Welcome To CorpU Open


Experience CorpU’s Science-Backed Approach to Leadership Development

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Join our organizational learning movement and become a high-impact leader.

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

Supply Chain Academy

February 10 — 14

Live Event February 14 12:00 ET

Assessing Your Supply Chain Alignment and Collaboration

As supply chain leaders, you need to have a realistic view of your current, and desired, supply chain. In this sprint you will perform assessments of your alignment and collaboration at three levels: organizational, departmental, and team/role level. This comprehensive picture of where you and your firm stand will help you identify the best places to begin improving your supply chain.

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Leadership Academy

February 24 — 28

Live Event February 28 12:00 ET

Understanding Talent Management

This one-week sprint helps you become a more effective talent manager—improving your team’s performance by developing and coaching your employees. Based on the expertise of Dave Ulrich, the recognized global leader in talent management, this sprint will help you become a better leader and the principles you'll learn will help you get the most from your team.

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

Supply Chain Academy

March 9 — 13

Live Event March 13 12:00 ET

Defining Ways to Improve Your Supply Chain

Throughout this sprint, you will focus on becoming catalysts for change as you seek to create a best-in-class supply chain that gives your organization a clear and sustainable edge over your competitors. Before you can begin the change, however, you must determine what you will change. We will focus on identifying, leveraging, and prioritizing opportunities in your supply chain that offer the possibility of creating a competitive advantage for your organization in the future.

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Chris Norek
Affiliated Faculty in Supply Chain Management

Leadership Academy

March 16 — 20

Live Event March 20 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
Rensis Likert Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Leadership Academy

April 6 — 10

Live Event April 10 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

Supply Chain Academy

April 13 — 17

Live Event April 17 12:00 ET

Finding Opportunities in Your End-to-End Supply Chain

There are many factors today forcing supply chains to evolve, including globalization, new technologies, omni channel strategies, sustainability and others. Leaders must see the “big picture” of the end-to-end supply chain to find the next wave of performance improvements and competitive advantage. In this sprint, leaders learn the benefits of cross-functional processes that integrate work done by functional teams and favor performance of the entire supply chain over functional excellence.

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John Langley
Clinical Professor of Supply Chain Management

Leadership Academy

May 4 — 8

Live Event May 8 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.

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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 11 — 15

Live Event May 15 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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Chris Craighead
Affiliated Faculty in Supply Chain Management, Penn State University

Supply Chain Academy

June 8 — 12

Live Event June 12 12:00 ET

Aligning Supply Chain Goals with Your Corporate Strategy

Aligning your supply chain activities to the overall corporate strategy is essential if you are to find, capture, and create the kinds of value your firm needs in order to succeed. However, supply chains are enormously complex. How can supply chain leaders begin this alignment process? Where should they begin? This sprint will help answer these questions and more.

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John Langley
Clinical Professor of Supply Chain Management
Steve Tracey
Executive Director, Center for Supply Chain Research®

Leadership Academy

June 22 — 26

Live Event June 26 12:00 ET

Becoming a Purpose-Driven Organization

This one-week sprint is designed to help leaders embark on a journey to embed authentic purpose throughout an organization – including bringing leaders together to collectively discover their organizational purpose and leaders at all levels to discover their professional purpose.

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Robert E. Quinn
Professor Emeritus of Management and Organizations
Anjan Thakor
Washington University, St. Louis - John M. Olin School of Business, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Supply Chain Academy

July 13 — 17

Live Event July 17 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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Chris Craighead
Affiliated Faculty in Supply Chain Management, Penn State University

Leadership Academy

July 27 — 31

Live Event July 31 12:00 ET

Understanding Talent Management

This one-week sprint helps you become a more effective talent manager—improving your team’s performance by developing and coaching your employees. Based on the expertise of Dave Ulrich, the recognized global leader in talent management, this sprint will help you become a better leader and the principles you'll learn will help you get the most from your team.

Learn More

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

Supply Chain Academy

August 10 — 14

Live Event August 14 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

August 17 — 21

Live Event August 21 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

Supply Chain Academy

September 14 — 18

Live Event September 18 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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Chris Craighead
Affiliated Faculty in Supply Chain Management, Penn State University

Leadership Academy

September 21 — 25

Live Event September 25 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.

Learn More

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

Leadership Academy

October 5 — 9

Live Event October 9 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.

Learn More

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

Supply Chain Academy

October 12 — 16

Live Event October 16 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

November 2 — 6

Live Event November 6 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

Supply Chain Academy

November 9 — 13

Live Event November 13 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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Chris Craighead
Affiliated Faculty in Supply Chain Management, Penn State University

Leadership Academy

November 30 — December 4

Live Event December 4 12:00 ET

Becoming a Purpose-Driven Organization

This one-week sprint is designed to help leaders embark on a journey to embed authentic purpose throughout an organization – including bringing leaders together to collectively discover their organizational purpose and leaders at all levels to discover their professional purpose.

Learn More

Robert E. Quinn
Professor Emeritus of Management and Organizations
Anjan Thakor
Washington University, St. Louis - John M. Olin School of Business, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Supply Chain Academy

December 7 — 11

Live Event December 11 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

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