Masters Certificate in Municipal Leadership

  • Each of certificate’s three modules – Essential Skills for Municipal Managers, Achieving Operational Excellence, and Public Sector Advancements – provides you with the knowledge and authority needed to take your career and your municipal organization to a new level of excellence.

    Benefit from the hands-on and peer-to-peer learning during in-class exercises and case studies, and take advantage of the guidance and expertise of an advisory board comprised of current municipal executives.

    Gain new insights and learn best practices on how to lead effectively and improve complex team dynamics, with a vision for public-sector reform. Learn to leverage the talents of your staff and align your role as a municipal manager with your organization’s strategies for overall operational performance. The curriculum is designed in cooperation with the Municipal Advisory Council of Municipal Executives.

    The three modules are also available as standalone courses. See “View Modules” on the details page for registration links.

    Who Should Attend

    This program benefits managers at all levels in the municipal sector, as well as provincial government officials who work with municipalities. Participants should have a minimum of three years’ management experience. Participants have included department managers, chief administration officers, chief financial officers, chief librarians, city managers, commissioners, directors, fire chiefs, police chiefs and public health managers.

    What you will learn

    • Understand your leadership abilities with a 360º Leadership Assessment and related tools
    • Develop advanced leadership abilities with hands-on and peer-to-peer learning during in-class exercises and through case studies
    • Develop new skills in strategic management, negotiations and operational improvement planning
    • Explore new trends in municipal management with a vision for public sector reform

    Program Director John Allen talks about the Masters Certificate in Municipal Leadership
    • “This is the most worthwhile course I have ever taken. Excellent and engaging instructors provide tools and techniques that will help me and my group to ultimately be more successful.”

      L. HivesCurrent Planning Manager, City of Brantford
    • “This is a great program. We were all municipal employees and understood each other and the logic brought forward. Excellent course - great opportunity to grow.”

      M. PanuDirector Transportation and Waste, Northumberland County
  • Course content details

  • Additional delivery options

    Adapt this program to your organization with these additional delivery options.

  • Message from the Program Director

    The future of administrative municipal leadership has arrived. Are you equipped to take up the challenge of new leadership responsibilities?

    The rapidly changing cultural, economic and political climate requires today’s municipal professionals to make a paradigm shift in leadership style, strategy and operational performance. They need to perform at a higher level and embrace greater accountability.
    Designed in cooperation with the Municipal Advisory Council of Municipal Executives, the Masters Certificate in Municipal Leadership will arm you with advanced leadership skills, sharpen your management acumen, and prepare you for continuous municipal sector change with insights and best practices. It will fully prepare you to take your organization and career to new heights.

    So enrol today and inspire to lead people, teams and departments to a new level of excellence in service to the community.

    Program Director Photo
    JP Gedeon, PhD Schulich Executive Education Centre
    Schulich School of Business, York University
    Program Director Photo
    John R. Allen Schulich Executive Education Centre
    Schulich School of Business, York University
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