NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU
HOMELAND SECURITY INSTITUTE
LEADERS IN HOMELAND SECURITY (LHS)

The Leadership in Homeland Security (LHS) program is designed by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Program on the principles of Crisis Leadership specifically for the National Guard and their partner organizations.

The program on Crisis Leadership seeks to improve society’s capacity to deal with natural disasters; infrastructure, technology, and systems failures; emergent infectious disease; and terrorism. Professors Dutch Leonard and Arn Howitt have researched, studied, and analyzed leaders and organizations facing crisis situations for over a decade.

Their book Managing Crises: Responses to Large-Scale Emergencies gives students a clear understanding of different types of disasters governments confront, and key challenges they face in preparing for and responding to these events. The LHS program will assist the National Guard and their partners in developing leadership skills and organizational capabilities to respond to 21st Century homeland security emergencies.