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Course Overview

This self-study course examines the history and current and future trends in the use of private-public partnerships to manage homeland security and emergency management threats and events in the United States.

This is a tried and true concept and has been used by governments for decades to increase stakeholder input using the whole community approach to design strategic solutions before, during, and after natural disasters and man-made threats. We examine basic components of forming and maturing partnerships using real-life examples of partnerships during recent events.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the history of private-public partnerships
  • Examine the methods to form and mature partnerships
  • Examine the benefits of partnerships
  • Analyze the strategies, operations, and tactics used by recent partnerships
  • Identify aspects of successful partnerships and activities and resources for sustained success

Module 1: Public-Private Partnerships History and Emergence

Module 4: Ensuring Public Private Partnership Sustainability

About the Instructors

Mark F. Hubbard is a seasoned public safety professional working and teaching in the fields of homeland security, emergency management, law, and business administration. He started his public safety career in 1981 retiring in 2015 as the Assistant Fire Chief for the Baltimore County Fire Department and Director of the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for Baltimore County, Maryland.

He served as a preparedness specialist for the National Capital region as a member of the Maryland Department of Emergency Management, and later served as the Deputy Director of the Maryland Governor’s Office of Homeland Security.

He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, University College, where he now also designs and teaches courses in the Public Safety Administration program.

He earned an MBA from Loyola University in Maryland and serves as an Executive-In-Residence in the Joseph A. Sellinger, S.J., School of Business and Management, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in business strategy, marketing, international business, business law, management, and sustainability.

He earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) degree from the University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law. He is admitted to the Maryland Bar.

He consults with private businesses in the areas of emergency planning and business continuity. He helped design and deliver the FEMA program Maturing Public-Private Partnerships with the Mid-Atlantic Center for Emergency Management & Public Safety (MACEM&PS) at Frederick Community College. MACEM&PS is an academic program in public safety disciplines in addition to being a provider of consulting and professional services in public safety. 

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