AMCTO Executive Municipal Leadership Program

A highly immersive six-session 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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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

 

Program ROI

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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.

What You Learn

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

 

“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 program is delivered virtually over six half-day sessions. Each module requires approximately one hour of preparation, followed by four hours of live faculty sessions for a total of 25 commitment hours.

The Ivey Academy is a centre for innovation in executive development – blending contemporary academic research with practical, case-based, experiential learning and real-world expertise. Participants come away with actionable business insights and access to a network of alumni that supports continuing individual growth.

We design and deliver virtual programs to achieve the same outcomes through highly interactive live sessions, small peer-learning groups, executive coaching, online simulations, and self-paced learning journeys.

Self-paced Learning Activities

Prepare for live sessions using pre-recorded videos, readings, and case-studies – delivered at a flexible pace through our Canvas learning management system. Discuss ideas with your peers via a private forum and complete guided self-reflection exercises to help apply key takeaways in your own role.

Live Faculty-led Sessions

Join live sessions featuring top Ivey faculty using any computer or mobile device. With the help of a live technical director, we also call on the group to participate in real-time.

Peer Learning Sessions

Virtual learning technology allows faculty to assign instant breakout groups during a larger session. Share experiences, exchange ideas, and collaborate to solve challenges together with your fellow participants.

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Program Faculty

Gerard Seijts

Gerard Seijts

Professor