Registration is now open for the EOEP’s new Munis 101: The Essentials of Municipal Governance course at!

To ensure that as many new and returning elected officials can attend Munis 101 as possible, the EOEP will host the course 14 times within the mandatory 90-day time frame (two times for summer village elected officials in September due to their earlier election dates, and twelve times for other elected officials between October 2017 and January 2018. Specific dates and locations are:

  • September 11 and 12, 2017 – Ponoka (summer village elected officials only)
  • September 16 and 17, 2017 – Edmonton (summer village elected officials only)
  • October 30 and 31, 2017 – Camrose
  • November 2 and 3, 2017 – Grande Prairie
  • November 4 and 5, 2017 – Lacombe
  • November 27 and 28, 2017 – Vermilion
  • November 30 and December 1, 2017 – Drumheller
  • December 2 and 3, 2017 – Medicine Hat
  • December 4 and 5, 2017 – Cochrane
  • December 7 and 8, 2017 – Westlock
  • December 11 and 12, 2017 – Manning
  • December 14 and 15, 2017 – Lac La Biche
  • January 6 and 7, 2017 – Peace River
  • January 8 and 9, 2018 – Lethbridge

Please note that dates and locations are subject to change based on enrollment numbers as registration progresses.

How to Register
To register, go to the new and improved and click on the “Courses” tab. Scroll through the calendar to find the course date and location that matches your needs, or scroll through the “Events” sidebar. Click on the course you are interested in, create a profile, and follow the on-screen registration process.

For any difficulties or questions, contact EOEP Registrar Leanne Anderson by emailing or calling 780-989-7431.

Course Cost
The EOEP recognizes that training can carry a significant cost, and that some municipalities with may struggle to attend an off-site training session. For this reason, registration costs have been set at $200 per person for the Munis 101 courses offered within the mandatory training timeframe. This special price reflects the importance of Munis 101 for new and returning councillors, and the extent to which the EOEP wants to ensure that as many councillors as possible attend the course.

About the Course
Munis 101 is a two-day course that will provide new and returning councillors with everything they need to meet mandatory training requirements and succeed in their roles moving forward. Munis 101 will include the following modules:

Module 1:  Apply the Basics of Municipal Governance and Legislation in Alberta

  • Distinguish the role of municipalities in Alberta
  • Govern within the municipal organization and function

Module 2:  The Elected Official’s Role in Municipal Leadership

  • Recognize the roles and responsibilities of municipal elected officials
  • Recognize and respect the roles and responsibilities of municipal staff
  • Apply common council decision-making processes
  • Work effectively within your individual leadership style

Module 3:  Navigate the World of Municipal Finance

  • Recognize important budgeting and financial administration processes
  • Distinguish how municipalities are funded

Module 4:  Explore the Role of Municipal Planning and Development

  • Recognize how municipalities plan and grow
  • Understand common planning and development processes

Module 5:  Ensure Effective Collaboration

  • Recognize the importance of collaboration and the available tools
  • Build relationships with local businesses and non-profits
  • Recognize the opportunities and challenges of collaboration

Need More Information?
Anyone with questions about course content, dates, locations, or other details can contact AAMDC Policy Analyst Wyatt Skovron by emailing or EOEP Registrar Leanne Anderson by emailing

Enquiries may be directed to:

Wyatt Skovron
Policy Analyst

Kim Heyman
Director, Advocacy & Communications

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