Program Learning Outcomes

This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

As a graduate, you will be prepared to reliably demonstrate the ability to:

  • Articulate/analyze the issues currently facing Ontario’s public sector, particularly within municipal government;
  • Apply principles, including those of risk management, and practices associated with prudent fiscal management, comptrollership, governance and accountability in the municipal and broader public sectors;
  • Research and draft public policies and programs ensuring that any downside risks have been minimized;
  • Contribute directly to the planning and administration of organizational resources and related systems, including those associated with financial, technology and human resource management;
  • Use transferable and interpersonal skills including conflict resolution, service provision, leadership, communication, ethics and team–building abilities;
  • Effectively manage the performance of a municipal or other public sector program or service;
  • Research, synthesize and write comprehensive program and services review reports;
  • Solve problems by developing and assessing alternatives, devising effective solutions and evaluating results/outcomes;
  • Prepare accurate accountability reports to public office holders;
  • Manage stakeholder relations taking into consideration the political and economic environments, labour relations, media relations, etc.;
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately given the audience and purpose including both written and verbal in a variety of situations.