Executive Diploma in Municipal Management


The AMCTO Executive Diploma in Municipal Management (EDMM) is a comprehensive 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 program distills management needs into 16 curricular topics delivered through live Zoom sessions led by instructors with high levels of subject matter expertise. The topics are covered across two terms through 16 modules, and a research report serves as the final assessment.

Visit the EDMM Curriculum page to see descriptions of the modules.

The program has two start dates each year—one in Winter/Spring one in the Fall.

If you would like to bring this program in house for your staff, contact AMCTO.

Registration is now open for the Fall 2022 Cohort

Program start date: September 15, 2022 (Registration deadline date: August 17, 2022)

Click HERE for the full program schedule 

Attendance is essential to this format of learning. Students are expected to join the live Zoom sessions to engage in discussions and activities with their instructors and peers. Prior to registering, please review the program schedule linked above to confirm your availability on the class dates.

Please note that you must have the IT infrastructure to accommodate the online format (laptop and internet access) of the program. View the full list of requirements for Zoom.

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Who Should Enroll

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

Completion Requirements

Starting with the Fall 2022 cohort, students must meet the following requirements to graduate:

  • Attend the live Zoom classes for at least fourteen (14) of the sixteen (16) modules.
  • Complete a presentation assignment at the end of Term 1.
  • Complete a research report proposal and research report at the end of Term 2.
  • Achieve a minimum grade of 70% on the research report.
  • Achieve a minimum overall program grade of 70%.

Completion Timeline

By following the standard schedule of your cohort, you can (and should) complete the EDMM program within one year through two back-to-back terms (Term 1 and Term 2). This includes the writing of the research report.

Program Fees

Fees were reduced by 15% when the program moved to a fully online format.

Component and Payment Date


Term 1

This payment covers all modules in Term 1 and the registration fee. It is due when you register for the program.


($1,900 + HST)

Term 2

This payment covers all modules in Term 2. You will be invoiced for this payment before the start of Term 2.


($1,262 + 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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