Many companies recognise the importance of developing internal talent and have good programmes for identifying individuals with the potential to progress to senior leadership roles.  However, individuals in a talent programme often struggle to identify the development needs they should focus on in order to make that progression. Fiona Hirst, Principal Training Consultant at Ashfield Insight & Performance, looks at how a Senior Leaders Development Centre can objectively identify their strengths and developmental opportunities against key senior leadership behaviours. The insight gained from this centre enables specific and relevant individual development plans to address the identified gaps, so that development activities have real impact.