Continuing & Professional Education

Local Authority Administration (NACLAA II)

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Courses for everyone 4

  • municipal administrators
  • city managers
  • directors
  • public sector employees
  • senior level staff

These part-time study courses are designed to enhance current practitioners’ skillsets
Program enrolment is optional – register in a course without applying for admission

Focuses on practical tools that support and guide the interactions between councils, administration, media, and public. Different approaches will be discussed for municipal and regional land use planning initiatives, which promote effective, democratic engagement and consultation with public spheres.

Not currently scheduled – new schedules announced each June and November.

Expands on some of the topics introduced in Municipal Law I, and deepens students' understanding of legal concepts, systems, and practices associated with local authority administration.

Not currently scheduled – new schedules announced each June and November.

Addresses systems management and the structure and design of organizations, with an emphasis on public sector organizations. Key concepts include management and managing (management fundamentals, culture, ethics, environment, decision making, conflict), planning (strategic management, systems thinking), organizing (theory, structure, design, technologies, and change), and controlling (performance management, measurement, and effectiveness).

Not currently scheduled – new schedules announced each June and November.

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.

Not currently scheduled – new schedules announced each June and November.

  • An appli­ca­tion fee of $100 is required for admis­sion into the program.
  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you reg­is­ter for your classes.
  • Cours­es are GST-exempt.
  • Some cours­es require a text­book at an addi­tion­al cost.
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
Bursaries and funding opportunities
Funding source
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Canada-Alberta Job Grant 

Available for businesses in all sectors across Alberta

Two-thirds of the training costs (up to 100% if hiring an unemployed Albertan)
any time
Canada Training Benefit 

Residents of Canada, 25-65 years old, who have $10,000-150,000 in earnings for work.

income tax return
Skilled Immigrant Micro-Loan 

Whether you intend to work in the same field you trained in outside of Canada, or you wish to apply your transferable skills to a new career, this low-interest loan helps you cover the cost of education and related living expenses.

Up to $15,000 loan

Employed by the University of Alberta as Non-Academic Staff (NASA)

$750 annually
Dec / Mar / Jun / Sep
William F. Lede and Ernest Newman Memorial Bursaries 

Students who are enrolled or preparing to enrol in the Applied Land Use Planning Certificate, Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration (NACLAA) Level I or Level II programs

$1,000 and $800 annually

The instruc­tors were very pro­fes­sion­al, knowl­edge­able, and sup­port­ive. I learned a lot from their com­ments and crit­i­cisms. Inter­act­ing with stu­dents from oth­er provinces all over Cana­da was also great.

Nation­al Advanced Cer­tifi­cate in Local Author­i­ty Admin­is­tra­tion Lev­el II student

I like how you have some flex­i­bil­i­ty with your learn­ing pace while also keep­ing to an estab­lished timeline.

Local Authority Administration (NACLAA II) Certificate student

This is the best pro­gram for pro­fes­sion­als work­ing in munic­i­pal government.

Local Authority Administration (NACLAA II) Certificate student

Excel­lent job on the online deliv­ery. Oth­er edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tions are much more com­pli­cat­ed! We had great instruc­tors, and I enjoyed the abil­i­ty to con­nect with oth­er local gov­ern­ment pro­fes­sion­als dur­ing the discussions.

Nation­al Advanced Cer­tifi­cate in Local Author­i­ty Admin­is­tra­tion Lev­el II student

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