This week I had the good fortune to spend quality time with a group of STRATEGIC workforce planners - people who have moved beyond the forecasting and headcount calculation game, and become strategic partners to the business.  Each has taken a slightly different journey, and (of course!) have a process which is tailored to their organization. To see such a good mix of people who have taken the step - or are right now taking the step - sharing their experiences and lessons learned was a great experience.  For those of you who are just starting out, rest assured that in 2008 there is a real community of practice out here ready for you to join!  If you would like an introduction to this great strategic workforce planning community give us a call and we'll put you in touch.