SDD Certification Scheme

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The SDD Certification Scheme has been developed by Future Worlds Center in collaboration with the Institute for 21st Century Agoras. Its key aim to assist aspiring SDD Facilitators go through an authentic training path that includes all necessary phases between planning and organising a Structured Dialogic Design Process to reporting its results and in some cases also publishing in scientific journals. Various training programs organised by organisations across the world include helping existing and aspiring facilitators learn the theory, assume the different roles, organise Co-Laboratories, and eventually be certified to lead. The scheme foresees that candidates work through a number of real-world Co-Laboratory applications and the design of sessions. It also includes mentoring practice, an internship or apprenticeship and networking with the international community of scientists and practitioners.

The scheme is in the process of registering its Policies and Procedures with the ISO 17024 International Standard.

Credits are earned in accordance with the SDD Credit Point System.

Certificates for SDD Training or Participation in Design Team are issued by the Trainers.

Levels of Certification

The certification scheme comprises of five levels as follows:

The Certification is interesting for the List of people who served as SDDP (co-) Facilitators or participated in SDDP Schools.

Certificates for SDD Training or Participation in Design Team must be obtained.


The requirements of the scheme depend on the role for which one wishes to become certified. They include:

The SDD Certification Scheme is implemented by the SDD Certification Body through SDD Certification Policies and SDD Certification Procedures.