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AM Champions

About the AM Champion Program

The Michigan Infrastructure Council (MIC) Asset Management Champion Program sets out to establish a network of talented individuals and organizations to help strengthen and "champion" best practice asset management across Michigan's complex infrastructure environment. Participants graduate by completing a mix of training, group coaching, building their peer network and accessing industry learning. The program supports the statutory responsibilities of the MIC as established in P.A. 323 of 2018, P.A. 324 of 2018 and P.A. 325 of 2018.

Become an Asset Management Champion

The Michigan Infrastructure Council (MIC) is welcoming a new cohort of leaders into the Asset Management (AM) Champion Program. This program will establish a network of talented individuals and organizations to help strengthen and “champion” best practice asset management across Michigan’s complex infrastructure environment.

Accepting scholarship applications for Fall 2022. Space is limited.

Build Awareness

Build AM Champions to foster a culture of asset management best practices across Michigan.

Develop Knowledge

Develop AM Champions who understand and promote the value of asset management aligned with the five topics in the MIC Asset Management Readiness Scale (AMRS) - Michigan.gov/MIC – Readiness Assessment Scale Tab.

Establish Community

Establish a community of AM champions to seed peer relationships and build a network of asset management leaders across the state and across infrastructure silos.

The AM Champion Program is a fast-paced and interactive training curriculum that combines asynchronous education, facilitated discussion, peer interactions, and industry learning into a professional certification from MIC. The program will require approximately 25 hours to complete.

Asynchronous Modules

9 lessons featuring asset management content and interactive activities. All material aligns with the 5 topic areas in the MIC AMRS.

Facilitated Discussion and Peer Interaction

Three 90-minute, in-depth thematic discussion sessions with peers and industry leaders.

Industry Learning

Access to a comprehensive library of webinars and presentations from the Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM) and newly developed case studies from Michigan Infrastructure owners.

Program Success

The pilot program was developed and delivered from January to July 2021. By the end of the program, 81 participants spanned 10 affiliation types, 14 different regions, and upwards of 17 different titles within their respective organizations. This has lent to a network of Asset Management Champions that will begin to foster a culture of asset management best practices across Michigan.

96% of Champions know more about Asset Management now vs. at the beginning of the program.

98% feel that they are now able to be a successful Asset Management Champion.

40+ Net Promoter Score.


Download the AM Champions Pilot Final Report 

“What I liked best about the AM Champion program were the personal testimonies of government officials during the class and during the small group sessions.  These people talked about actual processes that worked to help them make sound financial decisions and they expressed how easy it was to communicate with their residents about the hard issues they faced and the support they received from their communities.”

- Kathy Winczewski, City of Ludington on what she liked most about the Champion Program

“As a utility owner with many assets, this program has provided me with information and tools to use in my organization to further our AM journey by building awareness with staff and elected officials, completing the AMRS, and creating an AM steering committee to create a roadmap for implementation.”

- Jacob Rushlow, City of Livonia on 3 benefits from the Champion Program

If you are a local, regional, or state government employee, public-sector asset owner, or leader from an industry organization, please fill in the application form below!

Registration is limited to 75 participants. Consideration will be given to socio-economic and system variation, statewide geographic representation, and organizational diversity.

Fostering a Culture of Asset Management

AM Champion Resources

Apply To Become an AM Champion

The Michigan Infrastructure Council (MIC) is welcoming a new cohort of leaders into the Asset Management (AM)  Champion Program.

Apply to Become an AM Champion!

Nominate an AM Champion

Nominate Future Asset Management Champions

Do you know someone who would be an excellent candidate for the next round of the Michigan Infrastructure Council's Asset Management Champion Program?

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