At the AMA we recognize the value of education, training and development and the importance of having municipal government staff and elected officials who have the capacity to meet today's challenges.
To ensure that critical knowledge and skills required for municipal governance and administration are in place, AMANS assessed the current and future education, training and development needs of key positions within the municipalities across Nova Scotia.
Working in collaboration with municipal subject matter experts and professional curriculum developers, we designed the Municipal Management Modules to build capacity of established and aspiring municipal leaders in core areas such as:
Our Municipal Management Modules are designed specifically for: Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs), Managers and Directors, Mayors, Wardens, Deputies, Councillors and individuals aspiring to those positions. We provide participants with workbooks that outline all the content covered during the workshop and provide resources for on-going learning for after the module. Each workshop is limited to 30 participants and will be an immersive classroom environment. We believe that participants learn from each other so these workshops have been developed to be interactive using real life case studies and engaging group discussions.
This module is designed to improve leadership skills for Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs), Directors, Managers, Mayors/Wardens and Councillors. This module builds awareness on why leadership is different in the municipal sector, defines council/staff relations, and discusses what challenges municipal leaders face with innovation.
This module is a skill-based training designed to enhance leadership skills of Nova Scotia's municipal administrators and elected officials by strengthening communication skills and exploring strategies to confidently and effectively manage change. Providing tools such as: building effective relationships with key stakeholders, being able to make fair and rational decisions all while building teams and upholding the standards for workplace culture.
This module is designed to improve municipal administrators skills in reviewing financial statements and indicators, developing a long-term financial plan, and preparing operating and capital budgets.
This module is designed to help you improve your skills in designing and implementing control systems, and administrative policies and procedures. You will learn about communicating financial information to council and negotiating contracts.
This module is designed to help you improve your skills in budget review, financial decisions, and communication about financial matters. It will build your awareness and understanding of priority-setting, and making financial decisions, among other skills. It is our hope that you will gain an increased confidence in performing council duties related to budget and finance such as: