Jeff Diedrich is a close collaborator of Future Worlds Center. He has been regularly supporting and participating in Facilitators' Trainings organized by the SDD Facilitators Training School. Jeff's team collaborates also with the IT Team in charge of the further development of Cogniscope. His team has developed Logosofia, a product that allows extensive documentation of SDDPs and takes fuller advantage of available technologies and the internet.
Jeff, based in the state of Michigan, had the good fortune to mentor under Alexander Christakis for several years where he developed a deep understanding of and appreciation for the process of Structured Dialogic Design (SDD). Jeff is now considered an international expert, facilitating co-labs routinely in Michigan and across the United States, providing training on SDD, and leading efforts to create the next generation of software to support the process. Jeff has Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist (1995 – 1997) from Central Michigan University and is currently leading the State Systemic Improvement Plan on behalf of the Michigan Department of Education. Additionally, Jeff is the director of a statewide project focused on improving the educational environment to ensure students, including those with disabilities, are successful.