Events & Programs

Executive Education Program

Applications for Class XV will open in spring 2016.

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 Center for Public Leadership’s experience in leadership education and the Harvard T.H. Chan 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

Leadership Lessons from the Boston Marathon Bombing Response

This symposium brought together more than 200 professionals along with numerous leaders of organizations engaged in the Boston Marathon bombing response. It was held in April 2014. Read a summary of the proceedings: NPLI Marathan Bombing Leadership Response Report dist

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.