Udemy, a provider of online education courses, including employee training, has acquired CorpU, an online leadership development platform that delivers immersive learning experiences and access to experts.

CorpU’s customers include global companies like CVS Health, BJ’s Wholesale Club and Rite Aid. CorpU aims to help foster individual and organizational growth by using peers and thought leaders from top universities, including Harvard and MIT.

“We’re committed to creating new possibilities for people and organizations everywhere by connecting them to the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a changing world,” said Gregg Coccari, CEO of Udemy. “We believe that CorpU will allow Udemy to help companies go further in upskilling initiatives and deepen collaboration and leadership capabilities through immersive learning experiences.”

“We believe the pandemic demonstrated the need for a new approach to workforce development,” said Greg Brown, president of Udemy Business. “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.”

“Developing leaders and new leadership skills are top priorities in every company,” said Josh Bersin, CEO of Josh Bersin Co. and global industry analyst. “The combination of Udemy’s marketplace model and CorpU’s immersive training approach has the opportunity to bring a new, disruptive approach to leadership development around the world.”