NCI COMPLETE Charrette Certificate Training – Portland, OR

September 27, 2024 - October 3, 2024

OSU Portland Center, 555 SW Morrison Street, Portland, OR 97204

Contact: Holly Madill

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. 

This 3-day hybrid (virtual+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 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. 

No prerequisite is required. 


Webinar: September 27, 2024, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Eastern time zone) 

In-Person: October 1-3, 2024 

Day 1: 8:30am-5pm (one hour, 15 mins lunch on your own) 

Day 2:  8:30am-5pm (one hour, 15 mins lunch on your own) 

Day 3: 8:30am-12pm 

*End times may vary slightly. 


The course fee is $980. This fee does not include the book for suggested reading. 

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/CES | 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 4 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. 


Holly Madill 

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 is not responsible for non-refundable travel arrangements if the course is cancelled. 

Registering for an 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): Register online using the MSU Cashnet system. All needed information will be gathered through this checkout process. 
  • 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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