These Government of Alberta resources will help you deal with dispute resolution and increase your capacity.
Collaborative Governance Initiative (CGI) - CGI can be undertaken internally or intermunicipally as a preventative approach to dispute resolution. It helps municipalities develop collaborative protocols and processes to avert conflict escalations and to allow municipalities to rely on an agreed-upon process for collaborative engagement.
Let’s Resolve: Dispute Resolution Workshops - Municipal staff and elected officials are encouraged to take part in the Let’s Resolve dispute resolution training program sponsored by AUMA, AAMDC, and Alberta Municipal Affairs. The program offers hands on learning opportunities through courses designed to build municipal capacity in dispute resolution and support local solutions to local issues.
Peer Network - The Peer Network is a more formal way to offer advice, suggest alternatives and provide short-term assistance to help you resolve issues.
Alberta Community Partnership (ACP) Program - The ACP is to improve the viability and long-term sustainability of municipalities by providing support for regional collaboration and capacity building activities, including project implementation costs.