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SkillSoft Announces Perspectives 2012 Event Agenda and Keynote Address

General Stanley McChrystal to Keynote; Customer Learning Sessions to Include General Electric, Accenture and Unisys

NASHUA, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SkillSoft today announced the event agenda for its 2012 Annual Perspectives User Conference, including topics for learning sessions, workshops and keynote address by General Stanley McChrystal, former Commander of U.S. and International Forces in Afghanistan. The theme of this year's conference, which will take place April 30 May 3, 2012 in Orlando, Florida, is "Motivate, Innovate, Learn: Driving Value Through Learning." SkillSoft, a leading SaaS provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses, hosts the yearly event for its customers as an interactive forum to discuss innovations in the learning industry. Customers scheduled to present include General Electric, Accenture and Unisys.

In his keynote presentation, Plywood Leadership: Lessons on Leadership from a Warrior, Statesman, and Scholar, General McChrystal will address key leadership principles such as transparency and inclusion, leveraging the power of teams through shared ownership, evolutionary change versus revolutionary change, relentless mission focus, and the importance of sharing a clear vision.

"We are extremely excited to have General McChrystal as the keynote speaker at this year's Perspectives," said John Ambrose, senior vice president, strategy, corporate development and emerging business, SkillSoft. "His experience in the military and leading the U.S. forces will provide a unique and fascinating perspective on leadership. Not only will attendees learn from dynamic speakers such as General McChrystal but they will also have the exclusive opportunity to share best practices with other customers, industry leaders and experts on how to create and maintain learning programs that deliver tangible results."

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Some of the learning sessions scheduled for Perspectives 2012 and the customers presenting include:

Workshops will cover topics such as third party LMS, marketing, learning governance, blended learning and impact analysis.

Perspectives 2012 will also include a special session on Show Me the Money: How to Determine ROI in People, Projects, and Programs with Jack Phillips, Ph.D., chairman of the ROI Institute.

Also during this event, the 2012 Innovations in Learning Awards winners will be announced. These awards honor SkillSoft customers for their significant achievements in e-learning, recognizing innovative ideas and inspiring leaders who are helping to transform the learning landscape.

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SkillSoft is a leading SaaS provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses. SkillSoft enables business organizations to maximize business performance through a combination of comprehensive e- learning content, online information resources, flexible learning technologies and support services. SkillSoft is on the web at

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