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

Funding for the partner organizations’ grants is provided by Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), an eight-year, $110 million initiative funded by the Government of Canada and delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. The program provides asset management training, funding and information sharing to enable municipalities to access the data needed to plan effectively.  

Applications are still being accepted to participate in the special delivery of AMP program.

About the Special Delivery of AMP 

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, cross-functional teams of municipal sector practitioners from across Canada are invited to participate in a subsidized cohort program of PEMAC’s Asset Management Professional (AMP) education and certification program starting in May 2022 through November 2023.  This initiative 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.

AMP Course One, Asset Management Principles and Strategic Development, was delivered live online over 5 days. The course provided 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 their organization to realize value. The other program courses were delivered asynchronously online, each for 10 weeks. Those courses delved deeper into the latest in strategic asset management thinking, developed the capacity to engage others and built knowledge and skills in key subject areas such as risk management, knowledge management (enterprise database systems) while introducing tools for strategic decision making at each stage of the asset lifecycle. In the final course participants complete a “Capstone” project, offering the opportunity to apply the new knowledge and skills to develop a real-life project recommendation.

In June 2020, a groCAMP Designation Iconup of practitioners from municipalities across Canada began this second special offering of the AMP program for municipalities. This group has been working through the six courses of the AMP program since that time. Set to complete this program in March 2022, this group of participants who successfully complete the program and meet the assessment criteria at the close of the program will qualify for the globally aligned Certified Asset Management Professional (CAMP) certification. The new CAMP designates will join the long list of municipal practitioners who completed the first delivery of the special municipal program in 2020. 

Delivered in partnership with Northern Lakes College, the upcoming program will begin in May 2022 with AMP Course One, live online over 5 days. AMP Course Two through Six will follow asynchronously online beginning in Summer 2022 through November 2023.

Applications for the next municipal program delivery are now open. Complete the form below to receive a full application package.  

 

Join the many municipalities already participating in the special municipal 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)

Region of Peel (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)

  

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 special municipal program 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).

 

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.
DateTimeInstructor
May 17, 18, 19, 25 and 26, 2022
(Tue, Wed, Thur, Wed, Thur)
8:30 am to 4:30pm
Eastern Time
Cliff Williams
Principal Consultant
TMS Asset Management
May 31, June 1, 2, 8, and 9, 2022
(Tue, Wed, Thur, Wed, Thur)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Pacific Time
Roop Lutchman
Principal Advisor
ROLU Inc.
June 6, 7, 8, 15, and 16, 2022
(Mon, Tue, Wed, Wed, Thur)
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Mountain Time

Hammad Sharif
Manager Strategy and Planning
BHP Canada Inc.

June 14, 15, 16, 23, and 24, 2022
(Tue, Wed, Thur, Thur, Fri)
9:00 am to 5:00pm
Central Time
Susan Lubell 
Principal Consultant
Steppe Consulting Inc.

October 18,19,20, 26 & 27**
(Tue, Wed, Thur, Wed, Thur)

8:00 am to 4:00pm
Mountain Time
Cliff Williams
Principal Consultant
TMS Asset Management
**If you wish to complete the full AMP program, but are considering AMP Course One in October, register as soon as possible. You will begin with Course Two, delivered from July to October, and catch up with AMP Course One following that.
   

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

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.

July 12 to October 10, 2022
(with 2 week break August 26 to Sept 12)
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.
November 1, 2022 to January 23, 2023
(with a two week break between Dec 20 to Jan 2)
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.
February 7 to April 17, 2023
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.
May 2 to July 10, 2023
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.
September 12 to November 20, 2023
*Dates and times are subject to change.

Registration Fees:

Registration fees for the next special offering of AMP will be subsidized up to 90% by the FCM MAMP grant.

  
CourseRegistration Fee
Course One$179
Course Two Through Six$89 (per course)
Total tuition for full AMP program: $624 (plus applicable taxes)

Additional fees not included:

  • Textbooks (estimate $400+ 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 2022 to 2023 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 30 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. 

SPACE IS STILL AVAILABLE:  Applications are still being accepted for the special delivery of the AMP program 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 registration fees to PEMAC, 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. 

To receive the application package complete the form below.

Complete the details below to request a program application package. Click the Submit button at the bottom of the page and details will be emailed.