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Meet the Author

Shelley Osborne
Vice President of Learning at Udemy
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A learning leader on a mission to improve lives through learning.

Shelley Osborne is passionate about creating corporate learning cultures that enable continuous skills development and nurture a growth mindset to drive employee engagement and company performance. She has over fifteen years of experience across the education, consulting, and corporate sectors. 

Currently, Shelley is the Vice President of Learning at Udemy, where she leads the company’s learning strategy and continuous upskilling of employees globally. In her work, she often leverages innovative technologies and fresh approaches like virtual reality and gamification to drive lasting engagement. Before Udemy, Shelley was the Vice President of Learning & Development at Farside HR Solutions, where she advised early- and late-stage companies on learning and talent strategy, skill development, and leadership programs. Before moving into the professional learning and development space, Shelley had a successful career as a classroom teacher in Canada for almost a decade. Today, she teaches on the Udemy platform, and over 15,000 students are enrolled in her courses spanning topics such as how to give and receive feedback, growing as a manager, and others.

Shelley speaks regularly at industry events such as TEDWomen, ATD International Conference, DevLearn, and Unleash. She contributes to numerous publications, including Entrepreneur, Fast Company, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Shelley has also provided expert commentary in The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Cheddar TV, Inc., and more. Drawing from her experience, Shelley is the author of an upcoming McGraw Hill book, The Upskilling Imperative: Five Ways to Make Learning Core to the Way We Work, which is slated for Spring 2020 release and examines how companies can create, implement, and maintain thriving learning cultures.

Shelley's Online Courses on Udemy

Change Agility in the Workplace: Become a Change Agent

Become an agent of change by adopting the agility and resilience skills required in the evolving modern workplace.

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Best Practices for Working Remotely

Join Shelley Osborne, VP of Learning, for her best tips to set yourself up for success when working from home.

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The Manager's Guide to Effective One on One Meetings

Frameworks and strategies to hold effective 1:1 meetings to help you grow and develop your employees

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Goal Crushing: Use OKRs to achieve business results

Communicate the strategic value of your work and cascade your goals using the Objectives and Key Results (OKR) framework

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Career Navigator: A Manager's Guide to Career Development

Use introspection, goal setting, coaching, and mentorship to develop your and your employees’ careers

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Fostering Psychological Safety & Belonging on Teams

A Manager’s Guide to Creating Psychological Safety, Inclusion and Belonging on Teams

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Feedback is Fuel

Become better at giving and receiving feedback in the workplace

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