Exciting times are ahead for the Elected Officials Education Program (EOEP)!
In the next couple of months, the EOEP will be undergoing a content renewal. As a valued participant in the program, we want to make sure that you are informed of all the changes ahead so we can work with you one-on-one to ensure that your needs continue to be met through the EOEP program.
What's changing and why?
Based on an external assessment of the program, the EOEP program is going through a full-scale content renewal. The number of modules is being reduced so that we can focus on those that are of most value to elected officials. This provides an opportunity to modernize the content that needs a refresh to reflect current best practices or legislative changes made through the MGA review process.
A key component of this change relates to a new "Munis 101" course that will meet the needs of the mandatory elected official training requirement under the revised MGA. In addition, there will be five supplementary courses relating to the topics of Municipal Planning and Strategy; Regional Partnerships and Collaboration; Land Use and Development Approvals; Municipal Service Delivery; and Community Development through Public Participation.
These changes will enable the EOEP to provide high quality professional development that meets the requirements of the modernized MGA in addition to providing learning that meets the needs of elected officials in the most cost-effective manner.
What does that mean to you as an EOEP student? The current format of the Elected Officials Education Program and online training will be discontinued by JUNE 30, 2017 to accommodate the new Munis 101 training.
What if you have a few courses to complete before meeting the current EOEP certification requirements? We are keeping the online courses open for students who wish to complete the EOEP graduation process until June 30, 2017. There are also several in-person courses that will be delivered in the next few months, with the following to choose from:
- Municipal Leadership - April 11, AUMA office, Edmonton
- Team Building - May 5, AAMDC office, Nisku
- Emergency Preparedness Planning - June 12, Mayor's Caucus, Okotoks
What if you're not sure how many courses you have to complete before meeting current EOEP certification requirements? The EOEP staff is ready to talk to you to work out a tailor-made plan for you to reach your goals. If you have any questions or would like more information, we would be happy to work with you to find an approach that best meets your individual needs.
Questions? Contact Leanne Anderson, EOEP Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 780.989.7431
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In-person Courses Available to Everyone
In-person EOEP courses are now open to municipal administrators and others interested in municipal issues! While elected officials will continue to be given priority in attending in-person courses, other interested individuals are asked to contact the EOEP Registrar by phone at 780.989.7431 or via email to email@example.com for more information on how to enroll.
Check Out These Testimonials
Wondering if the EOEP is worth your time? Check out these testimonials from elected officials who have successfully completed the program!
Create a Custom Curriculum
If you are considering the EOEP program but are wondering where to start, consider one of our learning streams of interest!
Elected Officials... more
Members of Municipal Agencies, Boards and Commissions... more
Municipal Administration... more
Individuals Interested in Running for Office in a Municipal Election... more
Professionals Working with Alberta Municipalities... more
General Public... more
EOEP streams of interest customize the program to help you build the knowledge and skills you are seeking. If the above streams don't meet your needs, we can assist you in building your own learning stream, just contact the EOEP Registrar at 780.989.7431 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
As an elected official, you face a number of challenges. The demanding arena of municipal politics requires you to continuously expand your knowledge and skills, staying current. The diverse selection of EOEP courses will give you a solid foundation for leading your community.
The EOEP was developed to provide municipal 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
- Provide content that is relevant to today’s environment
- 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
April 11, 2017
May 5, 2017
Emergency Preparedness Planning
June 12, 2017
Best Western Plus
All twenty-one EOEP courses are now available online!
Contact the EOEP Registrar with any questions, including how to
enroll and pricing: