Join a FAUC® accreditation training


Dealing with complexity and uncertainty is the number one challenge of teams, organisations and (urban) places.

Today’s increasingly complex and uncertain world has a huge impact on our social and working lives. Complementary to traditional techniques, individuals, organisations and societies therefore require additional approaches and practical frameworks. FAUC® is a complexity-based framework leveraging five capacities: Entrepreneurial, Alert, Adaptive, Resilient and Creative. Each capacity is essential for teams, organisations and urban places:

• to deal with complexity and uncertainty
• to be fit-for-action
• to act effectively

Check the 2-minute demo video

Training overview

This 1-day training is designed to give participants a practical framework to help teams, organisations and (urban) places to act more effectively. Includes certification as a FAUC® facilitator with the ability to hold your own workshops to help others understand and apply principles to navigate in a complex and uncertain world.

After completing the training, you will receive certification as a FAUC® facilitator. This is a lifelong (individual) right to use the framework (FAUC®), the serious play (FAUC®PLAY) and assessment (FAUC® assessment) in your work / practice.

FAUC® framework

The FAUC® framework leverages five capacities: Entrepreneurial, Alert, Adaptive, Resilient and Creative. Developing each capacity is essential to act effectively in a complex and uncertain world.

For whom

The 1-day training is designed for people who work in complex and dynamic situations. People looking for a framework to deal with complexity and uncertainty in teams, organisations and (urban) places. Whether you work in an organisation dealing with complex problems, or as a consultant/practitioner looking to include a complexity based framework into your practice.

Training objectives

The objectives from this training are to provide the participant with the expertise and skills to understand, explain and apply the framework. You will be stimulated to:

• Understand social complexity and uncertainty

• Diagnose a social systems by using a complexity lens

• Find strengths and weaknesses in social systems

• Act effectively by developing five capacities

• Apply principles to navigate in a complex and uncertain world

• Use a fun serious play to transfer your (new) knowledge and insights to others

Practitioners will be provided with the full set of skills, practice, combined with the confidence and commitment necessary to successfully prepare and facilitate their own workshops.

Pre- and post learning

After registration and payment you are invited on the dedicated FAUC® learning platform. There will be articles, training videos and cases for preparation. During the training - insights are harvested and published on the platform. After the training we continue the learning journey on the platform. Participants can share questions, cases and experiences. There will be updates of new (marketing) materials. Moreover, we organise yearly meetings in which practitioners can learn from experiences.


As part of the training, participants will receive their own comprehensive FAUC®PLAY-BOX with all materials (canvases, cards, bricks and facilitator guidelines) to facilitate their own workshops.


The training will be facilitated by Rik Berbé is an experienced practitioner, trainer and facilitator. He is co-founder of GloComNet. You will benefit from the knowledge and experience from the original founders and designers of the FAUC® framework.

Group size

The maximum number of participants for this training is 12. This will ensure an effective learning experience.


Location will be an inspiring location in the city center. Always near public transport and easy to reach from the airport.


Costs for the training with 0% TAX/VAT. This includes lifetime license to use (FAUC®), the serious play (FAUC®PLAY) and assessment (FAUC®) assessment (fee based), all materials, manual, certificate, coffee breaks and lunch.

Costs include:

• Unlimited usage of FAUC PLAY (no fee)

• Materials FAUC PLAY (€ 100)

• Lifelong online learning community (€ 50 yearly)

• Free FAUC on-line assessment for a team (€ 950)

• Access to manuals, experiences, cases

• Location and lunch

• No yearly costs, contributions etc.


In specific cases, attendees can receive refunds up to 14 days before the event starts. Substitutions are permitted at any time.


A video with testimonials from previous attendees

“The FAUC toolkit offers an excellent vehicle for participatory design and engagement of stakeholders grappling with complex issues and dependencies. The tactile learning inherent in the kit helps make visible the assumptions that underpin our perceptions of complex phenomena, and fosters dialogue as to prioritization and action. The session on the FAUC model was an engaging exercise led by an experienced facilitator – Rik Berbé.”
 Robert Luke PH.D, Vice President, research and innovation, OCAD university

“As a facilitator and strategist, I’ve found the FAUC® model provides a unique, but completely intuitive, framework for sparking insights from a group or team about their specific business or community environment. It’s a great assessment tool for kicking off an initiative with diverse stakeholders or, at the implementation planning stage, for bringing teams together to plan for the future.”
Jeannette Hanna, Chief Strategist, Trajectory

“I recently participated in the ‘Acting effectively under uncertainty and complexity’ session led by Rik Berbé. I found the FAUC® model employed in the session an insightful and accessible tool to instigate thoughtful conversations about the opportunities, uncertainties, and interdependencies that affect any organization or industry. It provides a foundation for stakeholders with different opinions and perspectives to collaborate and assess their collective strengths, weaknesses, and the impact to them of the unique ecosystem in which they operate.”
David (city marketeer)

Dates and locations

15 feb. - Berlin - € 1,550.00 - Regular fee

22 mrt. - Toronto - CA$ 2,000.00 - Special TCD fee

22 mrt. - Toronto - CA$ 2,400.00 - Regular fee

01 mrt. - Amsterdam - € 1,550.00 - Regular fee