Custom Programs

Program Overview

Amplify your organization’s leadership capacity with a high-impact program designed to address your distinct needs and circumstances. NPLI brings their proven methods and practices into your organization, learning your challenges and then building an engaging program tailored to your key priorities.

The customized course format can be virtual, in-person, or hybrid; at your location or on the Harvard campus; small and intensive or large and comprehensive. These programs have been delivered world-wide, with demonstrated impact on culture, response, and resilience.

NPLI faculty will work with your team to craft learning objectives, program structure, and content.

We have delivered custom programs for organizations such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Schlumberger (energy), U.S. Secret Service, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), White House Presidential Leadership Workshop, the American Red Cross, and many more.

Sample Program Formats

  • A private sector organization brought the basics of Meta-leadership to their extended crisis management team through three, two-hour virtual sessions.
  • A major government agency sent a cohort of 30 people to Harvard as part of a transformation initiative. The participants applied Meta-leadership to specific challenges of building an innovative culture and reinventing the agency’s approach to training and productivity.
  • A major government agency sent five cohorts of 25 senior leaders each to Harvard for a one-week residential program emphasizing connectivity across internal silos and with external partners. Participants embarked on 90-day projects to apply what they had learned. Several of these became official agency initiatives.
  • A private sector organization worked with the NPLI to create an interactive three-day “crisis management, leadership, and communications” workshop for its regional crisis management teams. Delivered around the world, the program forged a consistent method for crisis response, enhancing both preparedness and resilience.

Please complete the custom program request form. Once we receive this form the NPLI team will reach out to schedule a needs analysis meeting; please allow 48 hours for a response. During this meeting NPLI team will discuss, in more detail, the answers you have provided to be able to develop a proposed training program that will best meet your organization’s needs.


Faculty bring a combination of academic research and teaching as well as remarkable field practice spanning decades of experience to bring you an unparalleled learning environment.
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