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AMP for Cross-Functional Municipal Teams

 

A Federation of Canadian Municipalities MAMP grant-subsidized program for Municipal Teams

 

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PROGRAM UPDATE: In response to COVID-19 and the emergent national social distancing strategy, PEMAC and our teaching institution partner, Northern Lakes College, have adjusted the delivery dates and method of AMP Course One. Originally intended as face to face offering, AMP Course One will now be delivered live online. Courses 2 through 6 will be delivered as asynchronous online courses as we had always intended.

 

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This initiative is delivered through the Municipal Asset Management Program, which is delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.

Funding for this initiative is provided through FCM’s Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), an eight-year, $110-million program, delivered through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.

Introduction

Made possible by a grant through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), which is delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada, municipal sector practitioners from across Canada are invited to participate in a Course One of the PEMAC’s Asset Management Professional (AMP) education and certification program. This is a great opportunity for teams of cross functional practitioners to start their Asset Management learning journey and build skills that will meaningfully improve the Asset Management practices of their municipality. 

The AMP program is comprised of six courses. The program introduces participants to the latest in strategic asset management thinking while building organizational capacity for excellence in Asset Management. Participants develop the capacity to engage others and build their knowledge and skills in key subject areas while familiarizing themselves with tools for strategic decision-making at each stage of the asset lifecycle.

Course One of the program, Asset Management Principles and Strategic Development, provides participants with an overview of the essentials of Asset Management in the context of ISO 5500x and the GFMAM Landscape, allowing them to identify opportunities for application of Asset Management concepts in your organization to realize value. Participants will delve into Asset Management policies, strategy and plans. They will discover Asset Management decision-making tools, as well as the key principals for risk mitigation and contingency plans, among other key elements. Designed with the FCM Asset Management Readiness Scale in mind, and aligned with ISO 5500x standards, Course One will allow municipal sector practitioners to strengthen their region’s approach to managing its assets as they share and learn from one another, while also being guided along the path from plan to execution from leading Asset Management experts.

Applications are now being accepted for municipal teams to participate in one the upcoming Course One's that will be delivered live online over 5 full days. These special offerings of Course One has been subsidized by the FCM grant and is available to qualifying practitioners. 

Completion of this initial course provides a path for these participants to continue their learning journey on their own, through the remaining five courses of the AMP program. Course Two through Six of theCAMP Designation Icon AMP program are 10 weeks long each, and delivered asynchronously online to the general public through Northern Lakes College. Individuals who complete all six courses and meet the program assessment criteria at the close of the program will qualify for the PEMAC Certified Asset Management Professional (CAMP) designation. 

Earlier this year, a group of practitioners from municipal across Canada began a special offering of the AMP program for municipalities. This group will be completing Course One through Six of the AMP program between June 2020 and April 2022. Registration into the full municipal program may still be available. For more information contact fcm_amp@pemac.org or call (905) 823 7255 extension 11.

Who Should Engage?

This program is designed for mid-career municipal sector professionals and senior managers from varied disciplines including engineering, IT, operations, business management and finance, who have responsibility for managing decisions with respect to the core life cycle functions such as design, selection, operation, maintenance of a municipality’s assets.

Asset Management is defined as "the coordinated activity of an organization to realize value from assets". This is why we are seeking cross-functional teams of practitioners with asset management related roles from various departments within the municipality. Each team will work together to develop a common understanding of asset management and to apply it within the context of their organization.

To qualify for entry into Course One and the funding available through FCM, applicants must be:

  • individuals employed by a local government (e.g. towns, cities, regions, districts, etc.) or elected officials
  • individuals employed by a not-for-profit corporation that has an infrastructure-related shared services agreement with a municipality (e.g. utilities, transit authorities, conservation authorities, etc.)
  • individuals employed by an Indigenous community that has a shared services agreement with a neighbouring municipality, or elected officials from that Indigenous community
  • individuals employed by an Indigenous community that operates under delegated authority by a province or territory (e.g. NWT settlements, Metis Settlement Council of Alberta).

 

Join the many municipalities already participating in the AMP program including:

Town of Baie Verte (NL)

City of Burlington (ON)

City of Calgary (AB)

Regional District of Central Okanagan (BC)

Cowichan Valley Regional District (BC)

City of Dauphin (MB)

City of Edmonton (AB)

County of Grande Prairie (AB)

Grey County (ON)

City of Guelph (ON)

Halifax Water (NS)

City of Hamilton (ON)

District of Kitimat (BC)

City of Melville (SK)

District of Mission (BC)

City of Mississauga (ON)

City of Mount Pearl (NL)

Town of Newmarket (ON)

City of New Westminster (BC)

City of Owen Sound (ON)

Municipality of Port Hope (ON)

City of Saskatoon (SK)

Town of St. Walburg (SK)

County of Perth (ON)

Town of Pouch Cove (NL)

City of Winnipeg (MB)

Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (AB)

Regional Municipality of York (ON)

  

The Delivery Plan

AMP Course One: Asset Management Principles and Strategic Development Course (LIVE ONLINE 5 Days)
Gain an overview of the essentials of Asset Management in the context of ISO 5500x and identify opportunities for application of Asset Management concepts in your organization to realize value. Begin to discover Asset Management decision-making tools.
DatesTime ZonesInstructors
Wed. Dec. 2 to Fri. Dec. 4 &
Tues. Dec. 8 to Wed. Dec. 9, 2020
Eastern Time Zone
9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Cliff Williams, CAMP, CMRP, MMP, CRL
Wed. Feb. 24 to Fri. Feb. 26  &
Wed. Mar. 3 to Thurs. Mar. 4
Mountain Time Zone
8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Tonnie Trim, MMP, CAMP, MBA, BPE, Bed
Data Integrity Supervisor, NorthRiver Midstream Inc.

Tues. May 4 to Thurs. May 6 &
Tues. May 11 to Wed. May 12

Central Time Zone
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Cliff Williams, CAMP, CMRP, MMP, CRL
   

 

AMP Course Two through Six Courses for full municipal program participants (ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE 10 Weeks)

 
CourseDates

Course Two - Asset Management Capabilities Development
Learn how to develop the organizational capability for engaging the workforce to achieve excellent Asset Management performance. Topics include: organizational structure analysis to identify changes needed for a holistic asset management approach, change management, project management, systems thinking, training needs assessment, customer supplier relationships, adaptive organizations and cultural discipline.

September 15 to November 23, 2020
Course Three - Risk Management & Performance Improvement 
Obtain an over view of Risk Management tools and techniques and how these techniques can be used to drive performance improvement through the planning, decision-making and operational phases of any corporate objective. See risk management in the context of holistic Asset Management in which all classes of assets are included - physical assets / equipment, knowledge / information assets, human resources and strategy assets.
January 12 to March 22, 2021 
Course Four - Developing and Implementing Asset Lifecycle Delivery Activities
Gain an understanding of different characteristics and requirements for managing assets through the asset lifecycle delivery stages from asset acquisition, through asset operations and maintenance, to asset disposal. Learn when to use various strategies and tactics and practice applying them to real-world examples.
April 13 to June 21, 2021 
Course Five - Asset Knowledge Management
Study asset information and knowledge management across the full asset lifecycle from the front-end engineering design through the to the “operate and maintain” phase and eventually to asset retirement. Referring to ISO 14224, the course provides a strategic level view of the important role that information and Knowledge Management plays in an asset dependent organization.
September 14 to November 22, 2021 
Course Six - Capstone
Review the elements of the previous courses and take the opportunity to bring the concepts together in an applied project that requires the development of an Asset Management Policy and Strategy for an organization as well as the development and implementation of an Asset Management Plan for a particular class of assets.
January 11 to March 21, 2022 
  

 

Registration Fees:

Registration fees for these special offerings of AMP are subsidized up to 80% by the FCM MAMP grant.

  
CourseRegistration Fee
Course One$295
Course Two Through Six$170 per course

Total tuition for Course One Only: $295

Total tuition for full AMP program: $1145

Additional fees not included:

  • Course One required books  (estimate $130+ shipping and taxes / participant + $372 / team for ISO 5500x standards)
  • Course One through Six required books (estimate $500+ shipping and taxes / participant + $372 /team for ISO 5500x standards) 
 

Features and Benefits

 

Accessible, Applied Learning

  • Accessible to mid-career professionals
  • Instructors are practicing professionals
  • Opportunities to apply the learning to the participants' workplace context are included in projects and assignments
  • Opportunities to meet and share learning with peers from a variety of municipalities
  • Each program culminates in a final project where the participants apply key concepts from each of the courses

Independent

  • Designed and maintained by PEMAC member subject matter experts
  • Independent from consulting services and product sales

Aligned

  • With the bodies of knowledge of leading Maintenance Management and Asset Management professional bodies
  • With ISO 5500x standards

Recognized

  • by Professional Bodies and Government Institutions
  • Completion of the AMP program (or equivalent education and experience) leads to the "CAMP professional designation" issued by PEMAC
  • Qualifies for Continuing Education Units for Engineers and Engineering Technologists. Consult your P.Eng or CET association for more information.
  • AMP is recognized by the Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM) Education, Research and Training committee
  

 

Applications for the 2020 to 2021 grant-funded AMP offering are now being accepted.


PEMAC is now accepting applications from Canadian municipalities who wish to sponsor participant teams from within their municipality responsible for asset management to take the AMP learning journey together with the aim of meaningfully improving the Asset Management practices.

To achieve the goals of the FCM grant PEMAC will be looking to ensure that there is a high level of commitment, the participants represent cross-functional teams in their organization and that we serve at least 25 different municipalities of various sizes. Once applications have been reviewed PEMAC will begin notifying successful applicants, and providing registration details for Course One. Registration fees for the course is required in full at time of registration.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until the course quota has been filled. Space is limited. Be sure to submit your application forms as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Application Process

  1. A primary contact from the municipality secures the support of their municipal leadership and recruits a cross-functional team with anywhere between 2 - 3 participants*. 
  2. The primary contact for the team fills out the "Team Application Form"
  3. Each individual team member fills out the "Participant Application Form"
  4. The primary contact submits the required forms to fcm_amp@pemac.org
  5. Once your team has been notified of its successful application and has paid the PEMAC fees, each participant will receive an invitation to register from Northern Lakes College. 

*Exception - for small municipalities (population < 100,000) an application form for a single person will be considered. All 3 forms are still required.

Request an emailed Application Package

Complete the form below to request an application package. If we receive multiple requests from a single municipality, we will also use this contact information to connect people to avoid duplication of effort, as only one application per municipality will be accepted. 

For more information email fcm_amp@pemac.org or call (905) 823 7255 extension 11.

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