Welcome To CorpU Open


Experience CorpU’s Science-backed Approach to Leadership Development

Exclusive Access for CorpU Customers

What is CorpU Open?

CorpU Open provides a flexible option for individual leaders and teams to join in the CorpU learning experience. Participants join colleagues from multiple companies working 30-minutes per day in one-week cross-industry collaboration experience.

CorpU Open is available to all CorpU customers. View the CorpU Open calendar below to learn more and register for an upcoming course.

CorpU Open Benefits

  • Target your leadership development with the right programs for you
  • Develop your people with targeted team or individual development
  • Strengthen leaders and teams to drive transformation
  • Extend, refresh and reinforce topics that are critical to building the culture and engagement your organization needs

What to Expect

You will join expert faculty and leaders from other organizations. You will maximize the value of this learning experience by staying committed to completing the assigned daily activities and exchanges with colleagues and expert faculty. Each day of a one-week course requires 30 minutes of daily attention, concluding with a fifth day capstone event, in the format of a 60-minute live webinar, an online Q&A forum, or a response video and discussion.

Open Courses

Leadership Academy

July 23 — 27

Live Event July 27 12:00 ET

Practicing Positive Leadership

Any leader, no matter the level or focus, can use the principles of Positive Leadership, rooted in empirical evidence, to produce business results that exceed normal or expected performance. In this sprint you and your cohort will discuss specific techniques proven to give individual leaders and entire organizations a competitive advantage.

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Kim Cameron
Professor of Management and Organization

Leadership Academy

July 30 — August 3

Online Discussion

Becoming Who You Really Are

The common denominator in great leadership is the ability to change the beliefs of others, and your own. In this sprint we start a significant investigation into how, as a business leader, you can focus on learning constantly, and make it possible for others to learn, turning your ‘knowing’ company into a ‘learning’ company.

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Robert Quinn
Professor Emeritus of Management and Organizations

Leadership Academy

August 6 — 10

Video and Online Discussion

Driving Your Team to High Performance

Coaching must be part of a clear development strategy that starts with concrete expectations and ends with the actual opportunities for development and skill building. In this sprint we will discuss a proven coaching framework, practice setting and communicating clear expectations, and debate the best ways to assess performance against those expectations.

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David Ulrich
Professor, Ross School of Business Partner, The RBL Group

Supply Chain Academy

August 13 — 17

Live Event August 17 12:00 ET

Supply Chain Alignment and Orchestration

How can you and your organization build an integrated supply chain that creates and captures value? In Supply Chain Alignment and Orchestration you will enhance your capacity for building alignment and collaboration into your supply chain as you learn a powerful methodology for leading contemporary supply chains.

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John Langley
Clinical Professor of Supply Chain Management

Leadership Academy

August 20 — 24

Online Discussion

Leaders Create Culture

In this sprint, we work with participants to discuss the possibilities of being leaders who are growing constantly, putting away existing assumptions. We will walk through illustrations of how leaders actually make a break from the culture, often in response to a difficult event or crisis, instead “acting upon” the culture as agents of change.

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Bob Quinn
Professor Emeritus of Management and Organizations

Leadership Academy

September 10 — 14

Live Event September 14 12:00 ET

Thinking Fast

This learning sprint introduces you to a four-step process designed to help you make smarter decisions for today’s fast-paced business world. You will explore how to make a quality decision using a four-stage framework, and then apply it to a masked case study, discovering how to get consistently better results more quickly than your competitors.

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John Austin
Professor, School of Leadership Studies, Fielding Graduate University

Supply Chain Academy

September 17 — 21

Live Event September 21 12:00 ET

Critical Decisions in Logistics Management

On average, the majority of a company’s supply chain expenditures are from transportation and warehousing costs. Join us for Critical Decisions in Logistics Management to learn new approaches to evaluating and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of your organization’s logistics capabilities.

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Chris Norek
Affiliated Faculty in Supply Chain Management Penn State Smeal College of Business

Leadership Academy

September 24 — 28

Live Event September 28 1:30 ET

Making Change Happen

The types of big, breakthrough organizational changes that truly transform an enterprise are hard, risky and prone to failure. If a change effort is already in place at your organization, you need tools and strategies for supporting and championing the change. This sprint features expert guidance on how to help your leadership drive such initiatives.

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Dave Pottruck
Executive, Educator, Author

Supply Chain Academy

October 15 — 19

Live Event October 19 12:00 ET

Optimizing Distribution Network Strategy

Does your distribution network serve your customers as effectively as possible, or could you benefit from an examination of the current strategy and a focus on new possibilities? In Optimizing Distribution Network Strategy, we take a look at how organizations can best determine the optimal location of facilities throughout the supply chain network.

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Chris Norek
Affiliated Faculty in Supply Chain Management Penn State Smeal College of Business

Leadership Academy

October 29 — November 2

Live Event November 2 12:00 ET

Improving Group Decision Making

This sprint helps teams understand why a sound decision-making process will yield more consistently favorable outcomes over time, and how to mitigate the common pitfalls that impact groups while making decisions. You will have a chance to identify the roles of various stakeholders and to write an action plan to manage an upcoming decision.

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John Austin
Professor, School of Leadership Studies, Fielding Graduate University

Leadership Academy

November 5 — 9

Live Event November 9 12:00 ET

Leading with Purpose

This sprint is delivered from the perspective of an accomplished military leader who shares reasons why leadership must focus on the human dimension and not just efficiency. You will learn best practices for establishing and communicating your purpose as a leader to improve decision-making, strengthen teams, and achieve results.

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Becky Halstead
Brigadier General, US Army, Retired

Supply Chain Academy

November 12 — 16

Live Event November 16 12:00 ET

Supply Chain as a Competitive Advantage

Identifying strategic value opportunities within your supply chain must be considered in the context of your competition. In Supply Chain as a Competitive Advantage we will discuss the levers you can use to understand, influence and outpace your competitors, minimizing threats to your brand and leveraging innovation for your supply chain.

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Chris Craighead
Affiliated Faculty in Supply Chain Management Penn State Smeal College of Business

Leadership Academy

December 3 — 7

Live Event December 7 1:30 ET

Communicating to Inspire Change

Employees have very natural and rational reasons to resist change, particularly given the rapid pace of change that’s part of today’s business climate. In this sprint we will address how to be an authentic and successful change agent who gets people excited and committed to tackle the challenges of change.

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Dave Pottruck
Executive, Educator, Author

Leadership Academy

December 10 — 14

Live Event December 14 12:00 ET

Leading with Character and Competence

Leaders who want to lead teams to a higher level of performance, make a lasting impact on team members, and add significant value to their organizations must learn how to lead with character and competence. This sprint features the leadership practices and principles of a high ranking military officer (retired) and helps you develop your own such toolkit.

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Becky Halstead
Brigadier General, US Army, Retired

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