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Our Learners Talk About Their SDGI Experience

SelfDesign Foundation Chair, Renee Poindexter, interviews our graduates to discuss desiging their own masters program, and how they have integrated their learning into their professional lives.

We Share a Passion for Learning through Collaboration

SelfDesign is centered on the understanding that we have the capacity to author our own lives from a place of resourcefulness, creativity, and possibility.

"The courses, the mentors, and the guiding philosophy behind SelfDesign have made my experience of the SDGI M.A. program both enlightening and empowering. I feel deeply inspired by and committed to this enthusiasm based, self-directed learning; already I can see how it has changed my life."

The SelfDesign Graduate Institute is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act.

SelfDesign Learning Foundation Welcome

The SelfDesign Graduate Institute (SDGI) represents the vision that Brent Cameron (founder of the SelfDesign Learning Foundation in British Columbia, Canada) had of a post-graduate education program that embodies the theory and praxis of lifelong learning through SelfDesign. It is through Brent’s vision and the partnership between the SelfDesign Learning Foundation and the SelfDesign Foundation in Washington State that SDGI has become a reality that provides inspiration and growth to SDGI graduates and to the world around them. SDGI employs the trademark “SelfDesign” through an agency agreement between the two foundations.

Amber Papou, B.Ed, MBA
Executive Director, SelfDesign Learning Foundation
(For more information about the SelfDesign Learning Foundation, see