October 2019: Leading Transformation in the U.S. Government
The White House Leadership Development Program 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. Joe Henderson, NPLI Distinguished Senior Fellow, participated on this years’ panel.
Kellie Bentz, Head of Global Disaster Response and Relief with Airbnb and NPLI EEP Alum, addresses aid available through their Open Homes Program for those affected by the South Dakota hurricane and flood disaster.
Colm Lydon, former Superintendent of Boston Police Department and NPLI EEP Alumnus takes position of Boston Red Sox’s Director of Security and Emergency Services.
The 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 progress to address a real-world challenge. The teams – eight in total – all demonstrated the power of concentrated effort by high-performing teams. One example is Team CHiPS; they developed a scorecard to help community officials better understand…
Podcast Series: Lessons for Leaders
Join us every month for a new podcast episode on Leader ReadyCast! Featuring real-world lessons, best practices, and action-oriented insights for the “You’re It” moments when you are called to lead. Each concise episode features insights from frontline leaders and the faculty of the NPLI.
Your Host: Eric J. McNulty is the Associate Director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative. He researches, writes about, and teaches leadership, crisis leadership, conflict resolution, and negotiation in graduate and executive education at Harvard and other institutions. He is a regular speaker at conferences and corporate events. McNulty is co-author of You’re It: The Pivot from Everyday to Crisis Leadership (forthcoming), Renegotiating Healthcare: Resolving Conflict to Build Collaboration, and author of numerous articles. He is a contributing editor to strategy+business magazine and past contributing editor at Harvard Business Publishing. McNulty holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.A. in Leadership from Lesley University.
Episode 28: Coronavirus mini-cast version of Leader ReadyCast: Just-in-time COVID-19 leadership lessons. Recognizing cognitive bias and understanding other insights from brain science in order to get smarter than your brain. Michelle and Danielle have used that same underlying science to work with leaders in our homes, schools and communities. Michelle Palladini is a detective and school resource officer for a Massachusetts police department, as well as a yoga and mindfulness teacher. Danielle Peter is a founder and education director of Pathways to Empower.
Episode 27: Coronavirus mini-cast version of Leader ReadyCast: Just-in-time COVID-19 leadership lessons. In his new book, best-selling author Dan Heath explores how to solve problems before they start–what he calls moving “upstream.” It is complex, difficult work though essential as we confront crises and disasters that are increasingly difficult and expensive to manage through response. Leaders need to put increasing emphasis on prevention, preparedness, and recovery in order to build more resilient, less response-dependent environments.
Episode 26: Coronavirus mini-cast version of Leader ReadyCast: Just-in-time COVID-19 leadership lessons with Michelle Efendi, a community strategist and grassroots resilience advocate. She is founder of the Neighborhood Admins Resilience Network, a network of hyper-local Facebook Groups supporting community preparedness, response, and resilience. Michelle discusses the challenges and opportunities of “bottom up” leadership during the COVID-19 response.
Alumni in the News
September 2019: Kellie Bentz, Head of Global Disaster Response and Relief with Airbnb and NPLI EEP Alum, addresses aid available through their Open Homes Program for those affected by the South Dakota hurricane and flood disaster.
July 2019: Dr. Bechara Choucair, NPLI EEP Alumnus and Senior Vice President & Chief Community Health Officer, Kaiser Permanente tackles health disparities at a forum held in Berrien County.
July 2019: NPLI EEP Alum, Kellie Bentz and Head of Global Disaster Relief and Recovery, Airbnb, teamed with YourUpdateTV to discuss its’ Open Homes program that aides disaster evacuees and relief workers.
July 2019: Vice Admiral Scott Buschman, Atlantic Area Commander, U.S. Coast Guard and NPLI EEP Alumnus talks about preparation for 2019 hurricane season by updating bases, technology, and procedures.
July 18, 2018: Scott A. Buschman, an NPLI EEP alumnus, was recently promoted from Rear Admiral to Vice Admiral in the United States Coast Guard and assumed the position of Atlantic Area Commander.
July 12, 2018: Kevin Smith, an alumnus from the NPLI EEP Cohort XIII, was recently promoted to Director of the DHS Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives. You can learn more about that division and work in Episode 05 of LeaderReadyCast: “Keep the Faith.”
April 16, 2018: Live Stream Event on April 16 from 1:30 – 3:00 PM. Wendy Smith-Reeve, NPLI EEP Alumni and Deputy Director of DEMA, to participate on a panel discussion topic: “Ethics of Dissent: Exit, Voice, and Loyalty in Public Service”
August 24, 2018: NPLI “Swarms” with Hoover Institution in Washington, D.C.