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The following resources were included in the May 17, 2024 issue of eNews and may be useful to pools. RISK MANAGEMENT GUIDANCE FOR PUBLIC ENTITIES How to assess your practices related to fraud protection and (MIIA) Cybersecurity for cities — protecting your community from online threats (LMCIT) Safety bulletin with articles about ransomware, phishing, data security (MCIT) Safety bulletin with information about preparing for severe weather (NCHARRP) Guidance on using strong passwords (APEI) Information on the benefits of getting to know your local first responders before an incident ...
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At a recent peer forum meeting, two pool executives shared stories about how many new people they have on their governing bodies — and how quickly their governing bodies are turning over. One executive said she had a board member who came to only one pool meeting before announcing he had taken a new job and was leaving his city (and the pool). Here’s how to quickly get new governing body members up to speed, support deep conversations and strengthen shared purpose: Subscribe your entire governing body to Pooling Basics. Have governing body members complete one course per month, online and independently. Talk for ...
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Provide Input for Artificial Intelligence Series We’re working on a series of 2024 webinars and virtual roundtable discussions about the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) in pooling. The series will help pools: Understand the transformational nature of AI and contemplate an AI-informed future. Consider how AI will be operationalized to support pool functions. Evaluate risk impacts as AI is adopted within local public entities. If you are using AI (or guiding its use for client pools), or are working in this area within your organization, please let us know . We are looking for use cases, stories and practical ...
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Pool leaders who want to know how their team perceives the pool’s culture should contact AGRiP by April 30 to begin a free culture assessment before May 20. This assessment is a series of questions distributed to your pool staff, who respond anonymously. Their answers identify patterns and competing commitments that influence your daily operations. The assessment is free to AGRiP members (normal cost to implement the assessment is $4,500 per pool). Even if your pool has used other culture assessments like “best places to work” or pulse surveys, you’ll find that this assessment provides something different — it helps you identify inf luences ...
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RISK MANAGEMENT GUIDANCE FOR PUBLIC ENTITIES Article about responding to catastrophic events in the workplace (California JPIA) Newsletter with articles and advice about distracted driving, contractual risk training, personnel policies, mental health as a workplace hazard, more (PERMA) Newsletter with article about mitigation controls in cybersecurity, maintenance guidelines for emergency generators, cannabis laws (OTARMA) Article about cybersecurity risks for smart devices (CSD Pool) Information about risks related to pickleball injuries and workouts in the workplace (CSD Pool) Tips for ...
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We recently completed transition to a new AGRiP member database, which also impacts our website. There is no change in functionality of the website for members. You will be required to change your password for access to certain AGRiP resources. Your experience may vary depending on whether and where you have logged in before, but here’s some guidance: If you sign in with your current password, you will be notified that you have invalid credentials. Enter your username, then choose “Forgot your password?” and follow the prompts to reset it. If you receive a message saying that the website would like to access either your basic ...
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AGRiP Recognition is a self-audit of pool operations and governance, based on eleven categories of pooling best practices, or Advisory Standards. The standards are developed by our Membership Practices Committee (MPC) and are based on 25 years of industry knowledge and insight. Pools that achieve Recognition can be confident they have fully explored industry standards and are actively looking at best practices and learning from their peers. The following pools earned Recognition in the last year: Alaska Municipal League Joint Insurance Association (AMLJIA) Alaska Public Entity Insurance (APEI) California Joint Powers Insurance ...
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Results from our post-conference survey show 100 percent of respondents believe Governance Conference was a good use of their time. Whether or not you were one of the 850 attendees who joined us in Nashville last week, here are a few useful follow-ups: Opening keynote speaker Jay Baer kicked off the conference encouraging us to embrace complaints and solve problems faster and with more empathy than ever before. If you want more from Jay Baer, all AGRiP members can access Build a Better Member Experience for free through Pooling Academy. Contact AGRiP to have a Pooling Academy account set up and to get access to this course. AGRiP’s ...
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AGRiP’s 2024 Conscious Culture Residency helps pools understand the hidden patterns impacting their people and performance. A pool’s culture can be understood using eight core markers, all of which will be explored in our 2024 work. Agility Collaboration Transparency Innovation Solutions Digital Growth Inclusion Remember, as part of the residency member pools can participate in a comprehensive assessment to help pinpoint culture patterns that could be holding you back. Access this valuable resource for insights that will change the way you work for free. Pools that are planning ...
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These resources were featured in the Feb. 1, 2024, issue of AGRiP eNews and may be of interest to pools. RISK MANAGEMENT GUIDANCE FOR PUBLIC ENTITIES New training offered on understanding professional boundaries for educators (APEI) Guidance on navigating no-fault sewer backup coverage (CSD Pool) Information on how to avoid legal pitfalls when hiring (MCIT) Best practices for protecting workers and community members from accidents on ice and snow (NJMEL) Newsletter with articles about the safe operations of motor vehicles, upcoming safety training, the pool’s 30th anniversary and reflections ...
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Every pool wants — and needs — a culture that drives success and retains top talent. The first step in achieving that is to understand how your pool’s culture operates and which changes will improve it. As part of AGRiP’s 2024 Conscious Culture Residency , member pools can participate in a comprehensive assessment to reveal the hidden patterns shaping the environment at your pool. You’ll learn how team members work together and what behaviors are rewarded or discouraged (perhaps unintentionally) in your current culture. Join more than a dozen pools of every size and structure that are already using the survey. Pools can access this valuable resource ...
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AUSTIN, TX - Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool (TML Risk Pool) has been selected for a prestigious Award for Excellence in Performance by the Association of Governmental Risk Pools (AGRiP) for its innovative Local Officials: Stronger Together Podcast Series . This series of 15-minute podcast episodes (available at http://info.tmlirp.org/stp-podcast ) is directed primarily at elected officials, city managers and city attorneys, but has found a much broader audience interested to learn more about risk pooling and its benefits for public entities. TML Risk Pool has produced nearly 30 episodes of the podcast ...
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As AGRiP moves forward into 2024, we’re focused firmly on the infinite possibilities in pooling. AGRiP’s culture is one of constant innovation and experimentation. Even though we have many programs, services and conferences that are offered consistently, every outcome is entirely unique. We never do exactly the same thing twice! We’ll continue this experimentation in 2024, looking for new approaches to legacy events and education, as well as our other programs and services. Much of our innovation is borne directly from ideas generated by members, so be sure to let us know any time you have a suggestion. Maintaining innovative efforts requires ...
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We’re excited to announce Wendy Parker will join AGRiP as managing director beginning in February. Wendy is currently the executive director of HealthTrust , an employee benefits pool located in New Hampshire that is a long-time member of AGRiP. Wendy has more than thirty years of experience in pooling, risk management, employee benefit programs (as well as other coverages), organizational governance and leadership. Along with her vast experience, Wendy brings enthusiasm for pooling, AGRiP’s mission and community. She’ll work alongside AGRiP executive director Ann Gergen to manage operations, services and daily activities. The support of this new ...
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Governance Conference 2024 | Mar. 3-6 in Nashville, TN Governance Conference is for pool governing body members and the team supporting them to talk, learn and problem-solve in a pool-focused environment. Governing body members can explore concepts that relate to their role at the pool and in their role within a local public entity. All attendees will: Have a forum to ask questions pertinent to your pool. Learn how other pools do things, so you can consider new ideas to implement back home. Build a network of trusted people who understand the work you do. Connect with service providers in the pooling industry. Governance ...
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RISK MANAGEMENT GUIDANCE FOR PUBLIC ENTITIES Safety tips for winter driving for employees with work vehicles (APEI) Risk management newsletter with articles about stormwater risk assessment, multi-factor authentication, ladder safety, pavement management and more (PERMA) Loss alert about file sharing and potential phishing attacks (CIRSA) Guidance on what to do following the first 72 hours after a cyberattack (CSD Pool) Safety bulletin on the hazards of sanitation operations (Comp Alliance) Winter maintenance tips for preventing damage and disruption to public property (NCHARRP) Article that ...
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We know that every pool is unique and looks to AGRiP for different support. Here are a few resources our members tell us are most useful. Many of these services are available only to members and once logged into AGRiP’s website. Access interactive, online learning that’s uniquely created by AGRiP for public entity pools through Pooling Academy . Courses include timely topics like prioritizing cyber risk management for members, financial reporting and data management, continuity planning and more. Enroll your new hires and governing body members in Pooling Basics , available any time through Pooling Academy or once a year in person ...
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Nominations for AGRiP Awards for Excellence are now open. Help recognize and celebrate those making an impact in our industry by nominating a colleague or pool for an award acknowledging their performance, leadership or service. Awards for Excellence highlight the very best and brightest in our public entity pooling community, regardless of role or tenure. Click one of the three award categories below, answer the prompts and send in a nomination before 5 p.m. ET on Nov. 30. The Performance Award recognizes an AGRiP member pool for developing, implementing and measuring the impact of a creative program. Our ...
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RISK MANAGEMENT GUIDANCE FOR PUBLIC ENTITIES Guidance on reviewing policies related to dress code and anti-discrimination for language about natural hair textures and styles (MCIT) Takeaways from a recent seminar on data breaches (MCIT) Risk management newsletter with articles about the private conduct of public officials and employment practices (MVRMA) Article about weather trends that intensify the need for building resiliency and amusement rental risks (MIIA) Article about common mental health illness and treatment options for firefighters and first responders (CSD Pool) Best practices ...
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CEO Institute 2023 is Aug. 6–9 at Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, MD, and will focus on a framework to help pools bring their six core values to life and put them into practice for many different purposes. Pool executives and senior staff are encouraged to attend. Unique for 2023 — pools must accept user terms to attend and gain access to proprietary materials that will be used during the event. Top pool executives received an email from AGRiP on May 10 with information on how to accept the terms and share the resources within their organization. If you need more information or the link to accept user terms, contact Devereaux Morkunas ...
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