work together and evaluate sustainability spectrum-wide. It uses systems thinking, systems mapping, design-thinking, and complexity thinking in a co-creation process.

By using a team-based approach it helps to structure and steer group processes from beginning to end,  and supports collective understanding. This, in turn, supports the team;'s ability to both follow a long term vision, and apply immediate, concrete day to day action. This is demonstrated in the workshops through various group exercises.

Co-creation training

The training offers a basic introduction of SiD and practical group work using  a case study. We mix presentations,  games, and videos in  an  informal  environment.  A team of max 12 people from different professional backgrounds join and form co-creation teams. The teams are lead by trainer Freek van der Pluijm.


Participants receive an offical SiD basic training certificate upon full completion of the course. This enters participants in the SiD certification database which is currently under development, and will be published at the SiD website

Training dates & location

  • Thursday October 3, 09:30 - 17:30.

  • Friday October 4, 09:30 - 17:30.

  • Friday October 18, 09:30 - 17:30.

The  location is Utrecht Community for Pioneers, located at the 2e Daalsedijk 6A, 3551 EJ in Utrecht, the Netherlands.


For the full 3 day basic training, lunch, refreshments, and training materials are included:

  • € 1.245,= ex VAT

Want to join?

The maximum amount of participants is 12. We'll send you the preparation material shortly.

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

Have questions about SiD Fundamentals for Integrated Sustainability Training? Contact Except Integrated Sustainability

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Utrecht Community (UCo)
2e Daalsedijk 6a
3551 EJ Utrecht

Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 9:30 AM - Friday, October 18, 2019 at 5:30 PM (CEST)

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