Training Opportunities for Municipal Staff
Asset Management Technical Assistance Project
The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), in collaboration with Asset Management Ontario (AMONTario), is providing free hands on training and technical assistance to 80+ municipalities across Ontario by educating multi-disciplinary staff and elected officials on asset management concepts to help them make progress in the implementation of their asset management plans and establishment of a robust asset management system.
Participating municipalities are grouped in cohorts based on geography, population size, asset management maturity, quality of existing asset management plan, staff capacity and common interests/challenges in asset management. This approach facilitates peer to peer learning and help establish knowledge sharing groups for active collaboration among neighboring municipalities.
The project covers different topics such as asset management governance structure, asset hierarchy and data gap analysis, establishing service levels, risk assessment and asset lifecycle strategies for financial planning. Participation requires commitment from municipalities to attend all coaching sessions and complete project milestone using the provided tools and templates over a period of one year.
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.
2021 ASSET MANAGEMENT WEBINAR SERIES
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Having an asset management governance structure with clear roles and responsibilities foster a culture of collaboration and integration between different departments across a municipality and helps staff collectively provide standardized information on assets cost, risk and levels of service to inform Council decision-making. Join this session to learn more about the different types of governance structures that can be adopted to develop and implement an asset management program at your municipality.
One of the challenges in asset management for a municipality is to determine its infrastructure funding gap and develop a long-term strategy for how it will be managed. Join this session to learn how to estimate asset whole lifecycle costs to understand current and future financing requirements, and to how this information can be used to develop a financial plan.