Practitioner Accreditation by the SDN is coming soon!
Are you a professional with theoretical and practical knowledge of service design seeking official recognition of your qualification?
The SDN is currently developing the Practitioner Accreditation programme, and we plan to launch it in September 2020. Through this accreditation, the SDN will recognise the quality of professionals who possess both theoretical and practical knowledge of service design. Subscribe to our dedicated newsletter and stay up-to-date once this initiative is ready!
Practitioner accreditation by the SDN
The Practitioner Accreditation programme by the Service Design Network (SDN) will validate credibility and expertise in service design.
Candidates who have participated in service design training by the SDN or other institutions – single or cumulative courses adding up to minimum 32 hours of training, including the completion of a practical training case – and/or have been practicing service design in a professional capacity for 1+ year will qualify to participate.
The standardised accreditation process will be supported by the global pool of Service Design Accredited Trainers and Masters of the SDN and it will consist of the following steps:
Get official recognition by the SDN for knowledge and practical application of service design process, principles, methods and tools
What means to be an Accredited Practitioner
Candidates successfully accredited will hold the status of Service DesignAccredited Practitioner for the period of 2 years and become a member of our international network of high quality service design professionals, and as such will be recognised and promoted as a skilled service design practitioner and a quality partner of the SDN.
After the 2 years period, accredited practitioners can choose to renew their accreditation status or upgrade to Trainer Accreditation by following specific requirements.
Valuable for Practitioners and Companies
Recognition by the industry and peers to get ahead of the competition
“In today’s market, it is vital to self-employed professionals like me to be able to proof one’s expertise.” – Innovation Consultant, Netherlands.
“Demand is already strong for Service Design in Ireland. Talented designers with practitioner accreditation will help accelerate the impact it can have nationally.” – John Lynch, Founder & Director at Context Studio, Ireland.
The SDN Practitioner Accreditation is planned to be launched in September 2020.
Are you interested in becoming an SDN Accredited Practitioner yourself?Subscribe to our newsletter and stay up-to-date once this initiative is ready!
The SDN has set up a task force of exceptional professionals working within the practice of service design to develop the Practitioner Accreditation. The service has been under development for the past year to serve the needs of both practitioners and companies.
A programme designed by professionals for professionals
Birgit Mager - Service Design Network
President of Global Service Design Network, Service Design Professor at KISD, Germany.
Gassia Salibian - Future-Proof Consulting
Lead of customer experience and business strategy consultancy, SDN Accredited Master Trainer, United States.
Eleonora Carnasa - Fabrica 360
Service designer focused on organisational transformation and mindset change, SDN Accredited Master Trainer, Bulgaria.
John Lynch - Context Studio
Service Designer, Founder & Director at Context Studio, Ireland.
Cristine Lanzoni - Service Design Network
Service Design Practitioner & Project Manager at SDN HQ, Germany.
Virtual Service Design Global Conference 2020 - Embracing Change
Join us on October 22-23, 2020 for two deep-dive-days featuring interactive sessions, hands-on workshops, and top-notch networking, all designed to take your professional growth to another level. Tickets are available now!
Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on the Service Design Sector
In the lead-in to Service Design Day taking place on June 1, 2020, the Service Design Network is releasing the results of the global survey, Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on the Service Design Sector conducted during the week of April 21-28, 2020.
The SDN new Member Welcome Board (Trello) has just launched and it is most assuredly a "must-read" for all. Members both old and new and even those in the making will benefit from an easy to follow path towards maximising your membership and getting the most value from all we have to offer!