OMSSA-AMCTO Executive Diploma in Municipal Management (EDMM)


OMSSA is pleased to partner with the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) to bring the Executive Diploma in Municipal Management (EDMM) to OMSSA members.

Registration is now closed. 

Stay tuned for enrollment in 2019

The OMSSA/AMCTO offering of the Executive Diploma in Municipal Management (EDMM) is designed specifically for CMSM and DSSB senior staff, to build and enhance key management skills and competencies. Focusing on the most relevant and emerging issues in the CMSM and DSSB context, this program will provide an in depth understanding and practical applications of management needs and knowledge within the CMSM and DSSAB human service context.

The program curriculum for the EDMM focuses on the three foundational tenets of municipal management:

  • Managing Organizational Performance
  • Managing People
  • Managing Money

The OMSSA-AMCTO partnership brings together a cohort specifically aligned towards discussing management best practices as they apply in the human services sector

Who should enroll

  • Staff with supervisory/management roles and responsibilities in a municipal or DSSAB organization

  • Mid level Managers.

  • Managers entering the municipal sector or DSSAB context from the Private Sector

  • Hi potential CMSM and DSSAB Professionals being prepared for Management roles

  • Private sector professionals who work or consult with the municipal and DSSAB sector

Program Curriculum

The EDMM program curricula has been refined based on AMCTO’s Definition of Practice for Municipal Management, outlining the core competency requirements of successful local government managers.  

The EDMM distills management needs into 16 curricular offerings delivered in the form of 2 day workshops which map onto the core skills and knowledge competencies required by successful local government and DSSAB human services managers. Each session is led by seasoned facilitators with high levels of subject matter expertise.

Click here for descriptions of the 16 EDMM Curricular workshops.  All workshops take place at the AMCTO Executive Training Centre, 2680 Skymark Ave., #610, Mississauga, ON  L4W 5L6.


Participants are required to write a brief exam following conclusion of each of the 16 workshops. The participant’s final step prior to graduation will be to submit a research report based on a municipally-relevant human services management topic.