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EOEP - Regional Partnerships and Collaboration


This course will be offered using a hybrid delivery, including independent reading required by participants, as well as three* virtual sessions. This will allow participants to review material on their own as well as participate in group discussions and ask questions during virtual sessions. The course will be offered with the following schedule:

- Wednesday, May 5 from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
- Wednesday, May 12 from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
- Wednesday, May 19 from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm

*Participants must be able to attend all three sessions. 

Regional Partnerships and Collaboration

In life, and in the municipal world, working with others is not always easy. If done right, it can provide major benefits. In our increasingly complex world, regional partnering has significant potential for effectively delivering services but it takes effort. EOEP’s Regional Partnerships and Collaboration course offers an overview of key benefits and challenges for collaboration frameworks as real world municipal examples. Central to the course are the relationship-building considerations such as trust and communication. The course offers an opportunity to build interpersonal communication skills through hands on learning.

Module  1: Introduction to Collaboration

After completing this module, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the value and opportunities of working collaboratively within a region to foster the development of resilient and sustainable communities and regions
  • Learn about the fundamentals of the collaboration process

Module 2: Collaboration Framework

After completing this module, participants will be able to:

  • Identify desired ICF outcomes, take inventory of your municipality’s services and consider who should be on your negotiating team
  • Learn how to design your ICF outcomes and your role in the process
  • Develop your ICF by summarizing your services and explore your options
  • Understand the ICF dispute resolution process

Module 3: Skill Building for Consensus

After completing this module, participants will be able to:

  • Use communication skills including active listening, open ended questions and reflection
  • Understand how to effectively negotiate

Date: May 5 - 19

Time: 2:30 pm each day

Course cost: $275 plus GST

Location: VIRTUAL

*Participants will be sent more information, including at-home reading materials and meeting links, in the days leading up to the first virtual session. 

If you would you are interested in alternate dates and would like to join the list, please email Leanne at

Refund Policy

  • One month or more prior to course date:  full refund
  • Two weeks prior to course date or less:  $75 administration fee
  • One week prior to course date:  50% administration fee
  • Less than one week prior to course date or no-show:  No refund
May 5 - 19, 2021
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