NCI

Start Date
07/23/2018
End Date
07/25/2018
Description
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. You 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.
Expanded Description:
This program merges the NCI Charrette System with Design Thinking to offer an advanced collaborative innovation process. Through this training, you 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 key to solving complex problems is collaboration. The accelerated charrette approach achieves collaborative design while avoiding endless unproductive meetings. The charrette harnesses the energies of all parties by immersing them into the design thinking process. Innovation comes quickly through a series of short feedback loops and compressed deadlines. 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.
Who Should Attend: 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.
Location
Cambridge, MA
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Project Management
Site Planning
Urban Planning & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
No
Hours
21.0
Learning Outcomes
Learning Objectives:
• Learn a systematic approach to fostering creativity and innovation.
• Identify and orchestrate the engagement of key stakeholders.
• Learn how to create broad stakeholder support, reduce costly rework, and produce a plan with an exceptional design.
• Gain a practical knowledge of the high- and low-tech collaborative planning tools and techniques used by leaders in the field.
• Explore methods for facilitating a public, hands-on workshop that maximizes participation while assuring that no person or group dominates.
• Practice using key NCI Charrette System tools and techniques, including: Guiding Principles, Project Charrette Products, Stakeholder Analysis and Outreach, Project Complexity Analysis, NCI Charrette System Roadmap, Charrette Ready Plan, and Charrette Scheduling.
Instructors
Bill Lennertz, Stacie Nicole Smith
Website Registration
Course Codes
GSDNCI18
Provider
Harvard University Graduate School of Design


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