Course Descriptions

Whether you are an elected official, interested in running in a municipal election or want to find out more about municipal government, the EOEP offers to a unique and customized learning opportunity by providing a program that is dynamic and meets the current and future demands of elected officials.

While designed specifically for Alberta municipally elected officials, the EOEP online program is open to anyone. Individuals interested in running for municipal council will find this program an excellent source of professional development to build the skills and knowledge future leaders need.

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.

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Strategy and Business Acumen Courses
  • Municipal Finance (Required Core)
  • Effective Planning and Strategy (Core)
  • Performance Measurement (Supplementary)
  • Human Resource Planning (Supplementary)
  • Service Delivery (Supplementary)
Effective Governance and Decision Making Courses
  • Municipal Governance (Required Core)
  • Municipal Leadership (Core)
  • Ethics (Core)
  • Regional Partnerships and Collaboration (Supplementary)
  • Municipal Legislation (Supplementary)
  • Effective Decision Making (Supplementary)
  • Land Use and Development Approval (Supplementary)
Community Building Courses
  • Community Development Through Citizen Engagement (Core)
  • Community Economic Development (Supplementary)
  • Emergency Preparedness Planning (Supplementary)
  • Addressing Local Infrastructure Issues (Supplementary)
  • Affordable Housing (Supplementary)
  • Sustainability (Supplementary)
Communication and Interpersonal Skill Courses
  • Communications and Media Relations (Core)
  • Negotiation Skills (Supplementary)
  • Team Building (Supplementary)
  • Executive Coaching (Workshop)