Leadership Lessons from Marathon Bombings, April 8

Alben et al NAB croppedThe National Preparedness Leadership Initiative and the Metro Boston Homeland Security Region will present a symposium of the leadership lessons from the Boston Marathon on April 8, 2014 in Boston. The program will feature NPLI faculty as well as many of the front line leaders from the events that week.

“There have been many meetings to look at the operational lessons learned,” said NPLI co-director Leonard Marcus. “We will examine this from a leadership perspective: How did agencies coordinate and collaborate? How were decisions made? How were conflicts resolved. It is wonderful that people have come to see the response as an example of ‘Boston Strong.’ Our goal is to help frame and share the lessons so that other communities can be equally resilient.”

Col. Timothy Alben of the Massachusetts State Police, Commissioner William Evans of the Boston Police Department and Richard Serino, Deputy Administrator (ret) of FEMA will be among the NPLI speaking at the event. Click here for a complete agenda, list of the current confirmed speakers, and registration details.

There is no cost to attend and the event is designed for those in leadership positions in preparedness and response. The event is generously supported by the Metro Boston Homeland Security Region’s UASI grant with additional support from Target.

Photo (l to r): Kurt Schwartz, Massachusetts’ Undersecretary for Homeland Security, Boston EMS Chief Jim Hooley, and Col. Timothy Alben of the Massachusetts State Police share preliminary insights on leadership of the Marathon bombing response at the NPLI’s National Advisory Board in June 2013. Alben and Hooley will be on the program on April 8.