AMCTO Executive Municipal Leadership Program

A highly immersive three-day program designed to hone the leadership skills of senior local government executives.

Who should attend?

Senior municipal executives who want to strengthen their leadership skills and attain peak performance.

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Session Dates

September 15 – 18, 2019

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Location

London, Ontario, Canada

Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre

551 Windermere Road

Program Fees

$4,900 CAD

Program fee includes all materials, meals and accomodations.

Program fees are tax exempt.

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What do I get?

After completing the AMCTO Executive Municipal Leadership Program, you'll receive an authentic digital artifact – also known as a badge. This badge showcases your achievements and commitment to professional development. You can share your accomplishment with your network by displaying digital badges on social media, websites, ePortfolios, professional networks, and email signatures. Included in your badge is a digital certificate. Your network will be able to view your personalized and authentic certificate through your online digital badge.

In addition to a digital badge, you will receive an AMCTO Executive Municipal Leadership Program Certificate of Completion, a powerful credential from the top business school in Canada.

Program Content

This customized executive development program will explore the keys to successful municipal leadership, and provide you with valuable insights into your own leadership capabilities. You’ll walk away equipped with the specific insights, skills, and tools you need to drive peak performance, create change, and develop a leadership culture within your organization.

The program focuses on three central themes:

  • Leading Self
  • Leading Teams
  • Leading the Organization

The curriculum is case driven with rich, participant-centric discussions covering topics such as:

  • Learning to become a better leader
  • Leader character
  • Leading under extraordinary circumstances
  • Values-based leadership
  • Team leadership effectiveness
  • Self-awareness
  • Fostering collaboration
  • Leading change

The dynamic curriculum includes evening sessions with guest speakers, and opportunities to network with colleagues from across the sector.

What You Learn

For detailed program content, download the brochure.

This customized executive development program will explore the keys to successful municipal leadership, and provide you with valuable insights into your own leadership capabilities. You’ll walk away equipped with the specific insights, skills, and tools you need to drive peak performance, create change, and develop a leadership culture within your organization. 

The program focuses on three central themes:

  • Leading Self
  • Leading Teams
  • Leading the Organization

 The curriculum is case driven with rich, participant-centric discussions covering topics such as:

  • learning to become a better leader
  • leader character
  • leading under extraordinary circumstances
  • values-based leadership
  • team leadership effectiveness
  • self-awareness
  • fostering collaboration
  • leading change

The dynamic curriculum includes evening sessions with guest speakers, and opportunities to network with colleagues from across the sector.

“Providing effective strategic leadership within the complex, multi-stakeholder environment of a municipal corporation demands dynamic leaders with specialized skills and expertise. AMCTO is pleased to partner with the world renowned Ivey Business School to offer this exceptional program designed to help local government executives attain peak performance and an enhanced understanding of how to diagnose and address complex problems that undermine individual and team effectiveness.”
—Andy Koopmans, CPA, CMA, CMO, Executive Director, AMCTO

How You Learn

This is Not about Textbooks and Lectures

This isn’t your typical classroom. Our programs are designed with busy leaders in mind. We’re talking an engaging, interactive, and unique experience. Our real-world Case-Method of Learning is not about textbooks and lectures – it’s about learning by doing. You’ll walk away with new knowledge and ideas that you can immediately implement in your business.

Create Immediate Impact

Throughout the program, you’ll track your learning outcomes and pinpoint specific initiatives to implement. You’ll leave knowing exactly how you will apply your new knowledge and skills, and a self-developed implementation plan to start your impact once back in your workplace.

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Program Faculty

Gerard Seijts

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Gerard Seijts

Gerard Seijts received his PhD from the University of Toronto in 1998. Prior to joining Ivey Business School in 2000, he was on the faculty at the I.H. Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba. Gerard is teaching on several leadership programs. For example, he has worked with organizations including Aecon, Intact Financial Corporation, OMERS, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Maple Leaf Foods, J.D. Irving Limited, Hutchison Ports, Cigna, A.S. Watson, Bank of China Hong Kong and many others. He has also worked with local government in Canada and Hong Kong on issues such as leadership and change. Gerard has taught EMBA, MBA and undergraduate courses in leadership, leading change, organizational behavior, performance management and staffing.

His research activities, spanning journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers, cover a wide range of topics including leadership, change, goal setting, training and development, teams, organizational justice, and performance management. He also enjoys writing practitioner-oriented articles.

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Where You Learn

Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre

Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre

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551 Windermere Road
London, Ontario, Canada
N5X 2T1

The Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre provides business professionals with an extraordinary and intimate setting like no other. Housed in a Georgian manor with 30 beautifully landscaped acres of parkland and gardens, The Ivey Academy is minutes from Western University and the Ivey Business School.

Spencer has 125 guest suites, 14,000 sq. ft. of event space (including three amphitheatres), cycling and hiking trails, a fitness centre, a high-ropes team-building course, five dining rooms, and free parking.

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Ready to enrol?

For nearly 70 years, leaders from around the world have come to The Ivey Academy to deepen their business knowledge and drive immediate results. It may be just what you and your organization need.

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