Certification Courses

Certification Courses

Find out more about HSD Professional Certification Training

Build your adaptive capacity, prepare to support your teams and communities, and join an international community of transformative change makers.

HSDP Certification - Virtual Course

April 3 - August 17, 2023

Are you interested in becoming a certified HSD Professional, but you cannot commit to the face-to-face portion of the program? If so, this program is for you.

HSDP Certification - Virtual Course

August 15 - December 19, 2023

Are you interested in becoming a certified HSD Professional, but you cannot commit to the face-to-face portion of the program? If so, this program is for you.

Adaptive Action Labs

Patterns of Facilitation: Calm the Complexity of Group Work

Feb 21, 23, 2023 | 12p - 3p CST | Online

In complex times, issues are unpredictable and ambiguous, requiring groups to take creative action to move forward. As a facilitator, you need tools that engage groups in exploring the complexities they face.

Tame the Chaos of Life at Home, Work, or Play: An Introduction to Human Systems Dynamics

Mar 21, 23, 2023 | 12p - 3p CDT | Online

Are you curious about human systems dynamics (HSD)? Do you want to see how this approach to complexity will help you organization thrive in a complex and challenging world? Join us to explore the foundations of HSD.

Plan in Uncertainty: Create a Framework for Strategic Action

Apr 11, 13, 2023 | 12p - 3p CDT | Online

When the future is clear, planning is easy. Traditional planning assumed stable markets and slow-changing technology. Few stakeholders and long-term investment made it possible to plan toward predictable ends. For most people…

Upcoming Labs

An Adaptive Action Lab offers the best of consulting and training into a single event. As a participant, you define and work on your most intractable challenge. Then you learn about human systems dynamics (HSD) as you apply your new learning to frame your challenge in a way that points to your best next wise action.

Adaptive Action Labs

Live Virtual Workshops

Live Virtual Workshops

Beyond “Both/And”: Navigate a World of Competing Goods

March 2, 2023 The world isn’t black or white. It isn’t even shades of gray. The world of complexity invites you beyond expectations for simple either/or answers. It stretches you beyond naïve both/and solutions. Emergent…

Human Systems Dynamics: The Science of Open Systems

April 6, 2023 In General Systems Theory, Von Bertalanffy laid the foundation for the field of systems science. He focused on closed systems. They were bounded, complex, sometimes unpredictable, but ultimately knowable. Under…

Clarify Conflict and Move On: Perspectives and Choices that Work

May 4, 2023 Children’s conversations often end with, “Yes, it is!” “No, it isn’t!” “Yes, it is!” The stakes can be much higher when adults fall into such a pointless exchange. The more power and privilege the people hold, the…

Upcoming Workshops

Glenda Eoyang, founder of the field of HSD, hosts free, online Virtual Workshops (webinars) every month. Covering topics from health care to education reform to world peace, she draws on current events, global opportunities and concerns, and local actions.

Custom Design Labs

Partner Offerings

Online or in person, wherever you are…

Your intractable problems are one-of-a-kind. Your people are special. Your industry is transforming. Your market is shifting. Your challenges are wicked. Consultants make assumptions, give advice, and leave the work to you.…

Custom Design Labs