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Master's Certificate in Public Sector Management


This program is an intensive 15-day executive education program. It consists of 15 courses for managers and executives with diverse educational backgrounds who are experienced in a public sector/government or related organization. Participants will receive a framed certificate upon completion.

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (every other Friday)

Dates for 2018-2019 coming soon.

Please contact or call 905.721.8668 ext. 2822 for additional information. Limited registrations available.  


current dates: 

Leadership in the Public Sector                                                     Sept 22, 2017                    
High Impact Communication Skills                                                Oct 6, 2017                            
Managing in a Unionized Environment                                          Oct 20, 2017                  
Conflict Management & Negotiation                                              Nov 3, 2017                    
Sustainability Strategies for the Public Sector                              Nov 17, 2017                                   
Finance & Accounting for Public Sector Management                  Dec 1, 2017
Policy Analysis                                                                                 Dec 15, 2017             
Leading Teams and Change Management                                    Jan 12, 2018                          
Strategic Management                                                                   Jan 26, 2018                         
Strategic Management for the Public Sector                                 Feb 9, 2018                          
Operational Productivity and Continuous Improvement               Feb 23, 2018                      
Fundamentals of Project Management                                          Mar 9, 2018     
Public Sector Reforms                                                                     Mar 23, 2018
Local Government Reform and Performance Improvement          Apr 6, 2018
Challenge of New Trends Affecting Government                            Apr 20, 2018

  • Network and learn with others who share similar experiences and challenges;
  • Improve leadership and communication skills;
  • Understand the coaching relationship and how to best develop staff potential;
  • Recognize and handle various negotiating tactics;
  • Identify and apply strategic management and project management planning;
  • Understand how to structure continuous improvement;
  • Learn project management techniques;
  • Develop business cases and problem solving skills;
  • Understand public sector reforms, particularly in local/municipal government; and
  • Comprehend organizational performance and challenges facing the public sector and municipal government.
  • Leaders - managers, supervisors employed in public sector
  • Police, EMT, Fire Services and Health Care Providers
  • Project managers and team leads
  • Department managers who are going through organizational change
  • Professionals targeted for promotion or additional responsibilities

For a complete breakdown and description of each class in the Master's Certificate in Public Sector Management program, please download this file:

Program Description PDF

Program Brochure

Note: This program runs every other Friday from mid-September to April of the following year. Accommodation is made for statutory holidays and March break allowing for some flexibility. Participants must complete each course in order to receive their framed certificate at a graduation held during the final class.

NEWS: AORS (Association of Road Supervisors)

MDC is pleased to announce that the UOIT, Master's Certificate in Public Sector Management has been recognized by the AORS (Association of Ontario Road Supervisors) as equivalent to the AORS Public Works Leadership Development program in the following areas:

  • Local Government (CRS)
  • Leadership (CRS)
  • Financial Management (CRS-1)
  • Continuous Improvement (CRS-S)
  • Process Management (CRS-S)

For additional information about this association please contact Graham Zeisner CRS-S, Training Co-ordinator, Association of Road Supervisors (AORS) (

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