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Executive Diploma in Municipal Management

The AMCTO Executive Diploma in Municipal Management (EDMM) is a comprehensive, 10-month career development program designed specifically for municipal managers. It provides the foundational knowledge, skills, and competencies required to be a successful local government manager. The EDMM is ideal for:

  • Managers with three years or more of supervisory experience in a municipal organization
  • Mid-level municipal managers
  • High-potential municipal employees on track for senior management or leadership roles
  • Managers entering the public sector from the private sector

The program has two start dates each year — one in spring and one in fall. 

Registration Information

Registration status: CLOSED
The registration period has ended but space is still available. Please contact Manjit Badh if you wish to register. 

EDMM Fall 2023 Schedule (PDF)

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Each cohort of EDMM is taught by 12 or more instructors with expertise in different aspects of municipal management. Instructors may vary between cohorts. The following are a few of the current instructors on the teaching team.

James Cox
Regional Economic Development Manager, West Parry Sound Economic Development Collaborative

Instructor, Public Consultations and Citizen Engagement
James oversees collaborative economic development efforts between seven municipalities. He has worked in the municipal sector for over a decade, primarily in economic development roles. James has also served as an Associate with Compass Point Consulting, providing strategic planning and project management support to municipalities. He has travelled extensively across Ontario, working with municipalities on various projects relating to strategic planning, citizen engagement, and economic development.

Mark Ellis
General Manager of Human Resources, City of Guelph

Instructor, Human Resources Law and Labour Relations
Mark is a highly experienced human resource executive with a proven track record of facilitating improved business results. He specializes in building and leading high-performing teams, establishing HR as a leader within an organization, and improving labour/employee relations. Mark’s professional background includes global executive experience as well as experience in a federally regulated work environment and the non-profit sector (health care). Mark is also Vice President of the Ontario Municipal Human Resources Association (OMHRA).

Meeta Gandhi
Director of Human Resources, Town of East Gwillimbury

Instructor, Public Sector Trends
With more than 30 years of experience in the federal and municipal sectors, Meeta brings of wealth of knowledge in communications, human resources, strategic initiatives, customer service and equity, diversity and inclusion. For the past two years, Meeta has been working with the Town of East Gwillimbury as the Director of Communications — and most recently, the Director of Human Resources. Meeta is also an associate with Redbrick Communications, an instructor for AMCTO, and a volunteer board member with Yellow Brick House. 

Before joining East Gwillimbury, Meeta was a Director with the City of Richmond Hill and previously worked for the federal government for 20 years in various roles including communications, administration, and program delivery.

Meeta has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto, a Public Relations Certificate from Toronto Metropolitan University, and a Diploma in Public Administration from Western University. Credentials aside, Meeta and her husband have a blended family of four adult children and their dog, Leo. Together, they enjoy traveling, skiing, hiking, and Sunday family dinners.

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