2022 Schedule

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Humans...Assets?

Presenter: Cliff Williams
Principal Advisor, TMS Asset Management
Description:
Recently there was a lot of discussion on various forums around the term ‘Human Asset’. It was prompted by a paper/presentation made by Dr Monique Beedles in Australia where she questioned the term and the appropriateness of using it based on the definition of an asset in ISO 55000 – ‘an item, thing, or entity that has value or potential value to the organisation (ISO, 2014)’. There were questions posed on the various forums as to the use of ‘thing’ to describe humans – it’s legal meaning, it’s cultural implications and though most posting felt the term was appropriate, there was definitely a difference of opinion. What wasn’t brought out in most of the discussions was the intent or suitability of the decision to word the definition that way. No-one disagreed with the idea that a human ‘has value or potential value to the organization’ and so rather than argue about the term, I’d like to explore how we could apply the tools and lifecycle approach we use for physical assets, to humans. Let’s walk through the lifecycles and see if we can find how it might apply to humans. Concept Design Acquire Operations and Maintenance Decommission So as I said I won’t address the term ‘human asset’ but hopefully you can see that taking the same approach to ensure that the ‘value or potential value to the organization’ is certainly a good alternative.
About the Presenter:

Cliff Williams is the author of the bestselling maintenance novel People: A Reliability Success Story. He’s a maintenance educator and a keynote speaker at conferences around the world who believes success is achieved through people. Currently, Cliff enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience as a facilitator of PEMAC’s Asset Management Certificate Program and as an advisor on M&R for People and Processes, Inc. Hehas just retired as the corporate maintenance manager with ERCO Worldwide, a Canadian chemical producer.


Canada's Got Talent - But Can We Find It?

Presenter: Cliff Williams
Principal Advisor, TMS Asset Management
Description:
Canada’s Got Talent – but can we find it? No this is not an invite to audition for Canada’s new series looking to promote our talent ! Think about it - when we watch Canada’s Got Talent how often do we see Singers Dancing and Dancers Singing Or even worse, Acrobats eating fire while Fire Eaters do tumbles. Never! - why ? because when people decide to audition they know what they‘re good at and what skills are required to be successful. So how do we know we are auditioning, I mean interviewing, skilled and potentially successful Maintenance and Reliability Leaders. How many times have you seen where someone gets hired or promoted into a position of leadership only for them to struggle and sometimes fail. Why does this happen, what went wrong how can we prevent this? We know that they need talents but do we REALLY know which one will allow them to succeed? Let’s take the skilled craftsman (Singer) and make him Maintenance Manager (Dancer) Let’s take the Project Engineer (Acrobat) and make him Reliability Leader (Fire Eater) Join us for this presentation to learn what skills are required to be a Maintenance and Reliability Leader where we guarantee they won’t be the ones you normally think of as being necessary.
About the Presenter:

Cliff Williams is the author of the bestselling maintenance novel People: A Reliability Success Story. He’s a maintenance educator and a keynote speaker at conferences around the world who believes success is achieved through people. Currently, Cliff enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience as a facilitator of PEMAC’s Asset Management Certificate Program and as an advisor on M&R for People and Processes, Inc. Hehas just retired as the corporate maintenance manager with ERCO Worldwide, a Canadian chemical producer.