Become an RCM Facilitator
And begin transforming your organization through safe and technically defensible RCM analyses
Get ready to stand out with your Facilitation Skills
Through the RCM Facilitator Course, you will develop outstanding skills that will make you a significant part of any Reliability program.
You will not only gain a deep understanding of how to apply and facilitate RCM principles in the real world. You will also learn how to lead a team of equipment experts so consensus can be reached for all kinds of issues.
You will develop the invaluable talent of managing varying personalities so RCM goals can be achieved. You will gain this marketable talent that translates to any situation - even your life outside of work.
You Will Learn How To
- Plan RCM Analyses
- Facilitate RCM Analyses
- Achieve consensus amongst all Working Group members
- Produce RCM Validation Packages
- Facilitate Validation Meetings
- Produce Final Reports
- Assemble a presentation summarizing analysis results
- Effectively brief the results to management
It's NOT just about Reliability 💪
Achieving consensus from a group of equipment experts is an art.
A significant part of the RCM Facilitator Course is spent learning the invaluable talent of managing varying personalities in a team setting. Oftentimes, RCM Working Group members have vastly different experiences and perspectives so it's vital to know how to manage them.
You'll learn to how to handle situations that inevitably arise when a team of people gather to make decisions. (Have you ever gone to a meeting where a list of things that "we" need to get done gets compiled?...but then nothing happens after that?) That's what you'll learn to avoid.
This talent is not limited to RCM. It transfers to any professional meeting or improvement effort. It also comes in very handy in our personal lives.
As equipment custodians, it's our job to take care of machines properly. But who takes care of machines? People! That's why it is so important that we effectively engage with our team members.
Gaining consensus from a team of people is an art. In this course, you will gain this invaluable skill.
About the Course
The RCM Facilitator Course is made up of 19 training modules and consists of ~70% pre-recorded instruction and 30% online, live group training sessions. Up to 90 minutes of one-on-one training is provided.
The course includes quizzes, exercises, and assignments that highlight situations a Facilitator may face with an RCM Working Group and gives the delegate insight into issues that inevitably arise during real-world analyses.
The training modules are completed at a scheduled pace over approximately two months. The course requires each delegate to dedicate up to 10 hours per week to keep pace with the class. (Individual scheduling issues such as vacations can be accommodated.)
Course Dates: Q3, 2023. Exact Dates to be announced.
Registration Closes: TBD
Class Size: Limited to ~8 delegates
Course Investment: $5,299*
*If you've already purchased RCM Foundations, your RCM Facilitator Course fee will be adjusted accordingly.
What is Included
20 training modules
Downloadable course training documents that make up The Art of RCM Facilitation, by Nancy Regan
Lifetime access to the online training modules
Live, online group workshops and Q&A sessions
Live, online one-on-one guidance and support with Nancy Regan (up to 90 minutes)
RCM Facilitator Course
The course consists of 19 training modules
The course includes 10 weeks of paced instruction. Delegates complete prerecorded training and attend scheduled live, online, group training. Training modules include quizzes and assignments to help students and the instructor identify gaps in knowledge, and to become more confident with the RCM technology.
Live, online, group workshop to review course details, discover what to expect from the course, and meet fellow students.
Welcome, Overview, and Getting Started
The Art of Facilitation, Part 1: What makes an effective RCM Facilitator
The Art of Facilitation, Part 2: The RCM Analysis Planning Process
The Art of Facilitation, Part 3: Facilitation Techniques
The RCM Operating Context
Sequence of Conducting an RCM Analysis
Task Hierarchies and the
RCM Decision Diagram
Failure Finding Protective Devices
The Validation Process
How to Summarize & Brief Analysis Results to Management
Final Assessment & Review
Free Access to RCM Foundations
Prerequisite for the RCM Facilitator Course
RCM Foundations is an online, on-demand, comprehensive introduction to RCM. The course is normally priced at $899.
When you register for the RCM Facilitator Course, it is included free. If you have already RCM Foundations, your RCM Facilitator Course fee will be adjusted accordingly. When you register for the RCM Facilitator Course, you will have access to RCM Foundations.
Access to RCM Level 1 Certification Exam
Level 1 RCM Certification demonstrates that you understand the RCM process from Function definition through Maintenance Task and Default Strategy selection at an introductory level.
Offered by the International Reliability Centered Maintenance Certification Committee (IRCC), the 30-minute exam is taken online. Upon successful completion, you will receive a Level 1 certificate.
Next Course Starts Q3, 2023. Exact dates to be announced.
Q3, 2023. Exact Dates to be announced.
Size of Class
Class size is limited to ~8 delegates
Facilitator Course Investment is $5,299*
*If you’ve already purchased RCM Foundations, your RCM Facilitator Course fee will be adjusted accordingly.
We are constantly seeking to use the best trainers within our fields. We invited Nancy Regan to our office in Norway, not only to train our own consultants, but also to train several of our customers. Nancy not only has practical experience, but she has a wonderful ability to pedagogically present the principles of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM). All this makes Nancy a valuable partner for MainTech.
Gunnar Andreas Aarvold
former Manager, Business Development, MainTech
The Course Instructor
Nancy Regan is a professional RCM Facilitator and trainer with 25 years of experience. Nancy started facilitating RCM Analyses in 1998 as a civilian employee of the US Navy. She started her own business in 2001 and continues to facilitate analyses with her current clients.
Amongst her largest projects are the CH-47 Chinook helicopter and her work with the National Security Complex in Oakridge, Tennessee. Both projects spanned years and yielded amazing benefits for both organizations!
Nancy was mentored by the late John Moubray. She is the author of The RCM Solution, A Practical Guide to Starting and Maintaining a Successful RCM Program.
Nancy always knew she wanted to be a teacher. (Her mother told her that she wore out a new blackboard in no time at all “playing school.”) Get ready because Nancy gives her students her “all."
Why It's Different: A Note from Nancy
Most RCM facilitator courses offer a week of instruction and then a week of “real world” facilitation. However, this “real world” facilitation usually consists of course delegates “taking turns” facilitating a mock analysis while fellow students “act” as the Working Group members.
That’s what my Facilitator course was like. The problem was that we spent more time trying to figure out the technical details of the mock analysis than learning how to facilitate our Working Group.
The Facilitator Course I offer includes exercises and assignments that highlight situations a Facilitator often faces with an RCM Working Group. This give you insight into real-world issues that inevitably arise during real-world analyses. It’s impossible for me to teach you every scenario that will arise, but it gives you a good base to start with.
I’ve been facilitating RCM analyses for 25 years. (I still actively facilitate RCM analyses with my clients.) I’m excited to teach you what I’ve learned so that you can become an even more valuable member of your Reliability team.