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Talent Development

Tell Your Story

  • Showcase your organization's best practices - let everyone know about the great things your organization is doing; be proud of your accomplishments
  • Highlight talent development - let others see the value of talent development and how it plays a role in your organization's success
  • Get recognition - let the community, your profession and your peers see the achievements of your organization's talent development efforts 
  • Earn credibility - let your employees and managers see how talent development is an influential partner supporting the success of the organization
  • Gain executive support - show your executives how talent development achievements link to the growth and success of the organization; earning awards and recognition for talent development initiatives is a high priority for CEOs (Source: TD Magazine)
  • Influence your organization's recruitment, retention and more – show your employees or potential employees your organization’s commitment to talent development and how your organization values employee growth and success

Past CNY BEST nominees and winners state
'People are taking more notice'; 'Highlighted our work and practices'
'Allowed us to solidify our status within the talent development community'
'The recognition catapulted our marketing efforts with our employees and community'

CNY BEST Benefits

Submit your application in the method that you feel will best tell your story

Either by electronic copies of application and additional materials emailed to
2023 CNY BEST Talent Development Application

OR by completing the online submission form at
2023 CNY BEST Talent Development Online Guideline Application

Helpful CNY BEST Tools

CNY BEST Information Sessions

Join us for CNY BEST information, tips, sharing and buddies!

CNY BEST Judges' Criteria

Review how judges approach their review of CNY BEST applications


Providing helpful information for preparing a winning CNY BEST application while discussing the strengths found in past winning submissions

Frequently Asked Questions 
Includes information for helping to define talent development and practices along with information regarding geographic coverage, time period, categories,
write-ups, supporting documentation, presentation, confidentiality, the CNY BEST Awards Ceremony, etc.

Talent Development

Defining Talent Development functions and practices

CNY BEST Submission Guide

A quick checklist tool to help with your submission  

PO Box 6343
Syracuse, NY 13217-6343


Central New York Chapter of
Association for Talent Development (ATD)

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