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Corporate Universities: Competitors or Collaborators?

By Dr. Philip McGee, Program Coordinator for the Masters in Human Resource Development, Clemsonn University, South Carolina

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Corporate Universities are not Training Centres

By Annick Renaud-Coulon

We must remove the ambiguity. Corporate universities are not training centres. The fact that corporate universities coexist with training centres in companies proves this point. And there are large groups that are organised in this way, because they have understood the difference between the two bodies. This distinction becomes evident when one examines the characteristics of a training centre.

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Annick Renaud-Coulon comments the six trends that are changing business from the book: Triggers by Xavier HOCHET and André-Benoit DE JAEGERE (Odile Jacob, June 2010)

What drives companies to change rather than maintain the status quo? How do current world events affect their outlook? What visible and invisible dynamics do their futures depend on? How can companies gain insight into such dynamics and thus choose the right direction for their business? How exactly can they apply their understanding of trends to trigger long term change that is both pertinent and meaningful?

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By Annick Renaud-Coulon in Developing Leaders, March 2011

New collaborative technologies are designed to make everyone more efficient, committed, and innovative. While it is not their stated aim, companies that invest in these modern tools believe they will help them build up their 'relational assets' and give them a clear strategic advantage in the markets, thanks to increased interaction within the company and between their employees and the world outside. However, turning a technology into usage does not happen with a click of the fingers. In addition to running these networks in a serious, vigilant, and personalized way, companies also have to manage collateral, cultural, strategic, organizational, and managerial changes, because they need good leaders to overcome difficulties and seize opportunities for development.

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  • 10 August 2018
    E-learn.magazine (USA) published an in depth interview with Annick Renaud-Coulon. She shares her views on how Corporate Universities can successfully fulfill their role in the digital age. There’s a huge future ahead for corporate education.   More >

  • In the June/July issue of Elearning! magazine, Annick Renaud-Coulon cites her expert opinion on the challenges affecting globalized Corporate Universities and on the impact of nationalist trends that cannot undermine them.   More >

  • Great article in CLO Magazine about the Future of Corporate Universities in the Digital Disruption Age, by Annick Renaud-Coulon.  More >

Impacting Events

  • Uni Brad (Brazil), GlobalCCU Best overall Corporate University 2017 Gold Award winner, celebrated their outstanding achievement with the CEO of Banco Bradesco.

  • Igor Fernando Ferreira, McDonald’s – Arcos Dorados (Latin America) Best Corporate University - Leader of the Year 2017.

  • 2015 GlobalCCU Awards ceremony in Paris, France gathered Ambassadors, diplomats and journalists from across the globe to honour the award winning Corporate Universities.

  • UniBB (Brazil) GlobalCCU Best overall Corporate University 2017 Gold Award winner.
    Below UniBB had a stand at Conarh (Human Resources National Congress), the largest human resources event in Latin America and second in the world. Visitors learnt about the success of UniBB in the stand here in photo.

  • GlobalCCU Awards Ceremony 2013
    13 March 2013 at Microsoft France Headquarters in Paris, France MORE >

  • DAU, Defense Acquisition University, the best overall Corporate University Gold Winner 2013, organized a ceremony in front of the entire university for presenting the GlobalCCU Award.The trophy has been displayed in the Pentagon to all the senior leadership.

  • 2013 GlobalCCU Awards ceremony held at the Microsoft HQ in Paris, highlighted winners from outstanding Corporate Universities from five continents.

    GlobalCCU Forum at Campus Veolia and
    at the Sorbonne
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Sharing knowledge

Hugo Pena Brandão, Executive Manager of Banco do Brasil Corporate University (UniBB) welcomed Annick Renaud-Coulon in Brasilia on 17 and 18 March 2016 for filming video lessons for the UniBB Portal.