Certificate in Local Government: Citizen Engagement and Consultation

Who is this certificate intended for?

This certificate is intended for municipal employees who wish to have a specialization in Citizen Engagement. The municipal landscape is changing with more municipal officials being expected to consult with the public on an ongoing basis.

What is the purpose of this certificate?

This certificate will provide an intellectual overview of why citizen engagement represents the foundation of democracy and how it can be implemented in a practical way in local government.

How long does it take?

The certificate in Local Government Administration can be completed in under two years. It consists of the following six courses;


Local Government I
Municipal Law I
Policy Planning and Program Evaluation
Citizen Engagement I
Local Government Finance
Citizen Engagement II

This is only a suggested sequence of courses; students can begin the certificate at any of the three terms. See class schedule for 2018-2021 for more details.