You can enroll online through this website! Click here to visit the EOEP’s schedule of upcoming courses. Click on the course and date that you want to enroll for and follow the steps
Each EOEP course includes a maximum capacity, usually set in consultation with the course instructor and based on the venue hosting the course. If you are unable to register, this is likely the case.
If you have acclaimed elected officials, that makes life easy. But what do you do if you don’t have a crystal ball to see in the future for those successful in the upcoming election? We can help with that. Here is a guide to walk through “ghost” registrations to reserve your spots in the Munis 101 courses coming to a municipality or convention near you. The schedule is found on the main EOEP page and corresponding registration links will open when they’re ready for whichever class suits your needs.
The Ghost Registration Guide is a step-by-step screen shot guide to help you get through the process of how to register and save your spots for Munis 101 sessions. If you still need some assistance, please contact the Registrar.
Registration fees cover ongoing expenses to keep course materials up-to-date as well as facilitator costs for both online and in-person courses. The cost also covers a new Municipal Elected Leaders Certificate.
Changes to the EOEP program
The EOEP now has so many fewer courses than they used to. Are there really only six topics that elected officials need to learn about?
The EOEP redeveloped their course offerings based on a number of factors, including feedback from program participants, other elected officials, course instructors, and best practices used in similar programs elsewhere. One recurring theme throughout our research is that a smaller course roster focused on the most important issues is more impactful than a large course roster addressing issues that are unimportant to most elected officials. A smaller course roster allows for higher quality courses, more frequent content updates, and a more consistent learning environment. We strived to take the most important aspects of all our previous courses and ensure they are included within our new smaller course roster.
In 2011, the EOEP made a major investment in adapting their entire course roster to e-learning. Unfortunately, in recent years, interest in e-learning courses has been extremely low. During the redevelopment process, the EOEP received feedback from many elected officials that a key value of an EOEP course is the opportunity to network and share ideas with colleagues, an aspect that is absent from e-learning. As a result, the new course roster will only be available in-person, although most courses will likely have an online pre- or post-course learning opportunity. However, with the arrival of the COVID pandemic in 2020, we have revisited online learning and while it is not self-directed, we still have online opportunities using Zoom and Google Classroom platforms to make this as interactive as possible. Look for upcoming Munis 101 sessions in 2022 as well as other timely topics to be offered after the fall 2021 election. The list of events can be found on the main EOEP page.
The EOEP appreciates the work that elected officials put in to complete courses. With a much smaller course roster, the requirements for the Municipal Elected Leaders Certificate (MELC) have changed. The EOEP has recently redeveloped and rolled out these requirements to better reflect the MGA changes. For more information on the MELC, click this hyperlink.
Course schedule and locations
The EOEP strives to schedule courses as equitably as possible. However, often instructor availability and student demand will impact when and how often courses are offered. For example, offering a successful course can create positive word of mouth and requests for it to be offered again shortly after. Similarly, scheduling instructors with relevant expertise can sometimes be difficult for certain courses. The EOEP is committed to offering all courses a reasonable number of times during each election cycle. If you are interested in a specific course but don’t see it offered, please reach out the EOEP Registrar, and we will try our best to schedule it in the near future.
The EOEP strives to make courses as accessible as possible to elected officials from across Alberta. In the past, the EOEP has struggled to attract the necessary number of course attendees to justify hosting courses outside of Alberta’s large cities. For this reason, courses are often hosted in conjunction with AUMA and AAMDC conventions, or at the offices of one of the two associations. More recently, the EOEP has began to seek partnerships with one or more municipalities interested in having a specific course offered locally. The EOEP has a course hosting policy that establishes the role that the partnering municipality(ies) would play in promoting the course, providing a venue, securing registrations, etc. For more information on working with the EOEP to host a course in you communities, contact the EOEP Registrar.