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Become a Certified EX Designer

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Get certified in Employee Experience

The worlds first Employee Experience certification

The future of work is EX. Every organisation is facing new and challenging problems where there is no playbook. EX Design is the only way forward. Become a certified EX Designer to build your career and improve the experience for employees in your organisation.


Join EX Designers from leading organisations

Design excellent employee experiences

Excellent’s Cohort style learning approach allows you to transform your knowledge and improve your EX capabilities over the course of a year.

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Practical learning you can use right away

Our program is designed to provide you with practical EX frameworks that you can immediately apply to your current job or future career. You'll learn strategies and tactics that will help you  help you design and deliver exceptional experiences for your employees.

I have been part of the EX Design School for 12 months and the innovative approach to designing great employee experiences has been a gamechanger. In addition to the fantastic content, having access to a network of peers to learn from and share ideas with is also a highlight.

Jessica Mooney - The Property Group

Based on Proven EX Frameworks & Models.

Through years of experience, Excellent has uncovered the challenges facing EX Designers around the globe and turned this into an actionable learning model to use and apply in your own organisation and career.

The lessons are short in duration, easily digestible and the EX framework can be applied immediately to your business to enhance your teams experience in a human-centered approach. So far my learnings have enriched my professional life, but also that of our People.

Chantelle Hilleard - Head of People, APAC

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Structured for community & success.

With online learning comes the challenge of self motivation. Our EX designers join us on monthly community and cohort calls, attend bi-monthly Masterclass events and are a part of a private slack group full of certified alumni, instructors and current members, all there ready to help.

Danielle Cook - People & Culture Lead, LondonGreen Group

The environment that EX Design School creates has been invaluable for me. Having access to share and learn from a network of innovative, passionate and people-centric leaders - to simple, yet empowering frameworks - has equipped me to make a positive impact for our people. Thank-you Sam and everyone else I've had the privilege of working with!

Danielle Cook - People & Culture Lead, LondonGreen Group

Join now to work with our featured guest instructors

Employee experience is one of the world's fastest growing, in-demand job titles. Build your career.

Current Cohort Guest Instructors

Samantha Gadd

Samantha Gadd

Founder | Excellent

Samantha Gadd is the founder of Excellent, Humankind and the force behind the EX Manifesto summit.

Mark Levy

Mark Levy

EX Pioneer, Advisor Airbnb, Allbirds, GAP

Mark was the very first Head of Employee Experience in the world at AirBNB - leading the way for an emerging industry.

Jared Taylor

Jared Taylor

EX advisor, Disney, HP

Jared was the first Head of Employee Exp. at Disney & now advises clients at the world's largest communications firm, Edelman.


Organizations across the globe are looking for EX Designers. Get recognition through our certification pathway.

Join our upcoming info session where we will cover;

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The EXDS Certification explained

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Timeline and requirements for accreditation

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What certification means for your career.

Certification FAQs

Is it scary? I haven't done anything like this in many years

No need to be worried. This process is about supporting you as you test your own understanding of what you've learned. Our certification process has been designed to ensure we are being both rigorous and supportive of your learning journey.

How long does it take to get certified?

You can complete the certification steps at your own pace, however, we recommend starting the process after 6 months of being an EX Design School member. That should be enough time to watch all the lessons, attend a few community and masterclass sessions, and to apply your new learning to a project.

Can I put "Certified EX Designer" on my LinkedIn?

Absolutely! Your certification proves your expertise, making you a leader and advocate for the EX revolution. You'll also have access to career development and change opportunities.

Program outline.

EX Design School is an online learning program and community, supporting people leaders to take a human-centred approach to designing better workplaces.

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Become a Certified EX Designer

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15 Video Lessons &  resources

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Monthly masterclasses

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Monthly community calls

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A library of 20+ masterclasses

Private Slack group

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12 months access

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Deep organization impact

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Monthly EX masterclasses.

Each month we invite expert EX Designers to dig deeper into the techniques and frameworks a in EX Design School. These Masterclasses give our community the opportunity to see EX Design come to life with practical tools, tips, techniques and case studies.

Monthly community calls.

Every month, everyone in EX Design School is invited to meet on Zoom to share ideas, answer questions, and support each other's learning journey.

These sessions are deeply impactful and provide the feedback, connections, and friendships that sets EX Design School apart from other learning platforms.

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Here's what participants have to say about EX Design School.

Certification Roadmap

Everything we do focusses on building an organization-wide appreciation for the power of EX as a strategic advantage.

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Monthly EX masterclasses
Monthly community calls
EX Design Foundations
Strategic EX
Moments that Matter
Apply EX in your Workplace
Case Study

Start your learning journey.

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When does my 12 months of access start?

Immediately. As soon as you submit payment you will have access to the entire program and all downloadable resources for 12 months.

Does my organization need to be doing any employee experience work to start?

No. EX Design School will support you to understand what employee experience is and how to bring other leaders on the journey. You will be equipped with language and tools to move your organization forward, from any level of EX maturity.

Who host's the monthly masterclass events?

A variety of presenters and facilitators are invited to run these sessions. Topics are requested by the community. We also invite members of the EX Design School community to showcase EX projects.

Can I get answers to my specific people leadership challenges?

Yes, the monthly community sessions and private online Slack community will support you on your people leader journey. You will find the community very supportive for all levels of experience.

What's covered in the monthly community call?

Sessions are a facilitated conversation, focused on the needs of the members who attend each call. There is time for Q&A and group conversation to share ideas and resources. These online sessions are a fantastic way to get to know the community.

What if I can't make a co-working or masterclass session?

Our community sessions aren’t recorded at this time. If you miss one, no problem! Just join us the next time your calendar allows. Masterclass sessions are recorded, and we make this recording available for anyone who can’t join us live.

You'll have access to the masterclass library with over 20 masterclasses in it.

How actionable is EX Design School?

EX Design School is designed to be very practical, providing resources to help you get started straight away. The mindsets and methods can be applied to both small and large projects, immediately.

Get certified in Employee Experience

The worlds first Employee Experience certification

The future of work is EX. Every organisation is facing new and challenging problems where there is no playbook. EX Design School provides a great way forward. Become a certified EX Designer to build your career and improve the experience for employees in your organisation.



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100% online learning

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Downloadable templates & resources

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Monthly Live Events

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Monthly community call & masterclasses

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Cohort Learning


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