Masters Certificate in Municipal Leadership

  • 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 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 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 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 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

    • “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
    • “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 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
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  • 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.

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    JP Gedeon, PhD Schulich Executive Education Centre
    Schulich School of Business, York University
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