Alberta School of Business

Certificate in Municipal Management and Leadership Program

Available dates

Mar 10—Oct 7, 2020
12 daysModules info
Alberta, Canada
CAD 6100 ≈USD 4613
CAD 508 per day


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About the course

The Certificate in Municipal Management and Leadership (CMML) 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, which will prove themselves valuable as your learning continues in your future day-to-day.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore leadership challenges in municipal government and apply leadership theory to actual case scenarios.
  • Explore the ethical behaviors municipal managers should demonstrate to maintain the trust and confidence of the public.
  • Analyze leadership style preferences against 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 a variety of tools and models, learn to understand behavior patterns in others, explore the impact of communication and Emotional Intelligence on others, and use instruments to effectively coach constituents.

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.

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Lorne Ternes

Lorne Ternes, Barrister and Solicitor Mr. Lorne J. Ternes is a private consultant specializing in Aboriginal, Intergovernmental and Trade Law. He is also involved with a consulting and management firm specializing in aboriginal issues focused on collaborative, positive resolution of issues for A...


Wendy Wilton

Wendy Wilton is the founder of Wilton Consulting Inc. has been a facilitator, designer, coach and consultant in the learning and development community for over two decades. Her experience as a key player in the U of A’s Certificate in Municipal Management and Leadership program (CMML), as well as...


Frank Saccucci

Franco (Frank) has made presentations to industry stakeholders in Canada, United States and Europe, covering topics such as stakeholder relations, municipal fundamentals and finance for non-financial managers. Prior to his plus 20 years as an educator, his professional experience included auditi...


Drew Bird

Strong, effective leaders have the power to make a difference in people’s lives, but only if they’re given the tools to do so. My tool of choice is emotional intelligence (EQ). EQ training and strategies allow leaders to remain engaged with those they manage while making critical strategic- and p...


Lyall Samaroden

Market leaders in municipal government and the print media, travel, energy and defense sectors have utilized Lyall’s talents to deliver exceptional results during times of change. Lyall is recognized for his ability to apply his talent, knowledge, laughter and fun demeanor to help vibrant, dedica...


Tyler Waye

Tyler Waye is a leadership strategist who has spent the last decade investigating the emerging patterns of work that shape our careers and organizations. Tyler Waye is President of IN.FORM, where he works to drive leadership inspired change across numerous platforms, and is co-founder of YoungLea...


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