The TalentNZ Ecosystem is part of our Project TalentNZ and illustrates the key components and major flows of a talent-based economy. The Ecosystem was designed to demonstrate how the four work-streams – grow, attractretain and connect – interact. Understanding how this interaction works is the first step to enabling communities to consider, design and implement workable strategies in a way that allows progress to be reviewed and measured over time.

Each day of August, the Institute will feature one initiative from the TalentNZ Menu of Initiatives. The Menu showcases the four work-streams mentioned above with seven initiatives per work-stream, making 28 initiatives in total.

The TalentNZ project builds on Sir Paul Callaghan’s vision of making New Zealand ‘a place where talent wants to live’. Sir Paul outlined the reasons why his vision is important in a 20-minute video at the Institute’s StrategyNZ workshop in 2011. The focus of the Menu is on the ‘how’ – we are testing Sir Paul’s assumptions and exploring ways New Zealanders might turn this vision into a reality. To learn more see

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