Program Overview

Learn to think like a designer, unleash your creativity. Explore systems thinking. Develop real world solutions to local and global issues.

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Become a Change Agent

Change agents are people who have learned to see opportunity in a complex changing world. They are people who are passionate about making a positive difference. They care about people, the environment and how we live within it and are committed to regenerating our connection to the planet. They are pushing an agenda of change through their work and in doing so demonstrating ways of making that change. Since 2000 the Ecosa Institute has played a key part in helping people develop the skills, perspective and community to support their work toward making the world a better place for us all.

The Ecosa Institute’s Certificate Program in Regenerative Ecological Design (RE-Design) is a rich, stimulating, cross-disciplinary, semester experience created to give students the deepest and most current understanding of sustainable design. It is an in-depth immersion program that provides unique ways of gaining insights into the many facets of designing with nature. Participants learn how holistic systems thinking and regenerative ecological design can transform our understanding of the world and ways this knowledge can positively transform our environment and our global community.

The RE-Design Certificate program provides a foundational survey of the design field and the field of sustainability, and directly engages students in hands-on design projects with real world clients. It is an outstanding way to supplement and enhance your current education or profession, or help you develop a new direction. The certificate can be applied for course credit to an existing degree program and many professionals have found great success by adding the new skills and perspective to their existing knowledge base. A number of our alumni have used design portfolios developed during the certificate program both to begin new careers or for applications to bachelors and masters programs in architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, interior design, and product design, among others.