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Employment Law and Human Resources (HR)



 
 

Employment Law and Human Resources Program (HR)

The Employment Law and Human Resources Program (HR) is a standalone certificate program, with a strong emphasis on the municipality’s legal obligations and due diligence strategies related to human resources management. This program is also one of four elements of the AMCTO's Diploma in Municipal Administration (DMA).

Who Should Attend 

  • Municipal leaders including directors, managers, and supervisors

  • Municipal managers and staff involved in the HR function

  • Students of AMCTO’s Diploma in Municipal Administration

Program Format

This program consists of seven modules on employment law and human resources for municipalities and all course materials are provided via AMCTO Connect portal with Zoom classes.

The first four modules are delivered through online videos and reading materials. After you have reviewed the videos and readings, you will participate in a one hour Zoom class to review the content of the four modules with the instructor. The remaining three modules are delivered through two full days of Zoom classes.

Module Outline

Delivered through videos, readings and review via a one-hour Zoom session
(Please prepare to spend at least 10 hours going through the videos and readings)

  • Module 1: Legal Framework
  • Module 2: Employment Standards Act
  • Module 3: Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • ​Module 4: Human Rights and Attendance Management
  • ​Zoom Session #1: Module 1 to 4 Review

Delivered through two-days of Zoom sessions (five hours each day)

  • Zoom Session #2:
    • Module 5: HR Processes and Organizational Planning
  • Zoom Session #3:
    • Module 6: Understanding Collective Agreements
    • ​Module 7: Discipline and Termination

Employment Law/Human Resources Report for DMA Students

You will receive a certificate of completion after completing the modules. However, if you are enrolled in the DMA, you must also submit a 4000-word employment law/human resources report on a topic of your choice that relates to any of the modules. If you get a get a grade of 60% or higher, you will gain credit for the HR program toward your DMA. Each year, AMCTO presents an award of excellence to the DMA student who attains the highest mark on the HR report.

Resources for the report (including submission timelines)

1. HR Report Schedule & Timelines - updated November 2022
2. HR Report Submission Guidelines - revised January 2022
3. HR Report Proposal Template - revised August 2021
4. Request for Extension - HR Report

Program Fee:

$1740.20 ($1540 + $200.20 HST# R106732936)

HR Program Refund Policy: All cancellations must be confirmed in writing to Education Department. A refund levy of $226.00 ($200.00 + $26.00 HST) will be applied to all cancellations received up to fourteen (14) business days prior to the event. Refunds are not granted for cancellations made within thirteen (13) days or less of the event date. Transfers of registration or payment to a later date is not permitted. 

Upcoming Sessions

Attendance is essential to this format of learning.
Although the Zoom sessions will be recorded, you are expected to attend all of them.

Two cohorts for the Winter/Spring 2023
See below cohorts and registration opens December 1

Two cohorts for the Fall 2023
Dates TBD and registration will open July 2



Winter 2023 Term - February/March Cohort

Program Dates:
Registration was extended to January 13 but is now closed. However, there is still space to register for the May Cohort below. 

February 16, March 1 & 2 – Digital Format (Zoom)
Access to all course materials and zoom links via AMCTO Connect by January 19.

Day 1 - Module 1-4 Review via Zoom:
February 16, 2023
10 AM - 11 AM ET with sign-in at 9:45 am.

Day 2 - Module 5 via Zoom:
March 1, 2023
9 AM - 3 PM ET with sign-in at 8:45 am.

Day 3: Module 6 & 7 via Zoom:
March 2, 2023
10 AM - 3 PM ET with sign-in at 9:45 am.



Spring 2023 Term - May Cohort

Program Dates:
Registration is open from December 1 to March 24 unless class reaches capacity

May 3, 17 & 18 – Digital Format (Zoom)
Access to all course materials and zoom links via AMCTO Connect by April 5.

Day 1 - Module 1-4 Review via Zoom:
May 3, 2023
10 AM - 11 AM ET with sign-in at 9:45 am.

Day 2 - Module 5 via Zoom:
May 17, 2023
9 AM - 3 PM ET with sign-in at 8:45 am.

Day 3: Module 6 & 7 via Zoom:
May 18, 2023
10 AM - 3 PM ET with sign-in at 9:45 am.