Education & Professional Development

Ivey Executive Municipal Leadership Program


Program Overview

The AMCTO – IVEY Executive Municipal Leadership Program is a highly immersive three-day program designed to hone the leadership skills of senior local government executives. This customized executive development program will explore the core tenets of successful municipal leadership, and provide you with valuable insights into your own leadership capabilities, while equipping you with the specific insights, skills and tools needed to drive peak performance, orchestrate change and develop a leadership culture within your organization.

The intensive program content focuses on three central themes:

  • Leading Self 

  • Leading Teams 

  • Leading the Organization 

The curriculum is case driven with rich participant-centric discussion covering topics such as: 

learning to become a better leader, leader character, leading under extra-ordinary circumstances, values-based leadership, team leadership effectiveness, self-awareness, fostering collaboration and leading change. 

The dynamic curriculum includes evening sessions with inspiring speakers, and opportunities to network and share perspectives with colleagues from across the sector.

Who Should Attend

Senior municipal executives in any functional area of their municipal organization who want to strengthen their leadership skills and attain peak performance.

Date: Sept 15th - Sept 18th, 2019
Price: $4,900 (program fee is tax exempt) Program fee includes: all materials, meals, accommodations

Spencer Leadership Centre
551 Windermere Road          
London, ON N5X 2T1

Housed in a Georgian manor situated on 30 beautifully landscaped acres of parkland, Ivey’s residential executive centre is minutes from Western University and the Ivey Business School. Click here for more information

What Participants Said

"It was an excellent environment, working in teams and navigating the many "grey" situations, testing judgement and ability to extract pertinent facts from the case material. The group discussions were also a great opportunity to get perspectives on the cases from other municipal executives. The exercises which allowed insight into our leadership styles were quite valuable. I would strongly recommend this course to anyone in a leadership role."

- Kevin Breen, City Manager, City of St. John's

"I can confidently say that was the most informative program I have completed. It provides extreme value for the money. I learned more about myself and leadership in those 3 days than my combined work experience! Totally appreciative of the program. I think that's the sort of education program AMCTO should offer!

I would also agree 'the people in the program make the program.' Gerard and Ann are amazing."

- Paul Shipway, CMO, CAO, Municipality of Bayham

"The high level case studies challenged my own understanding and leadership orientation in a variety of complex scenarios. Most importantly, the program as a whole provided me with a strong avenue for self-reflection that I have been able to utilize and grow in a way that supports my role as a leader in my municipality."

- Demetre Rigakos, Director of Human Resources - City of Vaughan 


What makes Ivey different is what makes us so successful. Our Case-Method Learning is not about textbooks and lectures but a learning experience energized by discussion and debate among experienced participants and Ivey’s world-class faculty. By taking on real challenges, you will gain practical hands-on experience that will transform your leadership experience. This kind of transformation can only happen at Ivey, an innovator in executive education since 1948. Ivey has workedwith many organizations in emerging markets, established markets, public and private sectors around the world. And our results speak for themselves: Ivey Executive Education have been ranked as one of the top Executive Education providers globally by Financial Times.

Program Schedule

  Travel Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
Morning   Character, Competencies & Commitment Team Leadership Collaboration & Building Partnerships
Putting Leadership on the Line
Team Leadership & Self Awareness
Managing Your Leadership Career
Guest Speaker
Off-site social event

To Register for the Program

Click here to register!