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Western’s Local Government Program (LGP) is thrilled to announce a new online stream of its acclaimed Graduate Diploma in Public Administration (GDPA). Taught by some of Canada’s top local government academics and practitioners, Western’s GDPA is the go-to program for mid-career local government professionals who seek a rigorous, highly interactive opportunity to develop their policy skills, management knowledge, and leadership potential.

As local governments address unprecedented challenges associated with COVID-19, understanding the big picture is more important than ever. Our online stream makes the Western LGP experience accessible for local government professionals across Canada during this tumultuous time. Retaining the small class sizes, academic rigour, and interactive learning format that have been our hallmarks over the years, the online GDPA allows you to affordably access the best graduate education in the local government field, no matter where you are.