Everything that NCI does comes from the learnings of hundreds of charrettes spanning 30 years of practice. These charrettes, conducted in the complex and often contentious world of community planning, have taught us how to efficiently co-create innovative and achievable solutions. The Charrette Way brings the power of mindfulness to a project, organization, or community to build trust and foster innovation through:
How can you save money and time and still create an innovative solution that is supported and implemented? The NCI Charrette System. Centered around the catalytic charrette event, this efficient process harnesses the talents and energies of all interested parties to create and support a feasible plan in three phases:
NCI is an educator, facilitator, and leader in radical collaboration for strategic action. Our mission is to transform the way people work together by building capacity for collaboration. NCI works across the spectrum of engagement to:
This is the only training I have ever participated in where I feel like I can go back to my office and really use the concepts. It’s creative, feasible and effective.
The course was great! Well worth the time and expense. I have been doing charrettes for 25+ years. I just wish I could have taken this course earlier.
I found the NCI training not only helpful for future projects involving charrettes, but also added skills that will are useful with regular public meetings and was able to use these new skills at work immediately after the training.
I learned skills to allow me to think more holistically, systematically, and deliberately, even beyond a charrette context
This is an excellent course which gives participants tools that can be used beyond the charrette process and is valuable in day to day project management.
Very comprehensive! Best overall process in community transformation and public participation I have seen in 31 years of Urban Planning!
Thank you! This is the most worthwhile course I have taken. Its inspiring and educational at the same time. It builds confidence and competence.
The charrette process covered in this training class can be applied even if no charrette event will take place on any given project.