One of todays key challenges is the need to change the leader format to meet the challenges of the new era. Who and what kind of leader are they, the new leader? Why are efforts to identify and create conditions for leadership development important for Russian society and business? What programmes and projects have companies and educational institutions put in place for identifying, developing and supporting talents? The session will provide answers to the following questions: what is leadership in the context of public process management? How can the education of leaders in society be arranged? How do organizations from different industries select, retain and develop talent? Where does work with students and graduates come in this activity? What can companies and the scientific community undertake and implement to form an even more effective pool of future talent?