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Intelligence Publication

The Intelligence publication identifies and helps navigate the future of public entity pooling through in-depth commentary and thought leadership on important and unique pooling issues.

Current Issue

Build a Better Post-COVID Pool Workspace
The pandemic is likely nearing an end. In the newest issue of Intelligence, cognitive scientist Art Markman, PhD, discusses how pools can take this opportunity to build a better work environment — one that combines what worked in pre-COVID times and what we’ve learned through a year of working remotely.

Past Issues

Strategic Planning for Pools
In this issue, we explore what goes into effective pool strategic planning. AGRiP Executive Director Ann Gergen writes about the need to tailor your strategic planning process to your pool, key considerations as you prepare to plan, implementing your plan once developed, and engaging an external consultant.

Strategies for Leading Remote Pool Teams
In this issue, AGRiP Executive Director Ann Gergen presents seven strategies for leading remote teams. Drawing on over ten years of direct experience, Ann provides insights into getting the most out of your remote office technology, maintaining working relationships from a distance, and influencing team culture and modeling work-life balance through your own behaviors.

Pools Responding to COVID-19: Three Case Studies in Crisis Management
This issue presents pooling case studies in COVID-19 crisis management from the South Dakota Public Assurance Alliance (SDPAA), the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) and SchoolCare.

PTSD Presumption: A Known Unknown for Pools
With PTSD presumption legislation becoming more common – four states have enacted new laws in 2019 – the question of underwriting this new risk becomes more urgent. To help pools better assess the impact of PTSD presumption, this edition of Intelligence discusses variables that can affect the number and cost of claims, and offers several resources to better understand the totality of risk.

Elevating Pool Governance Through Inclusivity
Understanding and implementing measures to address cognitive and demographic diversity on a pool governing body can improve decisions and overall performance. In Elevating pool governance through inclusivity, 2019 Inclusion Resident Dr. Robin Stacia introduces governance inclusivity concepts and provides implementation ideas for pools.

Perspective on Top Pool Executive Compensation
With more than 70 percent of pool executives planning to vacate their roles within the next decade, perspective on top pool executive compensation is important for the governing bodies of pools.

Sexual Abuse and Molestation Claims in the Public Sector

This edition of Intelligence presents timely information to help pools better understand the scope of considerations involved in public entity sexual abuse and molestation claims.

Pooling Trends Happening Now and On the Horizon
The AGRiP Board of Directors has identified several trends to watch for that could affect public entity pooling in the coming years.

Retirement Realities and Succession Planning
AGRiP Generational Resident Kim Lear offers perspective on what generational and employment shifts may mean for pools, and how pools can successfully handle leadership transitions.

How Blockchain can Impact Public Entity Pooling
A practical use scenario for blockchain and its impact on a pool's service to its members.

Share Your Pooling Story to Engage Members 
Discover how some AGRiP member pools use storytelling to connect with members, and methods to make a story compelling.

How Pools can Influence Public Engagement 
Every public entity deals with public engagement and conflict - some of it good, some of it not so good - on a regular basis. This edition focuses on the role pools can play when members are in need of guidance.

Understanding Bias in Decision-Making 
Resident Futurist Rebecca Ryan examines common decision-making biases, how they might affect decisions made by public entity pools, and simple tricks to help avoid them.

Your Next Pool Executive 
Whether your pool is currently searching for a new pool executive, is engaged in long-term succession planning, or is cultivating leadership talent from within, you'll find useful perspective in this issue of Intelligence.