NCI Charrettes that Transform Communities annual certificate training at Harvard, June 27-29, 2019

We are excited to announce the next round of training at Harvard in June! This training represents a collaborative project management system centered on the co-design process using charrettes.

May 14, 2019

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For several years, we have partnered with the Harvard University Graduate School of Design to bring the NCI Charrettes that Transform Communities certificate training to both students and the public.

We are excited to announce the next round of training at Harvard in June! 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.

Stacie Smith, associate managing director and senior mediator with the Consensus Building Institute, will give a guest lecture as part of the course. She will discuss tools for consensus building, including how to know when you are charrette ready and what to do when you are not.

What:  NCI Charrettes that Transform Communities Certificate Training.

When:  June 27-29, 2019.

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

Who:  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.

Register:  Register online today

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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