Webinars

Webinars

Our webinars dig into key operational areas, explore hot topics and evaluate trends. Offered in real-time and on-demand, webinars are a ready resource on a variety of important pooling topics.

Upcoming Webinars

Conversations Every Pool Board Should Have

Register now for this webinar on Tuesday, July 23, from 2-3 p.m. EST.

Join public entity pool leadership staff and governing body members for a look at conversations that are critical to the success of every governing body.  Understand the roles the board members and the pool administrator play in the organization and how they collaborate to address member needs. Delve into the important questions that governing body members should be asking and how the answers affect the success of the pool. Learn the benefits to be achieved when the governing body focuses on the pool’s - and the board’s - future. Pool executives will increase their awareness of their role in facilitating these key conversations, and the importance of raising these issues long before conflicts arise.  

Speakers are:

  • James deSpelder, Administrator/CEO of County Road Association Self-Insurance Fund (CRASIF)
  • Mary Sholander, Board Member, County Road Association Self-Insurance Fund (CRASIF)
  • Jonathan Shull, CEO, California Joint Powers Insurance Authority
  • Craig Stephenson, Board Member, Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group

On-Demand Webinars

Governance

Elevating Board Performance Webinar Series

Understanding Inclusivity
This first of two sessions on building inclusive governance strategies will ground attendees in the definitions and science-based benefits of a governing body comprised of diverse viewpoints in this webinar presented by 2019 AGRiP Inclusion Resident Robin Stacia.

Participants will identify ways to evaluate their governing body’s inclusivity needs and elevate its effectiveness through cognitive and demographic inclusion best practices. Stacia will also provide insight on how pools can start to set and achieve inclusivity goals.


Implementing Inclusivity
Pool leaders are uniquely poised to leverage cognitive and demographic diversity to enhance a pool’s governance performance. In this second webinar by 2019 AGRiP Inclusion Resident Robin Stacia, participants will learn five key actions every pool board can take to advance inclusivity while strengthening governance processes. The presentation will also identify values and opportunities for elevated cognitive and demographic inclusion, and consider methods to successfully implement inclusion practices.

This is the second in a series of webinars designed to help attendees understand and apply inclusive governance practices. The first session will anchor attendees to the definitions and science.

Implementing Inclusivity
Pool leaders are uniquely poised to leverage cognitive and demographic diversity to enhance a pool’s governance performance. In this second webinar by 2019 AGRiP Inclusion Resident Robin Stacia, participants will learn five key actions every pool board can take to advance inclusivity while strengthening governance processes. The presentation will also identify values and opportunities for elevated cognitive and demographic inclusion, and consider methods to successfully implement inclusion practices.

This is the second in a series of webinars designed to help attendees understand and apply inclusive governance practices. The first session will anchor attendees to the definitions and science.

Pool Board Governance Webinar Series

Developing and Maintaining an Effective CEO/Board Partnership
Explore the role of the pool administrator in developing an effective Board of Directors, clarify the respective roles of the CEO, Board Chair, and Board.


The Next Step: Moving to Generative Governance
Introduction to generative thinking and concrete ways to apply this “Governance as Leadership” model in the work of your Board.


Just-In-Time Pool Board Orientation
Common Board responsibilities in policy development, strategic planning, and fiduciary duties. The Board’s role in fundamental pooling-specific matters such as actuarial analysis, claims and litigation, and risk management.

Developing and Maintaining an Effective CEO/Board Partnership
Explore the role of the pool administrator in developing an effective Board of Directors, clarify the respective roles of the CEO, Board Chair, and Board.


The Next Step: Moving to Generative Governance
Introduction to generative thinking and concrete ways to apply this “Governance as Leadership” model in the work of your Board.


Just-In-Time Pool Board Orientation
Common Board responsibilities in policy development, strategic planning, and fiduciary duties. The Board’s role in fundamental pooling-specific matters such as actuarial analysis, claims and litigation, and risk management.

Emerging and Risk Management Issues

Sexual Abuse and Molestation Claims

Washington School Risk Management Pool (WSRMP) Executive Director Deborah Callahan addresses how WSRMP responded to a rapid rise in the number and cost of highly visible and community-disrupting claims using new, practical measures.

The Impact of Cyber Security, Autonomous Vehicles and Smart Tech on Local Government and Risk Pools

Looks at how smart tech and autonomous vehicles present new cyber-related impacts to public entities and pools, alike. Issues include public entity impacts of self-driving vehicles, shifts in member profiles and liability, insurance law and severity of auto claims, and data security's impact on public entities. Coverage documents, reinsurance, risk management cyber defenses, and reputational considerations are also addressed. Presentation Slides »

Public Entity Cybersecurity: Risks, Mitigation & Breach Response

Identify more than a dozen areas of cybersecurity interest to pools, using real-world examples as well as steps pools can take to reduce risk and respond to a cyber attack. Presentation Slides »

Preventing Employment Claims: Lessons from CIS' Hire to Retire Program

Discusses how Citycounty Insurance Services (CIS) in Oregon started to experience a rapid increase in employment claims and the development of their Hire to Retire (H2R) program, a targeted risk management program designed to help CIS members find and address the root cause of employment claims by supporting the entire employment lifecycle. Presentation Slides »

Creating Action-Based Child Abuse Prevention Plans

Review specific steps pools can implement to help members create safer environments for children, including enacting child protection focused applicant screening processes and boundary policies for employees.  Presentation Slides »

Additional resource: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Assessment for Youth Programs.

Could Our Pool Members Be the Target of a Police Practices Lawsuit?

Overview of contemporary police force issues, and a few perennial challenges as well. Presentation Slides »

The Risk Management Value of Anonymous Tip Lines

Examine the value of a reporting platform that allows citizens to anonymously give information about a crime, potential threat, or similar incident without fear of retaliation. Presentation Slides »

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

The accelerating unmanned aircraft industry, utilization and implications for pools and public entities. Presentation Slides »

Expected Changes in Public Entity Pooling Webinar

Three facets that will likely reshape the business model of public entity pooling, including changing demographics, rapid technology advances, and continued fiscal austerity for local governments.

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act

This webinar examines recent regulatory and legislative developments related to the Affordable Care Act. Presentation Slides »

Operations

Investment and Economic Outlook for Public Entity Pools, 2018-2019

Review 2018 capital market performance and learn about opportunities for 2019.

Led by Strategic Asset Alliance (SAA) Managing Director & Principal Daniel Smereck, this webinar offers a look at key investment issues and challenges addressed by small and large pools alike; and includes a blind peer analysis of pooling clients across multiple portfolios, to help participants understand investment risk/reward profiles. Presentation Slides »


The Age of the Multigenerational Workforce

Generational Resident Kim Lear teaches pools how to prepare for a workplace and membership environment with multiple generations. Presentation Slides »

Resetting Your Contribution Algorithm

Looks at how public entity pool rating formulas and underwriting guidelines evolve. The session guides viewers on when it is time to review your algorithm, how to manage risk characteristics and market conditions, set management objectives, and better understand outcomes. Presentation Slides »

Next Generation Strategies for PBMs

Provides insight into the mechanisms for pools of pharmacy benefits management (PBM). This session shares information on PBM service components, financial structures, and more. Presentation Slides »

State Sovereign Immunity & Tort Caps

Sovereign immunity and tort caps have significant implications for public entity pooling -- pools without them can face substantial uncapped payouts, while pools with outdated limits may find themselves engaged in additional litigation. Presentation Slides »

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) for Pools

Review examples from pooling organizations that have embarked on the ERM journey and end with a better understanding of how ERM applies to pool and member operations, and ideas about how to take the next steps. Presentation Slides »

Stewardship Reports for Boards

Review tactics and best practices for creating an annual organizational stewardship report to keep your Board of Directors aware of the progress your pool has made on its strategies and goals. Presentation Slides »

HIPAA Compliance

Information about the new audit program, how to have compliant policies and procedures, and what specific areas of concern auditors will focus on.

What Works in Wellness, Real Results from Real Pools

Stories from AGRiP member pools about the ways in which their wellness programs have evolved, their efforts to measure results, and their current approaches to developing and maintaining the programs.