Web-Based Risk Control Training

Through cooperative pooling and association partnerships, the following webinars are also offered to Enduris members. If applicable, your Enduris membership covers the registration fee for any of the webinars listed on this page. Please register through the following links to ensure accurate billing. Please contact us with any questions.  

Enduris Webinars

There are no Enduris webinars scheduled at this time. Please check back soon.

APIP Webinars

Enduris places members’ property coverage with the Alliant Property Insurance Program (APIP), the largest single property placement in the world.

In an effort to help members address complex risk control issues, Alliant’s Risk Control Consulting is presenting a series of one-hour, web-based safety training programs at no additional charge.  The risk control and property insurance presenters are considered experts in their field of work.

Additional details:

  • The webinars are targeted to the unique hazards associated with property loss.
  • This is an audio-plus-web format that enables participants to receive risk control/safety training without leaving their facility. All that is needed is a windows-based computer, audio (speakers) and high speed internet connection.
  • Since the programs are delivered live, participants are able to send their questions electronically to the presenter.
  • You can choose to participate in selected programs, or the entire series.
  • All programs are recorded for future playback.
  • Registration is allowed 3-4 weeks in advance of each webinar. 
August 8th, 10am, PST Enterprise Risk Management:  Good Practices to Manage the Complexities
September 12th, 10am, PST Elevating Your Fall Protection Program
October 10th, 10am, PST OSHA's Top 10 Violations - Are You Ready?
November 14th, 10am, PST An Effective Safety Manager:  The Foundation to Your Organization
December 12th, 10am, PST Maintenance Shop Fires - How to Control a Catastrophe
January 9th, 10am, PST Insurance Carrier Concerns - How to Sort Thru the Recommendations
February 13th, 10am, PST Top 3 Causes of Catastrophic Property Loss and How to Reduce Your Exposure
March 13th, 10am, PST Have a Risk Strategy? How to Get Started or Improve Your Current One
May 8th, 10am, PST Do you have the Right Protection in a Fire? Understanding Fire Detection Systems
June 12th, 10am, PST Reducing Fleet Related Property Loss

MRSC Webinars 

Building Blocks for Successful Grant Funding
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost:  $35

Webinar Overview
Are you planning new construction, renovation, major capital equipment purchases, or other improvement projects?  State and federal funds can assist with infrastructure projects but in today's competitive market, infrastructure projects need more than just a little pizazz to win grants.

Educational Objectives
This webinar will cover strategic planning for capital improvement programs and touch upon such areas as budgeting, planning documents and policies, scheduling, and the capital improvement plan itself.  It will also provide advice on how to best position local infrastructure projects for state and federal funding programs.

Who Should Attend?
Local government public works staff, grant managers, finance staff, parks personnel, community developers, facilities staff, city managers, and elected officials.

Stevan Gorcester, is the owner of Performance Plane, LLC and previously served as Director of the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board for 15 years.  His programs invested more than $1.5 billion in street and sidewalk repairs across Washington.  After years of risky over programming, Steve established long-term financial security and introduced strong incentives for sustainable design.  Steve now works as a consultant and teaches a popular course on Lean Government.

Judy Isaac, MRSC's  Procurement and Public Works Consultant, will serve as the webinar moderator.  Judy has both public and private procurement experience, which most recently includes working with various cities and other local government agencies.  She holds a CPSM certification from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and membership in the National Institute of Government Purchasing (NIGP).

Refund Policy:  Full refunds of the webinar fee will be provided if registration is canceled by midnight on Sunday, September 23, 2018.  If you are registered for the webinar and unable to attend, you will still be able to view the recorded webinar afterwards; however, if you cancel your registration, you will not receive a link to the recording.  


Using Lean Visual Management to Improve Team Engagement
Thursday, October 18, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost:  No Charge

Webinar Overview
Low-tech, hand-maintained visual management boards can radiate information throughout your organization in ways that digital project management tools do not.  This webinar will show how - at a glance-Lean -inspired visual management boards can communicate progress on key organizational initiatives, unite teams around shared goals and values, and help employees feel respected and invested in.

Educational Objectives
In this free webinar, sponsored by the Washington State Auditor's Office, attendees can expect to take away tools to help improve internal coordination, communications, and team engagement.  We'll provide specific examples of visual management boards that can be adapted to improve senior management meetings, to measure results, and to share important information more openly with employees.

Who Should Attend?
Local government analysts, managers and other IT staff, and or other staff who wish to cultivate and maintain a culture of continuous improvement within their organization.

Larisa Benson, Larisa is the Co-Creator and Chief Network Entrepreneur of the Government Performance Consortium and a teacher of management disciplines. 

Tracy Burrows, Tracy is the Executive Director of MRSC.  She has over 20 years of local government and non-profit experience, specializing in growth management, transportation, and general city management issues.

Steven Thomson, Steven is a Lean Specialist at the Washington State Auditor's Office.  He has consulted with organizations in the public sector, higher education, social services, and selected on Lean tools and processes.


Cybersecurity Essentials for Local Government Leaders
Wednesday, October 18, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 12:.p.m.
Cost:  No Charge

Webinar Overview
Could a major cybersecurity incident happen to your agency?  If it did, how costly could it be?  Public sector agencies are the third most common victims of cyber attacks, after financial institutions and healthcare organizations.  The average cost of a successful public sector cyber attack is $8.2 million:  You can't afford to miss this presentation.

Educational Objectives
This free webinar will help public sector leaders understand their organization's greatest vulnerabilities are the most important investments necessary to reduce risk.  You'll hear from firsthand experience in agencies both small and mid-sized how opportunistic cybercriminals take advantage of system vulnerabilities.  You'll also learn about cybersecurity training that each person with your organization should have and how to get it.  The State Auditor's Office, our webinar sponsor, will offer a list of free cybersecurity-preparedness resources available to local governments in Washington.

Who Should Attend? Local government, IT staff, supervisors, managers, elected officials, and other staff working to keep electronic systems safe from outside interference.

Tracy Burrows, Tracy has served as the Executive Director of MRSC since 2011.  She has over 20 years of local government and non-profit experience, specializing in growth management, transportation, and general city management issues.

Marty Mulholland, Marty has served as the IT Director at the City of Bellingham for over 15 years.  She oversees the city's Information Technology Services Department, which provides IT support to all city departments.

Anastasiya Warhol, Anastasiya has served as the Clerk/Treasurer for the Town of Yarrow Point since 2012, where she manages the daily operations of the town, including overseeing special projects, and coordinating communication to/from area residents.