Integrating Asset Management in Every Day Practices – A Change Management Approach

On January 1, 2018, Ontario Regulation 588/17: Asset Management Planning for Municipal Infrastructure came into effect. The regulation sets out requirements for municipal asset management planning to help municipalities better understand their infrastructure needs and inform infrastructure planning and investment decisions. While the regulation will be phased in over six years, municipalities need to begin work now to meet the required timelines.  The most important thing for municipalities to be doing is incorporating asset management into everything they do.  It is so imperative that asset management become part of every process and decision that municipalities make now and into the future. Consequently, a major change in culture is needed. Departments need to work together to manage the ‘corporate’ assets together.  In many municipalities, this is going to require complete transformation where asset management practices is built into every policy, procedure and process.  In this session, we will not only explore the requirements of the new regulation and the impacts on the municipality but also develop a strategy using proven techniques to make sustainable change.

 What you will learn:
  • What are the requirements for asset management?
  • What are the changes that need to be made to ongoing processes?
  • How do municipalities integrate asset management practices into current processes and procedures?
  • How to develop a change management strategy to make sustainable process change.
Why attend:
Municipalities need to ensure that they meet the requirements of O.Reg 588/17 starting in 2019.  In order to make this change, it must fundamentally transform its processes.   A change management strategy is imperative in order to make sustainable change.  This session will provide the tools to make this change happen and integrate asset management into daily practices.

Who should attend:
  • CAOs, Asset Management Professionals, HR Consultants/Directors, CFO’s/Treasurers, Departmental Managers
About the Instructor:
Tammy Carruthers , BA CPA CGA CFE CICA PMP CLSSBB CCA MCITP CISA CCP, has over 25 years experience in the public sector in various positions include the Director of Finance/Treasurer and Information Technology of Lanark County, Portfolio Manager with Treasury Board Secretariat, Manager with the Ontario Ministries of Labour, Municipal Affairs and Housing as well as a Professor of Accounting.  For the last 9 years, Ms. Carruthers has lead several engagements as a consultant in both large and small organizations across North America and is a regular speaker and trainer for several municipal associations on leadership, strategic and financial planning, sustainability, LEAN government, risk management and asset management. Ms. Carruthers has several designations including a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Microsoft Certified IT Professional, Project Management Professional,, Certified Change Practitioner (PROSCI) and Certified LEAN Six Sigma Master Black Belt. She has conducted several consulting engagements involving IT system analysis and security assessments.
Refund Policy: All Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. A refund levy of $113 (includes HST) will be applied to every cancellation received up to fourteen (14) business days prior to the holding of the session. No refunds will be made for cancellations of less than fourteen (14) business days prior to the holding of the session.
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Emergency Medical Services building
105 South Junot Avenue
Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 4X6

Deadline to register:
April 30