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…

NPLI Faculty Peter Neffenger Featured in ‘Resilient World’ Podcast

Peter Neffenger, National Preparedness Leadership Initiative alumni and faculty, was recently featured in the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Center for Resilience “Resilient World” podcast. It’s hosted by Christine Wormuth, director of the Adrienne Arsht Center for Resilience. In the episode, Neffenger describes the importance of building resilient systems, sharing wisdom from his experience as former Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and as the former…

Inter-Agency Connectivity Central to Meta-Leadership Team Projects

It’s the areas without policies and practices where leadership strategies become crucial. This is why a key part of NPLI’s Executive Education Program is the meta-leadership team project. Since our opening session in December 2017, these crisis leaders had spent the past six months back at their various agencies and roles incorporating meta-leadership into their work and team projects. Through a range of inter-agency collaboration and stakeholder analyses, Cohort XVI’s projects…

Leading through Crisis and Empowering Meta-Leaders: Lessons from Cohort XVI

Harvard's National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, Cohort XVI, June 2018

We had a remarkable culminating week with Cohort XVI from the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative Executive Education Program. More than 50 crisis leadership professionals from federal, state, and municipal agencies, international governments, as well as the private and non-profit sectors gathered in Cambridge, Mass., from June 19 to 22, for the concluding session of the NPLI meta-leadership experience. Cohort XVI included participants from the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security, Defense,…

NPLI Rocks IAEM 2016

The 2016 annual meeting of the International Association of Emergency Managers was held in Savannah, Georgia on October 14-19 and NPLIers were there in full force demonstrating meta-leadership as organizers, presenters, and attendees. Susamma Seely (Cohort XIV) chaired the program planning committee. Dr. Leonard Marcus, NPLI founding co-director, delivered a keynote address. Aimee Binning (Cohort IX), Jane Cage (Cohort XI), Marcus Coleman (Cohort XII), Carina Elsenboss (Cohort XII), Leslie Luke…

CBS’ Code Black to Promote “Stop the Bleed”

“Stop the Bleed” is a Department of Homeland Security program to promote awareness, understanding, and capacity among the general public to save lives by stanching bleeding in emergencies.  The initiative includes placing Bleeding Control Kits with items such as gloves, bleeding control dressing and a tourniquet in public spaces to be used in case of emergency.The program has connections to the NPLI through Dr. Rick Hunt (Cohort I) who has…

Marathon Research has Broad Impact

The lessons learned through research on the response to the Boston Marathon bombings has generated a series of articles in academic journals. This helps ensure that professionals worldwide have access to both the conclusions and the underlying data that can inform practice and additional research. Dr. Eric Goralnick, program faculty at the NPLI and Medical Director of Emergency Preparedness at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, has been central to…