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How to meet the mandatory requirement to provide training for elected officials

June 28, 2017

AUMA and AAMDC are providing a training course that, when supplemented by local training specific to your municipality, will fully satisfy the MGA requirement for municipalities to offer training to all new and returning elected officials within 90 days after they have taken the oath of office.

The two-day Munis 101: The Essentials of Municipal Governance course is part of the modernized Elected Officials Education Program (EOEP), which is a joint venture of AUMA and AAMDC that was funded by Municipal Affairs.  The course consists of Municipal Governance and Legislation; the Elected Official’s Role; Finance; Planning and Development; and Effective Collaboration. CAOs are encouraged to attend the course with their councillors.

The course will be offered in 14 locations across the province to ensure it is accessible. Two of the locations are designated for summer village officials since their elections occur in the summer:

  • September 11 - 12, 2017 – Ponoka (summer village elected officials only)
  • September 16 - 17, 2017 – Edmonton (summer village elected officials only)

The other 12 locations are primarily for other officials from the October election:

  • October 30 - 31, 2017 – Camrose
  • November 2 - 3, 2017 – Grande Prairie
  • November 4 - 5, 2017 – Lacombe
  • November 27 - 28, 2017 – Vermilion
  • November 30 - December 1, 2017 – Drumheller
  • December 2 - 3, 2017 – Medicine Hat
  • December 4 - 5, 2017 – Cochrane
  • December 7 - 8, 2017 – Westlock
  • December 11 - 12, 2017 – Manning
  • December 14 - 15, 2017 – Lac La Biche
  • January 8 - 9, 2018 – Lethbridge
  • January 11 - 12, 2018 – High Prairie

A one-time discounted price of $200 per person is available for everyone who takes the course within the 90-day timeframe.  

Further details, including the venue, will be available soon. The Online Registration will be open on July 5, 2017.

If you have any questions, contact the EOEP Registrar, Leanne Anderson, at registrar@eoep.ca.

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