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AM101 – Asset Management Awareness Virtual Course

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June 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


CNAM’s renowned AM Awareness Course has been revamped, expanded, and is now available as 2 separate courses!

Throughout 2020 CNAM has been working hard to make its AM awareness courses even better, with updated content and even more interactive exercises. We are very excited to launch the new AM101 and AM102 courses in parallel for 2021.

AM101 and 102 will be run in three separate online sessions (Week 1: AM101, Week 2&3: AM102). Sign up for 101, 102, or both! AM101 is not a pre-requisite for AM102, however we recommend it for anyone new to AM, or for those looking for a refresher of core AM concepts. AM101 is FREE for CNAM members. Those interested in a CNAM membership can also take advantage of our new member bundle where they will receive the free admission to AM101, and a member discount to AM102.

For more detail on member benefits, including free access to all of our webinars, please click here.

These courses are relevant for all communities and municipalities, regardless of size, location, or progress with asset management. The sessions are appropriate for Elected Officials and Municipal / Community / Organization Staff of all levels. CNAM’s original awareness course has been delivered to over 300 municipal staff and elected officials, both virtually and in-person. Participants overwhelmingly report strong satisfaction with the course and an improved understanding of AM.


AM101 Course Description

AM101 is a single 3-hour interactive session where participants will learn what asset management is, and why it is important. This includes an overview of the state of infrastructure in Canada and an analysis of common challenges faced by asset managers.

Electronic Professional Development Certificates for 3 CEC/PDH hours will be awarded upon completion of the course and FCM activity evaluation survey.

CNAM may postpone or reschedule virtual courses if the minimum threshold of participants is not met.


Facilitator/Trainer: Iain Cranston

Iain Cranston, CNAM Program Manager and Trainer

Iain is a motivated and passionate facilitator and trainer and has over 10 years of consulting experience. He has worked with CNAM for several years, managing their awareness, outreach and training programs, and writing the AM101 Booklet that we hope you’ve already read!

Iain is the Principal of icInfrastructure, providing clients with a range of Asset Management services including AM training and the development of AM policies, strategies, plans (AMPs), capital investment planning & decision-making frameworks, IT systems implementations, customer Level of Service frameworks, public consultation and organizational change management programs.

Prior to that, Iain spent 6 years with CH2M/Jacobs’s Asset Management consulting practice where he helped plan and implement asset management programs in public sector organizations and municipalities across Canada. Iain was also CH2M/Jacobs’s Global Program Manager and a Lead Trainer for their 3-day Infrastructure Asset Management Training course and continues to lead this course for them.

Iain was Program Manager for the CH2M/Opus consulting team behind FCM’s Leadership in Asset Management Program (LAMP) which brought together 12 municipalities from across Canada to develop a good practice AM handbook for municipalities.



Non-Member AM 101: $145

AM 102: $395

Total Price for both courses: $540
Member AM101: Free

AM 102: $295

Total Price for both courses: $295
New-Member CNAM Membership: $275

AM101: Free

AM 102: $295

Total Price for both courses, including CNAM membership: $570
Please remember that by registering for this event you are purchasing admission for yourself only, unless registration explicitly provides the option to register multiple participants.


*Beginning in 2021, CNAM will no longer be offering printed course materials for its AM virtual courses. The courses have been optimized for virtual delivery and materials will continue to be distributed electronically prior to course commencement. Participants will be responsible for printing and the associated costs should they choose to do so.


Looking for a private course for your organization, association or agency? We can help with that too. CNAM’s course can be delivered ‘on-demand’ and setup privately for your organization / staff / members. We’ve done this for a number of members and partners over the years. Presently, all courses are being held virtually, however we hope to make in person events available again soon. For more information and pricing on this option please email admin@cnam.ca.


This initiative is offered through the Municipal Asset Management Program, which is delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.


June 1, 2021
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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