Leaders from Xerox, CSC and ADP Discuss How to Link Business Strategies with Distinctive Training Solutions
NASHUA, N.H., April 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL), a leading provider of content resources and complementary technologies for integrated enterprise learning, today announced that it will bring together industry learning professionals and thought leaders to discuss "connected learning" -- a way for organizations to align business strategies with the individual needs of learners within the organization. The Perspectives 2006 Conference will take place May 1-4, 2006 in South Beach, Fla.
Program highlights and keynote speakers at this year's conference include:
- Dr. Jac Fitz-enz, founding father of human capital performance
benchmarking and author of The ROI of Human Capital. Dr. Fitz-enz will
provide insight on the keys to sustaining a profitable company through
a productive and well-trained workforce.
- Tony Rutigliano, Vice President/Chief Learning Officer for ADP and
co-author of Discover Your Sales Strengths. Mr. Rutigliano will share
his experiences in executing learning strategies and improving an
organization's performance management and leadership assessment
- Nick van Dam, Global Chief Learning Officer for Deloitte Touche
Tohmatsu. Mr. van Dam is an internationally acclaimed consultant and
thought leader in both the learning and human resources development
arena and founder of e-Learning for Kids, a foundation dedicated to
providing schools with the tools they need to implement internet-based
- A Generational Learning Solutions Panel will address what is being done
by corporations to manage the generational learning gap and distinctive
generational learning styles. Panel members will include Bill
Thomasson, Senior Manager Global Learning Systems, Computer Sciences
Corporation; Michael Langstaff, Technical Manager, Xerox Worldwide
Learning Services; Donna Whartenby, Program Manager, IBM; and Larry
Strong, Consulting Education Specialist, IBM.
Additional roundtable discussions will address fundamental learning and training issues focusing on emerging technology and learning tools, as well as leadership development. Attendees will learn how to develop a performance culture by putting innovative metrics into practice and placing increased emphasis on effectively training employees for the future.
"It is rare that industry leaders and learning professionals are able to convene to share ideas on their most pressing enterprise learning challenges, and SkillSoft's Perspectives conference provides attendees with the unique opportunity to connect with their peers," said President and CEO Chuck Moran. "Perspectives focuses on the best practices of learning strategies today, while looking towards improving those strategies for tomorrow."
New to the conference this year is an Alumni Track, with presentations targeted for the experienced learning professional. The sessions will cover program development and examine in-depth case studies from companies with a history of providing cutting edge learning and training solutions. Half-day workshops will also be available for attendees who will hear more about the varying features of SkillSoft's SkillPort Lab to maximize the level of training accessible to professionals within the e-learning industry.
For more information on this important event, please visit http://www.skillsoft.com.
SkillSoft is a leading provider of comprehensive e-learning content and technology products for business and IT professionals within global enterprises. SkillSoft's multi-modal learning solutions support and enhance the speed and effectiveness of both formal and informal learning processes and integrate SkillSoft's in-depth content resources, learning management system, virtual classroom technology and support services.
Content offerings include SkillSoft's business, IT, desktop and compliance courseware collections and BusinessPro(TM), ITPro(TM), OfficeEssentials(TM), FinancePro(TM), EngineeringPro(TM), GovEssentials(TM), ExecSummaries(TM) and ExecBlueprints(TM) collections from Books24x7(R). SkillSoft's complementary technologies include SkillPort(R), the company's learning management system with its powerful Search-and-Learn(TM) technology and premium add-on modules, and SkillSoft(R) Dialogue(TM) virtual classroom, a tool that allows customers to create and deliver effective blended learning programs using custom content and off-the-shelf learning resources. For more information, visit http://www.skillsoft.com.
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Donna Keenan Ed Hadley
SkillSoft PAN Communications, Inc.