Cheryl Anderson, County of Northern Lights Reeve
Welcome to the EOEP Website
Serving your community is a big job. Elected officials are in their positions because they have the trust and support of their community members. A big part of why elected officials are successful comes from the knowledge of their communities; the people, the landscape, the opportunities, and the challenges. However, for those serving in the smallest villages or rural municipalities to the largest cities, having knowledge about relevant legislation, planning and development processes, service and delivery, as well as the skills to serve ethically, collaborate with your colleagues and municipal neighbours, and plan strategically is vital to harnessing your passion and leading your community.
The EOEP is here to provide you with those skills and knowledge. We offer Munis 101: the Essentials of Municipal Governance, an overarching course designed to provide both new and returning councillors with the skills and knowledge they need to excel in their positions moving forward. We also offer five additional supplementary courses that will allow participants to delve into the details of topics such as public participation, regional partnerships, land use and development approvals, and others. All courses will be offered multiple times and in multiple locations prior to the next municipal election in 2021. For more information on courses currently available and to register, click here.
The Elected Officials Education Program (EOEP) in partnership with University of Alberta’s Augustana Extended Education have launched a Municipal Elected Leaders Certificate (MELC). The certificate recognizes an elected leaders’ commitment to ongoing education in pursuit of high-quality service to their community.
Learning on the job is never easy. Add to that the pressure that comes with serving your community and the learning curve can seem impossible to overcome. Click here to learn more about the EOEP’s Munis 101: The Essentials of Municipal Governance, and how it can help both new and returning councillors excel in their roles.