* Tuition subject to change without notice. Textbooks are not included in tuition.
View the official entrance requirements in the UFV Academic Calendar.
Students may enter the program without having previously completed university credits. CIVI 200 (Evidence-Based Decision Making) will serve as the prerequisite for other courses in the program. CIVI 200 does not have prerequisites.
The courses in the CGI program complement 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 CGI program.
This 18-credit certificate program consists of six courses that examine dimensions of political culture, innovation, and best practices in local governance. For a list of course descriptions, please visit the UFV Academic Calendar.
Your classroom experience in this program will be complemented by other learning opportunities, including webinars, workshops, and other in-person and online experiences.
The certificate program requires completion of 6 courses offered on a rotational basis (some offered more than once per year):
|Evidence-Based Decision Making
|Civic Governance in British Columbia and the Fraser Valley
|Changemaking in Local Government Systems
|How Cities Work
|Risk Tolerance and Capacity Building in Local Governance
|Capstone Project in Civic Governance and Innovation
Each course in the certificate program is awarded university credit through UFV. Courses may be awarded transfer credit at other universities.
Interested in taking individual courses without completing the certificate? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for permission.
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 certificate program is designed to fill a need in local government education by increasing flexibility, risk acceptance, and innovation in process and public engagement.
Employees (governmental and non-governmental) who may benefit from this program include:
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