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

CampusTermsFull/Part Time
Off CampusFallPart-Time
Off CampusSpringPart-Time
Off CampusSummerPart-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

Note: Fees are subject to change.

Program Requirements

Required Courses

Total credits: 9.00

Choose 3.00 credits from the following list
CMNS 220Advanced Business Writing and Editing3.00 credits
PADM 205Advanced Communication Skills - Local Government Professionals3.00 credits

Elective Courses

Total credits: 9.00

Total program credits: 18.00

Important Dates

Application Deadline

Oct 2

Course Registration & Waitlisting

Jul 9-20

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 27  4 p.m.

Application Deadline

Apr 2

Course Registration & Waitlisting

Nov 13-22

Fee Payment Deadline

Dec 18  4 p.m.

Application Deadline

Jul 2

Course Registration & Waitlisting

Mar 4-8

Fee Payment Deadline

May 1  4 p.m.

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.


For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar (pdf).

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Contact

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Student Information Services


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