About NPLI


The National Preparedness Leadership Initiative’s mission is to equip leaders with the skills, knowledge, and abilities required to effectively lead during crisis in the 21st century.

The NPLI addresses four primary goals:

  • To prepare, teach and engage global, national, regional, and local leaders to cross geographic and organizational boundaries to prepare for, respond to, and recover from adverse events both natural and man-made.
  • To provide a forum for convening diverse leaders to tackle complex system challenges and improve preparedness.
  • To establish an institutional base to conduct qualitative and quantitative research, which will help equip leaders with new tools to address rapidly evolving challenges.
  • To develop and identify Harvard faculty and NPLI graduates who can reach out to officials at all levels of government as well as the private and non-profit sectors providing advice and insight relative to critical leadership challenges.