NIPSTA Center for Crisis Leadership

The NIPSTA Center for Crisis Leadership was established in 2017 to provide supervisory professionals with an opportunity to continue their education throughout the span of their career. While NIPSTA is well known for programming that supports individuals in their first decade of professional development, the mission of the NIPSTA Center for Crisis Leadership is to develop challenging yet realistic programming which  encourages learners to address high-impact, low-frequency events with confidence.

NIPSTA's longstanding relationship with Oakton Community College provides an exceptional opportunity for developing leaders to learn more about their individual management styles and to remain current on evolving issues in both the municipal government and corporate sectors. In late 2018, the NIPSTA Municipal Government Leadership Academy added new an innovative programming. To learn more or to register for one or more of these courses please visit the menu on the left. 

Northwestern University Center for Public Safety

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The NIPSTA Center for Crisis Leadership is proud to announce a new collaboration with the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety ("NUCPS"). Given our shared dedication to public safety, emergency preparedness and crisis response, NIPSTA and NUCPS are honored to collaborate on a new series of programs which will ultimately provide our customers with a Certificate in Public Safety Leadership. While most courses remain under development, our first collaborative course, The Supervision of Public Safety Personnel, has been scheduled for May 2019. This course has been developed to meet the needs of front-line supervisors of all applicable disciplines as they endeavor to prepare to respond together to safely mitigate a crisis event. Without collaborative preparation, coupled with an improved understanding of the planning, mindset and priorities of other types of disciplines, public safety leaders are restricting their potential to meet the needs of our changing world.

For more information on the Supervision of Public Safety Personnel or to register for the upcoming course, click here.



  1. Mark Wold

    Center for Crisis Leadership Program Director