Developed With Pools in Mind

RISC initiatives are developed around common member needs and areas of interest. We leverage the strength and collective purchasing power of our members to support select opportunities to access resources, education and hands on development. Some of these initiatives are offered in partnership with other organizations or associations.

Explore our initiatives below.

Learn how your pool can take advantage of and participate in these offerings.

Partner Programs

Pooling Academy

NLC-RISC, AGRiP and CAJPA are partnering to develop Pooling Academy, a comprehensive and interactive online learning center for the public entity pooling community. Pooling Academy will include an updated Pooling Basics curriculum, as well as in-depth content on core pooling functions. Through multi-modal courses appropriate for professional learners, Pooling Academy will:

  • Help fill the talent pipeline by introducing key pooling concepts to newcomers, including governing bodies and staff-serving pool operations
  • Provide a leadership development resource to train up-and-coming pool leaders in subjects unique to public entity pooling
  • Provide continuing education for experienced pool professionals

Content in the Pooling Academy is created by the pooling community, for the pooling community, with the assistance of subject-matter experts from across the country.

Disaster Recovery & Continuity of Operations Planning

The pandemic and natural disasters experienced across the country have emphasized the importance of continuity of operations planning (COOP) and disaster recovery. NLC-RISC partners with Agility Recovery to provide flexible solutions to meet the varying COOP needs of pools and cities of all sizes. Agility offers access to planning, training and testing resources, emergency communications and alerts, and mobile disaster recovery solutions all in a central hub – comprehensive yet simple solutions to help organizations plan for and manage disasters and emergencies.

Online Training

Risk pools across the country offer online training as part of their ongoing loss control programs. Our partnership with Lexipol includes discounts for NLC-RISC members to provide online learning from LocalGovU, PoliceOne Academy, and Fire Rescue1 Academy. Lexipol also offers a comprehensive policy manual solution that includes customizable policies, updates and proactive training in a web -based platform.

Cyber Security & Data Breach

With business operations continually shifting to virtual environments, preparing for cyber-attacks is of the utmost importance. NLC-RISC’s partnership with NetDiligence┬« offers municipalities tools to create cyber response plans and provides access to highly skilled third party resources. This allows pool members to more efficiently and cost-effectively respond and recover from a cyber incident.

The eRiskHub® portal, powered by NetDiligence®, is an effective way to help pool members combat cyber losses with minimal, controlled, and predictable costs. This portal provides tools and resources to help members understand their exposures, respond to incidents effectively, and minimize the effects of breaches on their organizations.

Special Event Coverage (TULIP)

Intact Entertainment provides event liability through a Tenant Users Liability Insurance Policy (TULIP). Coverage is available for a variety of events from weddings and receptions to seminars, birthday parties and concerts. TULIP provides low-cost general liability insurance to third-party users of various venues and facilities for events.

Mentor Program

The NLC-RISC Mentor Program provides a great benefit for RISC member pool staff to learn from each other. The program creates an opportunity to share resources, gain knowledge, promote leadership and connection between member pools.

Most mentor groups meet about once a month; total time commitment is about 15-20 hours for the program year. All RISC member staff are eligible to participate with Pool Administrator approval.

The 2021-2022 NLC-RISC Mentor Program has now begun. Applications for the 2022-2023 Mentor Program will be available: Fall 2022.

Member Job Postings & RFPs

A career in public entity risk pooling may just be right for you! Check out the current RISC member job postings.