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 in a cross-industry collaboration experience. Depending on the course selection, cohort members spend 10 to 30 minutes daily engaging in a variety of short online activities such as readings, videos, personal reflections, interactive discussions, and application exercises.

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

  • Address your leadership development needs 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 10-30 minutes of your attention, concluding with a fifth day capstone in the format of either an online Q&A forum, a response video with discussion, or a 60-minute webinar live event.

Open Courses

Leadership Academy

January 7 — 11

Live Event January 11 12:00 ET

Thinking Fast

This course 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.

Learn More

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

Leadership Academy

January 14 — 18

Online Discussion January 18

Integrity and Authenticity

This course will ask you to think about becoming a more authentic leader--a leader who has the courage to behave consistently with her or his values--and the impact of this authenticity on both individuals and teams.

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Robert Quinn
Professor Emeritus of Management and Organizations, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Supply Chain Academy

January 14 — 18

Live Event January 18 12:00 ET

Leading the Modern Supply Chain

In today’s hyper-competitive business environment, many organizations now compete supply chain to supply chain rather than firm-to-firm. In this course, you will get a broad introduction to the key foundational principles of end-to-end supply chain management, and discuss the implications of an end-to-end mindset for your organization.

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Dr. John Langley
Clinical Professor of Supply Chain Management, Penn State University

Leadership Academy

January 21 — 25

Live Event January 25 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 course you and your cohort will discuss specific techniques proven to give individual leaders and entire organizations a competitive advantage.

Learn More

Kim Cameron
William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organizations, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Leadership Academy

January 28 — February 1

Video and Online Discussion February 1

Leadership Resilience: Becoming a Resilient Leader

Resilience is a dynamic learning process and there are some everyday practices that can help you develop it. You can use these practices to help foster resilience in others, which will improve business results in engagement, retention, and other important metrics. You will learn how to build up your resilience resources, and how to empower those around you to be resilient too.

Learn More

Shelly Winter
Rob Morris

Leadership Academy

February 4 — 8

Live Event February 8 12:00 ET

The Art of Strategic Persuasion

In a sea of good ideas, how do you know which one to pursue? To thrive, ideas must be sold. People need a reason to care and pay attention to an idea that may not currently be on their list of priorities. Join Dr. Mario Moussa in this one-week course to explore how you can apply proven frameworks to advance ideas, gain buy-in, and build support throughout the organization.

Learn More

Mario Moussa
Author, President of Moussa Consulting

Supply Chain Academy

February 11 — 15

Live Event February 15 12:00 ET

Evaluating Opportunities with Third Party Logistics Providers

Much of the value that supply chains now generate comes from integrating the supply network. In Evaluating Opportunities with Third Party Logistic Providers you will take a critical look at logistics providers to identify the kind of value that these firms could bring to your supply chain.

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John Langley
Clinical Professor of Supply Chain Management, Penn State University

Leadership Academy

February 18 — 22

Live Event February 22 12:00 ET

Identifying Opportunities for Innovation

Innovation can be defined as a match between a need and a possible solution. Organizations looking to increase their innovative capability need to look for opportunites to create value. In this course you will participate in an Innovation Tournament, a compelling process for generating and rating your group’s ideas to surface the very best opportunities for successful innovation.

Learn More

Christian Terwiesch
Andrew M. Heller Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Karl T. Ulrich
Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Leadership Academy

March 4 — 8

Live Event March 8 12:00 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 course we will address how to be an authentic and successful change agent who gets people excited and committed to tackle the challenges of change.

Learn More

Dave Pottruck
Executive, Educator, Author

Leadership Academy

March 11 — 15

Online Discussion March 15

Harnessing Stress for Success

Harnessing Stress for Success focuses on a different way of reacting when faced with stress. During this course, you will have a chance to learn from current scientific research and implement a three-step process to enhance the power of stress.

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Shawn Achor
Author, The Happiness Advantage
Dr. Alia Crum
Assistant Professor or Psychology, Stanford University

Supply Chain Academy

March 11 — 15

Live Event March 15 12:00 ET

Building Continuity and Resiliency in Your Supply Chain

Sooner or later, we will all come face-to-face with a disruption to our supply chain. It’s not a matter of if, but when it will happen. In this course we will explore the various types of risk and disruption you may face, as well as ways to prevent or mitigate the impact of those occurrences.

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Dr. Chris Craighead
Affiliated Faculty in Supply Chain Management, Penn State University

Leadership Academy

April 1 — 5

Live Event April 5 12:00 ET

Conducting Interest Based Negotiations

Employing an interest based approach to bargaining, versus traditional negotiation techniques, will allow you to create more value for all parties involved and enhance your relationships with stakeholders on both sides of the negotiating table. In this 1-week course you'll learn from experts and peers how to more effectively approach and conduct negotiations by focusing on the interests of all parties instead of making claims or demands.

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Lawrence Susskind
Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hal Movius
Presiden, Movius Consulting

Leadership Academy

April 8 — 12

Video and Online Discussion April 12

Spreading Happiness at Work

Scientific research is showing that personal happiness is a choice, and that employing happiness strategies leads directly to success at work. In this course you will have a chance to learn about and practice the habits of personal positivity and ways to extend them to the workplace, creating a more productive work culture.

Learn More

Shawn Achor
Author, The Happiness Advantage

Supply Chain Academy

April 8 — 12

Live Event April 12 12:00 ET

Improving Procurement Practices

Procurement was once the purview of buyers who simply went into the marketplace to find the best price for raw materials or unfinished goods. As contemporary supply chains become ever more competitive, the role of procurement is becoming increasingly strategic. In this course we will investigate some core principles of successful supply chain management within procurement.

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Dr. Chris Craighead
Affiliated Faculty in Supply Chain Management, Penn State University

Leadership Academy

April 22 — 26

Live Event April 26 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 course you and your cohort will discuss specific techniques proven to give individual leaders and entire organizations a competitive advantage.

Learn More

Kim Cameron
William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organizations, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Leadership Academy

April 29 — May 3

Video and Online Discussion May 3

Breakthrough Results Through Committed Teams

Working effectively within a team is a skill that takes practice and dedication. While some individuals may be natural leaders, learning how to give and take within a team structure is more of a learned behavior. Join us to study and discuss a proven framework you will use to help your team overcome challenges so they can operate at maximum capacity and produce outstanding results.

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Dr. Mario Moussa
President, Moussa Consulting
Derek Newberry
Management Consultant, Adjunct Professor at University of Pennsylvania

Leadership Academy

May 6 — 10

Live Event May 10 12:00 ET

Engaging and Empowering Your People

When people are unmotivated and burdened by bureaucracy, they are less satisfied in their work and less productive. To change this mindset, you must be a leader who inspires and fosters an engaged and empowered workforce. This course is a first step towards building an environment that drives organizational performance at every level.

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Kim Cameron
William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organizations, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Supply Chain Academy

May 13 — 17

Live Event May 17 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

May 20 — 24

Live Event May 24 12:00 ET

Selling Your Ideas Through Storytelling

Storytelling, a skill once reserved for authors and movie producers, has become the newest addition to the business leader’s tool box. This course combines a research-based framework, strategies and tools for communicating with diverse groups, and a proven work plan for moving your idea from concept to implementation.

Learn More

Mario Moussa
President, Moussa Consulting

Leadership Academy

June 3 — 7

Online Discussion June 7

Harnessing Stress for Success

Harnessing Stress for Success focuses on a different way of reacting when faced with stress. During this course, you will have a chance to learn from current scientific research and implement a three-step process to enhance the power of stress.

Learn More

Shawn Achor
Author, The Happiness Advantage
Dr. Alia Crum
Assistant Professor or Psychology, Stanford University

Supply Chain Academy

June 10 — 14

Live Event June 14 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, Penn State University
Steve Tracey
Executive Director, Center for Supply Chain Research™ and Executive Programs, Penn State University

Leadership Academy

June 17 — 21

Live Event June 21 12:00 ET

Improving Group Decision Making

This course 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.

Learn More

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

Leadership Academy

July 8 — 12

Live Event July 12 12:00 ET

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 course 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

Leadership Academy

July 15 — 19

Video and Online Discussion July 19

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 course you and your cohort will discuss specific techniques proven to give individual leaders and entire organizations a competitive advantage.

Learn More

Kim Cameron
William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organizations, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Supply Chain Academy

July 15 — 19

Live Event July 19 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

July 22 — 26

Live Event July 26 12:00 ET

Dealing with Hard Bargainers

Hard bargaining can become a default tactic for those who a) do not know of another negotiation style or have had success with it in the past, b) value results and time over relationships, or c) make no linkage between their negotiation success criteria and their organization's values. In this sprint you will be introduced to frameworks, preparation techniques, and advice on how to respond to hard bargaining tactics.

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Lawrence Susskind
Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hal Movius
Presiden, Movius Consulting

Supply Chain Academy

August 12 — 16

Live Event August 16 12:00 ET

Strategic Sourcing for Improved Performance

As supply chain leaders look to develop a more responsive and integrated supply chain, it is important to identify the key value drivers in order to begin the process of supply chain transformation. In Strategic Sourcing for Improved Performance you will investigate the steps to developing a more robust procurement strategy for the future.

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Dr. Chris Craighead
Affiliated Faculty in Supply Chain Management, Penn State University

Leadership Academy

August 19 — 23

Live Event August 23 12:00 ET

The Art of Strategic Persuasion

In a sea of good ideas, how do you know which one to pursue? To thrive, ideas must be sold. People need a reason to care and pay attention to an idea that may not currently be on their list of priorities. Join Dr. Mario Moussa in this one-week course to explore how you can apply proven frameworks to advance ideas, gain buy-in, and build support throughout the organization.

Learn More

Mario Moussa
Author, President of Moussa Consulting

Leadership Academy

September 9 — 13

Live Event September 13 12:00 ET

Thinking Fast

This course 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.

Learn More

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

Supply Chain Academy

September 9 — 13

Live Event September 13 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

September 16 — 20

Live Event September 20 12:00 ET

Selling Your Ideas Through Storytelling

Storytelling, a skill once reserved for authors and movie producers, has become the newest addition to the business leader’s tool box. This course combines a research-based framework, strategies and tools for communicating with diverse groups, and a proven work plan for moving your idea from concept to implementation.

Learn More

Mario Moussa
President, Moussa Consulting

Leadership Academy

September 23 — 27

Live Event September 27 12:00 ET

Helping Your People Find Meaning at Work

Armed with a sense of purpose, employees perform better and demonstrate higher levels of engagement. As leaders we need to uncover the ‘why’ of work that drives people to do their best. This course looks at why ‘making meaning’ makes money – how a commitment to helping your talent find meaning in work can produce measurable, bottom line results.

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David Ulrich
Rensis Likert Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Leadership Academy

October 7 — 11

Video and Online Discussion October 11

Spreading Happiness at Work

Scientific research is showing that personal happiness is a choice, and that employing happiness strategies leads directly to success at work. In this course you will have a chance to learn about and practice the habits of personal positivity and ways to extend them to the workplace, creating a more productive work culture.

Learn More

Shawn Achor
Author, The Happiness Advantage

Supply Chain Academy

October 7 — 11

Live Event October 11 12:00 ET

Competitive Implications of Demand Planning

One of the key assumptions of a well-functioning end-to-end supply chain is that the demand planning of the system is accurate and robust. In this course you will investigate key elements of forecasting and inventory management in order to help your organization gain a competitive advantage.

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Dr. Chris Norek
Affiliated Faculty in Supply Chain Management, Penn State University

Supply Chain Academy

November 4 — 8

Live Event November 8 12:00 ET

Managing Supplier Risk

Most companies will have to deal with disruptions to their supply chain at some point. One of the critical value drivers of supply chain management is the ability of the supply chain organization to mitigate and manage risk coming from suppliers. In this course we will utilize case studies and toolkits to help you expect and plan for these risks.

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Dr. Chris Craighead
Affiliated Faculty in Supply Chain Management, Penn State University

Leadership Academy

November 11 — 15

Live Event November 15 12:00 ET

Improving Group Decision Making

This course 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.

Learn More

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

Leadership Academy

November 18 — 22

Live Event November 22 12:00 ET

Identifying Opportunities for Innovation

Innovation can be defined as a match between a need and a possible solution. Organizations looking to increase their innovative capability need to look for opportunites to create value. In this course you will participate in an Innovation Tournament, a compelling process for generating and rating your group’s ideas to surface the very best opportunities for successful innovation.

Learn More

Christian Terwiesch
Andrew M. Heller Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Karl T. Ulrich
Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Leadership Academy

December 2 — 6

Video and Online Discussion December 6

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 course we will address how to be an authentic and successful change agent who gets people excited and committed to tackle the challenges of change.

Learn More

Dave Pottruck
Executive, Educator, Author

Supply Chain Academy

December 2 — 6

Live Event December 6 12:00 ET

Strategic Leadership Within Your Supply Chain Orchestration

In Strategic Leadership Within Your Supply Chain Organization you will have the opportunity to explore ways to build the capacity of your supply chain organization in the service of a long-term strategic vision. These are critical leadership skills that will help you build organizational excellence.

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Steve Tracey
Executive Director, Center for Supply Chain Research™ and Penn State Executive Programs

Leadership Academy

December 9 — 13

Video and Online Discussion December 13

Leadership Resilience: Becoming a Resilient Leader

Resilience is a dynamic learning process and there are some everyday practices that can help you develop it. You can use these practices to help foster resilience in others, which will improve business results in engagement, retention, and other important metrics. You will learn how to build up your resilience resources, and how to empower those around you to be resilient too.

Learn More

Shelly Winter
Rob Morris

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