NCI at MSU National Charrette Training - Chicago

October 24, 2017 - October 27, 2017 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

American Planning Association Headquarters, Chicago, IL

The National Charrette Institute at MSU is pleased to announce its biggest training update in years, both reducing your time away and saving you money. Now attendees can earn both the NCI Charrette System certificate and the NCI Charrette Management and Facilitation certificate in only 3.5 days of training!

This set of trainings represents a collaborative project management system centered on the co-design process using charrettes. Course content includes project assessment tools for gauging the length and cost of a charrette using project budget, political considerations and design difficulty. Also included in the training are conflict resolution tools, high- and low-tech tools for stakeholder engagement and public meetings. Registration is coming soon. Learn more at NCI Individual Certificate Trainings.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn a systematic approach to fostering creativity and innovation.
  • Identify and orchestrate the engagement of key stakeholders.
  • Learn how to create broad stakeholder support, reduce costly rework, and produce a plan with an exceptional design.
  • Gain a practical knowledge of the high- and low-tech collaborative planning tools and techniques used by leaders in the field.
  • Explore methods for facilitating a public, hands-on workshop that maximizes participation while assuring that no person or group dominates.
  • Practice using key NCI Charrette System tools and techniques, including: Guiding Principles, Project Charrette Products, Stakeholder Analysis and Outreach, Project Complexity Analysis, NCI Charrette System Roadmap, Charrette Ready Plan, and Charrette Scheduling.

NCI trainings consistently attract top practitioners in the field from across the US and abroad. Students report that one of the most valuable aspects of the course is learning from others and establishing beneficial relationships in the field of community planning.

Continuing Education

This course is approved by the AIA for 17.25 continuing education hours (CEHs), the AICP for 17.25 certification maintenance (CM) credits, and the CNU for 17.25 CNU-A continuing education credits.


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