Elected Officials Education Program

Regional Partnerships & Collaboration – ZOOM

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Date(s) - Feb 11
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Regional Partnerships and Collaboration (3 evening sessions)

In life, and in the municipal world, working with your neighbors is not always easy. If done right, it can provide major benefits. The EOEP’s Regional Partnerships and Collaboration course will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about required collaborative tools such as Intermunicipal Collaboration Frameworks (ICF’s), as well as other approaches municipalities can take to build meaningful partnerships with their municipal neighbors in a way that is fair and mutually beneficial.

In addition to intermunicipal collaboration, the course will examine ways that municipalities can work with organizations within their community to provide strong and sustainable services as well as the skills to successfully negotiate and communicate. If you’re interested in how your municipality can transform collaboration from a requirement to an opportunity, sign up for Regional Partnerships and Collaboration to learn from experts in the field, as well as from your elected official colleagues.

Module  1 : Introduction to Collaboration

After completing this module, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the value and opportunities of working collaboratively within a region to foster the development of resilient and sustainable communities and regions
  • Learn about the fundamentals of the collaboration process

Module 2: Collaboration Framework

After completing this module, participants will be able to:

  • Identify desired ICF outcomes, take inventory of your municipality’s services and consider who should be on your negotiating team
  • Learn how to design your ICF outcomes and your role in the process
  • Develop your ICF by summarizing your services and explore your options
  • Understand the ICF dispute resolution process

Module 3: Skill Building for Consensus

After completing this module, participants will be able to:

  • Use communication skills including active listening, open ended questions and reflection
  • Understand how to effectively negotiate


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