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Shelley Osborne

Head of Learning and Development


Shelley Osborne is passionate about creating learning cultures that enable continuous skills development and nurture a growth mindset. She has nearly 20 years of experience across the education, consulting, and corporate sectors.Currently, Osborne is the head of learning at Modal, where she focuses on upskilling and career mobility for employees. Previously she was the vice president of learning at Udemy, where she led the company’s learning strategy and continuous upskilling of employees globally alongside infusing learning science into the Udemy learning experience. Before moving into the L&D space, Osborne had a successful career as a classroom teacher in Canada for almost a decade. Today, she teaches on the Udemy platform and more than 200,000 students are enrolled in her courses spanning topics such as career development, how to give and receive feedback, remote work, psychological safety and others.Osborne speaks regularly at industry events such as TEDWomen, ATD International Conference & EXPO, DevLearn, and Unleash. She contributes to numerous publications, including Entrepreneur and Fast Company. Shelley has also provided expert commentary in the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Cheddar TV, Inc., and more. Drawing from her experience, Osborne is the author of The Upskilling Imperative: Five Ways to Make Learning Core to the Way We Work, which examines how companies can create, implement, and maintain thriving learning cultures.

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