Executive Diploma in Municipal Management


The AMCTO Executive Diploma in Municipal Management (EDMM) is the most comprehensive career development program designed specifically for municipal managers. This diploma provides practical solutions to enhance key management skills and competencies in the municipal context.

The EDMM program distills management needs into 16 curricular offerings delivered through a combination of webinars and in-class workshops, led by seasoned facilitators with high levels of subject matter expertise, over 2 academic terms. The program curriculum has been designed to develop the foundational skills and knowledge required to be a successful local government manager.

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Upcoming Cohort


Program start date:
April 8, 2021 (Registration deadline date: March 16th) 
Click HERE for the Full Program schedule 

In this all-new virtual classroom setting, participants will learn the foundational skills and knowledge required to be a successful local government manager.

Attendance is essential to this format of learning. Although sessions will be recorded, we encourage everyone to join in the live Zoom to engage in thoughtful discussion, to ask questions and network with your peers in the sector.

Please note that you must have the I.T. infrastructure to accommodate this format (laptop and internet access). View full list of Zoom Requirements.

Who Should Enroll:

  • Managers with 3 years or more of supervisory experience in a municipal organization

  • Mid-level municipal managers

  • Managers entering the municipal sector from Private Sector

  • High potential municipal employees being prepared for management roles

  • Private sector management staff who work or consult with the municipal sector

Click here to view the EDMM Curriculum

The program curriculum has been designed to develop the foundational skills and knowledge required to be a successful local government manager. The EDMM program curriculum is regularly assessed and reviewed to ensure its learning objectives are consistent with the AMCTO Competency Framework for Municipal Management.

The AMCTO Municipal Management Competency Framework was developed based on a comprehensive review of local, national and international research and resources about the tenets of local government management, including: management competency models from several Ontario and Canadian municipalities, and the Ontario Public Service; municipal accreditation competency frameworks from various jurisdictions; the 2006 Municipal Management Needs Assessment undertaken by the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing, and; AMCTO’s 2013 Municipal Education & Professional Development Needs Assessment.

Program Flexibility

A key feature of this program is that it is not geographically bound! This program is offered in multiple locations to help minimize travel time and enhance convenience for program participants. Workshops are typically offered once, twice or three times a month, allowing for an easy schedule that can fit around participants’ busy work lives. Please note that alternative delivery calendars can be put in place to accommodate your staff’s particular needs and schedule. The EDMM program is ideally targeted at municipal professionals with at least 3 years of managerial experience in a municipal corporation, who are seeking to further their careers, managers entering the municipal sector from the private sector, or for high potential staff being groomed for management positions. The program is uniquely customizable, so it can be tailored to specific discipline-groups across the gamut of municipal operations.


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

Completion Requirements

Graduates of the EDMM must be present at no less than 14 out of the 16 workshop topics (no less then 85% of the workshops) prescribed by this diploma and must pass the Municipal Management Research Report with minimum grade of 70%.This diploma can be accomplished within 1.5 years of initial enrollment; the maximum time allowed for completion of the Diploma Program is 3 years. For full details, please refer to the EDMM Terms of Reference.

Program Fees

Since, this program will be fully offered online using zoom, the program fees have be reduced by 15%.

Component and Payment Date


Term 1
This payment covers all workshops of Term 1of the program and registration fee.

($1900+ HST)     

Term 2
This payment covers all workshops of Term 2 of the Program and you will be invoiced for Term 2 payment.

($1262 + HST)

Refund Policy: Cancellations made up to 10 days before the first workshop in each term will be eligible for a refund of the term fees after deduction of a cancellation fee of $340 (plus HST). Cancellations made after 10 days after the first workshop are not eligible for a refund
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