Policy Planning and Program Evaluation

    EXLGP 8211 is offered this spring:

Cov­ers the cen­tral role of plan­ning in munic­i­pal deci­sion-mak­ing, as well as the imple­men­ta­tion of pro­grams and eval­u­a­tions of both poli­cies and pro­grams. Pro­gram eval­u­a­tion is of increas­ing impor­tance because a munic­i­pal­i­ty must assess exist­ing pro­grams before it can reori­ent them to deliv­er new poli­cies, long-term plans, or alter­na­tive objectives.

Course at a glance
  • Aimed at individuals who are currently working in positions with greater responsibilities within the local government field, as well as those working toward their Certified Local Government Manager designation.
  • Fully online asynchronous course, accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
  • Participate in online discussions with peers from all over Canada and expand your professional network.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the relationship between local governance and management vis-à-vis policy analysis and evaluation.
  • Have an understanding of conceptual frameworks for public policy analysis and evaluation.
  • Explain the potential and the limitations of systematic policy analysis and evaluation in the context of local governance and management.
  • Understand the contextual political, economic, and social factors that influence key characteristics of public policies, programs, and projects at the local level.
  • Identify problem recognition and definition in the local governance context.
  • Analyze policy and program formulation and implementation initiatives in the local governance context.


Apr 19, 2021Jun 25, 2021
Asyn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

39 hours of instruction

In asynchronous online courses, students are expected to move through the course material at the same pace as their peers, but there are no real-time virtual classroom sessions to attend. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Jennifer Hall

Your Instructor

Jennifer HallID: jennifer-hall




Beyond Policy Analysis >Canadian Ed.<

6 edition

ISBN 9780176886912

Class info
  • 39 course hours in total
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until April 19, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Take note:

  • A textbook is required for this course; details will be provided in the course syllabus.
  • Additional learning materials are provided through eClass.
  • This is one of four core courses required for the NACLAA Level II program.
Currently counts towards

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

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EXLGP 8211 is offered this spring: