Emerging Municipal Leaders – VIRTUAL



Instructor: Dina Barazza

Course Schedule

This is an instructor-led online course. There will be one 2-hour virtual lesson each week for a total of 4 weeks. In addition, there will be pre and post work such as readings and activities. Participants should plan to spend 2.5 – 3 hours on this course each week.  (2 hours in the virtual lesson and up to 1 hour for pre/post work).

Attendance in the virtual lessons is required for completion of the course.

Access to online content begins Tuesday, September 12th so you have time to complete the pre virtual lesson readings.

Virtual Lesson



Module 1 Emotional Intelligence

Tuesday, September 19

1 pm – 3 pm

Module 2 Resiliency

Tuesday, September 26

1 pm – 3 pm

Module 3 Team Management

Tuesday, October 3

1 pm – 3 pm

Module 4 Coaching and Feedback

Tuesday, October 10

1 pm – 3 pm

Course Description

As an Emerging Leader, you will recognize the essential skills and knowledge required to succeed as a new leader in the ever-changing municipal environment. 

The program goal is to expose you to scenarios, opportunities, and tools that you can apply in your work environment. You will develop a better understanding of your leadership style, become more proactive, prepared in planning and expectations, and add tools to your toolbox to be more resilient. You will learn methods to communicate effectively with others and understand the importance of your role as an emerging leader and the impact you can bring.


  • Interactive programming and virtual discussions led by an experienced Facilitator
  • Opportunity to network with other leaders across other municipalities
  • Participant Workbook for note taking and self reflection (printable PDF)
  • Curated content via our D2L learning management system 
  • Action plan towards strengthening your performance and personal development with a Leadership Development Plan (LDP)

Participants who attend all virtual lessons will receive a certificate of completion.

Course Content

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Self-awareness and discovery
  • Resiliency
  • Team Management and Generations
  • Coaching & Feedback

Who Should Attend?

This course is for anyone that is hoping to better understand how to transition into a leadership position.