Udemy Acquires CorpU to Expand Immersive Leadership Development Capabilities

Udemy, a destination for learning and teaching online, has acquired CorpU, an online leadership development platform that delivers cohort-based immersive learning experiences and access to world-class experts.

The acquisition deepens Udemy’s learning offerings with CorpU’s immersive experiences to deliver transformational learning that fosters innovation, leadership, and business agility.

CorpU enables global companies like CVS Health, BJ’s Wholesale Club, and Rite Aid to incorporate cohort-based learning in scalable, virtual environments with learning that can be tailored to support learners everywhere. CorpU helps foster individual and organizational growth by activating the collective intelligence of peers and the expert guidance of thought leaders from top universities including Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Professional Education, and University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

CorpU’s leadership training harnesses the value of group learning, executive and peer coaching, and experiential learning activities that tie back to business results.

HR leaders are finding it increasingly difficult to find and develop talent quickly with the most in demand skills, yet 58 percent of the workforce needs new skills to get their jobs done, according to Gartner. Gartner TalentNeuron data shows the total number of skills required for a single job has been increasing by 10 percent year-over-year since 2017.1

“While leadership development is a critical business imperative, many companies struggle to effectively deliver facilitated and immersive training virtually,” said Alan Todd, founder and general manager, CorpU. “As a leading learning marketplace focused on innovation through online learning, Udemy is the ideal partner for CorpU. Together, we have the opportunity to help organizations everywhere prepare for the future and provide leaders with the tools, knowledge, and capabilities to propel their businesses forward. We look forward to realizing our vision for the future of leadership development with Udemy.”

Udemy Busiiness President Greg Brown added, “We believe the pandemic demonstrated the need for a new approach to workforce development. As a result of this fast-paced change coupled with a shift to hybrid work environments, businesses are actively searching for the best ways to develop leaders and employees in a global, scalable, and accessible way. CorpU is a powerful addition to strengthen our Udemy Business offering for organizations by elevating leadership development capabilities and helping customers achieve critical business outcomes.”

With solutions to address all levels of leadership, CorpU programs offer digestible microlearning modules from premiere universities facilitated by global experts. CorpU’s AI-powered analytics, social learning capabilities, and real-world application opportunities help ensure increased engagement and improved knowledge retention.

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