Leadership Challenges in Crisis Communications

Crisis and disaster response are laden with communications challenges for leaders: within agencies, across the response enterprise, with political officials, and with the general public. Get it right and everything goes much more smoothly. Rich Serino (Cohort I and current Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the NPLI) recently sat down with Anthony Mangeri, an advisor to DomPrep Journal, to discuss best practices and challenges for leaders in communications in the midst…

How Do You Make Tough Decisions?

On September 29, the NPLI partnered with Domestic Preparedness on a round table discussion on high stakes decision making held at the Harvard Faculty Club in Cambridge, MA. Participants included numerous NPLI alumni including Geoff Bartlett (Cohort XII) Tufts University; Kathryn Brinsfield (Cohort I), Department of Homeland Security; Bill Christensen (Cohort XI), MA State Police;Joe Duggan (Cohort XII), MA State Police, and Ed Gabriel (Cohort IV), Department of Health and…

Team You Can Act Continues to Lead on Preparedness

The recent attacks in Brussels again surfaced the question of the role bystanders can play in an immediate response. In the United States, momentum continues to build for the deployment of bleeding control kits in public places so that average citizens can more readily assist in saving lives. Team You Can Act (Cohort XIII) ran a pilot of such a program just three weeks prior to the White House roll…