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.
APHI is studying current aircraft, airline, and airport practices and their impact on public health during the COVID-19 pandemic. A team of environmental, infectious disease and social scientists assembled by the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative is reviewing current research as well as analyses conducted by the industry. The findings will report on strategies and tactics to reduce risks of disease transmission during air travel.
Phase II: Boston, MA (February 11, 2021) – Researchers with the Aviation Public Health Initiative (APHI), a project of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, today released its Phase Two Report “Assessment of Risks of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission during Air Travel and Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions to Reduce Risk.”
Leader ReadyCast is hosted by the NPLI’s Associate Director, Eric McNulty and introduces valuable insights from vanguard leaders and NPLI faculty members.
Episode 36: April Rinne, Author. April has been a futurist, advisor, microfinance lawyer, global development executive, more. She has worked with organizations from Airbnb to the World Bank as well as governments around the world. Through it all, April has become expert at navigating change, and that’s what I’m going to speak with her about today.
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.