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Note: This training combines our previous “Introduction to Dynamic Planning” and “Continuing Dynamic Planning” trainings. It is equivalent to the NCI Charrette Planner® Certificate

Annual Certificate Trainings

NCI Charrette System™ Certificate NCI Charrette Management and Facilitation™ Certificate

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Project Consulting, Training, Technical Assistance and Coaching

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"This course provided me with the details required to explain to clients the complexities, and value added, associated witha charrette process."

-- Andrew Raus, Bergman Associates

NCI Charrette System™ Certificate Training + Design Thinking


Our latest training 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.

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.

NCI trainings consistently attract top practitioners in the field from across the US and abroad. Students report that one of the most valuable aspects of the course is learning from others and establishing beneficial relationships in the field of community planning.

2016 Upcoming Public Trainings

Follow orange links below for details on individual trainings.

Who should take this course

This training is 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.

Learning Objectives

Training Agenda

Exercises are performed by small groups (8 max) using case studies

NCI Charrette System Certificate Training Agenda


This 3-day, intensive training will be offered to the public several times per year. Register through the NCI website or partnering organizations. See the above list of dates for upcoming trainings. This training is also available in-house at your location. Please contact us for details and availability.
This course is accredited with the AIA for 18 continuing education hours (CEHs), the AICP for 18 certification maintenance (CM) credits, andthe CNU for 18 CNU-A continuing education credits. AIA CES logo AICP CM logo