• New York City skyline and Statue of Liberty on 911

    Remembering 9/11, 15 Years On

    Every NPLI alumnus, faculty, and staff member has a connection to 9/11. Some were in at or close to sites of the attacks. Others were in the thick of the response and recovery efforts. While each anniversary of 9/11 is…

  • flying drone and lonely road

    Drones in Disaster Relief

    Robotics are increasingly part of the disaster response arsenal. The many uses are just now being discovered and both professionals and amateurs in the field are going to have to get used to working alongside mechanical colleagues. Among the uses…

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    Marking the Fifth Anniversary of Joplin

    NPLI Founding Co-Director Dr. Leonard Marcus was privileged to deliver a keynote address at the Joplin Disaster Recovery Summit in May 2016 at Missouri South State University. The event was held to commemorate that fifth anniversary of the devastating tornado…



NPLI Executive Education Program Cohort XV

Now accepting Online Applications, please go to the application page. Deadline to apply is October 30, 2016

Opening Session: December 4-9, 2016 & Concluding Session: June 20-23, 2017.

*this is a two-part residential program, both sessions mandatory to attend.

Please click on the Executive Education link for full details on the program.

Please contact us for custom training opportunities.

The National Preparedness Leadership Initiative executive education¬†curriculum is designed to produce effective leadership at all levels of government — federal, state, and local — as well as in private and non-profit sector organizations. The NPLI curriculum leverages the combined strengths of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership. Faculty from Harvard Business School and the Harvard Medical School also teach in the program.