Professional Services Firm Transforms Into a Skills-Based Organization




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Grant Thornton LLP


Digital Badging Program


Grant Thornton LLP is one of the largest audit, tax, and advisory firms in the U.S. With 51 offices nationwide, Grant Thornton is a community of more than 8,000 problem solvers who value relationships and are ready to help organizations of all sizes and industries create more confident futures. 

As a professional services firm, it’s important that all Grant Thornton professionals are on the leading edge in regards to their expertise, while all client-facing employees have the additional requirement of accruing Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours each calendar year.

Amy Happ, the firm’s Director of Leadership Development and Learning Innovation, saw how digital badging could play a pivotal role in the learning organization’s strategy to move away from a CPE compliance culture and foster a true learning culture across the firm. 

“It became clear that we needed to be more strategic about what we want our employees to learn and what skills we needed to compete in an increasingly-competitive business environment.”

The Colleague Learning & Effectiveness team at Grant Thornton set out to transition the company into a skills-based organization focused on building and maintaining expertise among its professionals.

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