Welcome to the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative
A crisis leadership training and research program
The NPLI at Harvard prepares leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors to handle crisis and significant change. Participants in our programs are leaders responsible for safety and security, business continuity, and disaster preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery.
NPLI and Disaster Recovery Institute International partner on COVID Lessons
The criticality of rapid, deep learning. The need for empathic leadership. The benefits of treating preparedness as investment rather than a cost. These are three of the findings of research with nine global companies on cross-sector lessons learned through the Covid-19 response conducted by NPLI researchers along with partners from Disaster Recovery Institute International. Follow the link below to download your copy and use it to inform your planning for 2022 and beyond.
Leader ReadyCast is hosted by Eric McNulty our Associate Director. He introduces valuable insights from vanguard leaders and NPLI faculty members.
Episode 42: How can age-old practices help improve performance and bolster resilience among preparedness and response professionals and their teams? Listen in as Karina de Allicon, an experienced business continuity leader and mindfulness authority explains.
A Leadership Book Everyone Should Read…
You're It: Crisis, Change, and How to Lead When it Matters Most
Now out in Paperback! Today, in an instant, leaders can find themselves face-to-face with crisis. A pandemic. An active shooter. A media controversy. A cyber-attack. A product failure. In You’re It, the faculty of the NPLI take you to the front lines of some of the toughest decisions facing leaders–from how to mobilize during a hurricane or in the aftermath of a bombing to halting a raging wildfire. They also take readers through the tough decision-making inside the world’s largest companies, hottest startups, and leading nonprofits.