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Udemy and the RBL Group Partner to Unlock Leadership Development

San Francisco, CA (USA), October 2022 - Udemy, a leading destination for learning and teaching online, has announced its partnership with The RBL Group, a global leader in organizational effectiveness founded by world-renowned HR strategists Dave Ulrich and Norm Smallwood. This new partnership further expands Udemy's commitment to empower organizations and individuals with flexible and effective skill development as they look to deepen their competencies and further scale distribution.

"We're thrilled to be joining forces with RBL to offer our 12,500 enterprise customers increasingly unique cohort-based learning options, including RBLs leadership development course(s)," said Cody Crnkovich, Vice President of Partners & Business Development at Udemy. "The need for constant up-skilling and re-skilling has never been more critical, and we're excited to offer HR and L&D leaders additional resources to help them quickly address skills gaps to continue driving positive business outcomes through our collaboration with the world-class instructors at RBL."

In fact, a recent Gartner survey revealed that building critical skills and competencies was the top priority for 60% of HR leaders this year, as skills gaps continue to widen. A pivotal partner to many organizations aiming to address these needs, RBL has helped increase human capability and deliver significant business impact for companies in the areas of leadership, talent, organization, and HR. Additionally, their research-based, results-oriented, guided learning journeys leverage decades of industry experience and support all levels of professional development.

One premier program that will be offered as a result of this partnership is a course titled "Accelerating HR's Business Impact". The program offers a healthy mix of self-paced activities, collaborative discussion forums, and expert-led online events. Upon completion, learners will receive a dual-certificate from RBL and The University of Michigan.

Another marquee program, Developing Talent, will be facilitated by Dave Ulrich and can be tailored to meet the needs of any customer, offering expert instruction on how leaders can

  • engage and empower individuals and teams through coaching to achieve better business results
  • manage the increasing personalization of work
  • better source, develop, and retain talent
  • embed a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive mindset
  • increase engagement through creating a positive employee experience

"We are delighted to expand our relationship with Udemy and be able to contribute to their valued customers," said Dave Ulrich, co-founder of RBL. "No one doubts that people matter in organizations; in fact, they are your 'customer's' most important asset. When business and HR leaders work together, they can build human capability (which includes talent + organization + leadership + HR) that delivers value to employees, customers, investors, and communities. We have identified specific skills and tools to foster human capability."