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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;

Fall Term (September – December)
Local Government I

Winter Term (January – April)
Municipal Law I
Policy Planning and Program Evaluation
Citizen Engagement I

Spring Term (April – June)
Local Government Finance
Citizen Engagement II