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HSD Professional Certification

Join a global network of committed and curious individuals who use Human Systems Dynamics (HSD) to understand their world in new ways.

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Complexity is more than an idea—it describes the world where you work and play. You and your clients make decisions and take action when you don’t have enough information, time, or power to control what happens next. Yesterday’s solutions are not good enough for today, and they certainly won’t work in the unpredictable future. What does work? What prepares you to thrive, regardless of what the world throws at you?

Adaptive Capacity. It is the ability to see what is happening with new eyes, to understand change in useful ways, and to take action—in the moment—to shape change as it emerges. Adaptive Capacity prepares you to be a more effective human being, while you develop your professional skills and abilities.

Human Systems Dynamics (HSD) gives you concepts and tools to supercharge your practice today and build your Adaptive Capacity for tomorrow. You and your clients will be more prepared for whatever the future might bring.

Rooted in chaos and complexity theory, HSD helps you recognise unpredictable, emergent patterns in today’s social and economic systems. It gives you models for understanding complexity and methods to take adaptive action to influence change as it emerges from chaos and uncertainty.

If you are in the business of making change, resolving conflict, or helping teams and individuals work more effectively – HSD certification is a simple, but powerful, approach that will enable you to take informed action that delivers results.

Working in partnership with Human Systems Dynamics Institute, Roffey Park offers the rare opportunity to work with Glenda Eoyang, founder of the field of HSD, in the UK.

Who is this course for?

  • Chief Executives and their teams
  • Strategic HR Professionals
  • Organisational Change agents
  • Individual and team coaches
  • Agile Software Development Coaches and Teams
  • OD practitioners
  • Anyone with the responsibility of leading change
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  • Better deal with the complexity inherent in life in the 21st century
  • Engage in more productive problem-solving in all aspects of their lives
  • Understand the dynamics that create major patterns in their lives, such as conflict, collaboration and trust
  • Increase the skills that enable them to contribute to effectiveness and productivity in their professional lives
  • Engage with family and community members in more open and generative ways
  • Understand their own personal patterns that limit their potential
  • Come to understand that using HSD always allows you to find a path, even through your most challenging life experiences

Coach individuals and teams to be more agile and productive, even when they cannot predict or control the future; lead public and private institutions as they respond to radical and unpredictable change; consult with companies and communities as they strive to improve performance, as well as health and wellbeing for individuals, families, and communities and re-design systems of education, healthcare, international development and government at all levels to meet the needs of people and the planet.

Programme Directors

Glenda H. Eoyang PhD

Glenda isn’t just an HSD expert—she is the founder of the field. A master teacher with deep insights into the art and science of self-organising systems. Dr. Glenda Eoyang applies principles of self-organising to help people thrive in unpredictable environments.

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Griff Griffiths MSc

Griff supports clients in breaking ingrained habits of thinking and finding new ones that serve them better. Originally working in the IT industry, principally for consultancies in London and Rotterdam, he eventually became more interested in teams than technology and moved into coaching and Organisation Development.

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Course Outline


Five days face-to-face learning followed by four months online engagement


Direct interaction with Glenda Eoyang and other experienced HSD Associates


A vibrant, online learning ecology of live webinars, forums, resources, dialogues, and social media


The opportunity to create change as you blend state-of-the-art HSD theory with your own on-the-ground, real-world practice


Collaboration with your learning group and your HSD-Certified Praxis Partner as you build your own unique version of Adaptive Capacity

Venue for Face-to-Face Courses

Roffey Park Institute in the UK

Our venue, set in the idyllic Sussex countryside, is a welcome contrast to the sometimes-intense workplace. This environment enables teams and individuals to develop as people and professionals.


2-6 December 2024

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Residential fees include conference place as well as tea/coffee, meals and accommodation.

Non-residential fees are exclusive of accommodation, breakfast and celebration dinner. The Celebration Dinner is available at an additional cost of £60 +VAT per person.


Your face-to-face experience starts the evening before your programme as you join your fellow participants for dinner so you can get to know each other. Check-in is available from 2pm, providing you with the option to either work from our venue or take advantage of our leisure facilities.  Our bar opens at 6pm and dinner is served in the restaurant at 7.30 pm.   Accommodation, meals and materials are all included in the fees.



Technology was once used to facilitate the virtual delivery of our open programmes. Now, technology is used to enhance your learning journey. Through our progressive learning experience programme, MyRoffeyPark, learners have access to the tools, module materials and support whenever and wherever they require – including prework, mindtools and a platform to connect with their peers as well as their facilitators.

At Roffey Park, our purpose is to work with you to support real and sustainable growth; this is not limited solely to face-to-face but through virtual learning, development and consultancy also.

*The price is net of any chargeable VAT.

We offer a limited number of discounted places to registered charities.

Please contact our client services to find out more.

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