Municipal Management and Leadership Program

Certificate in Municipal Management & Leadership

Program Overview

In partnership with the University of Manitoba’s Asper School of Business, the Alberta School of Business delivers the Municipal Management & Leadership Program (MMLP). The MMLP develops municipal leaders by increasing their capacity to lead people, teams, departments, and organizations. As a participant of this program, you will gain a deep understanding of yourself as a leader.

You will learn to shift your focus from day-to-day tasks to strategically achieving the organization's business goals while managing change and stakeholder expectations through effective leadership. Throughout the program's duration, you will form long-lasting networks with like-minded managers from across the province.

Learning Modules

This program is comprised of five modules:

  • Leading and Managing Municipalities
  • Change Management
  • Leading Self and Others
  • Business Case Development and Negotiations
  • Commit to Your Leadership Abilities

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore leadership challenges in municipal government and apply leadership theory to actual case scenarios.
  • Explore the ethical behaviours municipal managers should demonstrate to maintain the trust and confidence of the public.
  • Analyze leadership style preferences against the requirements of the role.
  • Assess leadership communication strengths and opportunities.
  • Explore how to manage change and deliver results in an increasingly challenging manner.
  • Through the use of various tools and models, learn to understand others' behaviour patterns, explore the impact of communication and Emotional Intelligence on others, and use instruments to coach constituents effectively.

Who Should Attend?

  • You are a mid-level manager (or above) who leads one or more teams, groups or departments.
  • You are interested in further developing effective management and leadership skills in a municipal setting.
  • You face competing priorities and want to learn how to make more informed decisions that benefit all stakeholders.
  • This course is for public administration professionals, not suitable for elected officials.

Upcoming Sessions

The 2021 cohort is currently underway. Please contact Michelle Berg for more information about the program and how you can register for our next cohort.