The Elected Officials Education Program (EOEP) has been working hard to find ways to provide access to our programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have developed an exciting opportunity for RMA and AUMA members to participate in a remote offering of our course: Council’s Role in Public Engagement.
This course will be offered using a hybrid delivery, including independent reading required by participants, as well as four virtual sessions. This will allow participants to review material on their own as well as participate in group discussions and ask questions during virtual sessions. The course will be offered with the following schedule:
- June 25 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
- July 2 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
- July 9 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
- July 16 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Participants must be able to attend all four sessions.
Council’s Role in Public Engagement
Municipal councils are elected to make decision 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.
For more information on this course, visit the EOEP website.
Date: June 25, 2020 - July 16, 2020
Time: 2:30 pm each day
Course cost: $200 plus GST
If you would like to be put on a list for alternate dates, please email Leanne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Participants will be sent more information, including at-home reading materials and meeting links, in the days leading up to the first virtual session.