Spots Still Available: AMP Program for Municipal Teams
Applications are still being accepted for PEMAC's offering of the Asset Management Professional (AMP) program for cross-functional municipal teams. Spaces are still available, but limited so be sure to submit your application to participate. As well, a seventh location of course one has been added to the schedule in Vancouver, British Columbia, due to demand.
Earlier this year, PEMAC shared that the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) chose the association to provide asset management training to municipal practitioners across Canada. The training is collaborative, ensuring elected officials and staff across a number of communities are working together and learning from one another, while building their asset management capabilities.
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 in an offering of PEMAC’s 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 through April 2020, with the goal of meaningfully improving the Asset Management practices of their municipality.
Municipalities across the country face a mounting pressure to balance competing priorities - including new and existing infrastructure – on limited budgets. Strong asset management ensures local leaders are making decisions based on the best information available.
“Teams of professionals responsible for asset management strategy from municipalities across the Canada can now apply to participate in PEMAC’s Asset Management Professional (AMP) program. At a significantly discounted tuition, individuals will have access to an educational program that consists of six courses and leads to the CAMP professional designation. The program provides the latest in strategic asset management thinking, while developing the capacity to engage others and build their knowledge and skill in key asset management subject areas such as risk management, knowledge management (enterprise database systems) while being introduced to tools for strategic decision making at each stage of the asset lifecycle,” shares Cindy Snedden, executive director, PEMAC.
Course One of the AMP program for cross-functional teams is offered now in seven cities, where participants from across Canada will come together, face to face for five consecutive full days, of learning. Courses 2 through 6 is offered by ‘asynchronous’ online learning where participants are able to connect with instructors and other participants through the learning platform. These online courses are delivered over a ten-week period and will run from January 2019 through April 2020.
Course One Delivery Schedule by Date
|Monday, December 10 to Friday, December 14, 2018||Newmarket, Ontario|
|Monday, December 10 to Friday, December 14, 2018||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan|
|Monday, January 7 to Friday, January 11, 2019||Winnipeg, Manitoba|
|Monday, January 14 to Friday, January 18, 2019||Edmonton, Alberta|
|Monday, January 14 to Friday, January 18, 2019||Halifax, Nova Scotia|
|Monday, January 14 to Friday, January 18, 2019||Mississauga, Ontario|
|Monday, January 14 to Friday, January 18, 2019 JUST ADDED||Vancouver, British Columbia|
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.
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. MAMP is designed to help Canadian municipalities strengthen infrastructure investment decisions based on sound asset management practices. The program provides asset management training, funding and information sharing to enable municipalities to access the data needed to plan effectively.
For more information about the AMP program for municipalities and to apply for your team to participate visit: www.pemac.org/amp_municipal.
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