NCI Complete Charrette Certificate Training – Detroit, MI

April 20, 2020 - May 1, 2020

Part 1 Training: Webinar; Part 2 Training: In-Person at the MSU Detroit Center, 3408 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201

Contact: Holly Madill

The National Charrette Institute is excited to host its first, publicly available Complete Charrette certificate training course in Detroit, Mich. This certificate-based training program combines both webinar and in-person components.

Certificate Training Overview

This three-day hybrid (webinar, plus in-person) training combines the content from NCI’s System and Management & Facilitation courses, plus adds new content around dealing with conflict and diversity, equity and inclusion via guest instructors.

The Complete Charrette Certificate Training course is a highly interactive course which blends instruction with case study exercises and practicing techniques and tools learned to provide participants with all the content required to successfully prepare for, manage, facilitate, and conduct a charrette.

This course represents a collaborative project management system centered on the co-design process using charrettes and includes

  • Project assessment tools for gauging the length and cost of a charrette using a project budget, political considerations and design difficulty;
  • Nuts-and-bolts tools needed for managing a multiple-day charrette;
  • Introduction to diversity, equity and inclusion, and ways to make charrette processes more inclusive; and
  • Approaches for dealing with conflict.

This training is ideal for anyone involved in transforming communities and organizations, those charged with managing charrettes, or who may hire a consultant to conduct a charrette, including city and regional planners, public health staff, developers, architects, land and transportation planning consultants, citizen advocates, directors and project managers.


No prerequisite is required for this training.

Tentative Agenda*

Webinar: April 20, 2020, 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

In-Person: April 29 – May 1, 2020

  • Day 1: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Break for one hour and 15 minutes (lunch on your own))
  • Day 2:8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Break for one hour and 15 minutes (lunch on your own))
  • Day 3: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

*End times may vary slightly. Times listed are Eastern Time Zone.


Early registration $835 through March 15.

Regular registration $945, March 16-April 12.

Does not include meals, transportation, parking or lodging.

Group Discount

Twenty percent (20%) discount when your organization registers five or more people. Contact Holly Madill for more details.


Meals, transportation, parking or lodging may be explored on this map.  


18.50 AIA/LU | 18.50 AICP/CM | 18.50 ASLA/PDH.


Capacity is limited to 40 participants on a first come, first served basis.

Suggested Reading

The Charrette Handbook, 2nd Edition is not required, but suggested reading. The book may be purchased from the following and may take up to four weeks to ship:

Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group: Paperback: $52.95 / E-Book price: $47.66. APA members are entitled to 20% off all print books orders from
Amazon: Paperback price: $52.95 / Kindle price: $42.36 and other sellers.

How to Register

IMPORTANT NOTE: Michigan State University (MSU) reserves the right to cancel a training unless adequate registrations are received 14 days prior to the event. Do not make non-refundable travel arrangements until notified that the course is confirmed. MSU will not be responsible for non-refundable travel arrangements if the course is canceled.

Registration for the NCI Complete Charrette certificate training in Detroit, MI includes both this webinar and the in-person event mentioned above. Separate registration for these events is not available.

Registering for a NCI training can be completed in one of two ways and is tied to your method of payment (either credit card or check).

  • Pay by Credit Card (preferred): 
  • Pay by Check: : Download the Registration Form and complete and return this form with your check. Note: This PDF is an Acrobat fillable-form and must be opened with the Adobe Acrobat Reader software. Simply right-click on the “Registration Form” hyperlink from your browser and select “Save link as.” Then, you can open up the PDF file using the Adobe Acrobat Reader software from your computer to complete the form.
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