AMP for Cross-Functional Municipal Teams

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


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.‚Äč


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Introduction

Made possible by a grant from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities under its second phase of training funding of the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), 120 municipal sector practitioners from across Canada are able to participate an offering of PEMAC’s Asset Management Professional (AMP) education and certification program. Teams from municipalities across Canada will take a learning journey together through six courses of the program from December 2018 to April 2020, with the goal of meaningfully improving the Asset Management practices of their municipality. 

The AMP 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.

Designed with the FCM Asset Management Readiness Scale in mind, and aligned with ISO 5500x standards, this program 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.

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 (e.g. finance, operations, IT, engineering, business management). Each team will work together to develop a common understanding of asset management and to apply it within the context of their organization as they go along.


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. Through this capacity-building program the participants, the municipalities that they serve and the general public will win.

Who Should Engage?

This program is designed for mid-career municipal sector professionals and senior managers from varied disciplines including engineering, IT, 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.

To qualify for this program offering and the funding available through FCM, applicants must be employed by a Canadian municipality (e.g. towns, cities, regions, districts, etc., and local boards thereof) -OR- a municipal partner such as a municipally owned corporation -OR- Indigenous communities that have an infrastructure-related shared services agreement with a neighbouring municipality. 

Commitment to take all 6 courses in pursuit of the CAMP Certification is desired. 

Program Overview

Course One

Asset Management Principles and Strategic Development

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.

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.

Course Three

Risk Management & Performance Improvement

Obtain an overview of Risk Management tools and techniques and discover 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.

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.

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.

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.

The Delivery Plan

The first course of the program will be offered in seven cities, where participants from across Canada will come together, face to face for one full week, five consecutive full days, of learning.

Course One Delivery Schedule By Date

WhenWhereInstructor
Monday, December 10 to Friday, December 14, 2018Newmarket, Ontario
Hosted by:
City of Newmarket
Cliff Williams, CAMP CRL MMP
Corporate Maintenance Manager
ERCO Worldwide
Monday, December 10 to Friday, December 14, 2018Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Hammad Sharif, MMP, CAMA 
Principal Reliability Engineer
BHP

Monday, January 7 to Friday, January 11, 2019Winnipeg, Manitoba
Hosted by:
City of Winnipeg
Suzane Greeman, ASQ-CMQOE, CAMA, CAMP, CMRP, MBA
Above Ground Asset Manager,
Veolia North America
Monday, January 14 to Friday, January 18, 2019

Edmonton, Alberta
Hosted by:
City of Edmonton

Dean Hendrickson, CAMP 
Fleet Manager, Facilities & Properties Asset Management Division
Government of the Northwest Territories
Monday, January 14 to Friday, January 18, 2019Halifax, Nova Scotia
Hosted by:
Halifax Water
Warren Rodgers
Senior Engineer, Asset Management Office
Nova Scotia Power
Monday, January 14 to Friday, January 18, 2019Mississauga, Ontario
Hosted by:
City of Mississauga
Nigel D’Souza, CAMA
Asset Management Consultant
City of Mississauga
Monday, January 14 to Friday, January 18, 2019Vancouver, British Columbia - NEW LOCATION!

Tonnie Trim, MBA, CAMP, CAMA, MMP, BPE, Bed
Data Integrity Supervisor
Enbridge 

Courses 2 through 6

Courses 2 through 6 will be offered by ‘asynchronous’ online learning where participants are able to connect with instructors and other participants through the learning platform. These courses are 30 hours long plus readings, delivered over a ten-week period and will run from January 2019 through April 2020. Each course is broken down into “weeks’ of work, supplemented with weekly online discussions and supported by live Q&A sessions.

Registration Fees:

Registration fees for this offering of the AMP program are subsidized up to 80% by the FCM MAMP grant.

CourseRegistration Fee
Course 1$255 per course per participant
(includes lunch and break snacks)
Courses 2 - 6$155 per course per participant

Total tuition: $1030 + applicable tax

Additional fees not included:
- Books  (estimate $421+ shipping and taxes / participant + $372 / team for ISO 5500x standards)
- Travel (transportation, hotels, parking, breakfast & dinner for Course 1)

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 volunteers
  • 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 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. The cost of participating through this grant funded program is 20% of the public-offering price.

To achieve the goals of the FCM grant PEMAC will be looking to ensure that there is a high level of commitment to complete the program, the participants represent cross-functional teams in their organization and that we serve at least 35 different municipalities of various sizes. We will begin notifying successful applicants November 5, and providing registration details of the program. Registration fees for all six courses are required in full at time of registration.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will close December 1st, 2018 or whenever the program quota has been filled. We recommend completing the applications as soon as possible.

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 - 6 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 the post-secondary teaching institution. 

*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

If you have already signed up to the interest list, you don't have to fill this form again. Please check your email for the application instructions and forms.

One reason we are collecting your information is that we will connect people who inquire from a given municipality (if multiple people inquire) to avoid duplication of effort.

For more information email fcm_amp@pemac.org or call (905) 823 7255 extension 3

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