NCI Charrettes that Transform Communities - Harvard University

June 27, 2019 - June 29, 2019

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


This program offers an advanced collaborative innovation process. Through this training, you 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. New to this year is a half-day public meeting facilitation and charrette management boot camp.

The key to solving complex problems is collaboration. The accelerated charrette approach achieves collaborative design while avoiding endless unproductive meetings. The charrette harnesses the energies of all parties by immersing them into a co-design process. Innovation comes quickly through a series of short feedback loops and compressed deadlines. 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 conflict resolution skill building, charrette studio and design team management and the use of high-tech tools.

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 2019 NCI Harvard Training.

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