Register Today: NCI Charrettes + Design Thinking at Harvard, Jun. 26-28, 2017

posted on May 25, 2017 5:13pm

A group working on a charrette drawing (view larger image)
A group working on a charrette drawing

The MSU National Charrette Institute is hosting a training on NCI Charrettes + Design Thinking Jun. 26-28, 2017, at Wasserstein Hall on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. Registration is available online. Space is still available, so be sure to reserve your seat today!

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.

This program is ideal for anyone involved in transforming communities and organizations, including city and regional planners, public health staff, developers, architects, land and transportation planning consultants, and citizen advocates.

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.

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).

Register and learn more at 2017 NCI Harvard Training.