MATI Programs

  • Capilano University offers the following MATI (Municipal Administration Training Institute) courses in partnership with the Local Government Management Association of BC: 

    • MATI - Advanced Communication Skills for Local Government Professionals 
    • MATI - Managing People in Local Government Organizations 
    • MATI - Leadership in Local Government Organizations 
    • MATI - The Successful CAO - Local Government Advanced Management (.pdf) 
    • MATI - Community Planning in Local Government Organizations 

    All MATI courses are held in a 6 day residential format (all accommodation and meals are included in the course fees). MATI course locations include Bowen Island and Kelowna. If you are interested in attending a MATI course, please see out MATI Participant Form. These programs have been developed in partnership with the Local Government Management Association of BC working with senior practitioners in the field of local government and educators familiar with current and on-going issues facing local government. Each course offers participants extensive opportunities for skill building, discussion and interaction with a widely diverse group of leading academic and local government figures. Note that the MATI courses do not need to be completed in order, and completion of one MATI program is not a requirement for acceptance at others. 

    Note that "MATI Foundations" is offered by the Local Government Management Association in August each year and is not a University credit course. See the LGMA website for further information.

    Admission Requirements for all MATI programs

    • Current employment in a municipality, regional district, First Nations government, Improvement District or supporting agency.
    • Preferred candidates will be persons who can show a progressive career path, which has or will lead to a leadership position in local government. Because of the interactive nature of the course, enrolment is limited to approximately 30 participants.