Resources & Links


Dag K.J.E. von Lubitz & Candace J Gibson, (Eds). The Nature of Pandemics. CRC Press, Francis & Taylor Group, Boca Raton, 2023 (published Nov 3, 2022).
This book was started well before the arrival of COVID-19 taking a holistic view of pandemics in general, looking at surveillance and prevention, preparedness planning and training, management and administration, global supply chains, communications (formal and informal channels), information technology (role in training, delivery of health services, data analytics and modeling pandemics), mitigation strategies (e.g., quarantine), security, policing and the law.
In the end it seems we were neither prepared nor ready for dealing with COVID-19. What will happen the next time?

John P. Sullivan and Robert J. Bunker, ( Eds.) COVID-19, Gangs, and Conflict: A Small Wars Journal-El Centro Reader, 2020 brings together a curated collection of both new and previously published material to explore the trends and potentials of the global pandemic emergency. Topics include an exploration of proto-statemaking by criminal groups, the interaction of pandemics and conflict, and a comparison of gangs, criminal cartels, and mafias exploiting the crisis and exerting criminal governance in Brazil, El Salvador, Mexico, Colombia, and South Africa. Implications for national security, biosecurity, slums, transnational organized crime, and threats and opportunities are assessed.

Articles on Leadership and Teams of Leaders

D. von Lubitz (2010). Chapter 10: Healthcare among the people: Teams of Leaders concept (ToL) and the world of technology-oriented global healthcare. In: S.M. Kabene (Ed), Healthcare and the Effect of Technology: Developments, Challenges and Advancements, IGI Global: Hershey, PA. [Article for download]

D. von Lubitz (2010). Chapter 48: Teams of Leaders Concept (ToL) and E-Business Operations. In: I. Lee (Ed), Encyclopedia of E-Business Development and Management in the Global Economy, IGI Global, Hershey, PA. [Article for download]

C. Gibson & D. von Lubitz (2014). The Impact of Teams of Leaders Concept on Large Scale, Community-led Public Health Operations, 5th Annual Public Health Summit, Mt. Pleasant, MI (Article for download)

F. J. Brown (2009). Teams of Leaders in U.S. European Command: A Soft-power Multiplier. Landpower Essay No. 09-2, June, 2009. [Article for download]

M. Prevou, R. H. Veitch, R. F. Sullivan (2009). Teams of Leaders: Raising the Level of Collaborative Leader-Team Performance. Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC). [Article for download]

M. Prevou & L. McGurn (2010). The role of social networking in advanced blended learning. Government eLearning! Spring 2010: p. 26-29. [Article for download]

Project White Horse - - presents articles, forums, and discussion on a culture of preparedness, leadership and ToL.

Simulation & Training

D.K.J.E. von Lubitz & H. Levine (2005). Distributed, multiplatform high fidelity human patient simulation environment: a global-range simulation-based medical learning and training network. Int. J. Healthcare Technology Management, Vol. 6, Nos. 4/5/6: 500-528. [Article for download]

Medical Readiness Trainer Team (Ann Arbor, MI) (2000). An Immersive Virtual Reality Platform for Medical Education: Introduction to the Medical Readiness Trainer. Proceedings of the 33rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. [Article for download]

Networkcentric A/VR Simulation-Based Bioresponse Disaster Preparedness Training . Brief submitted to NATO Innovation Challenge 2022: BioResponse. D. von Lubitz, Team Leader.

Recovery Diva - Resources and Blog - C. Rubin. The blog is intended to provide informal educational resources for both researchers and practitioners with regard to long-term disaster recovery.

NATO Innovation Network Conference

NATO Innovation Challenge Booth - Materials.

CCCL-TOL Services - The services of the Center focus on three areas: exploration and research, education, and delivery of expertise on all issues related to ToL-based collaborative leadership at the local, national and global level.  PDF Hand-out

CCCL-TOL What We Do - The Center for Collaborative Command and Leadership serves as the pivot for national and international training, practice and research in collaborative interactions among leaders and teams of leaders in business, health care, administration, and governmental affairs. The primary goal of CCCL's activities is to improve organizational efficiency and efficacy of complex operations through collaboration based on actionable understanding™ and the Teams of Leaders (ToL) concept. PDF Hand-out  

“ It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. ”

Charles Darwin

Teams of Leaders