Are you a member of a municipal council or perhaps an administrator or manager who works for a municipality? Do you strive to provide public programs and services that make your community and province a better place? Are there times when you struggle with how to get it all done and how to make the best use of everyone’s time and talents? If so, our program can give you the insights, knowledge and understanding to govern your municipality, or provide support and advice to your elected, with confidence.

This online offering of the Municipal Sector Governance Program is delivered through a combination of online study, including engaging videos and interactive activities which you can work through at your own pace, and live webinar sessions that connect you with experienced facilitators and your peers to explore the training topics as they relate to your governance experience.

Join us to become a certified Municipal Sector Governor and earn the Municipal Sector Governance designation (MS.Gov) upon successful completion of the course and exam!

"I appreciate the high level of commitment to offering the Municipal Governance Course virtually to rural and remote Municipal Councils. The course information is excellent and gives an in-depth understanding of what governance means to elected officials."

Mayor Nancy Schneider, Town of St. Walburg 

Next Program Offerings

Fall 2022 - Online Offering

October 21, 2022, November 4, 2022 & November 25, 2022

Live classes run 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on each of the days above, via zoom.  Pre-work is sent out a week in advance of the live session.

Should you have any questions, please email and we will respond as quickly as possible.

Program cost $1,800 per person (Exam and certification included).

"The learning experience throughout the program is tremendous. The depth and experience of the instructors, as well as the interaction with peers from across the province, provides invaluable insight and tools for municipal leaders. The online format worked very well and provided excellent space for conversation because the instructors provided thorough pre-read material."

Jeff Richards, Councillor, City of Weyburn 

Program Facilitators

The Municipal Sector Governance Program is being facilitated by:

Ken Acton Ken Acton
Former Deputy Minister, Ministry of Social Services, Government of Saskatchewan; JSGS Executive-in-Residence
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Keith Comstock

Keith Comstock
Former Assistant Deputy Minister of Government Relations, Government of Saskatchewan; JSGS Executive-in-Residence
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Lin Gallagher
Former Deputy Minister, Parks Culture and Sport, and Former Deputy Minister of Environment, Government of Saskatchewan; JSGS Executive-in-Residence
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"The Municipal Governance Program facilitators teach, through comprehensive experience and diverse knowledge, the fundamental concepts necessary for successful leadership. The program reinforces the importance of understanding the roles and responsibilities of municipal governance. Every municipal leader should engage in this learning opportunity!"

Lorna Benson, Administrator, RM of Canwood

Contact Us

For more information on the Public Sector Governance Program, please contact: