Talent is the competitive advantage for any organization, company or government agency. Recent research all points to talent management strategies that focus on execution, alignment, and results. In the talent development profession, we have long understood that talent management starts with selecting the right people for the culture and then developing them to meet the current and future needs of the organization. The problem is how to build an integrated approach that makes sense for the business or organization. This session will explore the key strategies to build a customized approach for your organization; as well as how to attract, develop and retain people in a competitive environment. Through discussion, learn what other participants are doing to align their organization’s strategy, develop their leadership and prepare their people for the next set of challenges.