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Become a Certified Training Affiliate

Join the TDG training community as a Certified Training Affiliate (CTA) and help others succeed through thoughtful, balanced step-by-step methods that are fully scalable, teachable and achievable. Once you’ve mastered the KEPNERandFOURIE™ training yourself, you’ll find it’s a simple process to share the methodologies with your prospects, clients and work teams.

Why Train in KEPNERandFOURIE™ Methodology?

We believe that in today’s economic climate it is time to share what has worked for us and make it available to fellow professionals to give them a chance to add another revenue stream to their existing business.

Problem solving and decision-making skills are two of the most overlooked areas in today’s organizations. Unfortunately, they are also two of the most critical for promoting healthy teams, client satisfaction and organizational growth.

Empower your team to excel through these challenges by becoming a Certified Training Affiliate with Thinking Dimensions Global.

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What is a TDG Certified Training Affiliate?

To earn this certification, candidates must:

  • Complete the appropriate KEPNERandFOURIE™online courses.
  • Pass a comprehensive exam.
  • Facilitate a pilot workshop and submit video for critiquing.

As a KEPNERandFOURIE™ CTA, you gain credibility, respect and recognition from peers, colleagues and industry professionals. Through workshops and training sessions, you’ll guide businesses, teams and individuals to achieve more, grow exponentially and exceed their short and long-term goals.

By simply doing a one-day workshop or consulting assignment per month you would be able to add at least $40,000 net per year!



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Became a certified Trainig Affiliate

We offer step-by-step, comprehensive training in the KEPNERandFOURIE™ problem-solving methodologies: everything needed to swiftly master these concepts, teach others with confidence and deliver your own K&F programs.

Once you've completed your training, our marketing package “in a box” enables you to hit the ground running – you’ll get email templates, process cards, brochures, marketing tools, microportal license, online support, powerful training guides and more.


  • Self-paced training with your own virtual coach
  • Access to all training materials, guides, booklets etc.
  • Ongoing support from our CTA training team as well as your personal coach
  • Access to closed Facebook group: upload your training videos for private feedback and constructive criticism
  • Onboarding including required policies and procedures for operating as a KEPNERandFOURIE™ representative and affiliate

What You Will Learn

5 Solutions to Better Problem Solving


A flexible and practical prioritzation approach that enables you to determine management priorities of core issues.


How to identify causes and reasons for problems that are complex or vague in nature; then apply rational, intuititve and creative problem-solving strategies.


How to differentiate between the “technical cause” and the “root cause” of problems and incidents.


The Max4 Solution approach for making choices and creating solutions for even the most difficult issues.


How to anticipate vulnerabilities and identify risks; develop action plans that address all critical/risk areas of various incidents and situations.

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Thinking Dimensions Global (TDG) is a global consulting and training company that specializes in the transfer of critical thinking skills, problem solving, decision making and root cause analysis techniques across all levels of the organization. The company was founded in 1995 when Dr. Charles Kepner and Dr. Mat-thys Fourie joined forces to establish the KEPNERandFOURIE™ partnership.

Dr. Mat-thys Fourie

Dr. Charles "Chuck" Kepner

Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of the Global IT CSI Practice

Co-Founder, KEPNERandFOURIE Methodologies

Dr. Mat-thys Fourie is currently chairman of Thinking Dimensions Global and Managing Director of Thinking Dimensions USA and Thinking Dimensions Singapore. He is also co-author and co-designer of the KEPNERandFOURIE™ methodologies.

Dr. Fourie has over 29 years of problem-solving and decision-making experience and has worked with companies including Macquarie Group, SASOL, Unisys, SITA, Barclays, RBS, NCS, Singapore Stock Exchange, BMW, VW, Cadbury Schweppes, Westpac, National Australia Bank, Kimberly Clark, Hollister, Stihl Inc. and the U.S. Navy.

Dr. Kepner was the co-founder of the Thinking Dimensions Global problem solving methodologies. In the 1950s and early 60s, Mr. Kepner worked with Benjamin Tregoe, and the two devised their own problem solving and decision making process. This process achieved worldwide recognition when NASA engineers employed it to rescue the astronauts aboard doomed spacecraft Apollo 13.

Dr. Kepner later partnered with Mat-thys Fourie, another recognized expert in the field of problem solving in the business/ professional sector. In 1997, Thinking Dimensions International was established, and the organization has grown exponentially, delivering problem solving, decision making and trouble shooting methods and tools to organizations and individuals worldwide.

Our Chairman Emeritus, Founder and Friend passed away on March 27th at the age of 94. We are profoundly saddened, but choose to celebrate his ground-breaking contributions and continue his legacy.

"K&F problem-solving is an incredible set of tools that every organization will benefit from … Clients of ours who put this program into practice have reported results ranging from cost savings to streamlining incident response times to faster problem resolution. I personally use these methods and they’ve improved my own ability to quickly find the weaker links in my decision-making process"


Robin Borough

President / Omnikron Systems, Inc.

"For the first time, I feel like we can solve issues permanently, rather than continuously come up with work-arounds and temporary fixes….confidence and team cohesion is greatly increased."


Jeff K.

Recent K&F Attendee

"Utilizing the tools from our training have been invaluable and are helping us shape and develop our teams to focus on the right critical thinking and strategies to dominate our industry."


Sally B.

Recent K&F Attendee