Masters Certificate in Municipal Leadership

Unique in Canada, our university-level program provides a powerful leadership learning experience for municipal managers

The future of administrative municipal leadership has arrived!

Within 5 to 7 years, it is estimated up to 45% of municipal managers will be retiring. Are you equipped to take up the challenge of new leadership responsibilities?

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. Now is the time to sharpen your management and leadership skills, learn best practices and prepare for continuous municipal sector advancements.

The goal of The Masters Certificate in Municipal Leadership is to equip municipal managers to effectively lead their municipality into the future. This is the definitive municipal leadership program in Canada. Aspire to lead people, teams and departments to a new level of excellence.

Tom Naçu, National Program Director
Centre of Excellence in Municipal Leadership
Schulich Executive Education Centre
Schulich School of Business, York University

Green Program!

Participants will receive all program learning materials electronically on USB flash drive. Please bring a laptop PC or suitable tablet to class. Alternative arrangements can be made upon request.

Aspire to Lead in Operational Excellence

  • Understand your leadership abilities with a 360° 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 trends in municipal management with a vision for public sector reform

Program Schedule (5 days per module)

2014 Dates

Module 1: Essential Skills For Municipal Managers


1. Improving Personal Leadership and Team Dynamics (3 days)
2. Coaching and Mentoring for Peak Performance (2 days)

April 7-11

Module 2: Achieving Operational Excellence


3. Strategic Management and Strategic Thinking (2 days)
4. Political Acumen (1 day)
5. Improving Organizational Performance (2 days)

July 7-11

Module 3: Public Sector Advancements


6. Dynamic Employee Engagement in Times of Change (1 day)
7. Negotiating and Collaborative Management Techniques (1 day)
8. Leadership Skills for Engaging Others During Change (2 days)
9. Managing with a Vision for Performance (1 day)

Sept. 8-12

Course Details

  • Level: III - Expert, II - Advanced
  • Duration: 15 days
  • Tuition: $ 8500.00
  • Module Price: $3165.00
  • Continuing Education Credits:
    105 PDU - PMI
  • Centre of Excellence Course

Upcoming Sessions
(Module 2 only)
Jul 07 - 11, 2014
Executive Learning Centre
(Module 3 Only)
Sep 08 - 12, 2014
Executive Learning Centre

Brochure Options

What Participants Say About This Course

"This course is very beneficial for Municipal Council members who want to understand the challenges management faces while gaining a greater understanding of our policy-making role. "

M. Johnston, Councillor, Town of East Gwillimbury

"This is a great program. We were all municipal employees and understood each other and the logics brought forward. Excellent course - great opportunity to grow. "

M. Pannu, Director Transportation and Waste, Northumberland County

"Excellent! Inspirational! "

Brian Tocheri, CAO, Town of Marathon

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