Events & Programs

Tale of Our City: Leadership Lessons of the Boston Marathon Bombing Response

April 7-8, 2014
Presented by the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative and the Metro Boston Homeland Security Region. Featuring insights from leaders from the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Registration opens February 14. See the full agenda here.

Executive Education Program

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Applications for Class XI open June 15, 2014. DEADLINE to apply is October 25, 2014.

The National Preparedness Leadership Initiative executive education curriculum is designed to produce effective leadership at all levels of government. The NPLI curriculum leverages the combined strengths of the Harvard Kennedy School’s experience in leadership education and the Harvard School of Public Health’s unmatched technical expertise in the field of public health emergencies.

Custom Speaking Engagements

If you are interested in having one of our faculty or staff speak at your event, please use our form to provide the relevant details and we will be happy to consider the opportunity.

Past Events

Partners in Preparedness: Delegations to Israel

This annual, invitation-only program brings a small, high-level delegation of preparedness and response leaders to meet with their counterparts in Israel. The trip includes visits to facilities in the field, educational sessions, and meetings for knowledge sharing and relationship building. To be considered for an invitation to be part of the next delegation, e-mail us with complete information about your background, responsibilities, and what you would hope to gain from such a trip.

Tale of Our Cities

Tale of Our Cities are annual programs that bring together global experts in urban terrorism with their counterparts in the United States for knowledge sharing and networking. You may download a report from the most recent Tale of Our Cities meeting from the Preparedness & Response section of the Research & Resources page of this site.

Meta-Leadership Summits for Preparedness

The Meta-Leadership Summits for Preparedness are learning and networking opportunities designed to prepare business, government and nonprofit leaders to act together in times of crisis. Each one-day program helps participants gain effective problem-solving skills and build connections with other leaders who may be critical to in a disaster. This program is presented in collaboration with the CDC Foundation and the support of the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation.