Local Government Leadership Development Certificate

Global & Community Studies, School of Public Administration

Credential
Certificate

Program Highlights

The Local Government Leadership Development Certificate Program gives local government professionals the knowledge, skills and abilities they need to be more effective managers and leaders in their organizations.

This Certificate is designed for local government professionals with at least two years in a management or supervisory role who want to build on their strengths and take on more senior roles. Discover problem-solving and issue-resolution techniques and frameworks that work in the context of local government. Learn to develop plans and recommendations for decision-makers, and gain the skills you'll need for effective communication with elected officials, the public, stakeholders and senior management. Analyze public-sector workplace challenges and develop ethical and professional responses, as you improve your knowledge and skills.

  • Demonstrate knowledge related to four the local government core areas: administration, services, finance and law
  • Employ basic research methods and demonstrate critical analysis skills for written reports on local government issues
  • Prepare and demonstrate competency in delivery of oral presentations
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills, including leadership and conflict resolution, to deal with interpersonal and team situations
  • Integrate public interest and global perspectives into projects, situation analysis and decision making

Intakes

Campus Terms Full/Part Time
Off Campus Fall Part-Time
Off Campus Spring Part-Time
Off Campus Summer Part-Time

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$5,571 $1,065 $6,636
Total$5,571 $1,065 $6,636

Program Requirements and Outlines

Required Courses

Required:
PADM 204 Ldrship In Local Gov Organiz. 3.00 credits
PADM 307 Ethics for Local Gov'ts 3.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:
CMNS 220 Adv Business Writing & Editing 3.00 credits
PADM 205 Adv.Comm.Skils-Local Gov't 3.00 credits
Required Courses Credits Required 9.00

Elective Courses

Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:
PADM 305 LG Policy Analysis Skills 3.00 credits
PADM 306 Project Mgmt for Local Gov'ts 3.00 credits
Choose 6.00 credits from the following list:
PADM 207 Managing People in Local Gov't 3.00 credits
PADM 208 Planning for Non-Planners 3.00 credits
PADM 209 Fund Local Gov't Corporate Adm 3.00 credits
PADM 305 LG Policy Analysis Skills 3.00 credits
PADM 306 Project Mgmt for Local Gov'ts 3.00 credits
PADM 308 The Successful CAO 3.00 credits
Elective Courses Credits Required 9.00

Important Dates

Term

Fall 2018

Application & Document Deadline

October 2

Course Registration & Waitlisting

July 9-20

Fee Payment Deadline

August 27

NOTE: Dates are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

  • BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status; or permission of the program coordinator
  • Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.
  • Current employment in a municipality, regional district, First Nation Government, Improvement District or supporting agency (or permission of Program Chair), with at least two years in a management or supervisory role.

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Contact

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Student Information Services

Admissions Advisor
604 984 4900
604 984 1798 (fax)
Birch Building, room BR230
capuinfo@capilanou.ca

School of Public Administration


604 990 7976
Cedar Building, room 324
localgovernment@capilanou.ca