Build the right team. The team you create to develop a corporate university is key, so ensure it represents every program aspect, from marketing to maintenance. Ensure the team has the "just do it" attitude to get the job done. Expand the team by creating a sponsor group of "non-HR" leaders who will serve as advisers, networkers and difficult decision-makers. Be very clear on their responsibility and authority, but ensure these roles matter. These leaders must believe the university is a serious driver in delivering on corporate commitments. Your project team should touch most corporate areas. This should be a project the best and brightest clamor to join. It also should be fun.