NCI Charrettes That Transform Communities

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The key to solving complex problems is collaboration. This program offers 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.
Cambridge, MA
Distance Learning
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Urban Planning & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Learning Outcomes
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.
Bill Lennertz
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Harvard University Graduate School of Design

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