Who should attend
Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.
About the course
Covers the central role of planning in municipal decision-making, as well as the implementation of programs and evaluations of both policies and programs. Program evaluation is of increasing importance because a municipality must assess existing programs before it can reorient them to deliver new policies, long-term plans, or alternative objectives.
Course at a glance
- Aimed at individuals who are currently working in positions with greater responsibilities within the local government field, as well as those working toward their Certified Local Government Manager designation.
- Fully online asynchronous course, accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
- Participate in online discussions with peers from all over Canada and expand your professional network.
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Understand the relationship between local governance and management vis-à-vis policy analysis and evaluation.
- Have an understanding of conceptual frameworks for public policy analysis and evaluation.
- Explain the potential and the limitations of systematic policy analysis and evaluation in the context of local governance and management.
- Understand the contextual political, economic, and social factors that influence key characteristics of public policies, programs, and projects at the local level.
- Identify problem recognition and definition in the local governance context.
- Analyze policy and program formulation and implementation initiatives in the local governance context.
- A textbook is required for this course; details will be provided in the course syllabus.
- Additional learning materials are provided through eClass.
- This is one of four core courses required for the NACLAA Level II program.
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.