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What’s next to learn?

Thank you for joining us!
Now that you’ve completed the open course. I hope that you’ve been able to get familiar with the concept of complexity and sustainability. I hope that you’ve been able to find some of the basic language that allows you to communicate and understand the concept of systems thinking and sustainability in our professional certification course, we take things to the next level in the course. We will be using more practical approach such as the CID method.
The seed process will be integrating them with the theory so that you know from A to Z how to work on any sustainable project whether or not it’s a big one or a small one whether or not with a huge team or you’re just working by yourself. I would like to take a moment to thank you for completing the online open course. I hope that we’ve been able to give you some of the tools for your own mission to help pursue sustainable Society. I know that if we all put our minds together, then we can really realize that sustainable beautiful future together.
If you would like to know a little bit more about us or about some of the case studies and work where we’ve applied sit in the field then be sure to visit our website at and Of course. Hope to see you in the professional certification course. Good luck!

Next Steps

News: We are happy to announce that we have another course ready!

Systems Thinking for Sustainability: Complex Systems Analysis

There, will cover the most practical components of SiD – Methods and Mapping rooted in design thinking and co-creation to initiate and implement projects from goal setting to implementation.

Systems Thinking for Sustainability: Analyzing and Transitioning Complex Systems Dive to the in-depth in SiD Theory, clarify remaining aspects and uncovered subjects, and explore more about systems analysis.

Systems Thinking for Sustainability: Practical application of the SiD method Apply the SiD integrated sustainable development framework to map and understand complex systems and drive sustainable change. Practical components and coverage of stakeholder analysis, mapping, and a case to study.

Systems Thinking for Sustainability: Drawing complexity on a paper Learn how systems mapping can help us understand the interacting, interrelated, and interdependent components within a system.

If you are interested in this course, following ones or anything else we do at Except, make sure you follow our social media channels and get in touch.

Contacts and Additional Resources

  • The Except on Linkedin, to be Up to date with our projects, articles, and further developments that we’re working on to create a better society.
  • The SiD website, where you find case studies and resources such as the SiD Book. This manual was written in a 10-year span, and it is the main resource this course is based on. The book is open source, and fully available in PDF form on the website.
  • The Except website, where you can read more about us, our team, and our projects.
  • Note that In normal times, with the Except Academy we regularly give training, masterclasses, and workshops on SiD.

They are either standardized or tailored, according to need. This year, we got creative and delivered more sessions online. To have a look at our offerings, visit the Except Academy website.

If you would like to attend or organize a workshop with us on these themes, be sure to reach out to us at

  • We are initiating a LinkedIn Group, SiD Alumni. The idea is to create a community of practice, a network of like-minded individuals that think and act in systems. Join us there, to share your experiences, examples, or impressions on how systems thinking helps you make better sense of complexity.

Most importantly, we hope the concepts covered by this course will set you off to new achievements in your endeavor towards a more sustainable society.

We thank you heartily for being with us in these 4 weeks, and we are sure we will see you very soon.

and hope you’re this trip was funny and inspiring and that you engaged to spend another 12 weeks with us learning about System thinking

See you on the other side!

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