This article looks at the evolving
character of the corporate university and the emergent nature of its real-time development
practices. It demonstrates how the capacity of some traditional management tool-sets are
being extended and combined with the new learning process models to meet the ever present
challenge of changing circumstances.
It emphasises the growing importance of
conceptualist thinking bridging strategic theory and real-time learning practice in the
role and responsibilities of corporate university faculty.
It also engages with the need for a
significant change in intellectual style from that employed in traditional educational
paradigms and demonstrates the role of image simulations and the use of meta-management
thinking to accelerate the building of essential manager skills in the real-time strategic
learning transfer process.