Diploma Curriculum

The curriculum of the Executive Diploma in Municipal Management consists of 16 workshops held over two Terms, followed by a research report submission, which forms the basis by which participants in the EDMM are evaluated.

The workshops included in this program are:

Public Sector Trends

Organizational Behaviour, Strategic Planning and Management Leadership

Organizational Financial Management, Integrity and Controllership

Corporate Performance Management and Service Delivery Improvement

Human Resource Law & Labour Relations

Public Consultations and Citizen Engagement

Intergovernmental Relations for Municipal Managers

Staff-Council Relations

Succession Planning and Human Resource Change Management

Media Relations in the Digital Age

Building Business Cases

Communications and Listening Skills for Municipal Managers

Staff Performance Management

Policy Formulation, Implementation and Evaluation

Public-Private Partnerships (P3s)

Project and Portfolio Management

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Program Conclusion

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.