The Mid-Atlantic Center for Emergency Management (MACEM) continues to offer FEMA certified two-day workshops in the design, development, administration, sustainment, and evaluation of public-private partnerships.

Crisscrossing the country, MACEM instructor teams have met with success and received complements from workshop participants:

  • This was a great course. Having a mix of public/private students resulted in a great interaction/discussion/ idea exchange (NJ).
  • Times are changing. Adaptation is the key (DC).
  • Excellent course that provided a new understanding for developing and evaluating P3’s (PA).
  • Recommending hosting another course. I have colleagues who should attend (PA).

MACEM is working to schedule at least 1 workshop in each FEMA region.  Several regions have requested second offering of the workshop in their region.

The MACEM developed a Maturing Public-Private Partnerships Workshop through a grant funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  It will guide personnel at all levels of government who have the likelihood of collaborating on public-private partnership efforts.  This two-day, in-person instructional workshop will enable participants to apply innovative techniques and strategies for integrated public-private partnerships that bolster societal security, resilience, and preparedness for all hazards.

The Workshop accomplishes the following:

  • Provide lessons learned and training tools for building strong public-private partnerships
  • Promote collaboration, coordination, and communication efforts between government and private sector partners
  • Strengthen the effectiveness of emergency management and homeland security efforts in the public and private sectors by amplifying the understanding of each partner’s capabilities and preparedness efforts
  • Develop a personalized process model for the design, implementation, administration, sustainment, and evaluation of emergency management public-private partnerships

Using a community-centric approach for emergency management, the Workshop is designed to provide emergency managers at the federal, regional, state, tribal, and local levels with the knowledge and skills to develop, implement, administer, sustain, and evaluate public-private partnerships in emergency management. The increased utilization of successful partnerships will have a positive outcome on community and national security and resiliency through the more effective utilization of resources.

Monitor your national, state, tribal, regional, and local training calendars for offerings in your FEMA Region. Consider forwarding an email to indicating your interest in attending a Workshop. If you have questions  please contact Steve Carter at