About EOEP

The Alberta Elected Officials Education Program Corporation (AEOEPC) is a jointly owned subsidiary of both the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties (AAMDC) and the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA). Incorporated in 2007 and under the supervision of the Registrar, the AEOEPC oversees corporate and program administration responsibilities of the Elected Officials Education Program. AAMDC, AUMA and Municipal Affairs participated in the development of the various courses in the program for the benefit of all municipal elected officials.

The EOEP was developed to provide municipally elected officials with an opportunity to broaden their knowledge and skills, raising the quality of municipal government and enabling those in office to effectively achieve the goals of their community.

Providing a solid foundation for strong municipal government, the EOEP will:
  • Address issues that are important to municipal elected officials
  • Deliver knowledge and skills that improve decisions and policy
  • Create an interactive and engaging format that promotes networking and mentoring
  • Ensure accessibility throughout Alberta with an accommodating schedule and varied course locations
Learning from subject matter experts with proven success in their field enables you to confidently take action and positively impact your community. Our team of course developers and instructors:
  • Possess exceptional credentials and significant knowledge
  • Draw from extensive experience in both public and private sectors
  • Provide content that is relevant to today’s environment
  • Consider past and present issues, while anticipating future trends

Core Competencies
All EOEP courses are designed to strengthen one of four core competencies:

Be more…Strategic (designed to strengthen strategy and business acumen competencies)
  • Municipal Finance
  • Effective Planning and Strategy
  • Performance Measurement
  • Human Resource Planning
  • Service Delivery
Be more…Effective (designed to strengthen effective governance competencies)
  • Municipal Governance
  • Municipal Leadership
  • Ethics
  • Regional Partnerships and Collaboration
  • Municipal/Provincial Legislation
  • Effective Decision Making
  • Land Use and Development Approval
Be more…Collaborative (designed to strengthen community building competencies)
  • Community Development/Citizen Engagement
  • Infrastructure
  • Emergency Preparedness Planning
  • Community Economic Development
  • Affordable Housing
  • Sustainability
Be more…Influential (designed to strengthen communication and interpersonal competencies)
  • Communications and Media Relations
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Team Building

Face-to-face Professional Development Program
To participate in the Elected Officials Education Program Face-to-face Professional Development Sessions, you must be an elected official on a municipal council.

Online Program
The EOEP online program is open to anyone. Individuals who may find the online program of interest to gain knowledge, build awareness and acquire valuable skills sets for leading municipalities are:
  • Future municipal candidates
  • Appointed members of municipal agencies, boards and committees
  • Municipal administration
  • Anyone interested in municipal government.

Certificate of Achievement
Recognizing your commitment to improving the quality of municipal government, a Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to elected officials who satisfactorily complete the following courses:
  • Municipal Finance
  • Municipal Governance
  • Two other Core Courses, and
  • Three Supplementary Courses
As a dedicated and committed advocate for your community members, your service is appreciated...your quest for excellence and life long learning is inspiring.
Certificate of Achievement