Training for municipal officials

Training opportunities for elected officials, municipal services and emergency services.

Training for municipal staff

  • Workshops by request

    Workshops on the following municipal administration and governance topics can be requested: 

    • Roles and Responsibilities of Municipal Officials
    • Effective Communications
    • Assessment, Taxation and Tax Recovery
    • Procedures, Bylaws, Agendas and Minutes

    Workshop requests can be made by email to [email protected].

  • Municipal Affairs Administrators’ Training Initiative (MAATI)

    2024 Spring MAATI

    MAATI 2023 was offered October 30 to December 15 and featured two in-person and 36 virtual sessions.

  • Collaboration, mediation and dispute resolution

    Municipal Services Division supports municipal administrators and staff to build relationships, have better conversations and resolve conflicts through advisory discussions and education sessions. Contact a Municipal Collaboration Advisor to discuss options.

  • Tax Rate Bylaw Webinar

    This 90-minute recorded webinar covers:

    • legislative requirements for the tax rate bylaw
    • best practices to mitigate the risk of typical errors noted by ministry staff
    • updates on submitting the bylaw as part of the Financial Information Return 

    This session also involves a case study participants can work through at their convenience, the solution to which is discussed in the recording.

Subdivision and Development Appeal Boards

The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) Regulation requires members and clerks to complete a training program. Training for clerks and members of SDABs is available through the Land Rights and Property Tribunal and other providers.

Elected Officials Education Program

The Elected Officials Education Program (EOEP) was developed and is jointly managed by Alberta Municipalities and Rural Municipalities of Alberta to provide professional development to elected officials and ensure they are well-positioned to serve their communities effectively.

Currently, there are 7 courses in the EOEP which includes Council’s Role in Municipal Service Delivery, Council’s Role in Land Use and Development Approvals, and Regional Partnerships and Collaboration.

Emergency management

Emergency management training is limited to municipal employees designated with a municipal emergency management role under the Emergency Management Act including volunteer firefighters.

Safety Codes Council

The Safety Codes Council (SCC) is the accreditation body for safety codes officers in Alberta. The SCC provides training in 9 different disciplines covered under the Safety Codes Act which includes: amusement rides, buildings, electrical, elevators, fire, gas, passenger ropeways, plumbing and pressure equipment. Learn more about SCC training.