Accelerator for Municipal Communications

A suite of programs designed to upgrade communications for small and mid-sized municipalities through professional development.
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Learn to engage citizens, build trust and upgrade your communications skills with Accelerator

Your municipality’s residents are expecting more transparency and communication than ever – do you have the skills necessary to effectively connect with them?

When it comes to communication, there are a lot of different ways to do things. That’s why Accelerator Training Programs are designed specifically for municipal communicators to quickly upgrade your knowledge and give you the tools to start engaging your citizens and using the feedback you receive to better inform municipal policies, decisions and major projects.

Accelerator Training Programs take place completely online. That means you can join from anywhere and learn from industry experts, get access to resources that support your daily tasks and connect with a community of people doing the same work as you.

Exact dates and pricing will be announced shortly. To receive the most updated information, please sign up in the form below.

The Accelerator Essentials
Program

Who is it for?

The Accelerator Essentials Program is designed to:

  • Give CAOs, administrative and department managers the knowledge they need to effectively lead communications

  • Provide communicators who are new to government with the essential skills they need for their role

  • Refresh municipal communicators of all levels on communications best practices and trends

What is included?

The Accelerator Essentials Program is designed to:

  • 6 informative 90-minute workshops that cover essential communications skills

  • Membership to a community of peers from other municipalities and an opportunity to build relationships and learn from each other during interactive workshop sessions

  • On-demand resources like tip sheets, checklists and templates to support long-term strategies and daily tasks

  • Accelerator Essentials professional development certificate upon completion of workshops

Municipalities that have participated in an Accelerator Training Program receive a discount on Accelerator Essentials memberships.

What will you learn?

The Essentials program will cover six core competencies that have been identified as key skills for municipal communicators:



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Accelerator Intensive

Who is it for?

The Accelerator Intensive Program is designed to:

  • Provide graduates of the Accelerator Essentials program a hands-on opportunity to further develop their skills

  • Give frontline communicators the skills, practice and confidence they need to manage internal and external communications for the municipality

Municipalities that have participated in an Accelerator Training Program receive a discount on Accelerator Intensive memberships.

What is included?

What will you learn?

The Intensive program includes six in-depth workshops in two modules that cover your municipal communications portfolio. This series will give participants a chance to hear from experts, work on case studies and hear from each other on projects in real time:

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Accelerator Elected

Who is it for?

The Accelerator Elected Program is designed to:

  • Give municipal councillors and elected officials the skills to engage with citizens, online and off and effectively integrate with their administration to move ahead on projects and tough issues

What will you learn?

The Elected Program will cover key competencies that will give councillors the confidence they need to work closely with their administration as well as the public to build trust and deliver on platform objectives.

Each Elected Program module will cover three topics, with a focus on effective internal communications, public engagement and controversial issues and social media.

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Municipalities that have participated in an Accelerator Training Program receive a discount on Accelerator Elected memberships.

Save your spot for Fall 2021

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