Business Leading Government
As program director of Michigan State University’s Critical Incident Protocol (CIP) Community Facilitation Program since 2005, I have seen what can be achieved when the public and private sectors work together. The CIP Program has worked with businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations at a city, county and regional level to bring them together for crisis management. This federally funded program, which lost its funding last year, led to research, best practices and lessons learned as it worked directly at the community level to create collaborations. Michigan State University initiated partnerships with 47 communities in 24 states, with more than 4,200 public- and private-sector executives working side-by-side in the CIP Program workshops.