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 33: Chloe Demrovsky, President and CEO of Disaster Recovery Institute. DRI is the oldest and largest nonprofit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters by providing education, accreditation, and thought leadership in business continuity, disaster recovery, cyber resilience and related fields. We discuss what happened in 2020 and what we can look forward to in 2021.
A Leadership Book Everyone Should Read…
You're It: Crisis, Change, and How to Lead When it Matters Most
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.
Learn more about the research the faculty at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health are conducting in order to provide evidence-based recommendations on strategies and practices to reduce the public health risks of flying during the COVID-19 pandemic.