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Note: Prior to attending NCI Charrette Management and Facilitation™, individuals must have attended the NCI Charrette System™ training (public or in-house).

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"Very helpful information. A full, rounded explanation of the charrette process. I will definitely refer folks to this course and will encourage them to stay for the whole week."

--Kiley Lyons, Project Manager/Planning Group Leader, Planning & Design Group, URS

"Great course for professionals. I would have been missing out if I had not taken the Manager course."

-- Dawn Boutilier, City of Calgary

NCI Charrette Management and Facilitation™ Certificate Training


This 1.5-day advanced training will equip charrette managers with the essential tools and techniques required to handle unique, fast paced, and constantly changing, multiple-day charrettes.

Upcoming Public Trainings

Follow orange links below for details on individual trainings.

Participants learn

The essentials of detailed day-to-day charrette management
The indispensable skills of public meeting planning and facilitation

Who should take this course

This is an advanced course for directors and project managers who are chargedwith managing charrettes or who may hire a consultant to conduct a charrette. The training focuses on the nuts-and-bolts tools needed for managing a multiple-daycharrette.

Course Content

New in October, 2014, this training will include a high-tech module by PlaceMatters, a Denver-based non-profit think tank for new technologies in civic engagement and process in planning. This module will cover touch tables, digital flip charts and keypad polling for public meetings. We will also include use of social media and web-based participation along with traditional methods for achieving public involvement equity.

The purpose of this training is to teach the detailed tools and techniques for managing a multiple-day, NCI charrette event. The training tracks the roles, responsibilities and strategies of the charrette manager throughout a multiple-day charrette. Students are provided with a set of invaluable daily task lists for setting up and maintaining the charrette studio and managing the complicated charrette production process. Management exercises include studio floor plan and equipment organization, alternative project plan assessment and synthesis, and charrette resources management. A highlight of the course is the public meeting facilitation role-playing exercise in which students practice their skills at running a dicey public meeting.


Prior to attending NCI Charrette Management and Facilitation™, individuals must have attended the NCI Charrette System™ training (public or in-house).

Training Agenda

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

NCI Charrette Management and Facilitaion Training Agenda


This 1.5-day, intensive training will be offered to the public several times per year. Register through the NCI website or partnering organizations. See the above calendar 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 9 continuing education hours (CEHs), the AICP for 9 certification maintenance (CM) credits, the ASLA for LA CES for 9 professional development hours (PDH), and the CNU for 9 CNU-A continuing education credits. AIA CES logo AICP CM logo
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