Today’s public sector leaders are navigating an unprecedented public health emergency, a deepening economic recession, and, at the same time, a historic opportunity to address racial disparities in the U.S. As the backbone of state government, public sector leaders — including Medicaid, public health, social services, and legislative staff, among others — are charged with maintaining the economic stability, health, and wellbeing of state residents and must be ready to face the inevitability of unforeseen challenges. They are responsible for administering billions of state and federal dollars, setting and managing strategic direction, and navigating the complex web of state government and community relationships. Yet, despite the significant role that they play and challenges they face, scant attention is typically given to the professional leadership development of the nation’s public sector workforce.
In this episode of the Leadership Forward Podcast, NAMD spoke with Michelle Alletto, Texas Health and Human Services Chief Program and Services Officer and Beth Kidder, former Deputy Secretary for Medicaid at Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration about how they’ve used the domains, competencies, and associated skills and behavior during their leadership tenures.
You can read a short blog about the Podcast here.