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NASPO Presents at 2015 NASCA Institute on Management and Leadership

NASPO Board Member Larry Maxwell presented on a partner’s panel discussion on convergence

NASPO Board Member Larry Maxwell (far left) represented NASPO on a partner’s panel discussion on convergence on October 8 in Denver, Colorado at the National Association of State Chief Administrators Institute on Management and Leadership.  Maxwell was joined by representatives from NASCA, the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO), the National Association of State Personnel Executives (NASPE) and the National Association of State Facilities Administrators (NASFA).

Panelists shared insights on how their memberships are responding to the phenomenon of convergence, challenges they are encountering, and new opportunities the changing environment is creating for collaboration.  “We need to move past ownership, work on common goals and speak in each other’s language,” noted Maxwell.  He also shared several highlights from NASPO’s Top 10 Focus Areas for State Procurement as a part of the discussion.

The topic of convergence was derived from a new case study, The Promise of Convergence: Transforming Health Care Delivery in Missouri. The case study, which was developed for NASCA by a Leadership for a Networked World,  defines convergence as, “…. a phenomenon in which technological, economic, and social factors are co-evolving to create a new operating environment. Convergence can often upend existing institutional models, value propositions, and legitimacy. They may introduce new stakeholders, partners, and customers, along with disruptive technologies and evolving economic incentives. The resulting changes to the operating environment often blur the boundaries between policy domains and governmental organizations, and can also shift the services and outcomes that citizens and stakeholders demand.

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