Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Researchers Studying SARS CoV-2 Transmission and Risk Mitigation While Flying

Boston, MA (September, 2, 2020– In order to provide evidence-based recommendations on strategies and practices to reduce the public health risks of flying during the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty at  Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health are conducting research to improve understanding of measures that reduce risks of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in the aviation system. The Aviation Public Health Initiative (APHI) includes a team of environmental, infectious disease, and social scientists…

White House Leadership Development Program

The WH LDP hosts a yearly symposium bringing together thought leaders from across government, academia, and the private sector.  This year’s symposium focused on Leading Transformation in the U.S. Government. Opening remarks were provided by Dustin S. Brown, Deputy Assistant Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President, and concluded with remarks from Amy Bontrager, WHLD Program Director. The symposium brought…

NPLI EEP Cohort XVIII Addresses Major Challenges

The concluding session of the NPLI’s Executive Education Program Cohort 18 was held on the Harvard campus on June 18-21, 2019. Participants returned for engaging sessions with guest speakers as well as to present their meta-leadership team projects. NPLI EEP team projects provide participants the opportunity to practice the meta-leadership concepts, skills, tools, and techniques presented in the opening session in December 2018. Each team is charged with making tangible…

NPLI Alumni Present Team Project to California Emergency Services Leadership

Last month, NPLI associate director Eric McNulty joined the members of the Executive Education Program Cohort XVI in Sacramento to visit with the leadership of the California Military Department and the California Office of Emergency Services on preparing for and responding to an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) incident. The NPLI alumni were members of Team Space Weather Acute Response Measures (SWARM), the meta-leadership team that as a part of their NPLI…

Communications Internship

The National Preparedness Leadership Initiative (NPLI) is a joint venture 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.  We are a crisis leadership training and research program dedicated to preparing professionals from federal, state, and municipal agencies, international governments, as well as the private and non-profit sectors to lead preparedness, response, mitigation, and…

NPLI Faculty, EEP Alumni Share Leadership Lessons at Inaugural IAEM Canada Conference

It was a terrific week in Calgary at the inaugural IAEM Canada Conference, where attendees gathered together for thought-provoking discussions around crisis leadership, preparedness, and resilience. One of many NPLI Executive Education Program alumni in attendance was Greg Solecki (EEP Cohort XIV), IAEM-Canada President and an organizer of the conference, who invited our associate director Eric McNulty to give the Friday morning keynote. During his keynote, McNulty outlined how the…

2016 Meta Leader of the Year – Jane Cage

When Cohort XV came to Cambridge for their opening session in early December, they had the chance to meet a special alumnus: Jane Cage (Cohort XI). Jane is chairman of the Joplin (MO) Citizens Advisory Recovery Team and was a tireless volunteer in the aftermath of the EF-5, multi-voretx tornado that ripped through Joplin hard on May 22, 2011. The tornado killed more than 150 people and injured more than…