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
- Actions to 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)
The 2022 Municipal Affairs Administrators’ Training was offered November 28 to December 2, 2022, and featured 17 education sessions. Session recordings are available below.
Agenda and Session Descriptions (PDF, 786 KB)
Collaboration, mediation and dispute resolution
Municipal Services Division will once again be offering courses to support municipal administrators and staff to build relationships, have better conversations and resolve conflicts. Courses will be offered starting February 2023 and may include:
- Conflict Styles
- Crucial Conversations for Mastering Dialogue
- Crucial Conversations for Accountability
- Public Engagement Best Practices
Tax Rate Bylaw Webinar
A one-hour recorded webinar focusing on the legislative requirements for the tax rate bylaw as well as best practices to mitigate the risk of typical errors that are noted by ministry staff through Municipal Accountability Program reviews and Financial Information Return submissions.
This session also involves a case study participants can work through at their convenience, the solution to which is discussed in the recording.
- Tax Rate Bylaw Case Study (PDF, 170 KB)
- Tax Rate Bylaw – Case Study Solution & Blank Template (XLSX, 40 KB)
- Webinar Recording (video)
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 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.
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