GlobalCCU Articles

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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Press Room

  • 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 >

  • WINNERS of the prestigious GlobalCCU
    Awards 2017.
      MORE >

  • Internal and external Media releases

    Brazil - Banco Bradesco MORE >

    Brazil - McDonald’s Arcos Dorados MORE >

    Brazil - Banco do Brasil (Agn UniBB) MORE >

    Indonesia - PT Telekomunikasi MORE >

    Russia - Sberbank MORE >

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


  • The Councils of Banco Bradesco (Brazil) have approved the nomination of Glaucimar Peticov, HR Director of Banco Bradesco and UniBrad Corporate University, to join the GlobalCCU Advisory Board. We are delighted to welcome her to the GlobalCCU team where she will be an inspiring authority and a preeminent ambassador for our organisation.

  • Annick Renaud-Coulon gave a lecture on the future of Corporate Universities in the Digital disruption Age on 8 June 217 in Berlin at the Fleming Summit.

  • An exceptional compilation of practical and inspiring content (500-pages) has been published by GlobalCCU entitled, 2017 Worldwide Benchmarking Study. It highlights 20 GlobalCCU Award winning Corporate Universities and their best practices. On sale now.


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Impacting Events

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

  • UniBB who won the GlobalCCU Best Overall award gold winner 2015 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.


  • 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.

Past Events

Hugo Pena Brandão, Executive Manager of Banco do Brasil Corporate University (UniBB) has accepted to serve as member of the Advisory Board of GlobalCCU. He welcomed Annick Renaud-Coulon in Brasilia on 17 and 18 March 2016 for filming video lessons for the UniBB Portal.

GlobalCCU Awards Ceremony 2015

Winners with their trophees MORE >

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

Launch of CUCP at Groupama: March 2010

GlobalCCU Forum at Campus Veolia and
at the Sorbonne


Comprehending Corporate Universities



in major media coverage


Businesses Shun Business Schools For 'Corporate Universities'
July 2014  More >


Annick Renaud-Coulon explica o papel das universidades corporativas
Sepember 2013  More >


Universidades Corporativas: la sala de clases al interior de la empresa
July 2011
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Cuando la empresa es la mejor universidad
May 2011
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Las Universidades Corporativas son la encargadas de acompañar los cambios
May 2011
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Learning on the job
24 october 2010
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Corporate Learning
20 september 2010     More >


L'università in proprio conquista le imprese
15 september 2010
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