Communities are being challenged to make the best possible decisions with scarce resources for both today’s users and future generations. Planning for infrastructure renewals, growth, and new demands amidst increasing service expectations, risk exposure, and financial challenges can put elected officials and community staff in a difficult position. Asset management (AM) can help!
Asset Management is the coordinated activities of an organization to realize value from its assets in the achievement of its organizational objectives. From a practical perspective, Asset Management is based on a set of fundamentals:
CNAM has developed an Asset Management 101 Booklet, with the What, Why, and How on infrastructure asset management for your community Infrastructure Asset Management. The Booklet comes in both English and French.
CNAM has also developed an online AM101 resource to support communities and individuals who are new to infrastructure asset management and are starting their journey. This is an expanded online version of the AM101 Booklet available above. The resource will provide users with:
This and other CNAM resources are currently focused on municipal / community / local government asset owners. However, all asset owners will find large parts of the content useful.
CNAM’s AM Awareness Courses are virtual workshops specifically tailored for Canadian communities and municipalities of all sizes, locations, or progress with asset management. We offer two courses, AM101 – Asset Management Awareness and AM102 – Core Elements of Asset Management. The courses cover a total of nine hours of content over three half-day sessions, delivered virtually so you can pace yourself through the training. Over the last several years, these awareness courses have been delivered to hundreds of municipal staff and elected officials, both virtually and in-person. Participants overwhelmingly report strong satisfaction with the courses and an improved understanding of asset management practices. In the sessions participants will:
Professional Development Certificates (Valid for up to 9 CEC/PDH hours towards professional development) will be provided upon completion of the courses and associated FCM Activity Survey.
We welcome international attendees. Member and non-member rates in CDN$ apply. International membership to CNAM is also welcome.
Like this course but looking for a private event with this content for your organization, association, or agency? We can help with that too. CNAM’s courses can be delivered ‘on-demand’ and customized for your organization/staff/members. We’ve done this for a number of members, cities, and infrastructure owners, and partners over the years, including groups from the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, and international organizations like the State Department of Michigan. For more information and pricing on custom courses, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CNAM members can learn how to effectively deliver the AM101 course within their own organization with our Train-the-Trainer program. The AM 101 course has had overwhelmingly positive results in building AM awareness, and it can be made even better when delivered by someone internal to your team!
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The Asset Management Primer was created by CNAM to support the development of the 2016 Canadian Infrastructure Report Card. It was intended to:
CNAM recognizes that, no matter the stage of development, asset management information is essential to infrastructure planning and the development of support programs in Canada.
A copy of the primer content can be downloaded here: