Crisis Leadership Training

Training Programs Offered

NEW! Executive Meta-Leadership: Leading through Crisis and Change

Our signature NPLI residential executive education program re-imagined for an ONLINE environment.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW: This immersive learning experience is built around case discussions, collaborative projects, and prominent, insightful guest speakers in addition to the renowned program faculty. Participants will engage with leaders from some of the most significant crises of recent years and build a robust network of peers who will serve as an enduring resource. Participants will leave with a better sense of themselves as leaders and team builders, as well as how to take decisive action when it matters most.

Cohort 1 Session Dates: December 7 – 11, 2020 & June 14 – 18, 2021

Application Deadline: November 16, 2020

Tuition Fee: $6,995.00  (apply by October 30 and receive $500 off!)

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⇒ Two NEW ONLINE Programs    Register NOW!


Course Dates

Fall 2020

  • Advanced Crisis Leadership: Innovative Strategies and Decisions: November 10 – December 10, 2020 REGISTER NOW!

Winter 2021

  • Crisis Leadership: Core Principles and Practices
  • Advanced Crisis Leadership: Innovative Strategies and Decisions


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  • Crisis Leadership: Core Principles & Practices teaches you the Meta-Leadership Tool Kit. The “how to” for conducting yourself, analyzing complex situations, and building the necessary social networks to meet and beat this crisis. Become a high performing leader.
  • Advanced Crisis Leadership: Innovative Strategies & Decisions builds upon the core course with in-depth, case-based discussions that explore the most complex situations you face as a crisis leader. By analyzing and anticipating what likely will come next, you prepare your followers to meet this threat. Lead your organization to the best possible outcome.

Who Should Apply:

We encourage applications from leaders in public, private, and non-profit organizations, national & international. NPLI courses are attended by leaders and aspiring leaders in emergency management, C-Suite executive, law enforcement, business, intelligence, fire, health care and public health, military, cyber-security, humanitarian, philanthropic, security, community organizations, and more.

Online courses are four weeks each of eight 90-minute sessions.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST.

TUITION: $1,995 per course. Credit cards accepted.

Save $250 when purchasing the package of both courses.

 ⇒ Emerging Leaders in Crisis   

  • Annual program: Cohort II will be held March 16-20, 2020 I  $8,500  POSTPONED
  • Location: Harvard Campus
  • Designed for emerging leaders in all industries focused on a career in crisis leadership
  • Participant’s will increase their understanding of how to strengthen their internal leadership capacities, inspire those around them to follow, enhance techniques to lead up, effectively engage stakeholders, improve crisis communication competencies, and drive their teams and organizations towards higher achievement. Participants will be tested in a dynamic group exercise to ensure they can fully utilize the skills learned during the week before returning home.

⇒ National Preparedness Leadership Initiative (NPLI) Executive Education Program (EEP)

  • Annual program: Cohort 19 POSTPONED due to COVID-19 (2-part program) l $10,300
  • Location: Harvard Campus
  • Designed for senior level leaders in all industries with professional experience in crisis leadership.
  • Participant’s will learn how to effectively lead one’s self and others out of the emotional “basement”, assess a situation, link and leverage resource capabilities, apply an ethical framework to create and foster an ethical culture, optimize organizational performance, and more. Applying the methods and practices taught in the program students will implement an action learning project with class peers.

Testimonials from our EEP Alumni

“The opportunity to develop relationships with peers and academic innovators responsible for disaster response has taken my personal development to a new level and gave me confidence in our country’s disaster leaders.” Bijan Karimi, Assistant Deputy Director, San Francisco Department of Emergency Management, Cohort 10
“My NPLI experience has been one of the most profound and rewarding experiences of my life. It was wonderful being immersed in a curriculum tailored to my field with the focus on enhancing my leadership skills.” Participant, Cohort 8
“Unlike previous training I have received, I can apply this week’s lessons learned immediately. It is clear that the topics were deliberately selected. There were many teachable moments that I can apply to my job today.” Participant, Cohort 10

⇒ Master Symposium Program

Take your Meta-Leadership skills to the next level with new pragmatic tools as well as emerging best leadership practices. You will also learn how to successfully lead your organization in transformation. Ever wonder how senior leaders make the best decisions under high pressure situations? You will hear from today’s top senior leaders and the accumulation of their leadership experience. Find out more…

⇒ Standard or Customized Leadership Program

Conducted at your organization, we offer three standard options: a one-day, a two-day Meta-Leadership training program, and a two-hour executive level briefing program.

  • A one-day program will offer the core concepts of Meta-Leadership, an in-depth discussion of how to apply the dimensions of Meta-Leadership, and our pragmatic multi-stakeholder negotiation and problem solving method.
  • Want to go deeper? A two-day program offers the day-one program plus swarm leadership, and a case study discussion and break-out session. The case study is chosen based on best fit to your organization and the challenges it faces.
  • We also offer a two-hour program designed specifically for high-level executives who have limited time.

Interested in having a training program customized to address your organization’s specific challenges? We can design a program after conducting a needs analysis with you and your team. Please contact our office by calling (617) 496-0867 to get started today.