The AMANS is a proud partner of the National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration program. NACLAA sets the standard for the educational component of the Certified Municipal Manager (CMM) credential in Nova Scotia. For more information on the CMM designation go to Certified Municipal Manager.
Dalhousie University and the University of Alberta deliver this program to over 500 municipal administrators across the county. NACLAA is an award – winning program that is delivered online. This program provides outstanding learning opportunities for local government officials interested in advancing their careers within the municipal civil service.
"The course material was prepared and presented in a logical, useful fashion. The instructor's positive feedback and style enabled personal reflection about what could be improved upon and what elements were properly presented. Students taking this course gain a relevant, constructive and optimistic approach to local government and learning which leads to motivation and a further interest in professional development" – student (Local Government Finance, Winter 2008).
NACLAA courses are delivered three times a year – in September, January and April. Courses run from 10 to 13 weeks and require participation in online discussions, written assignments and an online final exam. Flexibility is built into the program to facilitate learning for full-time employees. Registrations are now being accepted for the 2008 – 2009 school year. A registration form is available here. Upcoming courses include
- Local Government
- Citizen Engagement & Consultation
- Municipal Law
- Local Government Finance
- Sustainable Communities
For more information on the NACLAA program please visit Dalhouise - Continuing Education.