EXCITING NEWS! We are happy to share this announcement from our friends at AGRiP, the Association of Governmental Risk Pools! (Not sure what a Governmental Risk Pool is? That’s cool- a lot of people aren’t. In a nutshell, governmental risk pools are an alternative to traditional insurance for entities like schools, towns, counties, etc. These risk pools give communities greater leeway in doing cool things that would freak out traditional insurers [hello fireworks displays]. They also owned and governed by their member entities + non-profit and mission-driven. Pretty cool, non? Check out AGRiP’s website for more info!)
Futurist, consultant and author Rebecca Ryan has joined the Association of Governmental Risk Pools (AGRiP) as Resident Futurist. Ryan will be working with AGRiP under a two-year engagement to:
- Build strategic foresight skills among pooling leaders
- Help pools consider and model influences likely to impact public risk and pooling operations
- Bring a future-forward mindset to pooling conversations
Member pools will have access to Ryan as Resident Futurist at AGRiP conference events and webinars, through dedicated training as part of the 2016 CEO & Senior Staff Institute, via articles and materials published by AGRiP. AGRiP is excited to explore other futuring opportunities with members and Ryan as the relationship progresses.
AGRiP exists to energize the power of pooling, making member organizations more effective, collaborative and informed. “We are thrilled to have Rebecca partner with us. Public entity risk pools exist to balance complex risk issues, and strategic foresight enables us to do so in a more proactive way,” says Ann Gergen, AGRiP Executive Director.
Rebecca Ryan is the founder of NEXT Generation Consulting and serves as a futurist for the Alliance for Innovation and as senior advisor at the Governing Instutute. She is the author of The Next Big Things: The Future of Local Government, ReGeneration: A Manifesto for America’s Future Leaders, and Live First, Work Second: Getting Inside the Head of the Next Generation.