Masters Certificate in Municipal Leadership

The Masters Certificate in Municipal Leadership is the definitive municipal leadership and governance program in Canada. Divided into three individual four to five-day modules spanning across three separate weeks, the goal of the Masters Certificate in Municipal Leadership is to equip professionals in the municipal sector to effectively lead their municipality into the future.

The rapidly changing cultural, economic and political climate requires today's municipal professional to make a paradigm shift in leadership style, strategy and operational performance. And this program gives you the tools to make this transition.

Top Reasons To Choose
This Program

  • Learn about the latest trends and issues in the field of municipal management and gain new insights into the innovative strategies driving senior leadership

  • Network with your peers in municipalities across the country, both urban and rural

  • Receive an analysis of your current leadership style. The comprehensive scientifically-validated leadership assessments empower you with the knowledge to build on current strengths and neutralize weaknesses

  • Enhance your capability to lead high-performance and cross-functional teams

  • Develop critical management skills in the areas of interpersonal dynamics, operational performance and strategy

    • “This program was possibly the most valuable learning experience I have had to date in my career. The program was engaging and and thought provoking. Participants are empowered with the knowledge, tools and (most importantly) the desire to apply the lessons learned.”

      R. MellowChief of Paramedics, Peterborough County
    • “My time in your course was a game changer for me and I use the learnings regularly...and Sid [Ridgely]’s words still play in my head as I approach my work and life :)”

      D. Rosa-BrailsfordGeneral Manager, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, City of Vancouver
    • “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

About This Program

  • Each of this municipal management course’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 professional with your organization’s strategies for overall operational performance. The curriculum is designed in cooperation with the Municipal Advisory Council of Municipal Executives.

    The local government management course’s three modules are also available as standalone courses. See “View Modules” on the details page for registration links.

    Who Should Attend

    This program benefits professionals at all levels in the municipal sector, as well as provincial government officials who work with municipalities. Participants are recommended to have a minimum of three years’ of work 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 comprehensive scientifically-validated leadership assessments 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

Course Content Details

Additional Delivery Options

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


Peter Constantinou

Peter Constantinou, PhD

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JP Gedeon

JP Gedeon, PhD

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Gail Levitt

Gail Levitt, PhD, MA

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Mark Norman

Mark Norman,

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Vania Sakelaris

Vania Sakelaris, MBA, CHE, RCC™, CBC™

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Continuing Education Credits

105 PMI-PDU Leadership

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