Elected Officials Education Program

Council’s Role in Public Engagement – RMA Fall Convention

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Nov 07
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location
Edmonton Convention Centre

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Council’s Role in Public Engagement

Municipal councils are elected to make decisions on behalf of citizens. However, in order to govern effectively and make decisions that are in the best interest of the diverse communities within municipalities, councils must be willing to consider the community’s perspectives and input when making decisions. The EOEP’s Council’s Role in Public Engagement course will provide an overview of the various ways municipalities can engage with citizens, how public input can be integrated into decision-making, the dangers and limits of involving the public in municipal decisions, and the importance of engagement in supporting sustainable community development.

Module 1: Introduction to Public Engagement

After completing this module, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate the value and challenges of public engagement in their communities
  • Understand what public engagement is and what it is not
  • Learn what the role of the elected official is in public engagement

Module 2: Public Engagement System Overview

After completing this module, participants will be able to:

  • Understand systems thinking around public engagement

Module 3: The Outer Ring

After completing this module, participants will be able to:

  • Understand systems thinking around public engagement and the types of decision making that are required for effective public engagement

Module 4: The Middle Ring and Bullseye

After completing this module, participants will be able to:

  • Learn what the role of the elected official is in public engagement policies, implementation and decision making

Module 5: Supporting Elements

After completing this module, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how to put the pieces together to create a successful public engagement plan

 

Refund Policy

  • One month or more prior to course date: full refund
  • Two weeks prior to course date or less: $75 administration fee
  • One week prior to course date: 50% administration fee
  • Less than one week prior to course date or no-show: no refund