ASSET MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE SERVICE DELIVERY IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: “Our unique training program will help local governments take it to the next level,” stated Wally Wells, Executive Director of Asset Management BC, when he announced a FREE training program for local governments and First Nations (September 2020)

Free Training Helps Local Governments and First Nations Advance Asset Management Practices

While BC’s local governments have made great strides in managing their assets for sustainable service delivery, there’s still a lot to be done. Moving beyond inventories and condition assessments takes time, resources, and planning. That’ why Asset Management BC developed a unique training program to help local governments take it to the next level – the Advancing your Asset Management Practice program.

“We’ve heard from local governments and First Nations at our conferences and workshops there are still a number of barriers to fully implementing asset management as a way of doing business,” said AM BC Executive Director Wally Wells. “That’s why we’ve developed this program to provide a few different ways to help people advance their asset management practices.”

The program consists of a variety of training, coaching and presentations designed to help local governments in three key areas:

  • Building Awareness for Elected Officials: Presentations to your Council or Board to increase awareness and support for your asset management practices, and how it’s key to sustainable service delivery.
  • 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.
  • Operationalizing Asset Management: A unique cohort-based learning experience to help you identify and overcome the barriers to asset management in the areas of organizational culture, structure, and capacity.

“We’re hosting a free information webinar on October 1st at 9:30am for anyone interested in learning more about the program offerings, meeting the presenters, and how to submit their expression of interest,” added Wells. “You can check out the Program Guide and Expression of Interest form, as well as register for our webinar on our website at

The program is being offered free of charge to BC local governments and First Nations, thanks to the funding initiative from the Municipal Asset Management Program, which is delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada. The learnings from the workshops and cohort will also become part of a series of new case studies to pay it forward and help others with similar challenges.

To Learn More:

Full details, including the webinar registration, the Program Guide and Expression of Interest form due by October 9th, can be found on the AM BC website at