Martin Pellum

Program Director, Leadership Talent Management Healthcare Leadership Talent Institute, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Marty Pellum is the Program Director for Talent Management with the Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare Leadership Talent Institute. He oversees the creation and implementation of leadership talent assessments, succession planning processes, and leader development programs at both the Department and Veterans Health Administration (VHA) levels. Marty joined the VA in January 2011 following a career as an officer in the U.S. Air Force and senior leader with the Central Intelligence Agency. His prior experiences included leadership roles in personnel analysis, recruiting, complaint resolution, training and education, financial services, and human resource management. As the VHA program director for talent management, he drives the integration of succession planning and leadership development strategies to strengthen the skills and readiness of employees in the pipeline for critical healthcare leadership positions across the country. Marty holds a Masters Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Purdue University. He resides with his family in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Main Day Two

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

4:00 PM VHA’s Initiatives to Develop Leaders at Every Level of the VA Enterprise

Whether you are just starting your VA career or an experienced senior leader with hundreds of employees under your direction, we all are in a state of perpetual learning and growth. There are many opportunities across the VHA to help you along your leadership journey. Some of these opportunities emerge as formal leadership development programs at strategic points in your career. Others involve self-directed learning activities or deliberate growth experiences within or outside of your current role. This session explores how these various opportunities are drawn together into a leadership development roadmap for healthcare leaders in VHA. It addresses: 


  • Formal development programs for healthcare leaders in VHA
  • Self-directed and experience-based growth options for building healthcare leadership skills
  • Strengthening the succession pipeline for critical healthcare leadership positions in VHA
  • The critical role of supervisors in growing the healthcare leaders of tomorrow

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Martin.

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