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WHAT’S INSIDE Applied Land Use Planning Certificate Program Information Access and Protection of Privacy Certificate Program National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration Level I and II (Local Government)

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THIS BROCHURE contains important program information about student audiences, outcomes & benefits, program requirements, course descriptions, course schedules, and more, to help you plan the next phase of your education at the University of Alberta.

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Table of Contents

General Information ............................................................................................................................4 Government Studies Program Overview ............................................................................................6 Learning Formats ...............................................................................................................................7 Applied Land Use Planning Program ..................................................................................................8 Information Access and Protection of Privacy Program....................................................................18 National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration/ Local Government Certificate Program.............................................................................................26

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Program Contact Information & Academic Calendar

mission statement To promote good government through policy and public administration education. Government Studies offers diverse educational programs for public and private sector professionals who wish to continue with the acquisition of new knowledge and skills and to receive certificates that include topics in local government administration, municipal planning, and information access & protection of privacy legislation. Applied Land Use Planning (ALUP) alup@ualberta.ca 780.492.6914 Information Access and Protection of Privacy (IAPP) iappuofa@ualberta.ca 780.492.5052 National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration /Local Government (NACLAA/LGP) lgpnacla@ualberta.ca 780.492.4315

Program Guide subject to change. Refer to our website for the most up-to-date information.

Location Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta 2nd Floor, Enterprise Square 10230 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, Alberta Canada T5J 4P6 Website www.extension.ualberta.ca General Email govstudy@ualberta.ca Toll Free 1.877.686.4625 twitter Government Studies: @uaxGovStudies ALUP: @ALUPUofA IAPP: @IAPPUofA Email & Apps: @Ualberta

All official University of Alberta correspondence will be sent to your ualberta.ca email account. Academic Calendar Fall Term: September 8 - December 5, 2014 Winter Term: January 12 - April 10, 2015

Spring Term: April 20 - June 26, 2015

Policy and Procedures Refunds, Withdrawals, Drops, and Transfers - Refer to our website www.extension.ualberta.ca Audit Students wishing to audit a class must register as an audit student at the time of registration. Exemption Credit If applicable will have a $100 administration fee. Please refer to program information for details.

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Build Your Career, Get Connected & Sustain Your Knowledge •

Earn a University of Alberta credential. Receive a credential from the prestigious University of Alberta. The Faculty of Extension is committed to continuous learning and preparing students to assume positions of leadership and greater responsibility within their organization. Earn a University of Alberta Certificate and take your career one step further. We are here to help you reach your career goals.

Academic Value and Excellence. Programs are current, relevant, and provide a mix of theory with practical application. Perfect for the working professional who wants to be marketable and mobile in their career, our courses help you grow your potential with fresh ideas and perspective.

Learn from the Best. Our instructors are not only highly qualified academically but also have years of experience. Without exception, they are experts in their fields.

Learn with fellow adults and professionals who are like minded and bring prior experience into the online virtual and face-to-face classrooms for dynamic and practical discussions. Grow your network of contacts by connecting with others in your field.

Balancing Life? We understand your busy lifestyle so our courses are designed to fit with the demands of work, family, and life. To meet a variety of education needs we offer flexible part-time study that includes online and face-to-face learning.

Whether you’re interested in building or revitalizing your current career, changing careers altogether, or staying current with industry practice, we are committed to assisting you to achieve professional success with a range of practical learning solutions at the University of Alberta.

Program Brochure subject to change. Refer to our website for the most up-to-date information: www.extension.ualberta.ca.

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Government Studies Program Overview

ALUP 276 hours

CORE (5)

MINIMUM HOURS: 159

Environmental Review of EXLUP 4104 (14 hours) Subdivision Applications

NACLAA/LGP Level I - 8 courses

NACLAA – LEVEL I/LGP CORE (5) Local Government

EXLGP 8200

Sustainable Communities EXLGP 8212 (39 hours)

Public Administration Professionalism

EXLGP 8201

Municipal Planning I

EXLUP 8215 (39 hours)

Municipal Law I

EXLGP 8202

Planning Law

EXLUP 8217 (28 hours)

Organizational Behavior and Leadership

EXLGP 8203

ELECTIVES

MINIMUM HOURS: 117

Local Government Finance

EXLGP 8204

Land Use and Subdivision Design

EXLUP 4103 (21 hours)

ELECTIVES (CHOOSE 3)

Citizen Engagement and Consultation

EXLGP 8209 (39 hours)

Introduction to Municipal EXLUP 4107 (14 hours) Economic Development

Information and Protection of Privacy Foundations

EXIAPP 8171

Contemporary Planning Issues*CPI

EXLUP 4109 (14 hours)

Local Government Accounting

EXLGP 8206

Environmental Impact Assessments

EXERM 4268 (21 hours)

Financial Management

EXLGP 8207

Property Taxation and Assessment

EXLGP 8208

Fundamentals of GIS

EXERM 4274 (21 hours)

Sustainable Communities

EXLGP 8212

Local Government

EXLGP 8200 (39 hours)

Human Resource Management

EXLGP 8213

Municipal Planning II

EXLUP 8216 (39 hours)

Municipal Planning Management

EXLUP 8218 (39 hours)

Urban Environments

EXLUP 8219 (21 hours)

Regional Planning

EXLUP 8220 (39 hours)

Rural Environments

EXLUP 8222 (39 hours)

iapp 5 courses

CORE (4)

NACLAA - Level Ii 4 courses NACLAA – Level II

*Organizational Design and Management

EXLGP 8205

Citizen Engagement and Consultation

EXLGP 8209

Municipal Law II

EXLGP 8210

Policy Planning and Program Evaluation

EXLGP 8211

Information Access and Protection of Privacy Foundations

EXIAPP 8171

Privacy in a Liberal Democracy

EXIAPP 8173

LGP Graduate students

Privacy Applications: Issues and Practices

EXIAPP 8174

Information Access in a Liberal Democracy

EXIAPP 8175

*If you graduated before course EXLGP 8201 – Public Administration Professionalism was a required course, you must complete it instead of EXLGP 8205 for Level II.

ELECTIVES (CHOOSE 1) Information Access Applications: Issues and Practices

EXIAPP 8176

Health Information Access and Privacy

EXIAPP 8177

Public Administration Professionalism

EXLGP 8201


LEARNING FORMATS Extension’s educational offerings are custom-designed to provide the most effective and appropriate learning environments for each of our courses and programs. Depending on your path of study, your courses may be delivered in any of the following formats: Online Learning Readings, interactive materials, assessments and assignments will all be accessed and completed via the Internet. Students require a computer with Internet access and a minimum of technical requirements (such as a modern operating system, supported browser, and word processor).

Asynchronous

A flexible online learning experience; you will move through the course material and activities at the same pace as the class. There are no real-time virtual sessions to attend.

Self-Paced Asynchronous

Another flexible online learning experience that is not cohort-based—there may be no other students in the course, and you will complete your work individually within the specified time frame. Check your course syllabus for information on deadlines. Please note: Self-paced learning requires a high level of intrinsic motivation and self-discipline.

Synchronous

These online courses contain an element of real-time instructor-student interaction. Students require a computer with audio input and output (such as a microphoneequipped headset). Synchronous courses feature a real-time, virtual classroom where students and instructors ‘attend’ the online sessions and interact at the same time.

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Face-to-Face Learning

Classroom Instruction

In-person classes may happen in downtown Edmonton at Enterprise Square or at other classroom locations across the province (check course schedule for details). Please note that all courses at the Faculty of Extension may be web-enhanced; we recommend all our students have regular Internet access for the duration of their study.

Blended Learning These courses combine face-to-face (i.e., in person) and online learning. Online activities and course requirements may occur before, during, and/or after the face-to-face time. All students will be required to complete parts of a blended course online. If your course is listed as “blended learning,” be sure to refer to the course schedule to learn more about when the class meets in-person and when you’ll be working online.

Please note: Your course grade may include a participation and professionalism component (check your course syllabus).

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Applied Land Use Planning

This certificate program, based on a multi-disciplinary body of knowledge, supports the learning needs of professionals in the area of municipal government planning, development, and bylaw enforcement. Three integral themes of municipal planning (systems thinking, sustainability, and awareness and engagement) have been integrated into program. The courses have been designed to allow students to use the theories and models as a means to address complex problems and situations, apply critical thinking, a cooperative spirit, and innovative design to their day-to-day municipal planning activities. Our instructors bring a large pool of resources and experience from all facets of their respective industries. Courses are a mix of online and/or web-enhanced (face-to-face and online components).

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ALUP

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS Student Audience • Development officers • Planning technicians • Land use planners • Resources managers • Government officials • Consultants • Developers • Attorneys • Zoning administrators • Environmental planners • Community planners • Administrators in smaller municipalities and others involved in planning processes

Land Use Planning is Diverse • Residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural issues • Transportation and infrastructure • Environmental protection, use and safeguarding of natural resources and habitats • Social and community services • Cultural and heritage resources • Economic development

ProSPEctive students It is recommended that students wishing to register to the ALUP Program should possess relevant experience in the planning and development field and/or municipal government.

Program Outcomes • Connect planning theory, concepts, functions, tools and processes to the planner’s role • Note the major planning issues addressed in the Alberta Land Use Framework, 2008 • Understand general planning law and relevant governmental acts, especially the Municipal Government Act of Alberta • Enforce municipal land use bylaws • Draft and prepare various municipal land use planning documents • Recognize various land use planning authorities and the hierarchies governing their behavior • Explain the significance of the physical landscape for the field of planning and its various agents • Work collaboratively and responsibly with municipalities and stakeholders to ensure the environmental review of all landscapes considered for development of any kind • View development documents, records, and proposals with a critical eye • Use innovative ideas to draft proposals and overcome the obstacles of environmental, economic and social planning issues • Communicate municipal planning information effectively and objectively to the public sector, the private sector, stakeholders, other planners and government • Engage and work with other planners to enhance the scope and dynamism of plans designs and initiatives • Negotiate a balance between the various parties affected by land use planning initiatives • Understand the theory and practice of sustainable development at the municipal level • Appreciate the environmental, economic, cultural and social dimensions of sustainability • Define “community capital” and understand how its various spheres affect the physical and human environment

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Program Requirements CORE (5)

MINIMUM HOURS: 159

Environmental Review of Subdivision Applications

EXLUP 4104 (14 hours)

Citizen Engagement and Consultation

EXLGP 8209 (39 hours)

Sustainable Communities

EXLGP 8212 (39 hours)

Municipal Planning I

EXLUP 8215 (39 hours)

Planning Law

EXLUP 8217 (28 hours)

ELECTIVES

MINIMUM HOURS: 117

Land Use and Subdivision Design

EXLUP 4103 (21 hours)

Introduction to Municipal Economic Development

EXLUP 4107 (14 hours)

Contemporary Planning Issues*CPI

EXLUP 4109 (14 hours)

Environmental Impact Assessments

EXERM 4268 (21 hours)

Fundamentals of GIS

EXERM 4274 (21 hours)

Local Government

EXLGP 8200 (39 hours)

Municipal Planning II

EXLUP 8216 (39 hours)

Municipal Planning Management

EXLUP 8218 (39 hours)

Urban Environments

EXLUP 8219 (21 hours)

Regional Planning

EXLUP 8220 (39 hours)

Rural Environments

EXLUP 8222 (39 hours)

Minimum Hours: 276 hours Web Enhanced (F2F with online components): 14 and 21 courses Online: 39 hour course Exempt Credit If you have completed a course from a recognized post-secondary institution within the last six years that is applicable to the Program, you may request to receive an exemption up to a maximum of two courses. Please see our website (www.extension.ualberta.ca) for more information. Students registered in the ALUP program before 2009, please contact the Program Office for requirements. Please note: Electives are not offered every year. *CPI Can be taken multiple times as topics vary each year. The same topic cannot be taken more than once.

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ALUP

Recommended Course Sequence 5 core courses

electives (117 hours required)

Recommended first courses Provides important foundation in key concepts, terminology, and legislation related to planning. EXLUP 8215 Municipal Planning I 39 hours, online

EXLUP 8217 Planning Law 28 hours, F2F*

Recommended next courses Building upon the knowledge gained in the first recommended courses, these recommended next courses will expand your understanding of foundational concepts. EXLGP 8212 Sustainable Communities 39 hours, online

EXLUP 8216 Municipal Planning II 39 hours, online

EXLUP 8219 Urban Environments 21 hours, F2F*

EXLGP 8209 Citizen Engagement and Consultation 39 hours, online

EXLUP 4103 Land Use and Subdivision Design 21 hours, F2F*

EXLUP 8222 Rural Environments 39 hours, online

EXLUP 4104 Environmental Review of Subdivision Applications 14 hours, F2F*

EXLUP 8220 Regional Planning 39 hours, online

EXLUP 8218 Municipal Planning Management 39 hours, online

Electives (can be taken any time) No prior foundational knowledge is suggested for the courses listed. EXLGP 8200 Local Government 39 hours, online

EXERM 4268 Environmental Impact Assessments 21 hours, F2F*

EXERM 4274 Fundamentals of GIS 21 hours, F2F*

EXLUP 4109 Special Topics in Contemporary Planning Issues 14 hours, F2F*

EXLUP 4107 Introduction to Municipal Economic Development 14 hours, F2F*

*All EXLUP F2F will be web-enhanced: delivery is face-to-face with some online components.

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Sample Course Selections Please note these are examples, and are dependent on course offerings. It does not show all of the possibilities, but rather is meant to be demonstrative.

year 1

Example for 2 Year Completion The sample below illustrates possibilities for how a student could take two (2) courses per term, with the goal of completing in approximately two years. fall Core

EXLUP 8215

Choice of Elective EXLUP 4103 Winter Core

EXLUP 8217

Choice of Elective EXLUP 8216 spring

year 2

Core

Municipal Planning I (39 hours, online) Land Use and Subdivision Design (21 hours, F2F*) Planning Law (28 hours, F2F*) Municipal Planning II (39 hours, online)

EXLUP 4104

Environmental Review of Subdivision Applications (14 hours, F2F*)

EXLGP 8209

Citizen Engagement and Consultation (39 hours, online)

fall Core

Choice of Elective EXERM 4274 Fundamentals of GIS (21 hours, F2F) Winter Core

EXLGP 8212

Choice of Elective EXLUP 4109 spring Choice of Elective EXLUP 8218

Sustainable Communities (39 hours, online) Special Topics in Contemporary Planning Issues (14 hours, F2F*) Municipal Planning Management (39 hours, online)

year 3

year 2

year 1

Example for 3 Year Completion The sample below illustrates possibilities for how a student could take one (1) course per term, with the goal of completing in approximately three years. FALL Core EXLUP 8215 Winter Core EXLUP 8217 spring Choice of Elective EXLUP 8222 fall Core Winter Choice of Elective spring Core fall Choice of Elective Winter Core SPRING Choice of Elective

Municipal Planning I (39 hours, online) Planning Law (28 hours, F2F*) Rural Environments (39 hours, online)

EXLGP 8209

Citizen Engagement and Consultation (39 hours, online)

EXLUP 8220

Regional Planning (39 hours, online)

EXLUP 4104

Environmental Review of Subdivision Applications (14 hours, F2F)

EXLUP 4103

Land Use and Subdivision Design (21 hours, F2F*)

EXLGP 8212

Sustainable Communities (39 hours, online)

EXLUP 8218

Municipal Planning Management (39 hours, online)

*All EXLUP F2F will be web-enhanced: delivery is face-to-face with some online components.

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ALUP

Course Descriptions

Core Citizen Engagement and Consultation – EXLGP 8209 Please see page 31 for course description. Environmental Review of Subdivision Applications – EXLUP 4104 Fosters an understanding of the meaning of environment, and the critical importance of the environment to humanity. At the provincial scale, students learn about the environmental provisions of Alberta's Municipal Government Act and its Subdivision and Development Regulations. These provisions form the basis of the environmental review of subdivision and development by planners and development officers. Students also learn about various pertinent environmental information resources including the Environmental Reference Manual for the Review of Subdivisions in Alberta, and the DRAFT Environmental Guidelines for the Review of Subdivisions in Alberta. Other topics may include: development adjacent to steep valley slopes, river flooding and erosion, site contamination, groundwater, and identification and protection of aggregate resources. Municipal Planning I – EXLUP 8215 Provides an introduction to municipal planning, with a particular emphasis on concepts and competencies used by planners involved in land use and development. The Alberta Land Use Framework (2008) will be examined, and relevant planning issues will be discussed. While examples are based on the Alberta context, the theory can be applied to a broad range of situations and environments. Ethics and values will be explored in relation to planning that will have a significant impact on society. Planning Law – EXLUP 8217 Examines planning law with specific consideration of Alberta legislation and case law; particularly, land use bylaws, planning documents, and the roles of planning and development authorities. Legal aspects of the preparation of land use planning documents, issues of inter-municipal planning, subdivision and condominium approvals, effective and enforceable development agreements, environmental considerations in land use and planning, enforcement of land use bylaws, and development permits will also be explored. Valuable insights will be learned about subdivision and development appeals, and in making presentations before Councils and other planning and development authorities. Sustainable Communities – EXLGP 8212 Please see page 30 for course description.

Taking the ALUP program has provided me with valuable knowledge that has helped me in my career. I really enjoyed the mix of online and face-to-face courses. ~Mark 13


Course Descriptions

Electives Environmental Impact Assessment – EXERM 4268 (offered through environmental resource management certificate program)

This course will present the purpose for an environmental impact assessment, the process from initiation to completion of the EIA, and its place in the application for a major project. Assessment requirements detailed within provincial and federal legislation and regulations will be reviewed. Requirements and processes for completing a cumulative environmental assessment within the EIA will be described. Differences and similarities between assessments for projects falling under Alberta's Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act will be illustrated. Linkages among these Acts and other legislation in Alberta (Water Act, Public Lands Act) and Canada (Fisheries Act, Navigable Waters Protection Act) will be discussed. Requirements for public and Aboriginal consultation, and the means to gather stakeholder input into the EIA process and outcomes will be outlined. Discussion of the components of the EIA that may lead to approval conditions and requirements, and how to address these in a way that sets the stage for future corporate action and government oversight. Use of the EIA as a tool in the overall environmental management of the project will also be discussed. Fundamentals of GIS – EXERM 4274 (offered through environmental resource management certificate program)

Enhance the performance of your measuring, mapping, modeling, and monitoring by tapping the power of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Learn the concepts that drive GIS, the basics of cartography, and the differences between various GIS packages. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: Determine what types of files can be loaded in a GIS. How GPS can be used within a GIS environment. Locate geographic files for specific purposes. Understand discrepancies between NAD 27 and NAD 83. Introduction of Municipal Economic Development – EXLUP 4107 Students will examine the municipal economic development process through an analysis of the objectives, key players, and program options. The objective will be to have an understanding of the relationship between community and economic development and to be able to recognize the key issues, while looking at various alternatives and current trends. Land Use and Subdivison Design – EXLUP 4103 Modern land use planning and subdivision design has evolved a sophisticated planning and development system, involving the public and private sectors. While the private sector has largely assumed the role of assembling, planning for, servicing and creating suburban communities, the local municipality has assumed a planning and regulatory function. This relationship is examined in this course in the context of plan-making linked eventually to subdivision design. Students will examine the basic ingredients and processes that go into creating neighbourhood plans and plans of subdivisions.

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Local Government – EXLGP 8200 Please see page 29 for course description. Municipal Planning II – EXLUP 8216 Building on core material covered in Municipal Planning I, students will learn about contemporary topics in planning. A range of issues key to the modern urban planning context will be explored, including topics of new urbanism, challenging urban sprawl with smart growth concepts, analytical methods, basic urban design principles, business revitalization zones, and transportation planning. Students will have an opportunity to put theory into practice and make use of case studies and real-world development scenarios. prerequisite:

EXLUP 8215

Municipal Planning Management – EXLUP 8218 Addresses common issues affecting individuals who transition into, or considering, roles which involve administering and coordinating municipal land use planning activities. It is intended to provide students with a practical understanding of planning administration function and its municipal context, how planning administration differs from land use planning, and the knowledge and skills needed to be effective in the planning administration role. Recommended to be completed near the end of the program, as it provides students with an opportunity to consolidate their learning. Regional Planning – EXLUP 8220 Develop an appreciation for regional plans built upon common interest and enduring political relationships. Examine the history, why regional planning has been introduced, the process for developing and implementing regional planning, theories and practices, and how it is defined in various contexts within North America. Other topics include varying structures and challenges that these approaches have between jurisdictional boundaries. Focus will be on Alberta and Canada through different legislation such as the Alberta Land Use Framework and Bill 36 The Alberta Land Stewardship. Rural Environments – EXLUP 8222 Examine the challenges and opportunities of rural land use planning in Canada with specific emphasis on rural Alberta. Student will explore and gain an understanding of the importance of healthy and vibrant rural communities in a local, regional and global context with respect to: the economy, environment, social and cultural capital; how planning policy, politics and participation approaches may differ in a rural context compared to an urban counterpart; and how regional and global policy frameworks will affect rural land use planning in the future.

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Course Descriptions Special Issues in Contemporary Planning Issues – EXLUP 4109 Due to the nature of the issues, the topic of this course will change annually and will reflect themes discussed throughout the field of planning and the environment. Contemporary and current planning/environmental planning issues, either municipal or regional, will be covered. Urban Environments – EXLUP 8219 While many in the city-building professions often focus on the physical form of urban areas, the built environment can be seen as a physical manifestation of a variety of interconnected systems. These interconnections and ebbs and flows of influence will be investigated using a combination of theory, history and case study analysis, including natural, economic, political, and social factors. Students will also participate in a walking site tour in Edmonton, Alberta. Students will walk away with a new understanding of the interconnections of systems in Canadian cities today.

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ALUP

schedule at a glance fall term 2014 subject code c or e /cat#/sec

title Citizen Engagement and Consultation

format dates

days

time

fee

Online

Sept 8 – Dec 5

Term

F2F

Sept16–18 [T/W/R]

3

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

$595

3

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

$640

c

EXLGP 8209 FA1

E

EXERM 4274 FA1 Fundamentals of GIS

E

EXLUP 4103 FA1

Land Use and Subdivision Design

F2F

Oct 15-17 [W/R/F]

E

EXLGP 8200 FA1

Local Government

Online

Sept 8 - Dec 5

C

EXLUP 8215 FA1

Municipal Planning I

Online

Sept 8 – Dec 5

Term

E

EXLUP 8219 FA1

Urban Environments

F2F

Sept 8-10 [M/T/W]

3

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

$640

days

time

fee

textbook

$745

$745

Yes

$745

Yes

WINTER TERM 2015 subject code c or e /cat#/sec

title

format dates

E

EXERM 4268 WI1

Environmental Impact Assessment

F2F

Mar 5-7 [R/F/S]

3

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

$595

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EXLUP 4104 WI1

Environmental Review of Subdivision Applications

F2F

Mar 19-20 [R/F]

2

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

$480

E

EXLUP 8216 WI1

Municipal Planning II

Online

Jan 12 – Apr 10

Term

C

EXLUP 8217 WI1

Planning Law

F2F

Jan 22-23 [R/F] and Mar 5-6 [R/F]

4

E

EXLUP 8220 WI1

Regional Planning

Online

Jan 12 – Apr 10

Term

$745

c

EXLGP 8212 WI1

Sustainable Communities Online

Jan 12 – Apr 10

Term

$745

textbook

$745 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Required to attend ALL 4 days

$890

Yes

SPRING TERM 2015 subject code c or e /cat#/sec

title

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EXLUP 4107 SP1

Introduction to Municipal Economic Development

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EXLUP 8215 SP1

e

EXLUP 8222 SP1

format dates

days

time

fee

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

$480

textbook

F2F

May 4-5 [M/T]

2

Municipal Planning I

Online

Apr 20 –Jun 26

Term

$745

Yes

Rural Environments

Online

Apr 20 –Jun 26

Term

$745

Yes

M= Monday; T= Tuesday; W= Wednesday; R= Thursday; F= Friday; S= Saturday; D= Sunday | C= Core; E= Elective *F2F = Face-to-Face (All EXLUP F2F will be web-enhanced: delivery is face-to-face with some online components)

Textbook materials are not included in the course fee, and must be purchased separately. For textbook information (title, author, ISBN) please check course syllabus.

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Information Access and Protection of Privacy

Join an Emerging Profession In a democracy, achieving a balance between privacy and transparency is crucial. Access and privacy legislation seeks to achieve this delicate balance. It is important as well as challenging to clearly understand how access and privacy principles are applied. Complex legislation, practices, and application in the public and private sectors will also be explored. Courses focus on the theories, concepts, principles, issues, and best practices involved in the appropriate administration of access and privacy legislation. All courses are delivered online.

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IAPP

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS Student Audience • Federal, provincial, and municipal government employees • Access and privacy administrators in the private and public sectors • Lawyers and legal professionals • Journalists and investigative reporters • Environmentalists and social activists • Human resource professionals • Auditors and management consultants • Records management professionals • Individuals seeking a career change • Members of law enforcement • Telemarketing, publicity, and marketing staff

The IAPP program is both stimulating and challenging. It gave me access into a new profession and job. With just 5 classes that I was able to complete in 1 year I was able to work in a new professional field. Best money and time I have ever spent.  ~Chad

Program Outcomes The IAPP program equips students with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to help them become effective information rights administrators, including privacy theories, best practices, and exercising sound judgment. They benefit from the opportunity to share information and network with information rights industry leaders and experts from across Canada. CORE (4) Information Access and Protection of Privacy Foundations

EXIAPP 8171

Privacy in a Liberal Democracy

EXIAPP 8173

Privacy Applications: Issues and Practices

EXIAPP 8174

Information Access in a Liberal Democracy

EXIAPP 8175

ELECTIVES (CHOOSE 1): Information Access Applications: Issues and Practices

EXIAPP 8176

Health Information Access and Privacy

EXIAPP 8177

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Core Information Access and Protection of Privacy Foundations – EXIAPP 8171 Provides an introduction to the history, theories, and key concepts relevant for the appropriate administration of access and privacy legislation. Access and privacy concepts and principles are examined using federal, provincial, and municipal legislation. Information Access in a Liberal Democracy – EXIAPP 8175 Define and explain in detail the concept of information access in a liberal democracy. Access concepts and principles are explored and discussed through the examination of the Federal Access to Information Act. Key information access issues facing access legislation administrators are also identified and discussed. prerequisite:

EXIAPP 8171

Privacy Applications: Issues and Practices – EXIAPP 8174 Identify and discuss key privacy issues and best administrative practices for the successful management and compliance with privacy legislation. prerequisite:

EXIAPP 8171

Privacy in a Liberal Democracy – EXIAPP 8173 Defines and explains the concept of privacy in a liberal democracy. Privacy concepts and principles are explored and discussed through an examination of the Federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). Key privacy issues facing privacy legislation administrators are also reviewed. prerequisite:

EXIAPP 8171

ELECTIVES Information Access Applications: Issues and Practices – EXIAPP 8176 Identifies and discusses key privacy issues and best administrative practices for the successful management and compliance with access to information legislation. prerequisite:

EXIAPP 8171

Health Information Access and Privacy – EXIAPP 8177 Laws governing health information privacy, access, and management have an impact on health care providers, public bodies with a role in the health care sector, employers, professional regulatory bodies, fundraisers, insurers, and researchers. Learn about policies, practices, laws, and regulations that address confidentiality, privacy, and security information. Health Information Protection, addressing Electronic Health Records, E-Health and Telehealth, Health Research, Surveillance, and Public Health and Information Protection issues will also be examined. prerequisite:

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IAPP

Schedule at a glance fall term 2014 | ONLINE | September 8 – December 5 (13 weeks) | Fee: $833 subject code c or e /cat#/sec

title

E

EXIAPP 8177 FA1

Health Information Access and Privacy

C

EXIAPP 8171 FA1

Information Access and Protection of Privacy Foundations

C

EXIAPP 8173 FA1

Privacy in a Liberal Democracy

C

EXIAPP 8174 FA1

Privacy Applications: Issues and Practices

WINTER TERM 2015 | ONLINE | January 12 – April 10 (13 weeks) | Fee: $833 subject code c or e /cat#/sec

title

E

EXIAPP 8176 WI1

Information Access Applications: Issues and Practices

C

EXIAPP 8175 WI1

Information Access in a Liberal Democracy

C

EXIAPP 8171 WI1

Information Access and Protection of Privacy Foundations

C

EXIAPP 8174 WI1

Privacy Applications: Issues and Practices

SPRING TERM 2015 | ONLINE | April 20 – June 26 (10 weeks) | Fee: $833 subject code c or e /cat#/sec

title

E

EXIAPP 8177 SP1

Health Information Access and Privacy

C

EXIAPP 8175 SP1

Information Access in a Liberal Democracy

C

EXIAPP 8171 SP1

Information Access and Protection of Privacy Foundations

C

EXIAPP 8173 SP1

Privacy in a Liberal Democracy

C= Core; E = Elective

Students entering the IAPP program are supported in their online learning experience. The course work is not overwhelming and allows everyone to proceed at a rate that spells success. This is a program that opens doors to new job opportunities and a new profession - all while being supported and encouraged by the Faculty of Extension and our experienced instructors.   ~ IAPP Instructor

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GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION Supporters and Friends of the IAPP Program

French Student Instruction Available Students wishing to pursue their IAPP certificate in French will be able to do so on a limited basis. Course materials, instruction & online support, and assignments will be available in French. Please note that some supplementary course readings may not be available in French and that all online discussions with fellow students involving module questions and responses will be carried out in English (to allow for student interaction). To be eligible for French course delivery, students must contact the IAPP Program Manager at (780) 492-2862 or iappuofa@ualberta.ca. Master of Arts in Communications and Technology (MACT) The Faculty of Extension’s Graduate Degree Program in Communications and Technology is developing three information rights elective courses for inclusion in their program. Students wishing to obtain a MACT graduate degree will be able to expand their access and privacy expertise by taking these three elective information rights courses. Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) – Edmonton, Alberta NAIT is developing a Bachelor of Health Informatics Degree Program. NAIT will utilize IAPP course curriculum for this new degree program.

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AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

AWARDS RECEIVED

ScholarshipS

2004: CAUCE/AÉPUC Program Award of Distinction

CSDC Systems Inc. CSDC is proud to support this program by offering individuals an award in recognition of excellence in IAPP Program to help enrich the information access professional community. Two scholarships of $500 each will be awarded (one to a Canadian student and one to an international student with excellent academic achievement who have completed the IAPP Program).

2011: Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award The Information Commissioner of Canada, collaborating with her provincial and territorial counterparts, created the Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award in 2011. The first award recipient was the Information Access and Protection of Privacy (IAPP) Program. The IAPP Program is recognized nationally and internationally as the leading post-secondary program supporting the understanding of Information Rights Legislation.

The University of Alberta's Faculty of Extension is excited to be offering the Information Access and Protection of Privacy courses in both official languages thanks in large part to our bilingual instructor. We are currently working on updating our online learning platform so that it can accommodate both languages as well. All course readings are offered in French whenever possible, and we aim to have the final course translated by the end of the 2015-2016 academic year. For more information please contact the program office at 780.492.5052. ~ Chris Stinner, Instructor

IAPP

L'Université de l'Alberta est heureuse de proposer les cours du programme en accès à l'information et protection des renseignements personnels dans les deux langues officielles, en grande partie à notre instructeur bilingue. Nous travaillons actuellement sur la mise à jour de notre plate-forme d'apprentissage en ligne afin qu'elle soit également disponible dans les deux langues. Toutes les lectures de cours sont proposées en français lorsque c'est possible, et notre objectif est d'avoir le dernier cours traduit en français à la fin de l'année scolaire 2015-2016. Pour plus d'informations, merci de communiquer avec le secrétariat du programme au 780.492.5052. ~ Chris Stinner, Instructor

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AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

Associations CANADIAN ACCESS AND PRIVACY ASSOCIATION (CAPA) Incorporated in 1985, the Canadian Access and Privacy Association (CAPA) is the oldest and largest organization of access to information and privacy professionals in Canada. It is a national non-profit organization with goals to promote knowledge and understanding of access and privacy laws and experiences in Canada, not only as applied to the three levels of government (federal, provincial, municipal), but also to the private sector. CAPA is the only bilingual access and privacy member-funded organization in Canada. The association is composed of a crosssection of individuals in both the public and private sectors with concerns for the effective and responsive administration of Access to Information/Freedom of Information and Privacy laws. CAPA had its roots in the needs of federal officials involved in administering the Access to Information and Privacy legislations (ATIP). A majority of the Access and Privacy Coordinators of Federal government Ministries, Agencies and Crown Corporations are members of CAPA. CAPA holds an annual late-autumn conference on access to information and privacy issues, featuring nationally- and internationally-known speakers, panel discussions, and working sessions. It has produced a newsletter with news and views on access and privacy matters, as well as briefs of important federal and provincial court decisions. From time-totime, CAPA has sponsored luncheon speakers or training sessions on current access and privacy topics. CAPA has a website on access and privacy issues with links to major access to information and privacy websites around the

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world. The goals of the association are achieved through an the interchange of knowledge and experiences, promoting cooperation & understanding through mutual teaching and learning in addition to presenting an informed voice for public policy development. www.capa.ca

CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF ACCESS AND PRIVACY PROFESSIONALS (CIAPP) The University of Alberta has worked closely with CAPA members to design and teach the Information Access & Protection of Privacy (IAPP) Certificate Program. Each year, at the CAPA Annual Conference, one member of CAPA is awarded a full scholarship to complete the five courses required in the IAPP Certificate Program. In October 2011, CAPA and the Canadian Institute of Access and Privacy Professionals (CIAPP) launched their long-awaited professional certification program, the leading national standards and certification program for public and private sector access and privacy professionals in Canada. This program is the result of a project funded by CAPA, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta, and the University of Alberta's Information Access and Protection of Privacy Certificate Program. The development of this certification process had the support of access to information and privacy commissioners and professionals across the country. www.ciapp.ca


Annual

ACCESS & PRIVACY CONFERENCE

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National Advanced Certif icate in Local Authority Administration/ Local Government Certif icate Program

This two-level program focuses on fundamental theories relating to the ideas, structure, and processes that define local government administration. Jointly developed with Dalhousie University, the program successfully responds to municipal and community issues in provinces across Canada. It is a unique municipal government program that offers a transferrable credential across provinces and within several government programs. Courses are delivered entirely online and taught by academics and experienced professionals familiar with the diverse needs of municipal government administrators. Following completion of the NACLAA Level I program requirements, students can advance to Level II.

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NACLAA LGP

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS Student Audience • Municipal government employees (urban and rural) • Municipal interns • Chief administrative officers • Local government managers • Planning officers • Corporate services directors • Executive assistants • Economic development officers • Operations managers • Legislative officers • Accounting/financial administrators • Individuals interested in professional development, career advancement, and higher level responsibilities in the local government field.

I have been an instructor with the NACLAA Program since 2009.  Having worked in the municipal sector for over 15 years, it is my firm belief that anyone employed in municipal administration will benefit greatly from the courses offered in the Program.  I have heard many times from students that they are able to apply concepts from the courses almost immediately to their daily work duties. ~ Steve Phipps, Instructor

Program Outcomes • Provides practicing local government administrators with courses to meet their needs for professional development and career advancement. • Gives local government managers an educational opportunity to enhance their skills and acquire professional designation. • Gives students a broad overview and theoretical knowledge of the local government structure and its policies and procedures

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PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS NACLAA – Level I/LGP: 8 courses NACLAA Level II: 4 courses NACLAA – LEVEL I/LGP CORE (5): Local Government

EXLGP 8200

Public Administration Professionalism

EXLGP 8201

Municipal Law I

EXLGP 8202

Organizational Behaviour and Leadership

EXLGP 8203

Local Government Finance

EXLGP 8204

ELECTIVES (CHOOSE 3): Information Access and Protection of Privacy Foundations

EXIAPP 8171

Local Government Accounting

EXLGP 8206

Financial Management

EXLGP 8207

Property Taxation and Assessment

EXLGP 8208

Sustainable Communities

EXLGP 8212

Human Resource Management

EXLGP 8213

LGP ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES (Applicable to students registered in the LGP program only) Municipal Planning I Citizen Engagement and Consultation (Although EXLGP 8209 is elective for LGP, it is recommended to take in NACLAA – Level II)

EXLUP 8215 EXLGP 8209

NACLAA – Level II: Organizational Design and Management*

EXLGP 8205

Citizen Engagement and Consultation

EXLGP 8209

Municipal Law II

EXLGP 8210

Policy Planning and Program Evaluation

EXLGP 8211

LGP Graduate students *If you graduated before course EXLGP 8201 – Public Administration Professionalism was a required course, you must complete it instead of EXLGP 8205 for Level II. Public Administration Professionalism

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NACLAA LGP

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

NACLAA LEVEL I (Core) Local Government - EXLGP 8200 (suggested to begin this program) Students will learn to compare and contrast the features of the local government systems across Canada, examine internal governing structures along with some of the key responsibilities of local government, and assess future challenges and prospects. Local governments will be placed within Canada's federal system and will trace the foundations of the systems and their evolution through various reforms and restructuring. Local Government Finance – EXLGP 8204 Provides a basic understanding of public and local government finance. Topics include: the changing role and size of government, the budget process, issues relating to alternative service delivery, sources of revenue for local governments, fiscal relations among governments in Canada, and strategic financial thinking. Municipal Law I – EXLGP 8202 Provides an introduction to the provincial and federal laws that affect municipalities. Topics addressed include the election and operation of council; drafting, enacting and enforcing bylaws; reasons for bylaw validity, municipal contracts and tendering, and municipal liability. Organizational Behavior and Leadership – EXLGP 8203 Examines theories of individual behavior and leadership within local government organizations. In particular, the focus will be on management in the public sector, theories of leadership, council/ staff roles and relationships, the structures and culture of local government organizations, notions of motivation in the public sector, the empowerment of staff, and organizational change. Public Administration Professionalism – EXLGP 8201 (suggested to begin this program) Provides an introduction to the profession of public administration with the emphasis on the local level. The relationships among principal actors involved in local governance will be examined, and students will explore the self-knowledge required for administrative practice in local administration.

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

NACLAA LEVEL I (ELECTIVES) Financial Management – EXLGP 8207 Introduces the financial, organizational, and political implications of public financial management practices. One of the major focuses is the budget process and understanding the elements of a budget in a public sector context. Other topics examined include costs of service delivery, elements of alternative service delivery, and how to monitor service delivery performance. Some techniques used for long-term decision-making are also introduced. Human Resource Management – EXLGP 8213 Explores challenges facing local governments in attracting, developing, and retaining the personnel needed to serve citizens. The focus is primarily on human resource functions, personnel relationships, and provides practical insight into how to be an "employer of choice." Information Access and Protection of Privacy Foundations – EXIAPP 8171 Please see page 20 for details. Local Government Accounting – EXLGP 8206 Provides basic knowledge of local government accounting practices, budget preparation, and importance of records for accounting, control and auditing of public records. The difference between local government accounting practices and general accounting are also examined. Municipal Planning I – EXLUP 8215 For students registered in the LGP program only. Please see page 13 for details. Property Taxation and Assessment – EXLGP 8208 Provides local government administrators with an understanding of the processes of assessment and property taxation. Students will also examine other topics such as the role and characteristics of the property tax, elements of assessment techniques, tax rate setting, property tax relief and reform, and the economic effects of property taxes. Sustainable Communities – EXLGP 8212 This is a brief introduction to land-use planning theory, law, and processes. Environmental, economic, and social dimensions of sustainability will be discussed using an integrated framework of various forms of community capital. Students will also examine governance and decision-making through the perspective of sustainability.

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

NACLAA LEVEL II Citizen Engagement and Consultation – EXLGP 8209 This course explores citizen engagement and consultation from a number of directions. Themes examined include: principles and theories of democracy, legislating public consultation, challenges associated with citizen engagement and effective strategies that support successful public consultation including the use of digital technologies. The course concludes by synthesizing the major concerns that arise in citizen engagement and consultation and result through the interactions between councils, administration, media, and the public. Municipal Law II – EXLGP 8210 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. Recommended that Municipal Law I be completed prior to this course. Organizational Design and Management – EXLGP 8205 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). Policy Planning and Program Evaluation – EXLGP 8211 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.

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SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE - NACLAA LEVEL I FALL TERM 2014 | ONLINE | September 8 – December 5 (13 weeks) | Fee $745 subject code c or e /cat#/sec

title

*E

EXLGP 8209 FA1

Citizen Engagement and Consultation

E

EXIAPP 8171 FA1 Information Access and Protection of Privacy Foundations ($833)

C

EXLGP 8200 FA1

Local Government

E

EXLGP 8206 FA1

Local Government Accounting

**E

EXLUP 8215 FA1

Municipal Planning I

C

EXLGP 8202 FA1

Municipal Law I

textbook

Yes Yes

WINTER TERM 2015 | ONLINE | January 12 - April 10 (13 weeks) | Fee $745 subject code c or e /cat#/sec

title

E

EXIAPP 8171 WI1 Information Access and Protection of Privacy Foundations ($833)

C

EXLGP 8204 WI1

Local Government Finance

C

EXLGP 8203 WI1

Organizational Behavior and Leadership

E

EXLGP 8208 WI1

Property Taxation and Assessment

C

EXLGP 8201 WI1

Public Administration Professionalism

E

EXLGP 8212 WI1

Sustainable Communities

textbook

Yes Yes

SPRING TERM 2015 | ONLINE | April 20 - June 26 (10 weeks) | Fee $745 subject code c or e /cat#/sec

title

E

EXLGP 8207 SP1

Financial Management

E

EXLGP 8213 SP1

Human Resource Management

E

EXIAPP 8171 SP1

Information Access and Protection of Privacy Foundations ($833)

**E

EXLUP 8215 SP1

Municipal Planning I

textbook Yes Yes

C = Core; E = Elective * Currently a requirement of NACLAA Level II; however, students currently registered in the LGP program may take the course as an elective, but it is recommended to be taken in Level II. ** Currently for students registered in the LGP program only.

Textbook materials are not included in the course fee, and must be purchased separately. For textbook information (title, author, ISBN) please check website and course syllabus.

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SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE - NACLAA LEVEL II FALL TERM 2014 | ONLINE | September 8 – December 5 (13 weeks) | Fee $745 subject code c or e /cat#/sec

title

C

EXLGP 8209 FA1

Citizen Engagement and Consultation

C

EXLGP 8205 FA1

Organizational Design and Management

textbook Yes

WINTER TERM 2015 | ONLINE | January 12 – April 10 (13 weeks) | Fee $745 subject code c or e /cat#/sec

title

C

EXLGP 8201 WI1

Public Administration Professionalism

C

EXLGP 8210 WI1

Municipal Law II

textbook Yes

SPRING TERM 2015 | ONLINE | April 20 – June 26 (10 weeks) | Fee $745 subject code c or e /cat#/sec

title

C

Policy Planning and Program Evaluation

EXLGP 8211 SP1

textbook Yes

C = Core

Textbook materials are not included in the course fee, and must be purchased separately. For textbook information (title, author, ISBN) please check website and course syllabus.

One of the great features of the NACLAA program is the mix of perspectives the students bring to the table. Because most students are working in local government or a related field, and because they live and work in a wide variety of communities, the discussions that take place provide insights you simply cannot get from a text book. ~ Rob Roach, Instructor

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General Program Information Transferable Credits Completed courses may be eligible for transfer credits at the following institutions; please contact the program office for more details.

Special Partnership •

Exemption Credits The total number of exempt credits from another post-secondary institution that you may receive toward the NACLAA – Level I/ LGP is three courses. Other conditions are: • • •

completed within the last eight years; analogous to courses in the NACLAA – Level I/ LGP; and achieved an unconditional passing grade; the equivalent grade 2.0 or better in the 4.0 system.

Students enrolled in the University of Regina’s LGAP or the University of Manitoba’s CMMA Program, please contact the Program Office for more information. Please check with the Government Studies Program Office to see if additional documentation is required. Fees apply. 2014-2015

The Professional Society of Local Government Managers (SLGM) regulates the practices of local government managers and ensures its members act in the local government’s best possible interest. Under Alberta statute, the Society sets practice standards along with remedial actions. Completion of both the NACLAA Level I/LGP and the NACLAA Level II or the previously-offered Senior Executive Fellows program, fulfills the educational requirements for the provincial professional designation of a Certified Local Government Manager (CLGM), which is conferred by the SLGM. Other certification requirements for the designation of CLGM include at least five years experience in Local Government Management in Canada, belief in and practice of the SLGM’s Code of Ethics, and membership in the SLGM. Contact the CLGM/SLGM for more information www.clgm.net


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Program Awards and Bursaries WILLIAM F. LEDE AND ERNEST NEWMAN MEMORIAL BURSARIES •

These bursaries are intended to assist the further education and career development of students and practicing municipal administrators who demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in municipal government administration. Further education considered suitable for the bursaries could include studies in such fields as public administration, business administration, political science, economics, and planning.

These studies could be taken at the certificate, undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate level and should occur at a post-secondary institution, preferably in Alberta. Bursaries will be provided for payment of tuition and/or for travel stipends.

Please write a request letter to apply for these bursaries, along with supporting documentation. The deadline for bursary application is the last business day of August.

WILLIAM F. LEDE MEMORIAL BURSARY Two bursaries to a maximum of $1000 each may be awarded annually. Eligibility and Criteria for Selection

Category 1: Students in final year of pre-service study

Category 2: Practitioners continuing in professional education

Applicants must be in the final year of study in a program of public administration or another program of study that will prepare a person to enter the municipal government service.

Applicants must be in municipal government administration and enrolled in (or prepared to enrol in) a program of advanced study that will improve their knowledge of public administration.

Consideration will be given to applications from both full- and part-time students (with preference given to the former).

Successful candidates will:

Successful candidates will: • • •

clearly demonstrate a need for bursary provide evidence of academic excellence demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in municipal administration

• • •

clearly demonstrate a need for bursary provide evidence that their employer will grant the necessary leave to pursue the course of study contemplated, as well as/or the funding for a portion of anticipated costs demonstrate that they have progressed as municipal government practitioners and have contributed to the profession.

Selection Committee:

All applications will be reviewed by a selection committee including: • • • • •

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Program Awards and Bursaries ERNEST NEWMAN MEMORIAL BURSARY Bursaries to a maximum of $400 each may be awarded annually. Applicants must be practicing Alberta municipal administrators employed by a rural or urban municipal authority. Successful candidates will: • • •

demonstrate a commitment to a career in municipal administration clearly demonstrate a need for a bursary establish the use to which the bursary will be applied

Selection Committee:

All applications will be reviewed by a selection committee including: • • • •

Executive Director, Alberta Urban Municipalities Association President, Local Government Administration Association Executive Director, Government Studies, University of Alberta

SOCIETY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT MANAGERS (SLGM) ACHIEVEMENT AWARD This award, valued at $500, is presented annually to an Alberta graduate who has achieved the highest grade point average in the NACLAA Level II Program. In the event of a tie, the award will be split.

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CHAIRMAN’S SCHOLARSHIP Endowed by the ACFA in recognition of outstanding service by two former chairmen, AF “Chip” Collins and FG Stewart, this scholarship assists the further education and career development of students enrolled in the NACLAA Level I/LGP certificate program. A minimum of $1000 is awarded annually to one student (who is an Alberta resident) on the basis of superior academic achievement. The student must have completed four courses and have a minimum of two courses remaining in the program. In the event of a tie, the ACFA will provide the additional funding of equal value. 50th ANNIVERSARY SCHOLARSHIP Endowed by the ACFA Board of Directors in celebration of 50 years of successful service to Albertans to students who are involved in the NACLAA Level I/LGP certificate program. A minimum of $1000 is awarded annually to one student (who is an Alberta resident) on the basis of superior academic achievement. The student must have completed the final four courses. In the event of a tie, the ACFA will provide the additional funding of equal value.


NACLAA LGP

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT STUDIES Our world is becoming increasingly connected and increasingly complex. Effective collaboration among stakeholders is essential to successful problem-solving and community well-being. Every day, professionals and experts across all fields are being called upon to engage with other people and organizations to create benefit from diverse perspectives, knowledge and skills. The University of Alberta's unique Citation in Community Engagement is a program comprising one 39-hour course (EXCES 1501) and 70 hours of electives from the Management Programs, Government Studies Program, Social Media Program or the CBRE Workshop series. Participants explore principles of and approaches to community engagement, enhance awareness of diversity within and across communities, and develop essential skills for entering into professional collaborative relationships. Participants can pursue their specific interests through their selection of electives.

to creating and applying knowledge while networking with others interested in improving policy, practice, evaluation, and research. Topics covered in the six workshops include: introduction to CBRE; ethical rigorous practice of CBRE; building partnerships; developing projects; day-to-day realities; and making a difference with CBRE. For more information and to enroll today, visit our website at www.extension.ualberta.ca/ ces. You can also contact our program office anytime at ces@ualberta.ca or 780-492-7237.

In the Community-Based Research and Evaluation (CBRE) Workshop Series participants learn a collaborative approach

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The Faculty of Extension offers continuing studies, lifelong learning and professional development to those seeking to change or renew their careers, update their skills and knowledge, and enrich their personal and professional lives.

Program contact information:

Applied Land Use Planning 780.492.6914 // 780.492.5532

Business Analysis

Languages

780.492.3034 // 780.492.1185

Leadership

780.492.5066

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Business Seminars

Local Authority Administration

Communications & Technology Graduate Program

Management Development

780.492.5066

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Community Engagement Studies

780.492.7237

Construction Administration

780.492.5532 // 780.492.3158

English Language

780.492.5530 // 780.492.3036

Entrepreneurship

780.492.3027

Environmental Resource Management 780.492.5532 // 780.492.3158

Human Resources Management 780.492.3027

Information Access & Protection of Privacy

780.492.5052 // Toll Free 1.877.686.4625

Information Technology Management

780.492.4315 // Toll Free 1.877.686.4625

780.492.3027

Occupational Health & Safety

780.492.3037 // Toll Free 1.800.808.4784

Residential Interiors

780.492.3034 // 780.492.2408

Risk and Insurance 780.492.3027

Social Media 780.492.1185

Supervisory Development

780.492.5066

Supply Chain Management 780.492.3027

Visual Arts

780.492.3034 // 780.492.2408

Writing and Editing

780.492.1185

780.492.3027

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