The Certificate in Municipal Management and Leadership program offered by the Alberta School of Business - Executive Education at the University of Alberta develops municipal leaders by increasing their capacity to lead people, teams, departments and organizations. This program is suited for managers who lead one or more teams, groups, or department and would like to further develop effective management and leadership skills in a municipal setting. I am requesting that Council consider Krystle Fedoretz from our Planning and Development Department to participate in the program. She has shown great leadership and management skills and it is my opinion that this program would assist her in developing those skills to a new level. I also see this as a good fit into Council's goal of succession planning.
The program consists of six modules occurring over the course of 11 months. The next intake of the program commences in January 2012. The program fee is $6,110. This is for the program, however there would be additional costs for subsistence when Krystle would be attending. I estimate those costs to be $5,000. Total cost to county approximately $11,000.
I myself have taken the program and would highly recommend it for up and coming managers. I realize that it is an expensive program, but would propose that if Krystle is granted the opportunity to participate in this program that we make the offer subject to her staying in the County's employ for an additional 1 - 2 years following completion of the program, otherwise a portion of the program would have to be reimbursed.