Municipal Management and Leadership Program

Certificate in Municipal Management & Leadership

Program Overview

The Alberta School of Business has been delivering a unique learning experience for municipal leaders for over 20 years.  Our municipal leadership program 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 leaders within the municipal environment.

Learning Modules

This program is comprised of five modules:

  • Leading and Managing Municipalities
  • Change Management
  • Leading Self and Others
  • Negotiations & Stakeholder Engagement
  • Sustainable Leadership Summit

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 including the DiSC assessment and various experiential simulations.

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

We are finalizing a curriculum review of our municipal leadership program and welcome your feedback.  Our 2023/24 schedule will be available soon.  Please contact Michelle Berg for more information about the program and how you can register for our next cohort.