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. 
  • All training programs will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.

MRSC Webinars 


Countering Social Media Misinformation

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: $35

Webinar Overview:
Social media is a powerful tool that has consumed our everyday communication routines, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. With most people getting their “news” via social media, misinformation can quickly spread, and there is a risk that your agency’s message may be misconstrued or lost in all the noise. How can you counter online information that may be detrimental to your agency and even to the general public?

Educational Objectives:
This webinar will look at how local governments can counter social media-based misinformation and gain better control of the narrative. Ryder Todd Smith, President of Tripepi Smith, will share his insights and experiences on helping agencies navigate through these situations and optimizing your social media communications to avoid these risks.

Local government leaders, managers, directors, supervisors, communications staff, and any elected official that regularly engages with the general public.


  • Ryder Todd Smith, President, Tripepi Smith. Ryder has over 20 years of experience in government relations, technology and marketing. As president, he leads Tripepi Smith and is the ultimate project owner of its clients, which span over 90 public, private and non-profit agencies. Ryder is also the creator of the City Internet Strategies Study, publisher of the Civic Business Journal and a frequent speaker on the local government circuit. Additionally, his insights have been published by industry-leading publications, such as Western City Magazine and Public Management Magazine, and local government professional organizations.
  • Tracy Burrows, Executive Director, MRSC. Tracy has over 20 years of local government and non-profit experience, specializing in growth management, transportation, and general city management issues. She was the legislative liaison for the Seattle Department of Transportation, leading efforts to develop a transportation funding ballot measure and advocating on behalf of the city on policy transportation issues. She has also served as the City of Kirkland's intergovernmental relations manager.

Creating a Diverse Workforce: Inclusive Hiring Practices for Local Governments

Thursday, October 28, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cost: $35

Webinar Overview:
Diverse and inclusive workplaces benefit from a bigger talent pool, increased employee engagement and trust, improved performance and decision-making, and greater innovation. But inclusive hiring takes much more than simply avoiding discrimination (though that is important too). It requires dedicated initiatives to remove barriers to underrepresented groups and to help overcome unconscious bias in the workplace.

Educational Objectives:
The work needed to create a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity is not always easy and you may be met with resistance along the way. Join us to learn more about inclusive hiring practices and strategies for dealing with challenges that may arise.

Human resources staff, management, attorneys/legal staff of local governments or private attorneys with local government clients, and other staff engaged in the hiring process.


  • Rachel Bender Turpin, Madrona Law Group, PLLCRachel is a member of Madrona Law Group PLLC, where she represents cities, counties, and special purpose districts in a variety of municipal matters including labor and employment, open government and public records, eminent domain, public procurement and contracting, land use, legislation, and policy drafting. Prior to co-founding Madrona Law Group, Rachel spent 10 years at a boutique municipal law firm, where she represented public agencies of all sizes, from the firm’s largest client to its smallest.
  • Juan Padilla, Principal Consultant, JC Padilla Consulting, LLC. Juan specializes in all aspects of human resources principles and practices, specializing in hiring practices and trends, as well as employee and labor relations. He has over 25 years of leadership and management experience in the private and public business sectors at federal, state, county, and city levels, most recently as the HR Director for the City of Tukwila. Juan is a 20-year Army veteran who uses his experience serving our nation to help organizations build trust and accountability.
  • Flannary Collins, Managing Attorney, MRSC. Flannary will be the moderator for this webinar.