ISO 37101 Lead Implementer

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Course Overview

The PECB ISO 37101 Lead Implementer training course enables you to develop the necessary expertise to implement a management system for sustainable development in communities (MSSDC) based on ISO 37101, an international standard that aims at helping communities of all types and sizes become more sustainable and resilient. During this training course, you will gain a thorough understanding of the best practices used for the implementations of ISO management system standards in general, with a special emphasis on sustainable development as set out by the requirements of ISO 37101.

After mastering all the necessary concepts, techniques, and implementation approaches, you can sit for the exam and, if you successfully pass, you can apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 37101 Lead Implementer” credential. By holding this credential, you demonstrate that you have the practical knowledge and professional capabilities to help an organization implement an MSSDC that meets the requirements of ISO 37101 and you can help communities become more sustainable.

Learning objectives

  • Learn how to support an organization in effectively planning, implementing, managing, monitoring, and maintaining an MSSDC
  • Identify the correlation between ISO 37101 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Learn how to interpret the ISO 37101 requirements in the specific context of a community
  • Master the concepts, approaches, standards, methods, and techniques used for the implementation and effective management of an MSSDC
  • Enhance your expertise to advise a community during the implementation of an MSSDC

Educational approach

  • This training course is based on theory and best practices used in the implementation of an MSSDC.
  • Lecture sessions are illustrated with practical examples.
  • Participants are encouraged to communicate with each other and engage in discussions and exercises.
  • Exercise questions are similar to the certification exam questions.


Participants attending this training course are required to have a general understanding of the ISO 37101 requirements, a general knowledge regarding the ISO management system standards, and the trends and approaches in sustainable development.

Target Audiance

  • Managers or consultants involved in sustainable development and management system standards
  • Officials from the public sector that are tasked with helping their communities become smarter, more sustainable, and resilient
  • Individuals from non-governmental bodies that seek to help their communities become more sustainable, resilient, and smarter
  • Expert advisors seeking to master the implementation, operation, and maintenance of an MSSDC based on the requirements of ISO 37101
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformity to MSSDC requirements
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformity to MSSDC requirements

Schedule Dates

ISO 37101 Lead Implementer
11 March 2024 - 15 March 2024
ISO 37101 Lead Implementer
17 June 2024 - 21 June 2024
ISO 37101 Lead Implementer
23 September 2024 - 27 September 2024
ISO 37101 Lead Implementer
23 December 2024 - 27 December 2024

Course Content

  • Introduction to ISO 37101 and initiation of an MSSDC

  • Planning the implementation of an MSSDC

  • Implementation of an MSSDC

  • MSSDC monitoring, continual improvement, and preparation for the certification audit

  • Certification exam


ISO 37101 Lead Implementer is a certification program designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead the implementation of sustainable development management systems for communities based on the ISO 37101 standard. This certification focuses on guiding professionals in planning, implementing, managing, and maintaining effective sustainable development practices within communities to promote long-term resilience, well-being, and sustainability.

The ISO 37101 Lead Implementer certification is intended for professionals responsible for leading the implementation of sustainable development management systems within communities, including community managers, urban planners, consultants, project managers, and individuals involved in sustainable development, community management, environmental management, or quality management roles.

Obtaining ISO 37101 Lead Implementer certification offers several benefits, including advanced knowledge and skills in implementing sustainable development management systems, ability to effectively lead implementation projects, enhanced understanding of ISO 37101 requirements, improved community resilience and well-being, increased credibility in sustainable development fields, and potential career advancement opportunities in community development and urban planning roles.

To prepare for the ISO 37101 Lead Implementer certification exam, individuals can enroll in training courses offered by accredited training providers. These courses cover key aspects of implementing sustainable development management systems, including planning, implementation, monitoring, and continual improvement, as well as the requirements of the ISO 37101 standard and relevant implementation strategies and techniques. Additionally, studying the standard itself, practicing with case studies, and gaining practical experience in implementing community sustainability practices can further enhance readiness for the certification exam.

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