Executive Education Offerings

Executive Meta-Leadership: Leading through Crisis and Change

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


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

Note: you will have sessions in between the December week long series and the June series that you must participate in, please read through the program structure below for more information.

Application Deadline: November 16, 2020

This is a competitive selection process. Applications will be reviewed and you will be notified by email on status of admission into the program. Only 60 seats are available.

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


Program Structure:

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NPLI Executive Education Program (EEP)

Residential Program

The residential program has been postponed until further notice due to COVID.

Cohort 19 Session Dates: Due to COVID-19 this program has been postponed until in-person instruction is once again possible.

Application Deadline: postponed.

Program Overview

This executive leadership training program is designed to produce effective leadership across the public (federal, state, and local), private, and non-profit sectors. It includes instruction in a pragmatic, proven approach to leadership in high-stakes, high-pressure situations as well as interactive dialogues, case study discussions, and guest presentations by front line leaders from major events such as the H1N1 pandemic, Deepwater Horizon oil spill, super storm Sandy, the Boston Marathon bombings, and the Ebola outbreak.

As an outcome of participation, officials and executives will be prepared to cross geographic and organizational boundaries to deal with crises as well as day-to-day collaboration and problem-solving. They will be equipped to guide the design of comprehensive, multi-agency, multi-sector and multi-jurisdictional emergency response plans. Participants will become versed in the principles of meta-leadership in order to respond to significant adverse events whether natural or man-made. The program is comprised of a residential opening session and concluding session at Harvard University and a work-related team project that is to be completed between the residential sessions.