UBC Okanagan Campus
3333 University Way
Kelowna, BC  V1V 1V7
Monday, March 12, 2018
8:30am - 4:30pm PST
  • Municipality/Community Staff and Elected Officials - CA$95.00
  • Other Public Sector Organization / Agency (inc Crown Corps) - CA$145.00
  • Private Sector Organization - CA$295.00
*These prices are per person excluding tax and includes learning material, lunch and refreshments.
We are excited to be running our 1-day Asset Management Awareness Workshop in Kelowna BC on March 12th 2018 and we hope you will join us!
The session is appropriate for Elected Officials and Municipal / Organization Staff who will leave the workshops with:
  • a better understanding of what asset management is,
  • why it should be undertaken and the benefits to your community,
  • what it entails and how to begin implementation with some tangible steps. 
The first half of the day will focus on what asset management is, and why the municipality should do it, and the second of the day will focus on what it entails and how to go about doing it.  Elected Officials are welcome to attend the morning portion only if they wish. Everyone will walk away with a better understanding of AM and some tangible actions you can take back to your organizations.
This is relevant for all municipalities, regardless of your size and location, or whether or not you have made any progress with asset management to date.  The face-to-face session will enable participants to connect with peers, network with other municipalities who practice asset management at varying levels, and provide a safe environment conducive to knowledge sharing and collaborating.
The Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM) is the association of public infrastructure asset management in Canada. Our government and private sector members develop policy, tools and technologies which improve the level of service for public infrastructure assets in every province and territory. CNAM shares that knowledge with other members and stakeholders through our online resources, the annual conference and various committees and events.
Facilitator/Trainer:  Iain Cranston
Iain is CNAM’s Awareness & Outreach Program Manager and comes with 10 years of consulting experience.   Iain has spent the last 6 years with CH2M's Asset Management consulting practice where he helped plan and implement asset management programs in public sector organizations and municipalities across Canada, covering with a variety of topics from writing Asset Management Plans (AMPs) to Capital Investment Planning, and AM Policy to Customer Level of Service Frameworks.  Iain was CH2M's Global Program Manager and a Lead Trainer for their 3-day Infrastructure Asset Management Training course.  
Iain was also Program Manager for the  CH2M/Opus consulting team behind FCM’s Leadership in Asset Management Program (LAMP) which brought together 12 municipalities from across Canada to develop a good practice AM handbook for municipalities which will be released in 2018.   Iain is a motivated and passionate individual and you’re in for a good workshop!    Special guests from your region will also be presenting and sharing their experience.
We will be joined by Joel Shaw, Infrastructure Planning Manager, City of Kelowna, and CNAM Board Member.  Joel has worked as professional engineer for 20-years and has extensive experience in planning, design and construction of municipal infrastructure.  For the last eleven years he has worked with the City of Kelowna where he is responsible for managing the Infrastructure Planning Department.  Joel’s team oversees annual and long-term infrastructure planning including asset management and the DCC program. 
Wally Wells, Asset Management BC’s (AMBC) Executive Director, will be attending the workshop to tell you more about the great work they are doing in your Province  and the resources available for your asset management journeys.  Wally is a professional engineer with 48 years of experience, over 20+ of which have been in asset management. Most of his career was spent in Ontario relocating to BC 12 years ago. He was on the Governing Council of 'InfraGuide" and, for 4 years, the National Asset Management Working Group which produced and published the National Framework for Asset Management.  For the past 8 years he has been Executive Director of Asset Management BC, a community of practice serving all BC local governments and First Nations.
Have any questions on the workshop? Please contact admin@cnam.ca 
Not looking for this workshop in Kelowna, BC? Please go to www.cnam.ca/NewToAM for a list of our other workshops across Canada!