TWPL Asset Management Academy’s purpose is to equip you with the skills needed for a employment and professional roles in asset management. Our portfolio of courses go beyond just education – we will work with you, discuss and agree which course best meets your needs and combine with the most appropriate learning methods.
LEARNING WHILE DOING
We provide training which is designed to be more than just concepts education – they will help you to convert understanding of the subject matter into practical workplace skills and confidence. As all academy tutors are ex-industry senior personnel with first-hand experience, this knowledge transfer comes through pragmatic workplace assignments, case studies and personal mentoring support.
We can help you find out what your own priorities should be and offer independent assessment of your existing skills, strengths and potential development areas. This helps you to make informed decisions about the best training and knowledge development priorities for the roles you are aiming for. Linked directly to the internationally recognised IAM Competences Framework and the IAM Certificate and Diploma scheme, this also helps you to become more employable and more mobile in your career.
Personal attitudes and attributes
We have observed that there are seven key personal attitudes and attributes (the background success factors), that we’ve found make a big difference, both to people and organisations, wherever you are on your journey. While some of these are fully covered by the Competences Framework and Guidance, we want to emphasize a few of them here:
Understand that everybody has a part to play in asset management. Whatever your technical or non-technical role – procurement, design, construction, training, operation, senior management, maintenance, logistics, financial management, information management etc – it’s everybody’s business.
A ‘silo-busting’ attitude – the ‘integrated and holistic’ aspect of asset management demands that functions, departments, business units – call them what you like – work together for the common goals of the organisation. This means that organisational barriers (silos) may get in the way. Silo busting can be difficult, but the rewards can be very high.
The ‘day Job’ – we often hear people say that they are too busy doing the ‘day Job’ to get involved. Actually, Asset Management is the ‘day Job’!
Willingness to learn – this is not just classroom or ‘on-job’ learning. It is also important to cross organisational boundaries and learn about other functions, reach common views of how the integrated asset management approach can achieve benefits on all sides.
Willingness to change – organisational culture and behaviour are possibly the hardest things to change, but changing inappropriate behaviour can be a rich source of benefits.
Completing and finishing – Plan/Do/Check/Act runs through the asset management approach. Plan what to do, then do it. Review successes and areas to improve, then apply what you’ve learned. It sounds obvious, but it is frequently overlooked.
Energy and tenacity – you may be learning new ways yourself, or supporting colleagues or superiors to learn new ways. The ‘people’ part is usually the hardest! Like with any project or change programme, there will be roadblocks and obstacles along the way that must be overcome. Stick with it!
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Download our blogs (listed below) which looks at what we offer in detail for those who are Getting Started, those at the Integrating and Embedding stage, and those who are Seeking Excellence.
- Asset management a journey for life
- Learning along the asset management journey part 1
- Learning along the asset management journey part 2
- Learning along the asset management journey part 3
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