Workshops are designed for municipal staff, elected officials, and community leaders to enhance skills in negotiation, public input, and workplace conflict management.

Workshop series

Negotiation - Learn how to get along with your municipal neighbours.

Specific workshops include:

  • Finding Agreement
  • Negotiating Effectively
  • Applied Negotiation
  • Essentials of Municipal Collaboration

Public inquiries - Learn how to manage controversial public issues and all types of public consultations

Specific workshops include:

  • Group Facilitation
  • Public Input Design

Workplace - Learn how to build high performing teams.

Specific workshops include:

  • Coaching for Conflict Resolution
  • Conflict Styles
  • Workplace Conflict

Upcoming workshops

Workshops are currently being reviewed and new workshop offerings will be announced here when they are finalized.

Registration and information

Workshops cost $150 and include materials, lunches, and coffee service.

Municipal Affairs will not provide listings of workshop participants from previous years.

Please follow these steps for workshop registration:

  1. Select your workshop(s) and register online by clicking on the "register now" link (currently not available)
  2. Open your registration confirmation email and click on the link provided to confirm the course information
  3. Print off a copy of the attached invoice and submit payment to:
    Rural Municipalities of Alberta
    Attn: Wyatt Skovron
    2510 Sparrow Drive
    Nisku, Alberta  T9E 8N5
  4. Once payment is received, you will be notified by email that your registration is complete

Workshop registration will be taken on a first come basis and must be completed online no later than five days prior to each workshop. Workshops have a maximum of 20 participants. MDRS reserves the right to cancel workshops with fewer than 10 participants.


Registration cancellations must be made no later than five days prior to the workshop by following your email cancellation link or by calling Bright Asibey at 780-644-3124.

A $25 administration fee will be deducted from the refund.

Workshop testimonials

Here's what participants say about Municipal Dispute Resolution Services workshops:

"Very interactive... I really enjoyed being challenged with questions and being involved in the learning process"

"Great instructor, good venue, great value for time and money"

"I liked the casual style where everyone felt comfortable with asking questions and commenting. It made for a very open session"

"Excellent networking opportunity"

"It never ceases to amaze me the quality of education we receive for the buck"


To connect with a member of our team if you have any questions about our programs and services:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Fax: 780-420-1016
Email: mdrs@gov.ab.ca


Intermunicipal Relations Team
Alberta Municipal Affairs
17th Floor, Commerce Place
10155 102 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4L4

The Intermunicipal Relations Team

Michael Scheidl
Manager, Intermunicipal Relations
Phone: 780-415-1197
Email: michael.scheidl@gov.ab.ca

Lisa Awid-Goltz
Senior Intermunicipal Relations Specialist
Phone: 780-427-0519
Email: lisa.awid-goltz@gov.ab.ca

Sara Ahlstrom
Senior Intermunicipal Relations Specialist
Phone: 780-644-3126
Email: sara.ahlstrom@gov.ab.ca

Jennifer Paton
Intermunicipal Relations Advisor
Phone: 780-638-9411
Email: jennifer.paton@gov.ab.ca

Bright Asibey
Intermunicipal Relations Advisor
Phone: 780-644-3124
Email: bright.asibey@gov.ab.ca