Governance and Talent Management in a Professional Services Firm Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

Academy of Professional Development (APD) was launched in 1993, shortly after the adjustment and turbulent times of the Soviet Union. With the support of the Soros Foundation and local ministries of privatization, APD has become the most prestigious professional business education and consulting services in the country. Assembly and preparation of "talent pool" is always difficult, especially in this case because of the nature of local business practices, dissemination of professional services firms competing for business, and the State Director of the clientele, and the lure of opportunities in more stable environments. As APD gained experience in business education and consulting, different directors implemented new programs and bring different styles of management. As the organization is experiencing turnover of its professional staff, the founder and chairman of the board is concerned about the role it will take, as the organization matures. "Hide
by Julia Ivanova, Joan Winn Source: North American Case Research Association (NACRA) 14 pages. Publication Date: January 15, 2010. Prod. #: NA0044-PDF-ENG

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