Skillsoft eLearning Resources

The best eLearning resources Skillsoft has to offer: white papers, case studies,
analyst research reports, demos, customer video testimonials and webinars on demand

Case Studies (PDF)

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Business-ServicesCarrington Holding Company, LLCDownload

Carrington Holding Company, LLC

Carrington partnered with Skillsoft to develop a business case. Carrington utilized their Skillsoft representative and learning strategist, to create the case and to get the new Carrington Education Portal running quickly and effectively. By starting with mandatory compliance training, Carrington positioned Skillport as the "Google of Learning," encouraging users to access it for their own professional development.

Length: 1 page



Learn how CGI partnered with Skillsoft to deliver a "Learning Everywhere" site, featuring examples of experiential learning activities and Skillsoft's New Habit Calendar and how all eLearning courses, videos and books were a click away for members identifying their individual learning style and planning their professional and personal development.

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Skillsoft donated its IT Skills Courseware collection, delivered through Skillport, SkillSoft's LMS. The IT Skills Courseware includes engaging and interactive instruction for hundreds of IT certifications. To practice the skills presented in the courses, students used IT certification manuals which offer information on emerging certifications and technologies, as well as practice certifications exams in order to test their knowledge in a test simulated environment.

Length: 1 page

Business-ServicesCrane Worldwide LogisticsDownload

Crane Worldwide Logistics

Crane partnered with Skillsoft to introduce a number of Learning Programs that pull together four courses grouped around a particular theme. These programs cover a variety of topics from Microsoft Office Products, to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance, to courses that target advanced management skills orpersonal productivity.

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When Menasha adopted the Welch Way program, a partnership with Skillsoft and the Jack Welch Management Institute, learning leaders recognized that they couldn't roll this first leadership development program out alone and contracted Skillsoft's Leadership Services team to help implement the program.

Length: 1 page

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Video Testimonials

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ContentHitachi Consulting's Jennifer CrowfootPlay

Hitachi Consulting's Jennifer Crowfoot

Hitachi Consulting developed a custom course that replaced a two-day classroom session. This eLearning module helped them save on travel costs and billable hours, earning the organization a 200% ROI on their learning investment.

Length: 00:00:58

ContentCapgemini's Marijke DekkerPlay

Capgemini's Marijke Dekker

In her previous role with CapGemini, Ms. Dekker didn't work with us directly and wondered why there were so many learning assets. Now in a role where she works with various business partners, she appreciates that no matter what learning needs emerge, Skillsoft has something to meet the need.

Length: 00:00:34

ContentUniversity of Alberta's Cynthia MunroPlay

University of Alberta's Cynthia Munro

The University of Alberta's Cynthia Munro was surprised by the amount of relevant content they were able to get from Skillsoft, leading to topic discoveries like project management, and the leadership and IT resources people had been asking for.

Length: 00:00:42

ContentCatapult Technology's Katie CawoodPlay

Catapult Technology's Katie Cawood

Catapult's Katie Cawood prepared for her PHR certification exam using only Skillsoft resources (and passed!). She believes her experience has set a good example in the company and built credibility for eLearning and Skillsoft within her organization.

Length: 00:01:10

ContentDavenport University's Lynda CribariPlay

Davenport University's Lynda Cribari

For Davenport University, Skillsoft is the way to go when it comes to an affordable way to address the budget cuts that many organizations are dealing with now that challenge them to do more with less.

Length: 00:00:38

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BusinessToo Much to Do and Too Little TimeCourseLaunch

Too Much to Do and Too Little Time

Do you sometimes feel you have too much to do and not enough time to do it in? You aren't alone. It can be frustrating when you're expending a lot of energy but not sure you're doing it in the right places for the right reasons. Having goals is a good start. But do your goals align with your organization's goals for you? When goals shift and change and you don't know which are most important and to what degree you're supposed to be attending to them, it can get confusing. You have to be clear on where you're headed and why, otherwise your work getting there will be scattered and you won't make the best use of your time. In this course, you'll learn how to get clarity around what's most important - your goals - by ensuring they're aligned with those of your organization, so you can prioritize your work based on those goals.

Length: 00:30:00

BusinessInterpersonal Communication that Builds TrustCourseLaunch

Interpersonal Communication that Builds Trust

Communication works best when your intention is clear, your audience is engaged, and your verbal and nonverbal behavior are respectful. When you hit these notes, you'll build trust with the people you communicate with. To maintain that trust, you also have to be aware of and manage emotions - yours and those of others. In this course, you'll explore how a clear intention drives a communication, and how understanding your audience ensures that the message gets delivered. You'll also learn how verbal signals, nonverbal behavior, and emotional intelligence can help make or break your communications.

Length: 00:30:00

IT & TechnologyOffice 365: Working with Online Files and CalendarsCourseLaunch

Office 365: Working with Online Files and Calendars

Microsoft Office 365 includes hosted Exchange for meetings and shared calendars, and SharePoint. This course covers scheduling meetings and sharing calendars, creating announcements on SharePoint, chatting using Lync IM, and working with Office document files.

Length: 00:30:00

IT & TechnologyPreparing and Packaging Applications For DeploymentCourseLaunch

Preparing and Packaging Applications For Deployment


Length: 02:30:00

IT & TechnologyGetting Started with AngularJSCourseLaunch

Getting Started with AngularJS

AngularJS is designed to simplify the task of building single page Model, View, Controller apps. This course introduces the AngularJS environment, using controllers, and working with user input and formatted output.

Length: 02:00:00

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Platform Technology


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Content Delivery SystemsSkillport TourVideo DemoLaunch

Skillport Tour

Highlights of the searchable, intuitive, social, fast, and mobile-enabled Skillport 8i content delivery system.

Length: 00:01:04

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Upcoming Webinars

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AmericasHelp Them Grow or Watch Them GoRegister

Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go

Attracting and retaining top performers demands a genuine commitment to employees and their development. Yet too few organizations have discovered how to accomplish this in a sustained and sustainable fashion. Short-term career initiatives, IDP (individual development planning) systems, and featured 'programs-of-the-month' fail to deliver intended results... and in some cases further undermine employee satisfaction. Now is the time for Human Resources professionals to crack the code on career development.

Julie Winkle Giulioni, Co-founder & Principal, DesignArounds, and Best-selling Author

Date/Time: 11/17/2016 - 3 p.m. EDT

1 p.m. EDT
AmericasMaking Competencies Work for You: You've Built a Competency Model, Now What?Register

Making Competencies Work for You: You've Built a Competency Model, Now What?

An effective competency strategy supports short and long term organizational success because it allows for the alignment of talent/behavior with business objectives. Formal models reflect the organization's mission and values provide a common language to describe not only the KSAs (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities) for success, but often the intangible attributes that often are the qualities that "make or break" an individual's success in a specific role or with the organization in general. Informal modes are when competencies provide a language for managers (and their HR partners) to set goals and provide feedback on qualitative performance expectations which are often difficult for people leaders to articulate. At times, you may need to assist your internal stakeholder groups in how to speak the language of development and identify "informal" competency models that can be used to align learning to what's important to individual stakeholder groups. These competencies can answer the WIIFM question for decision makers and for ICs who need convincing to spend time on their development. During this workshop you will learn how to use content mappings more effectively to focus users on relevant development tools.

Janet, Toner, Product Specialist, Canadian Credit Union Association
Sarah Bosin, Senior Customer Success Consultant, Skillsoft
Katherine Murphy, Customer Success Consultant, Skillsoft

Date/Time: 11/10/2016 - 1 p.m. EDT

1 p.m. EDT
AmericasIdeas for Incorporating Social Learning "by design" for Learning ImpactRegister

Ideas for Incorporating Social Learning "by design" for Learning Impact

As organizations seek to deliver the most impactful learning prescriptions, conversations related to the right blend/mix of learning assets is top of mind. Today's learner has less time to commit to learning, but yet has more dynamic learning needs — some of which are unknown due to today's ever-changing business climate. Empowering learners with access to the right learning resources — including access to peers and individuals within the organization who possess expertise and practical experience is key to a self-developing organization. How does L&D today respond to these requirements and create or influence social learning opportunities? Come and learn about how Skillsoft's esteemed customers solved for this in creative and engaging ways. This session will help you recognize the value in incorporating social learning opportunities into your program, and will provide you with a number of tested and effective strategies that you can readily implement. It will draw on the 70/20/10 model, with a clear emphasis on how the 20 percent of social learning can positively impact both individual and face-to-face learning.

Jessica Philpott, Customer Success Consultant, Skillsoft
Kristin Shackelford, Program Manager, Skillsoft

Date/Time: 11/03/2016 - 1 p.m. EDT

1 p.m. EDT
AmericasBig Impact on a Small Budget: Optimizing Leadership Development with Blended LearningRegister

Big Impact on a Small Budget: Optimizing Leadership Development with Blended Learning

You don't need a huge budget to deliver a learning program with a big impact. Using short videos as a foundation, Mortgage Network created a blended leadership development program that covered six topics: Expectations, Managing, Mentoring, Developing Self, Developing Others, and Empowering. The objectives were simply to learn, hear how, and find out how, using the videos as a basis for group discussions, mentor conversations, and workshops. During this webinar you will learn:

* Why Mortgage Network shifted from a course-based content library to a video-based format

* Tips for helping participants get the most out of the blended learning program

* How to deliver tangible business impact through strategic learning alignment

Cynthia Coburn, Vice President of Secondary Market Operations, Mortgage Network
Emily Whiteman, Product Development Coordinator, Mortgage Network

Date/Time: 11/01/2016 - 1 p.m. EDT

2 p.m. EDT
AmericasUniversity Points: The Gamification of Training and BeyondRegister

University Points: The Gamification of Training and Beyond

Ten years ago, Fallon Health began a Learning Points program with the goals of increasing tracking of employee learning and to encourage an ongoing culture of learning. Within the past few years, we adopted the Maestro Learning solution and then added the SumTotal Talent solution - participation in this program has exploded. During 2016, our Learning Points program has been rebranded into the University Points program — building off the internal name of our integrated suite (elixHR® Platform/SumTotal Talent/Succession/Maestro). In addition to rewarding employees with points for learning, employees also gain points for completing their performance evaluation tasks on time, and for completing parts of their employee profile — information that is essential for good succession planning metrics. And, of course, the program wraps up with recognition and prizes at the end of the year! Do you have what it takes to be a University Points Guru? During this session attendees will learn:

* How Fallon Health leveraged the SumTotal elixHR® Platform to increase employee engagement

* How we increased employee comfort with SumTotal solutions

* Best practices for encouraging continuous learning and data participation for the Succession Planning module

Jennifer Riedell, Training Consultant, Fallon Health

Date/Time: 10/27/2016 - 2 p.m. EDT

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On Demand Webinars

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10/18/2016APACHow to live the Orange Line: A Woman's Guide to Integrating Career, Family, and LifePlay

How to live the Orange Line: A Woman's Guide to Integrating Career, Family, and Life

Join Kelly Watson and Jodi Detjen, co-authors of the Orange Line: A Woman's Guide to Integrating Career, Family, and Life and Managing Partners of Orange Grove Consulting to learn some real strategies to eliminate or "reframe" unconscious bias in the workplace. In this webinar, you will learn:

* How to identify and test career limiting assumptions that women hold about themselves

* Reframe those assumptions to open possibilities and solve problems

* Understand how to change behaviors to propel women's careers forward

Jodi Detjen, Author, Professor and Thought Leader
Kelly Watson, Author and Managing Partner, Orange Grove Consulting

Date/Time: 10/18/2016 - 10 a.m. AEST

10/18/2016AmericasReimagine Onboarding: Streamlining Your Practice Impacts More Than Employee HappinessPlay

Reimagine Onboarding: Streamlining Your Practice Impacts More Than Employee Happiness

Now, more than ever, onboarding is shifting from an administrative HR function to a strategic initiative to engage and retain the talent you work so hard to attract. Today, most organizations are still approaching onboarding from different directions and disconnected processes — fill out forms here, log in here — and, the rest is left to the new employee to navigate on their own Having a unified and dedicated onboarding approach not only keeps employees happy, it also delivers measurable impact throughout the business — from improved customer satisfaction to retention. Join us for a look at the key trends shaping the practice of onboarding, how it can impact your business and where you can get started.

Tena Lyons, Vice President, Product Marketing, SumTotal, A Skillsoft Company
Morné Swart Vice President, Global Product Strategy and Transformation, SumTotal, A Skillsoft Company

Date/Time: 10/18/2016 - 3 p.m. EDT

09/29/2016APACExperience the Continuous Learning Journey with Bank of QueenslandPlay

Experience the Continuous Learning Journey with Bank of Queensland

Join BOQ's Scott Terry, Learning and Development Manager and Leisa James, Management Development Consultant, as they share how this award-winning program encourages their workforce to embrace the Learn, Reflect and Apply continuous development journey. In this webinar, you will learn from BOQ:

* How they applied the 70:20:10 approach to best practice, blended adult learning

* How they deployed high impact content to their workforce all over the country to help build high performing professionals

* How to break down silos across multiple businesses, functions and locations by providing a common experience for learners

* How to successfully implement new learning, tools, technology, collaboration and reflection activities all at the same time!

Scott Terry, Learning and Development Manager, Bank of Queensland
Leisa James, Management Development Consultant, Bank of Queensland

Date/Time: 09/29/2016 - 2.00-3.00pm (AEST)

09/22/2016AmericasLearning Measurement Strategy 301: Measuring OutcomesPlay

Learning Measurement Strategy 301: Measuring Outcomes

You'll learn:

* When and why you should measure the impacts of certain programs

* How to pinpoint the business outcome that can be measured based on the learning's intended impact

* Ways to measure impact of learning

* Tools available to aid in measuring learning's impact

Tara Tapley, Consulting Services Manager, Skillsoft
Kristin Thomas, Learning Consultant, Skillsoft

Date/Time: 09/22/2016 - 12 p.m. ET

09/22/2016AmericasEngaging the Modern Learner with Microlearning that SticksPlay

Engaging the Modern Learner with Microlearning that Sticks

Distractions are status quo in today's workplace—and they wreak havoc on learning programs, significantly impacting learner engagement and retention. On the surface, microlearning—content served up in short, easily digestible portions—seems like an appealing way to connect with time-pressed learners. But what exactly is it and how does it work? How do you ensure the content you're investing in will energize your learning program, engage users and facilitate on-the-job application? In this session, we'll review research findings on microlearning and explore best practices for using this type of content effectively to increase engagement, retention and value.

Sue Rodeman, Vice President, Product Marketing, Skillsoft

Date/Time: 09/22/2016 - 12 p.m. ET

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White Papers (PDF)

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Improving Business PerformanceThe Changing Role of the CIODownload

The Changing Role of the CIO

No department within an organization has undergone such a profound change as that of IT. The platforms used to deliver IT products and services, the tools-of-the-trade and skillsets required to do the job have changed. On top of all that, the IT function is now being integrated into the company's other operations and is expected to operate as a business-within-abusiness. Overseeing this sea change is the CIO. This paper examines how the role of the CIO has been evolving to meet today's new world of IT.

Length: 12 pages

Improving Business PerformanceThe Bedrock of IT Security: It Starts with TrainingDownload

The Bedrock of IT Security: It Starts with Training

Uninformed, careless, or disgruntled employees can create profound information security disruptions and IT experts bear the burden. Learm how training your current staff reduces the time, cost and headache of replacing scarce resources and keeps valuable institutional knowledge in house for the consistency and continuity you need to protect your systems.

Length: 9 pages

Improving Business PerformanceThe Relationship Between Learning, Workforce Agility, and Business PerformanceDownload

The Relationship Between Learning, Workforce Agility, and Business Performance

Organizations that embrace and practice agility are proven to be more effective in dealing with change. Key to fostering agility is continuous learning and development. Learning is not an event-based occurrence where one-time training can satisfy skill gaps; learning opportunities need to be accessible, targeted, and continuous. With a strong learning culture that aligns with business objectives, companies are better able to embrace an agile mindset, and with increased agility, performance will improve and the overall business impact will increase.

Length: 10 pages

Leadership DevelopmentThe Impact of Women in the Workforce: A Skillsoft Survey ReportDownload

The Impact of Women in the Workforce: A Skillsoft Survey Report

From entry level to C-level positions, women workers are facing more barriers and advancing more slowly than their male counterparts. What's more, even when training is available, the opportunity to advance and to apply skills may not be. In this Skillsoft survey, 486 women worldwide weigh in on topics like the imbalance of women in leadership and senior management roles, what that means for a working population of which women make up 50 percent, and the importance of programs aimed at women leaders.

Length: 11 pages

Leadership DevelopmentDirect the White Space: Refocusing Leadership Development from Program to ProcessDownload

Direct the White Space: Refocusing Leadership Development from Program to Process

The current approach to leadership development in most organizations today isn't working. Organizations must refocus their leadership efforts and shift their mindset from programs to process. The solution must scale and be compatible with the environment in which leaders operate - one of constant change and a scarcity of "white space." This paper provides insights on how we can refocus leadership development by moving from programs to process and directing the white space.

Length: 12 pages

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Industry Research Reports (PDF)

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Bersin by DeloitteNine Steps for Selecting an LMSDownload

Nine Steps for Selecting an LMS

Approximately 600 LMS providers exist worldwide. How will you choose? In this research, Bersin by Deloitte identifies leading LMS selection practices and aligns them with a nine-step buying cycle.

Length: 31 pages

Brandon Hall GroupState of Succession Management 2015: Increasing Investment and Accelerating AutomationDownload

State of Succession Management 2015: Increasing Investment and Accelerating Automation

In Brandon Hall Group's 2015 State of Succession Management Study, the majority of organizations reported that improving the health of their talent pipeline is an essential outcome of their succession management. But 84% of organizations said they are suffering from a lack ready leaders. In fact, just over a quarter of all organizations indicated that they have a ready-and-willing successor for 10% or less of open, critical roles. And another 7% said they have no one groomed and ready. It is no surprise, then, that most organizations plan to increase their investment in succession management over the next 12 months.

Length: 34 pages

EudemoniaIt's About Time: Developing Women for Business LeadershipDownload

It's About Time: Developing Women for Business Leadership

Time management is particularly important for women to succeed in business because women already have more absolute, if self-imposed, demands on their time. This is true both inside and outside of the workplace. Women are also less likely to consider timeline trajectories in planning their careers and career development. Neither do they typically have "extra" time to accept additional assignments that traditionally have helped workers ascend the corporate ladder. In this paper, research firm Eudemonia illustrates how a time-bound and time-sensitive approach to developing women for business leadership positions can be a critical enabler of success.

Length: 15 pages

Human Capital InstituteTalent Pulse: Identifying and Developing First-Time People LeadersDownload

Talent Pulse: Identifying and Developing First-Time People Leaders

Industry leaders know managers propel people and business outcomes. How do organizations prepare new leaders for management? For most organizations, the approach is sink-or-swim. More than half of organizations recently reported they don't invest in preparing new leaders for the challenges of management. This new research from Human Capital Institute provides evidence that creating a lifeline of learning and support for first-time managers leads to long-term business success. Download this report to learn how to equip these new leaders to effectively guide their teams.

Length: 31 pages

Nucleus ResearchSkillsoft - Mercy Technology ServicesDownload

Skillsoft - Mercy Technology Services

Mercy Technology Services (MTS), the IT arm of a Midwest Catholic health care system, was contending with an underutilized and underequipped solution for learning. As the outgoing technology's replacement, Skillport - a product by Skillsoft -furnished MTS with more relevant content, as well as a far more intuitive, navigable user interface. This case study explains how the combination of these factors significantly increased system usage and brought major related savings attributable to avoided costs and productivity improvements, including a 526% ROI.

Length: 7 pages

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