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.

ACTIVE Network

Headquartered in San Diego, California, ACTIVE Network has over 3,300 employees in 25 offices worldwide helping organizers transform and grow their businesses using cloud technology. Learn how ACTIVE Network partnered with Skillsoft to build a financially viable learning program for a growing workforce, and developed talent to fill their succession pipeline.

Length: 2 pages

ASG Group

The ASG Group joined forces with Skillsoft to create a dynamic and innovative elearning platform for its employee base. The implementation of a fluid and flexible suite of self-paced learning modalities created and sustained a competitive workforce. Follow this elearning journey in formulating an authentic elearning partnership.

Length: 4 pages

Carrington Holding Company, LLC

Carrington Holding Company, LLC needed to implement a compliance and business training solution to reach more than 1,800 associates nationwide. Carrington's aggressive growth model required a much more scalable training solution than a traditional classroom-training model. In addition to compliance, Carrington needed to onboard new employees with effective, consistent and engaging training.

Length: 2 pages


With offices in 46 countries and more than 12,500 professionals worldwide, PPD is a leading global contract research organization. PPD needed to design training that can be delivered globally in a consistent and engaging way. To meet these challenges, PPD implemented a wide variety of Skillsoft resources and services to create learning programs and facilitate on-the-job training.

Length: 2 pages


UniGroup, the parent company of United Van Lines and Mayflower Transit, needed to deliver training to hundreds of agents across the country in a consistent, timely, and cost-effective manner. See how they used Skillsoft tools to develop custom content for their unique business.

Length: 2 pages

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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

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

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

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

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

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ContentCatapult Technology's Katie Cawood
ContentDavenport University's Lynda Cribari
ContentHitachi Consulting's Jennifer Crowfoot
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Shawn Achor: Creating Positive Team Environments

Praising people is important, but how you praise matters more. Instead of praising outcomes like report cards and work products, praise the process. This shows that behavior matters. Praise the process that leads to the desired outcomes.

Length: 00:03:00

General Stan McChrystal: What Every Leader Must Possess - Empathy and Perspective

Empathy means understanding the other person's perspective-your employees, customers, suppliers, the media. Try to see things through their eyes. Empathic people make the best decisions. Don't be afraid to say you don't know, and seek advice.

Length: 00:02:00

Lynda Gratton: Raising Performance and Collaboration in Virtual Teams

What it takes to be successful in a team that is co-located is not the same as what it takes to be successful in a virtual team. Virtual teams are more likely to be motivated and energized if they have a great task that pulls the team together. Second, after a virtual team has worked together for a while, relationships begin to break down. To counter this, face-to-face or video-enabled meetings should be scheduled from time to time, to pull the team together.

Length: 00:02:00

Dan Pink: Whose Purpose is it Anyway?

Organizations that perform at a high level stand for something and contribute to the world. Profits without purpose lowers motivation. To learn whether your people are aligned ask them to write the purpose of the organization on index cards.

Length: 00:03:30

Renee Mauborgne: Tips on Developing a Blue Ocean Strategy

Identify factors you compete on compared with buyer value, compared with the competition. Then identify customers who occasionally use, refuse to use, and never use. What factors should be eliminated or created to attract those customers and lower costs?

Length: 00:03:49

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LeadershipShawn Achor: Creating Positive Team EnvironmentsVideo
LeadershipGeneral Stan McChrystal: What Every Leader Must Possess - Empathy and PerspectiveVideo
LeadershipLynda Gratton: Raising Performance and Collaboration in Virtual TeamsVideo
LeadershipDan Pink: Whose Purpose is it Anyway?Video
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The Genius of the And: Leveraging LMS Integration to Drive Engagement

The Genius of the And: Leveraging Platform Integration to Drive Engagement Long description (250 words) TELUS is a leading telecommunications company in Canada providing a wide range of products and services. In 2007, TELUS' employee engagement score was 53%. After a significant investment in learning in 2013, it reached a record-high 83%, the highest engagement of any global organization of the same size and composition, according to consulting firm Aon Hewitt. This rapid increase led to TELUS' recent induction into Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures Hall of Fame. An early adopter of Skillsoft's platform integration solution, TELUS utilized the "Genius of And" granting learners access to the content via a seamless sign-on through SuccessFactors, the "front door" to the learning, while running Skillsoft's learning platform, Skillport(r). This allowed TELUS to capture their data in one place and create a user-friendly experience. By enabling learning in this manner, TELUS connects people to people, people to content and people to ideas, helping them achieve their business goals. TELUS's learning solution maps directly to the company's values and is customized with TELUS branding, language and verbiage. By simplifying the learner experience with Customized Career Development plans and organized portals, TELUS saw an astounding 1200% increase in participation in all formal, informal, and social learning programs. Join Benny Ramos, a Senior Learning Consultant at TELUS, to discover how you can improve engagement at your organization. During the webinar, attendees will learn:

* Benefits of using an "And" solution for platform Integration.

* How to achieve success by providing learners with access to content through multiple points of entry.

* How learning supports retention and engagement at TELUS.


Benny Ramos, Sr. Career Development Consultant / Learning Technology, TELUS

Date/Time: 11/13/2014 - 11 a.m. ET

Conversations in Leadership: Annie Murphy Paul

See how to unlock your intellect - and the inner-genius of those around you - in this brilliant webinar hosted by Annie Murphy Paul.


Annie Murphy Paul, Contributing writer for Time magazine

Shawn Hunter, Executive Producer Skillsoft Leadership Development Channel, Skillsoft

Date/Time: 11/11/2014 - 12 p.m. EST

Leadership @LLNL "The Leadership Replicator"

Most organizations have a competency model that includes the critical behaviors necessary for success in that culture. At Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), they are no different. With a diverse and multidisciplinary population whose priorities encompass national security, technology and engineering innovation, and scientific computing, how do you implement leadership competencies that need to be consistent across the institution, yet flexible enough to meet the needs of the individual organizations? LLNL did this by engaging with Skillsoft's Professional Services Group to map Skillsoft content to organization competencies. During this session LLNL will share:

* That it takes minimal technical skills to use the KnowledgeCenter Editor to brand the Skillsoft Leadership Advantage (SLA) tracks to make them relevant to your organization.

* By following a template systemportals can be replicated to meet the needs of individual organizations as well as provide actionable steps to embedding the SLA into their own portals.

* Tips for successful implementation of a competency knowledge center in your own organization or business unit.


Leslie Positeri, Senior Training and Development Specialist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Date/Time: 10/22/2014 - 1 p.m. EDT

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1 p.m. EDT
AmericasLeadership @LLNL "The Leadership Replicator"
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Social Learning: Get Started

Although it seems that social and collaborative technology tools for learning have been around for quite some time, many organizations are truly just beginning to understand how to leverage them. According to Brandon Hall Group's Social and Collaborative Learning 2014 survey, the majority of organizations are still in the emerging/developing stages of social learning. Join David Wentworth, Senior Learning Analyst with Brandon Hall Group, and Kelly Young, Learning Program Manager at Humana, as they explore where the market is (and where you are) on the social learning spectrum. They will also share Humana's journey into social and collaborative learning and what it takes to get started.


David Wentworth, Senior Learning Analyst, Brandon Hall Group

Kelly Young, Learning Program Manager, Humana

Date/Time: 10/02/2014 - 12 p.m. EDT

Develop Me: Creating and Marketing a Personalized Learning Academy

Research tells us that the average worker sends and receives 110 or more emails a day. Coupled with the in-your-face selfies, up-to-the-minute tweets and "buy-this-now-or-you'll-never-survive-in-business" unsolicited phone and written requests for our time and money, connecting with our workforce meaningfully and personally has never been more important than it is today. Join us for this webinar, sponsored by Skillsoft, to hear Paul Scott, manager of learning and development, discuss how UT Southwestern Medical Center, an academic healthcare institution with 13,000 employees, has implemented a fully functioning campus-wide learning academy as well as developed and rolled out an ongoing personalized marketing strategy based upon efficient and effective data collection - all within 15 months.


Paul Scott, Manager of Learning and Development UT Southwestern Medical Center

Date/Time: 10/01/2014 - 1 p.m. EDT

Tips and Tricks for Getting Started with Elearning

Overcoming elearning implementation obstacles is not an easy feat. Hear how learning leaders, Michelle Baker of Finish Line and Stephanie VanGilder of Mercy, overcame obstacles and launched successful elearning programs recently. During this webinar, you'll learn: Elearning strategies for a successful implementation, how to drive engagement and tips for getting and keeping executive/leader endorsement.


Michelle Baker, Manager, Learning & Development, Finish Line

Stephanie VanGilder, Senior Business Operations Specialist, Mercy Technology Services

Ivonne Smith, Global Manager, Client Engagement, Skillsoft

Date/Time: 09/30/2014 - 12 p.m. EDT

Conversations in Leadership: Beverly Beuermann-King

Don't let stress create chaos in your professional and personal life. Beverly Beuermann-King will help you put a plan in place to improve the mental health of you and your team.


Beverly Beuermann-King, Health, Wellness and Stress Management speaker

Shawn Hunter, Executive Producer Skillsoft Leadership Development Channel, Skillsoft

Date/Time: 09/16/2014 - 12 p.m. EDT

Going Global: Transforming a US-Centric Development Model into a Worldwide Learning Organization

How do you develop associates in 27 countries? Walmart's business needed a global development program with the goal of elevating finance and business skill levels across their global finance organizations. Most of their international markets had no development resources available for their finance associates, and it was becoming increasingly important to provide opportunities for growth and advancement. To provide growth opportunities, Walmart offered a blended learning approach, both elearning and instructor-led, for functional training to all levels, to Finance associates in their native languages. The goal of the training was to build financial acumen for all associates, leveraging the elearning portal across all areas of Walmart, regardless of functional area. To create the program, Walmart aligned objectives to key talent development priorities.


Jacob Little, Manager of Talent Development at Walmart

Date/Time: 08/28/2014 - 1 p.m. EDT

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10/02/2014AmericasSocial Learning: Get Started
10/01/2014AmericasDevelop Me: Creating and Marketing a Personalized Learning Academy
09/30/2014AmericasTips and Tricks for Getting Started with Elearning
09/16/2014AmericasConversations in Leadership: Beverly Beuermann-King
08/28/2014AmericasGoing Global: Transforming a US-Centric Development Model into a Worldwide Learning Organization
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Does your code of conduct program hit the mark? Ten questions you should be asking yourself.

To compete in today's global marketplace, employees at every level of your organization need to understand the risks associated with a broad spectrum of compliance issues and feel empowered to make the right decisions - even when no one is watching. Sixty-two percent of organizations cite risk management and assessment as a top-three concern when asked about elements of success. Many companies struggle to meet this challenge, but an effective compliance training program can foster a culture of workplace best-practices from the boardroom all the way to the shop floor. Here are 10 questions that you may find useful to consider when planning or reviewing your code of conduct program.

Length: 8 pages

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

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

Integrating Compliance with Business Strategy: The Skillsoft Compliance Maturity Model

Complex and continually evolving regulatory standards are placing increased pressure on our customers to "do the right thing and do it right now." That's why we've established Skillsoft Global Compliance Solutions: to offer training solutions and management tools to assist our customers in promoting ethical and lawful cultures, reducing legal and regulatory violations and minimize their exposure to operational risk.

Length: 8 pages

Learning in the Cloud: 10 Factors to Consider

Cloud solutions are the "new normal" as organizations opt to deploy more business systems "in the cloud." For learning professionals, cloud-based solutions provide a wide range of benefits from cost savings to decreased delivery time, to global reach. Before selecting a cloud-based learning provider, you should understand all the benefits and be prepared to ask potential providers critical questions regarding the architecture and management of the service you are considering.

Length: 11 pages

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Improving Business PerformanceDoes your code of conduct program hit the mark? Ten questions you should be asking yourself.
Improving Business PerformanceThe Changing Role of the CIO
Improving Business PerformanceThe Relationship Between Learning, Workforce Agility, and Business Performance
Improving Business PerformanceIntegrating Compliance with Business Strategy: The Skillsoft Compliance Maturity Model
Learning TechnologyLearning in the Cloud: 10 Factors to Consider
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Trending Now: Social Learning

In this report from Aberdeen Group, learn more about the practice of social learning, how best-in-class companies are making it work for them and what business impact you might realize by adopting social learning in your organization.

Length: 8 pages

Mobile Learning: Moving Companies Forward

Implementing mobile learning can increase revenue, improve employee performance, and ensure a strong, reliable core of employees and managers who are ready to step into bigger leadership roles. For those without mobile learning in place, though, the notion of implementation can sound pretty daunting. Beyond taking into account how Best-in-Companies have implemented mobile learning, this report tells you what to consider if you decide mobile learning is right for your organization.

Length: 10 pages

Social Learning 2014: Gaining Importance

According to Brandon Hall Group's Business Focus 2014 survey, organizations are more concerned with how to approach social media over the next 12 months than they are with a shortage of talent, big data, or global expansion. The 2014 Social and Collaborative Learning study seeks to dive deeper into how organizations view social learning and the different approaches being taken. One thing is clear from that survey: responding organizations believe the concept is important and is only going to increase in importance.

Length: 24 pages

Leadership: The State of Development Programs 2013

Armed with the latest data on the state of Leadership Development, and specific foundations for building organizational capability to drive business results, Brandon Hall Group offers you a clear path toward establishing progressive LD programs that can drive breakthrough results.

Length: 55 pages

Solution Provider Briefing: Skillsoft's Skillport® 8

Skillport® 8 is a cloud-based learning experience that contextually organizes relevant and aligned learning around the user instead of the traditional course-catalog approach of other Learning Management Systems. It quickly pinpoints targeted content that connects formal, informal, social and mobile learning-when, where and how people want to learn. It transforms web-based learning from a solitary event to a richer, continuous community-oriented experience that can be integrated with Talent Management Systems, intranets and other portals.

Length: 8 pages

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Aberdeen GroupTrending Now: Social Learning
Aberdeen GroupMobile Learning: Moving Companies Forward
Brandon Hall GroupSocial Learning 2014: Gaining Importance
Brandon Hall GroupLeadership: The State of Development Programs 2013
Brandon Hall GroupSolution Provider Briefing: Skillsoft's Skillport® 8
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