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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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Learn more about the public delivery of AMP

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.

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 were invited to participate in a subsidized cohort program of PEMAC’s Asset Management Professional (AMP) education and certification program in 2018 through 2020, and again in 2020 through 2022.  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. 

Sign up to receive information about future special municipal programs using the form below. Applications for the current special municipal delivery is now closed. The AMP program courses as also available through Northern Lakes College in a general public schedule. Courses are offered each term and registration is open to practitioners from any sector and industry.

 

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)

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.

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.

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.
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.
 

Registration Fees:

Registration fees for the last special offering of AMP were subsidized up to 80% by the FCM MAMP grant.

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

Total tuition for full AMP program: $1145

Additional fees not included:

  • Textbooks (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
  

For more information about the special municipal program, and future opportunities to participate, contact Elvira by email at fcm_amp@pemac.org or call 1-877- 523-7255 extension 11. 

 

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