An Introduction to Behavior-Centered Design

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This self-paced course is available anytime for learners to explore Behavior-Centered Design on their own schedule.

About the training

Interested in environmental behavior change but not sure where to start? This self-paced course will walk you through a Behavior-Centered Design journey in a series of ten modules and prompt you to complete short exercises along the way. On your own time, you’ll explore the eight steps of behavior-centered design, including framing an environmental challenge, gaining empathy with your target audience, connecting research data to behavioral insights, ideation and prototyping, and measuring the success of your behavioral intervention. You will gain a basic understanding of the levers of behavior change with which we design environmental solutions, such as emotional appeals, social influences, and choice architecture. Course registration also includes access to our monthly BE.Lab hours when you can ask your questions directly to a member of our team.

This self-paced training is available on demand. An estimated time for completion is 4 hours but may vary based on the learner.

Training Costs:

For our self-paced Behavior Centered Design course, we offer all applicants the freedom to opt into a course fee tier they feel is appropriate based on their personal and professional capacity. To make this program as accessible as possible for practitioners who lack the means to attend, we offer three tiers of course fees:

Course Fee $125

Discounted $75

Fee Waiver $0

The discounted fee and fee waiver tiers are aimed to ease the costs for those from small non-profit organizations, those from the Global South, low- and middle-income countries, and those who have limited access to professional development funds. Requests for fee waivers are determined on an individual basis. We take into account financial need, the potential for impact, and access to opportunity, as well as overall cohort diversity.

You should apply to the course fee tier you can afford without burdening yourself or your organization. In order to keep our training offerings sustainable, we are able to offer more invitations to applicants who apply under the full tuition tier. If you have any questions about which tier to apply to please write to

If you cannot afford the registration price due to present hardship or have any questions about the training cost, please fill out this fee waiver form or contact us at

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Training objectives
  • Know how to identify target behaviors and core actors for environmental challenges
  • Explain key concepts of behavior-centered design and the six behavior levers
  • Apply behavioral insights and principles to inform how to design and test solutions
  • Use research data to create a prototype of a solution that can engage different stakeholders and communities
  • Know next steps for testing, launching, and assessing a behavioral solution
  • Explain how diversity, equity, and inclusion are important for each step of the behavior-centered design approach