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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Financial Reporting Practices

Every pool has processes and practices to ensure adequate and transparent financial reporting, whether determined solely by its own financial policies and governing body or required by regulation. Annual audited financial statements are an important foundation of pool financial reporting practices. The first module reviews variations in pool financial reporting and how pools provide important financial reporting through their annual audited financial statements. The second module covers variations in pool financial reporting and important elements of audited financial statements.

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.

INFLUENCES

      • Turnover

      • Cybersecurity

      • Weather Patterns

      • Well-Being

      • Pooling Mindset

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    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.

    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.

     

    FREE: Build a Better Member Experience

    This special edition, free hot topic course is about being quick, clear and kind as you work with the members of your pool. It is appropriate for everyone working on behalf of a public entity pool.

     

    Member expectations are increasing faster than ever, so it’s important to align pool service with new demands. The course outlines actionable strategies to enhance responsiveness and empathy, which will help your pool develop strong and lasting member relationships.

     

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    How Pools Can Help Public Entities Manage Cyber Risks

     

    Cyber incidents are an evolving threat for public entities and an important issue risk pools are actively addressing. Pools can help member entities avoid or minimize the impact of cyber incidents. This hot topic course will discuss the importance of good cyber hygiene for public entities and five cyber hygiene practices pools can help prioritize. We’ll also identify other ways pools can support public entity practices to boost cybersecurity and resources that might be useful to pools and their members.

     

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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.