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MAMP 1 – An Introduction to Asset Management

Asset Management for Elected Officials: The Strategic Basics 

This content is geared towards elected officials and senior administration. 

Course Overview:  

This workbook will guide you through the basics of asset management and how you as an elected official or senior administrator can champion asset management in your community. 

Learning goals include: 

  • Defining asset management and understanding the asset management process 

  • Understanding the role of elected officials and other stakeholders 

  • Effective use of data and information in the asset management process 

Asset Management for Municipal Staff: The Technical Basics 

This content is geared towards municipal staff and is also suitable for senior administration. 

Course Overview:  

This workbook serves as an introduction to asset management and its role in organizational strategy, a discussion of data requirements, and the basics of how to build a basic asset management plan.  

Learning goals include: 

  • Background on asset management in Canada 

  • Introduction to asset management policy and governance 

  • Understanding risk 

  • Organizational roles and responsibilities in implementing asset management 

  • Gathering and using data for asset management 

  • The basics of building an asset management plan 

Boring Until It’s Broken: Engaging the Public in Infrastructure and Asset Management 

This content is geared towards elected officials and senior administration. 

Course Overview:  

This course has been designed to equip you with a strong understanding of how to engage the public in the relevant discussions about asset management.  

Learning goals include: 

  • Articulate why it is important to engage the public in asset management and identify the council’s role in communication and engagement 

  • How to identify the audience and key messages for engagement 

  • Implement good practices for implementing and maintaining community engagement 

I Want a Five-Star Experience for a Two-Star Price: Setting and Communicating Levels of Service 

This content is geared towards elected officials and senior administration. 

Course Overview:  

This course will help you think through what big ideas of level of service mean to constituents and businesses in your community, as well as how they impact staff, activities, and resources. 

Learning goals include: 

  • Identify and define levels of service and how that relates to asset management 

  • How to set levels of service 

  • How to effectively communicate and monitor levels of service 

It’s Got Teeth But Doesn’t Bite: Developing and Implementing an effective Asset Management Policy 

This content is geared towards elected officials and senior administration. 

Course Overview:  

This course has been designed to equip you, as elected officials, with a basic understanding of the role of policy in asset management. 

Learning goals include: 

  • Identifying the role of policy in municipal governance and asset management 

  • Outline your organization’s commitment to asset management, as well as the objectives and mandated requirements for asset management 

  • Connect asset management to your organizational goals and objectives 

  • Outline principles and decision-making regarding costs and funding 

RISK: How Asset Management Can Help 

This content is geared towards elected officials and senior administration. 

Course Overview:  

This course has been designed to equip you, as elected officials, with a basic understanding of asset management and risk to support you in your roles. 

Learning goals include: 

  • Defining risk and identifying specific risks to your municipality 

  • Understanding the basic process of risk management 

  • Identify how asset management supports risk management 

  • Identify asset management tools that support risk management 

  • Understanding council’s role in the risk management process 

Weathering the Storm: Asset Management and Climate Change 

This content is geared towards elected officials and senior administration. 

Course Overview:  

This course has been designed to equip you, as elected officials, with an understanding of the impacts of climate change on asset management and the ways through which asset management can support community goals related to climate change mitigation and adaptation. 

Learning goals include: 

  • Identify infrastructure and service delivery vulnerability to climate change 

  • Understanding how asset management is connected to climate change 

  • Use of asset management to identify risks and support climate change mitigation