* Tuition subject to change without notice. Textbooks are not included in tuition.
Local government is among the largest employers in almost every BC community. Local government employees mediate between political decision making and public demands for increasingly numerous, complex, and professionalized services negotiated through new forms of public engagement.
Local governments are also at the front line of addressing changes reshaping the world around us, from demographic and technological shifts impacting employment and communications to threats to built landscapes and social landscapes associated with climate change.
Most workers employed by local government bodies are hired for their technical skills and training without additional training in local governance processes. The Civic Governance and Innovation is designed to fill a need in local government education of increasing flexibility, risk acceptance, and innovation in process and public engagement.
Employees (governmental and non-governmental) who may have immediate demand for this program include (but are not limited to):
View the official entrance requirements in the UFV Academic Calendar.
Students may enter the program without having completed university credits. CIVI 200 (Evidence-Based Decision Making) will serve as the pre-requisite for other courses in the program. CIVI 200 does not have pre-requisites.
The courses in the Governance and Innovation program complements other provincial professional training programs in local government and public administration. Students who have completed Municipal Administration Training Institute ( MATI) or Public Administration courses at other institutions build on this prior training when completing UFV’s Civic Governance and Innovation (CGI) program.
This 18-credit certificate program consists of six credited courses that examine dimensions of political culture, innovation, and best practices in local governance.
The proposed credited program will be complemented by the development of non-credit learning opportunities, including webinars, workshops, and other in-person and on-line experiences.
The certificate program requires completion of 6 courses offered on a rotational basis (some offered more than one time per year):
|CIVI 200||Evidence-Based Decision Making|
|CIVI 202||Civic Governance in British Columbia and the Fraser Valley|
|CIVI 302||Changemaking in Local Government Systems|
|CIVI 311||How Cities Work|
|CIVI 312||Risk Tolerance and Capacity Building in Local Governance|
|CIVI 400||Capstone Project in Civic Governance and Innovation|
For a list of course descriptions, please visit the UFV Academic Calendar.
Each course in the certificate program is awarded university credit through UFV. Courses may be awarded transfer credit at other universities.
Initial course offerings online with the possibility of then being delivered in weekly or for evening/weekend intensive formats as well.
Interested in taking individual courses without completing the certificate? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for permission.
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