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AMP for Cross-Functional Municipal Teams

Applications are closed for the 2018 to 2020 grant-funded AMP program.

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

 

We are currently collecting interest for a potential future offering of the AMP for Cross-Functional Municipal Teams program. 

PEMAC has recently applied to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP) Round 3 Partner Grant. Complete the form below and receive information about upcoming opportunities to participate in the AMP for Cross-Functional Municipal Teams program.

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



The Municipal Asset Management Program Round 2 initiative was delivered through the Municipal Asset Management Program, which was delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.​


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MAMP Round 2 Program Description

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 started PEMAC’s Asset Management Professional (AMP) education and certification program in December 2018. Cross-functional teams from these municipalities representing finance, operations, IT, engineering, business management and other departments, have been taking a learning journey together through six courses of the program that will conclude in April 2020.  All are working towards meaningfully improving the Asset Management practices of their municipality.

Designed with the FCM Asset Management Readiness Scale in mind, and aligned with ISO 5500x standards, this municipal offering of the program allowed municipal sector practitioners to strengthen their region’s approach to managing its assets as they shared and learned from one another, while also being guided along the path from plan to execution from leading Asset Management experts.

The AMP program in general introduces participants to the latest in strategic asset management thinking while building organizational capacity for excellence in Asset Management. This special municipal program offering allowed participants develop the capacity to engage others within their municipality 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.

Program participants who have completed all six courses and meet the program assessment criteria at the close of the program qualify for the PEMAC Certified Asset Management Professional (CAMP) designation

To learn more about the Asset Management Professional program visit www.pemac.org/amp. The AMP program is available to the general public through Northern Lakes College. To learn more about how to participate in the public offering click here. 

Who is Engaged?

The program was 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. Participants are employed by local government (e.g. towns, cities, regions, districts, etc.) or are elected officials. 

Sample of municipalities participating in the program include:

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)

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.

Delivery Method - The first course of the program was offered in cities across Canada, where participants come together, face to face for one full week, five consecutive full days, of learning.

Delivery Method - Courses 2 through 6 were offered by ‘asynchronous’ online learning where participants were able to connect with instructors and other participants through the learning platform. These courses were 30 hours long plus readings, delivered over a ten-week period and will run through to April 2020. Each course was broken down into “weeks’ of work, supplemented with weekly online discussions.

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.

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