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

The Leaders in Homeland Security Seminar is designed to equips senior leaders with the resources and capabilities required to provide an effective response during large-scale emergencies. It is similar to the General and Flag Officer Seminar, but specifically geared towards operational leaders below the grade of General, Admiral, or the civilian equivalent.

As operational-level leaders provide the backbone of a crisis management response, LHS provides these tacticians with an overview of the NG resources availble to them, and how they have been effectively and ineffectively used in past emergenicies. Prepoderance is placed upon practical instruction; beyond PowerPoint presentations, classtime is largely devoted to elements that genuinely worked and what pitfalls previous practitioners faced.

Intensive case studies and peer-based discussions assist attendees develop customized frameworks to later use in their respective areas of influence. Throughout LHS, central questions will focus on leadership: What do leaders need to do before an event, how do they need to operate during an event, and how do they make the greatest possible contribution with the available resources?

Note: Participation requires General Officer Management Office (GOMO) or state approval.