Course Catalog


Pooling Basics

Pooling Basics courses are designed to offer learners a baseline understanding of core pool operations including governance, underwriting, claims, finance, risk management, member relations, and employee benefits. Within each course, learners will explore key concepts, learn from pooling experts, and engage with interactive exercises to increase their pooling knowledge and bring that knowledge to their own pools.

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Internal Controls & Data Management

Internal controls are the mechanisms, policies and procedures used to ensure financial and accounting information integrity. Internal controls aid a pool in promoting transparency, accountability and fraud prevention. In this course, learners will explore the reasons why internal controls are vital to pooling, including important considerations for capturing and managing financial data.

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Finance: Operating Budgets

The members and governing body of any public entity risk pool depend on pool management to develop an accurate budget that adequately funds all its operations and supports rate stability. In the first module to this course, Budget Types and Revenues, learners will review the basic components of a pool budget (including program, general administration, and capital asset budgets) and common sources of revenue for pools. In the second module, Expenses, Budget Influences and Related Considerations, learners will review common pool expenditures and variables that a pool may encounter during its budgeting process.


FREE: The Top 5 Influences on Pools Right Now

This special edition hot topic offers insight into the Top 5 Influences on Pools Right Now. For each influence, AGRiP Executive Director Ann Gergen identifies our shared pooling history, our current state, and where we might be headed in the future.



  • Turnover
  • Cybersecurity
  • Weather Patterns
  • Well-Being
  • Pooling Mindset
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The Role of Diversity & Inclusion in Pooling

This course explores diversity and inclusion as they relate to a pool’s culture, people and practices. We define diversity and inclusion concepts, the benefits and power of inclusivity, and how to incorporate a diverse mindset into pool culture and operations.


Business Continuity Planning

This course discusses the goals of Business Continuity Planning and the importance of developing clear mitigation and response strategies to not only react and respond during an unexpected event but to thrive before, during, and after the event.