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.
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Made possible by a grant from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities under its training funding of the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), 120 municipal sector practitioners from across Canada have been participating in an offering of PEMAC’s Asset Management Professional (AMP) education and certification program. Teams from municipalities across Canada are taking a learning journey together through six courses of the program that started in December 2018 and is running 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 municipal staff and elected officials. Specifically eligible participants are:
- employed by local government (e.g. towns, cities, regions, districts, etc.) or elected officials
- 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.)
- employed by an Indigenous community that has a shared services agreement with a neighbouring municipality, or elected officials from that Indigenous community
- employed by an Indigenous community that operates under delegated authority by a province or territory (e.g. NWT settlements, Metis Settlement Council of Alberta).
Commitment to take all 6 courses in pursuit of the CAMP Certification is desired.
Join the many municipalities already participating in the program including:
Town of Baie Verte (NL)
City of Burlington (ON)
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)
City of Melville (SK)
City of Mississauga (ON)
City of Mount Pearl (NL)
City of New Westminster (BC)
City of Owen Sound (ON)
Municipality of Port Hope (ON)
City of Saskatoon (SK)
District of Kitimat (BC)
Town of Newmarket (ON)
Town of St. Walburg (SK)
County of Perth (ON)
City of Winnipeg (MB)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is offered in cities across Canada, where participants from across Canada come together, face to face for one full week, five consecutive full days, of learning.
Courses 2 through 6
Courses 2 through 6 are 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 for this offering of the AMP program are subsidized up to by the FCM MAMP grant.
(includes lunch and break snacks)
|Courses 2 - 6||TBC|
Total tuition: TBC
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
- Designed and maintained by PEMAC volunteers
- Independent from consulting services and product sales
- With the bodies of knowledge of leading Maintenance Management and Asset Management professional bodies
- With ISO 5500x standards
- 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