We are looking for municipal workers interested in personal growth and an opportunity to learn new skills (up-skilling). They will already have some post-secondary training/education. They may be in a leadership role, or aspire to be in a leadership role. They are proud of their work. They are people with professional training, but perhaps not in business, so they need some training to elevate their skill set. Through research conducted, these micro-credentials are the new skill-sets we believe future leaders in the municipal government sector can complete to level-up!

Municipal Skills Accelerator is a pilot project funded by Skills Catalyst Fund supported through the Ministry of Labor, Training and Skills Development. Training is online at your own pace. We have access to computers for those who require them. As part of the project students will be given access to online education training and also have real time support from our 24-hour student IT support network. Training is online at your own pace. We have access to computers for those who require them. As part of the project students will be given access to online education training and also have real time support from our 24-hour student IT support network.

Each Micro-Credential is completely online and is work at your own pace. A recommended number of hours for each micro-credential is part of the description. The first 75 students to complete a micro-credential will receive a $50 incentive upon proof of completion.

Complete Micro-Credentials in bundles to receive Micro-Qualification (MQ). Users that complete all Micro-Credentials may be eligible for further post-secondary certification in Business or Public Administration.

Applicants most suitable for this type of training are listed here. Does this describe you?

  • You may already have some training or education along with your work experience.
  • You may or may not be in what you consider to be a leadership role, but you may be looking at an area of more responsibility in the future.
  • You are proud of your work and are inspired to learn more for continuous improvement and growth.
  • You are also probably busy, so need to work at your own pace in a way that works best for you.
  • Your former training may not have been only in business, so you may want to learn more about HR and gain valuable experience on tips and tricks to keep current that can be applied immediately to your current work.

Micro-credentials are being offered in areas that leaders in the municipal sector have said they need.

Employment ONtario

Human Resources for Non-HR Professionals

MC3001 480 Performance Management Plans (29 hours)
Create a performance management plan for your work team and conduct a performance management review.

MC3002 480 Job Analysis (20 hours)
Learn to identify tasks and functions of specific roles in your organization and requirements needed to perform these activities.

Financial Management for Managers

MC2001 480 Developing and Critiquing Budgets (23 hours)
Learn how to properly budget for a project or department operations.

MC2002 480 Identifying Fiscal Opportunities and Risks (16 hours)

Learn to review and analyze financial statements.

Enhance Your Leadership Skills

MC4001 480 Developing Operational Plans (25 hours)
Learn to create and deliver Operational Plans to senior managers and to team members.

MC4003 480 Time and Stress Management (25 hours)
Create a plan to better manage your time and reduce stress.

MC4002 480 Organizational Culture (20 hours)
Analyze the current organizational culture in your workplace and prepare several strategies to improve the culture.

Indigenous Learning and Cultural Awareness

MC1001 480 Building Relations with Indigenous Partners (20 hours)
Develop your skills in creating effective Communications Plans that reflect an understanding of Indigenous needs and the needs of your community.

Municipal Skills in Leadership Enhancement Micro-Qualifications
Complete the Micro credentials in all 3 Enhance your Leadership Skills to earn this endorsement.

Municipal Skills in Leadership Micro-Qualifications
Complete the Micro credentials in Indigenous and Cultural Awareness and any two Enhance Your Leadership Skills to earn this endorsement.

Municipal Skills in Financial Management or Non-Financial Management Micro-Qualifications
Complete the Micro credentials in Indigenous and Cultural Awareness and both Financial Management for Non Financial Professionals to earn this endorsement.

Municipal Skills in Human Resources Micro-Qualifications
Complete the Micro credentials in Indigenous and Cultural Awareness and both Human Resources for Non-HR Professionals to earn this endorsement.

For more information about micro-credentials and professional training options, please contact skillstraining@northern.on.ca