Asset Management Training
Asset management is growing in importance for municipalities across Alberta and Canada, but the costs and work associated with integrating asset management into municipal decision-making and operations is significant. To support small municipalities in embracing asset management, the Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA), Alberta Municipalities (ABMunis), and Infrastructure Asset Management Alberta (IAMA) are organizing two asset management capacity-building cohorts, workshops for elected officials, and a group learning community.
The funding received from FCM’s Municipal Asset Management Program has allowed for participation in the activities to be free aside from travel costs. This is a great opportunity for municipalities to learn the basics of asset management and receive support from experts in how to get started on or take the next step in their asset management journeys.
Click on one of the activities to figure out which one is best suited for your municipality.
This cohort seeks municipalities with little to no current asset management uptake, but with an interest in developing asset management processes and capacity. Any type of municipality (town, village, municipal district, etc.) may apply. Introductory cohorts will run from October 2022 to February 2023.
This cohort seeks municipalities with some asset management uptake, including those who have previously participated in the Introduction to Asset Management Cohort. Applicants may need help further developing their current asset management plans or are interested in finding ways to improve their asset management practices. Any type of municipality (town, village, municipal district, etc.) may apply. Intermediate cohorts will run from December 2022 to May 2023.
These one-day workshops have been postponed to allow councils adequate time to register. All elected officials and CAOs are welcome to attend to learn more about the importance of asset management in building strong and resilient municipalities. Participants will also learn more about the link between asset management and decision-making. Workshops will be hosted in five locations across Alberta when they are rescheduled.
These communities will focus on developing partnerships between municipalities to share information and seek solutions on common asset management challenges. The direction and focus of the communities will be determined by participants and depend on the themes and challenges identified. The communities will consist of two in-person workshops along with additional coaching.
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.