Learn from the creators of Systemic Design Toolkit.

Are you sometimes confronted with wicked problems and complex challenges for which there are no simple solutions?

Have you ever wondered why so many problems in the world remain unsolved or why bold visions are so hard to realise?

Well, then this course is for you.

Next session:

Tues 29 to Wed 30 Sept 2020
14:30 - 18:30 CET (Brussels)


How will this help you

Typical questions that can be addressed with systemic design are:

  • How can our new digital platform or service help to achieve our new vision and strategy?
  • How can we make our eco-system more collaborative and align it towards a common goal?
  • How can we better predict the consequences of specific issues?
  • Why is this problem getting worse in spite of all the efforts we make in trying to solve it?

What are the learning outcomes?

Participating in this training will help you to:

  • Understand what systemic design is and to what kind of projects it applies to
  • Recognise the variables that are influencing the problem
  • Learn how to make causal loops diagrams
  • Identify the leverage points in a system
  • Develop an intervention strategy
  • Plan the up-scaling of a strategy through techniques from transition design

Target audience

This course is well suited for anyone needing to understand how to analyse wicked problems and innovate in an impactful way.


You do not need any previous knowledge of systems thinking or design thinking to attend this course.


Kristel Van Ael
Author of Systemic Design Toolkit,
partner at Namahn

Koen Peters
Designer at Namahn

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some of the participants


Olivier Lissens

Colruyt Group

The training gave me a quick tour in techniques and methodologies to understand current systems and in designing system-changing triggers.


EVA vzw

The tools are used to stimulate creativity. They bring people together of different sectors who can give you new insights on a specific topic.


PRISMA European Capacity Platform

It is really impressive how many insights you can get during such a short time when you have the right methods.

Sven Houtmeyers

CultuurNet Vlaanderen

Top-down, bottom-up, whatever,… This process helps my organisation to build new or upgrade existing products in a way that it will solve real-life problems and become a success.