Thank you to the 35 local governments and First Nations who applied for our “Advancing your Asset Management Practices” educational series, which were designed for working local government and First Nations professionals. This unique and free* training program was created to address some of the softer sides of the asset management puzzle such enhancing organizational culture, working with levels of service, and building awareness and support with your Council or Board.

We had an excellent response, and because of demand with limited funding, every applicant has been contacted to participate in at least one of the program options identified below.

Here’s an update on the programs rolling out now, so watch for more on our social media sites:

  1. Building awareness for elected officials: Presentations to your Council or Board to increase awareness and support for your asset management practices, and how this is key to sustainable service delivery. Twenty local government and First Nations presentations are being held across BC. We may be able to offer more in 2021 so stay tuned for more info.
  2. Working with Levels of Service’: A series of custom webinars to help you identify your levels of service including processes, tool kits, and coaching to develop and implement a plan for your community. The first course kicks off in January with a full house.
  3. Operationalizing Asset Management: A unique small group learning experience to help you identify and overcome the barriers to asset management in the areas of organizational culture, structure, and capacity. The learnings from these seven municipal, Regional District, and First Nation participants will be transformed into case studies you can use to advance your asset management practices.

We are hopeful that we may be able to offer additional programs in the future and we will keep you updated.

In the meantime, check out our must-read guide Asset Management for Sustainable Service Delivery: A BC Framework — the core document for local governments and First Nations in BC — and other helpful resources on the AMBC website.

And be sure to join the conversation on our social media sites and follow our hashtag for the latest: YouTube channel, Twitter, and LinkedIn, including with the hashtag #OurAssetsMatter.

For more info, contact Wally Wells at [email protected] on behalf of the AMBC team!

*Thanks to the generous funding initiative from the Municipal Asset Management Program, delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and funded by the Government of Canada.