Community Government elected officials are busy people who often wear several different hats in the community. In addition to being on Council, many also work, operate businesses, volunteer, and have families. Having a clear idea of your role as a Mayor/Chief or a Councillor is important so that you can effectively provide broad oversight to ensure good governance. Training is a good way to build the skills you need to be successful.
Council Orientation Training
In person council orientation is designed to help Council apply their knowledge to the work they do on behalf of communities. The Strategic Initiatives Coordinator works with the Senior Administrative Office (SAO) to find two days where council, the facilitators and accommodations are available. This training is customized to the community using the governing act and the community’s own by-laws.
Online Governance Modules
There are a number of online self-paced modules that elected officials can take to familiarize themselves with their role in the governance of the community. Please see www.macalearn.ca to view the catalogue of courses.
Councils don’t always see eye-to-eye, and healthy debate will always be part of the political landscape. If the council is struggling with working together as a team, the Mayor and SAO can request customized workshops to help the Council work productively for their community.
For training enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org