NCI Charrettes That Transform Communities

Harvard GSD Executive Education
Thursday June 27, 2019
Location: Cambridge, MA

Dates: Thursday, June 27 - Saturday, June 29, 2019 | Register Now
Location: Harvard University Campus
CEUs:14 AIA/CES | 14 AICP/CM | 14 LA/CES
Tuition: $1,900

The key to solving complex problems is collaboration. This interactive program offers an advanced collaborative innovation process. 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. Communities and organizations become transformed in the way they work together to solve complex—and often contentious—problems.

Structured around the NCI Charrette System, a time-tested, three-phase project management process, the accelerated charrette approach achieves collaborative design while avoiding endless unproductive meetings. By harnessessing the energies of all parties through full immersion in the design-thinking process, innovation comes quickly through a series of short feedback loops and compressed deadlines.

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.

Bill Lennertz | Lead Trainer, National Charrette Institute
Stacie Nicole Smith | Associate Managing Director & Senior Mediator, Consensus Building Institute

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