ReLI offers certification for individuals and initiatives/projects of all types. The certification process addresses the social and ecological components and interbeing of living systems at every step of their unfoldment in a way that develops the capacities of those systems to continually increase in health and wellbeing and manifest thrivability.
Certification for individuals (Certified Regenerative Practitioners) involves developing the skills and abilities necessary to become a regenerative practitioner and guide others in this process, co-creating regenerative individuals, products, projects, and communities.
Certification for regenerative projects and products (Certified Regenerative Products, Projects, and Communities) guides the regenerative process from inception through occupancy/use and living into the future. Scales and types of initiatives include sites, communities, cities, regions, educational programs, businesses, farms, and more.
Life exists as nested and networked communities of communities. Therefore, ReLI implements the first and only Regenerative Community Development (RCD) Framework© and Regenerative Development Certification system, developed by our Founder, Dr. Leah Gibbons, after decades of experience and research into what factors are necessary for shifts toward holistically thriving living systems. The RCD Framework and Certification provide structures for the process, co-creation, and continual evolution of thriving communities of human + more-than-human life. It helps develop the consciousness, thinking, and values necessary for regenerative projects and communities while also developing the social and ecological systems necessary. Further, it provides a way to evaluate whether and to what extent projects and initiatives are regenerative, how they can become more regenerative, and what supporting and impeding factors are present and need to shift.