NCI Charrettes + Design Thinking Certificate Program - Harvard University

July 23, 2018 - July 25, 2018

Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, 1585 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138


This training represents a collaborative project management system centered on the co-design process using charrettes.

The key to solving complex problems is collaboration. This program merges the NCI Charrette System with Design Thinking to offer an advanced collaborative innovation process. Attendees will learn to activate the unique creative potential of all stakeholders as they engage in creating a transformative plan.

Whether you are working on a community design, public policy or a company’s strategic plan, this course will equip you with a flexible, yet replicable, systematic project management process. The charrette harnesses the energies of all parties by immersing them into the design thinking process. Communities and organizations become transformed in the way they work together to solve complex—and often contentious—problems.

The course is structured around the NCI Charrette System, a time-tested, three-phase project management process. Content includes tools for gauging the length and cost of a charrette using project budget, political considerations, and design difficulty. Also included in the training are design thinking empathy and ideation tools, conflict resolution tools, social media, distance participation, keypad polling, web-based flip charts, and touch tables for public design meetings.

Also included in the training are design thinking empathy and ideation tools, conflict resolution tools, social media, distance participation, keypad polling, web-based flip charts, and touch tables for public design meetings.

Who Should Attend

City and regional planners, public health staff, developers, architects, land planning consultants, transportation planning consultants, city administrators, citizen advocates, and anyone else involved in transforming communities and organizations.

Continuing Education

These trainings have been approved for 21 continuing education hours by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), and certification maintenance by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

For more information, visit 2018 NCI Harvard Training.

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