All Programs

Master Planning: The Resilient City

Program Description

Today, cities across the world are shaped by new forms of urbanism, a growing awareness of environmental challenges, and evolving cultural identities. The focus of this two-day program is on developing a broader understanding of how the master planner or designer’s skills contribute to more resilient cities and futures. Panel discussions, field work and interactive activities will explore environmental, economic, and social issues.

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NCI Charrettes That Transform Communities

Program Description

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...

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Presenting With Confidence: How Great Leaders Craft and Design Persuasive Presentations That Sell Products, Inspire Teams, and Build Brands

Program Description

Ideas are the currency of the 21st century. The ability to communicate your ideas persuasively is the single greatest skill you can learn to succeed in a globally competitive world. Through stories, videos, and case examples, this program offers an actionable, step-by-step method anyone can adopt to create and deliver inspiring presentations that are engaging, persuasive, and memorable. Key topics include: creating presentation headlines, utilizing the...

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Real Estate Finance Fundamentals

Program Description

This two-day program will present critical "nuts-and-bolts" real estate finance principles and practices in a simple, understandable, and interactive manner that will demystify the real estate financing process—regardless of participants’ prior real estate finance experience. We will focus on real estate finance fundamentals that are important to either develop and/or invest in varied types of real estate assets, or to enhance your ability to understand how real estate finance fundamentals relate to...

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Real Estate Management: Finance, Design, and Leadership

Program Description

As economic conditions improve and the pace of development accelerates, forward-thinking real estate leaders must position their firms to seize new growth opportunities and maximize asset values. With the Real Estate Management Program, you'll discover ways to lead your real estate organization through periods of market and industry change, examine land valuation and market demand, and manage projects across vendors, suppliers, and capital sources.

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Residential Design for Health and Longevity

Program Description

Can interior design promote a lifestyle that leads to health and longevity? Can it be proactive—preventing future disability while respecting and eliminating existing disability? And, as the baby boomer generation worldwide begins to retire, how will we meet the growing demand for aging in place? This program offers the best of residential universal design—a look at some innovative products and the most forward-thinking projects, as well as the latest...

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Smart Buildings

Program Description

Learn about the digital technology and innovation that are changing the way we design, build, and use buildings forever. Create dynamic, responsive, and efficient spaces in which future generations will thrive. Everything in our buildings is, or soon will be, connected to the Internet. Explore how to build a networked intelligent building and how to take advantage of advanced analytics to increase its performance.

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The American House: Urban Homes

Program Description

Friction between architects and interior designers on residential projects is common, but the best houses are the result of a successful collaboration between the two. This program will explore the relationship between architects and interior designers, including how each sees the other as part of the process, interiors designed in-house versus independent consultants, areas of distinct responsibility and overlap, and managing the client’s expectations. Instructors include nationally recognized...

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The Future of Library Design

Program Description

Explore emerging models and evolving changes in library environments and how changes in service and information technology influence library facility design. Intended for architects and librarians, library staff, and trustees, this comprehensive course examines the role of the physical library in the changing digital information landscape.

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