NAMD is committed to building the effective leadership and capacity of Medicaid Directors, their senior staff, and agency managers. We recognize leadership is not exclusive to a title or position. For that reason, our tools and insights support the development of a broad audience of Medicaid officials. NAMD champions the vital and unique role of Medicaid Directors and their staff.
Despite the critical role of public sectors leaders, there is scant investment in their leadership development. Recognizing the need to better support public sector leaders, the Center for Health Care Strategies, the Milbank Memorial Fund, and NAMD launched the Public Sector Leadership Consortium in late 2019.
The Consortium is committed to developing practical leadership tools and informational resources to help public leaders advance effective health policy and improve health outcomes.
Here you can find leadership resources organized by the five Public Sector Leadership core competencies:
The Framework for Public Sector Leadership is a competencies-based framework built on the belief that anyone can rise to the occasion as a leader, regardless of their formal position. It is based on five leadership domains crucial to success in public sector leadership
Each organization in the Public Sector Leadership Consortium offers a variety of leadership development opportunities for public sector leaders. This guide breaks down these services by organization.
The NAMD Leadership Program has three podcast series, which you can find here, on apple podcast, or wherever you regularly get your podcasts from.
Medicaid Leadership Exchange is a podcast series developed by NAMD and the Center for Health Care Strategies which features discussions with Medicaid directors on priority topics related to leading state agencies.
There are currently two complete seasons and a third season is on its way!
Leadership Forward is a podcast and blog series, jointly developed by the Public Sector Leadership Consortium, which explores the application of the Framework for Public Sector Leadership, a competency framework that outlines the domains and skills critical to the success of public sector leaders and their teams.
Quick Takes is a podcast series developed by NAMD and the Center for Health Care Strategies developed to address leadership challenges brought on by the public health pandemic and sustained during its unwinding. Ultimately, the series addresses how to lead through crisis and change.