Excellence in Local Government Leadership

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 24th - Sept 27th, 2017 
PRICE  $4,900 (program fee is tax exempt) Program fee includes: all materials, meals, accommodations
LOCATION   Ivey 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

Learning Objectives
  • To understand that good leadership is a function of competencies, character and commitment to the role
  • To showcase the importance of organizational values and values-based leadership, particularly in crisis situations
  • To provide participants with insights in how to manage their leadership careers and those of others around them to enhance organizational success
  • To illustrate and practice effective team leader and team member behaviors that will facilitate positive organizational outcomes
  • To reflect on our own leadership, increase self-awareness and define a personal leadership agenda
  • To provide an in depth look at best practices and pitfalls of collaboration and leading change 

     Providing effective strategic leadership within the complex, multi-stakeholder environment of a municipal corporation demands dynamic leaders with specialized skills and expertise. AMCTO is pleased to partner with the world renowned Ivey School of Business to offer this exceptional program designed to help local government executives attain peak performance and an enhanced understanding of how to diagnose and address complex problems that undermine individual and team effectiveness.

Andy Koopmans, CPA, CMA, CMO
Executive Director, AMCTO


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 worked with 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    Career Competencies & Commitment Team Leadership Designing Organizations for Continuous Innovation & Change
Afternoon     Putting Leadership on the Line Team Leadership & Self Awareness  
Evening Career Management Guest Speaker Off-site social event  
Guest Speaker: Cheryl Pounder, Gold Medallist and Sports Broadcaster

Cheryl Pounder played on 6 of Canada’s World Championship Hockey Teams. Cheryl was voted the top defenseman at the 2002, 2004, 2005 (MVP)  and 2007 Canadian National Hockey Championships and has won 2 Olympic gold medals.

Her presentation is titled: Leadership and Excellence: Growing for Gold. Cheryl believes that our actions and values have a direct impact on our team, affecting the culture of our group! We must learn to take self- inventory, share information and be accountable to our performance. Our environment is constantly changing, how do we adapt? How do we prepare? How do we work within our group? With every failure comes an opportunity to learn.

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For more information about the program contact Craig Wellington – Director, Programs & Services, AMCTO at cwellington@amcto.com