Online Courses

A number of institutions provide on-line courses in local government. A selection is presented here:


Elected Officials Training Program-Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties (AAMDC) and the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA).


Local Government Program-Dalhousie University

Executive Certificate in Local Government April 2019

Join your peers and civic thought leaders to discuss contemporary matters facing elected and appointed executives in local government. Professional skills alone do guarantee success in dealing with strategic challenges, emerging governance trends and dynamic political/administrative interface. This unique ten-week, online program starting September 24, 2018 will cover challenges and emerging practices for service excellence, strategic alignment, collaboration imperatives, policy making, council/staff relations, the illusive public interest and the prevailing effectiveness/efficiency contradictions.  The Program Facilitator - Gordon McIntosh, PhD & CLGM has received wide acclaim for providing dynamic training sessions involving 140,000 civic officials and staff throughout Canada and overseas.

For more information or to register, go to:

Local Government 101 Online Certificate Program-ICMA University


National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration - Level I-University of Alberta