NAMS + Online Asset Management Training Workshop_Spring 2021
This course is 6 Live, online, and interactive sessions over a 6 week period. Delivered by NAMS Canada AM experts.
The Learning Path to Asset Management Readiness
This is an awareness building activity focused on municipalities in Saskatchewan with a population of 1000 or less. Its a high level overview of the asset management context, hits all the basics and covers the FCM Asset Management Readiness Scale.
Nicole Allen is the Executive Director of NAMS (National Asset Management Strategy) Canada, and has collaborated with Allen Mapstone since 2011 to deliver asset management training and support to municipalities and government organizations across western Canada. Nicole is a civil engineer, having graduated from the College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan. She has wide-ranging experience working in the areas of strategic planning, asset management, transportation, and land development. Nicole has worked extensively with both the rural and the urban sectors throughout western Canada and beyond.
Christina Benty is the former mayor of Golden, British Columbia and retired after having served 12 years in local government. In addition to her lived experience in the political arena, she studied political science and completed her Masters of Arts in Leadership at Royal Roads University with an organizational leadership project on community engagement and asset management for the Town of Golden. Christina considers herself an asset management evangelist and firmly believes that asset management is no longer a luxury for local governments who have time and resources to put toward the process; it is a necessity. With aging infrastructure that needs renewing and replacing, one of the more complex conversations that communities need to have is about how to become sustainable and what decisions are required to go down that path. Christina believes that asset management is a team sport that involves not only the staff responsible for the management of the assets, but also elected officials, residents, and businesses. She assists teams in building a culture of excellence in leadership and asset management, and supports local governments in engaging with their communities on service delivery realities and the financial pressures that accompany them.
Larry Sparks is a business coach, consultant, and project manager with roots in Saskatoon, SK and Golden, BC. He is a passionate entrepreneur and self-professed nerd with a penchant for cloud-based collaboration, as well as productivity and communication tools. When not in the office, Larry is likely out nurturing new ideas with his young family, riding his bike, or kayaking on the Kicking Horse River. The informed rate payer.
Troy has 23 years’ experience working in Municipal Government. Troy has extensive knowledge in strategic asset management planning, as well as asset management implementation. He has developed levels of service methodology and has been involved in development of work plans and safety protocols, and project management methodologies. Troy is a graduate of the IPWEA Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning.
Jolene has been apart of the NAMS Canada team for 2 years facilitating the IPWEA Professional Certificate in Asset Management Course as well as providing technical support for NAMS+ subscribers. She is eager to assist you and your municipality with developing the skills needed for your asset management planning.
Lee Anne has 21 years’ experience in the public sector with 18 years in municipal government. Her focus over the last 6 years has been planning and implementing asset management systems. Additional experience includes finance, corporate budgeting, process review, strategic planning and policy development.
Darian Brown is the Director of Technical Services for ATANA. Additionally, he holds a M.Sc. from the Department of Civil and Geological Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan. Darian was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and received a B.Sc. in Honours Physics from the University of Saskatchewan in 2010. Since that time, Darian has worked in the areas of infrastructure asset management, transportation planning, decision analysis, and cost-benefit analysis. In his spare time, Darian enjoys playing soccer, snowboarding, and scuba diving. Simplifying the complicated, the data cruncher.
Adam Yelland works with a wide variety of clients including owner managed businesses, not-for-profits and municipalities. Adam received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 2015 and obtained his CPA designation in 2018. He joined Baker Tilly SK LLP in 2015.