Emerging Leaders Program

An innovative leadership development program designed by world-renowned experts for early-career professionals

Connect with leaders around the world

Grow your leadership skills

Build positive habits

About This Program

Developing the Next Generation of Leaders

Turn-key leadership development program designed to teach the skills and habits required to become an effective leader within an organization

Individual Growth

  • Cement high-performance habits
  • Communicate with confidence
  • Build your professional network
  • Get promoted faster

Team Development

  • Identify top performers quickly
  • Support front-line leaders
  • Shorten proficiency cycle
  • Develop leaders at scale

Organizational Impact

  • Strengthen leadership pipeline
  • Create more succession plans
  • Retain top talent
  • Grow leaders cost-effectively

Program Features

100% Online Course Platform

Customizable Experience

9 Months, 4–6 Hrs Per Month

7 Master's Level Courses

Leadership Coaching

World-Class Expert Teaching

Community of Practice

Expert Faculty

Shawn Achor

Author, The Happiness Advantage

Alia Crum

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Stanford University

Becky Halstead

Brigadier General, US Army, Retired

Kim Cameron

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

John Austin

Professor, Leadership Studies, Fielding Graduate University

Mario Moussa

Author, President of Moussa Consulting

Dave Pottruck

Executive, Educator, Author

Organizational Capabilities

Strengthen the leadership pipeline

Identify top performers quickly and retain top talent

Develop leaders at scale and grow them cost-effectively

Support front-line leaders

Cohort-Based Learning

Individual Growth

Cement high-performance habits

Build your professional network

Communicate with confidence

Get promoted faster

Join World Changing Companies Who Trust CorpU

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Earn a Certificate

Earn an Academic Certificate from Michigan, Wharton, Penn State and Many Other Top Universities.

Program Roadmap

Part One

Harness Stress For Success

Managing Pressure to Drive Results: Stress can be debilitating, compromising our performance and health. By changing your mindset about stress, you can utilize the inevitable stressors in your life to boost productivity and success.

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Part Two

Leading With Character And Competence

Achieving Results Through Values-based Leadership: Brigadier General (Retired) Rebecca “Becky” Halstead nurtures leaders to practice new leadership behaviors, to develop their own personal leadership philosophy, and to ground their leadership in their own values and experiences.

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Part Three

Practicing Positive Leadership

Motivating and Energizing Your Team: Leadership development that is unconnected to business-relevant work or dull is malpractice. CorpU is problem-based learning in an online environment that is fun, fast, and easy.

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Part Four

Writing for Business Impact

Give Your Team “The Write Advantage”: This course is designed to give you a critical edge in today’s global marketplace. In our digital world, business communication mostly occurs through writing. This can range from emails to annual reports, sent to colleagues inside the, company or across borders and time zones.

Part Five

Thinking Fast

An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Decision Making: Get your leaders talking and you get them to truly learn, understand and change. Get them to talk on CorpU and you can see inside their hearts and minds.

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Part Six

Building Your Strategic Network

Develop strong relationships to advance your agenda and goals: In this course, you will create a networking strategy using a Stepping-Stone approach to map out introductions and conversations that will begin to shape your strategic networks.

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Part Seven

Making Change Happen

A Structured Approach For Supporting Organizational Transformation: An inside look at how experts in change management think about the process of conceptualizing, planning and implementing bold, transformational change – and how you can apply it to a change initiative that you are facing now, or expect to in the future.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the program cost?

Introductory pricing is $1,000. The investment increases to $2,000 on June 1, 2020

Who is an ideal candidate for the program?

Early career people who have no management responsibilities or who are very new to management. Any early career person who works on a team, serves others, or wants to become a top performer at work.

I’m an existing CorpU customer, can I enroll people? If yes, how much?

Yes, for the cost of 1 all-access license. On June 1, 2020 it will cost 2 all-access licenses

If I miss a session, can I make it up?

Yes in two ways: first, all the core learning content is available on-demand, so if you miss a day’s lesson, you can catch up when you can. Second, you may always retake a course with another cohort if you miss an entire course-week.

Will I get college credit?

This is an Executive Education Certificate Program, completion does not lead to college credit

Do I have to take tests? How is my performance measured?

Your progress will be gauged by your Coach, who kicks off the journey with and for you, and is available throughout the program. Your Coach will monitor your progress in each Course and Coaching Session. You must complete 80% or more of the program and participate in feedback/coaching sessions in order to receive your Certificates and Credentials.

How long does it take to complete the program?

Roughly 9 months by engaging ~ 3-6 hours per month

Who is NOT an ideal candidate for the program?

Experienced managers and leaders

Do participants have to attend every session?

On a longer program like this, life will certainly get in the way for some people. But you won’t want to miss the fun and relationship-building

Who will I be taking this with?

You will be actively engaging with a group of 30-50 of your true peers (early career professionals in this case). Learning in a cohort is a fundamental component of the program and therefore, interacting deeply with others is embedded throughout. You will meet and speak virtually, and work together with people from many different organizations like Boeing, JNJ, Merck, PepsiCo, Agilent, Rite Aid, Sherwin-Williams, etc.

Will I get a certificate or credential?

Upon successful completion, you will receive a Positive Leaders Certificate from the University of Michigan, along with an Emerging Leaders Program Alumni Certificate from Corp/U. You may print and frame them and feature them on social media profiles like LinkedIn.

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