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

PPD

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

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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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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ATD State of the Industry

Laurie Miller, Director, Research Services, ATD and David Frankel, Research Specialist, ATD Laurie Miller, director of Research Services at ATD, and David Frankel, research specialist, will discuss benchmarking data from ATD BEST Awards Winners, and other organizations from 2006 to present. ATD estimates that U.S. organizations spent $1,208 per employee on training and development in 2013. The content from this webcast is drawn from ATD's 2014 State of the Industry report, which is sponsored by Skillsoft and the Ken Blanchard Companies.

Presenters:

Laurie Miller, Director of Research Services, ATD

David Frankel, Research Specialist, ATD

Date/Time: 03/12/2015 - 12 p.m. EDT

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Conversations in Leadership: Sandra Crowe

Learn how to manage and overcome ongoing difficulties in this informative webinar with Sandra Crowe, titled "I Didn't Sign Up for This! 7 Strategies for Dealing with Difficulty in Difficult Times."

Presenters:

Sandra Crowe, MA, PCC

Shawn Hunter, Executive Producer Skillsoft Leadership Development Channel, Skillsoft

Date/Time: 01/27/2015 - 12 p.m. EST

Directing the White Space

Change leadership development from a program to a process and learn how to maximize your white space in this can't-miss webinar.

Presenter:

Taavo Godtfredsen, Executive Producer, Skillsoft

Date/Time: 01/21/2015 - 12 p.m. EST

ATD State of the Industry

Laurie Miller, Director of Research Services at ATD, and David Frankel, Research Specialist, will discuss benchmarking data from ATD BEST Awards Winners, and other organizations from 2006 to present. ATD estimates that U.S. organizations spent $1,208 per employee on training and development in 2013. The content from this webcast is drawn from ATD's 2014 State of the Industry report, which is sponsored by Skillsoft and The Ken Blanchard Companies.

Presenters:

Laurie Miller, Director of Research Services, ATD

David Frankel, Research Specialist, ATD

Date/Time: 12/18/2014 - 12 p.m. EST

SumTotal Maestro: A flexible learning solution for small to mid-sized businesses

SumTotal Maestro's intuitive, results driven interface is easy to implement, manage and administer. And just because it's designed for small and mid-size businesses doesn't mean it's the "light version." Many enterprise-class organizations across the globe find Maestro to be the perfect fit to meet the needs of their employees and business.

Presenter:

Wouter Myburgh, Senior Solution Architect, SumTotal

Date/Time: 12/17/2014 - 12 p.m. EST

SumTotal Talent: Create an enduring competitive advantage

An organization's people are its biggest competitive advantage - however, programs designed to increase employee engagement and productivity often don't produce the desired results. Research shows this is typically due to lack of visibility into employees' capabilities and performance or HR having to spend too much time gathering and analyzing information across multiple systems instead of taking action that could have a material impact on the business.

Presenter:

Chuck Jones, Senior Solution Architect, SumTotal

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

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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

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

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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Improving Business PerformanceIntegrating Compliance with Business Strategy: The Skillsoft Compliance Maturity Model
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Improving Business PerformanceDoes your code of conduct program hit the mark? Ten questions you should be asking yourself.
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Improving Business PerformanceThe Changing Role of the CIO
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Improving Business PerformanceThe Relationship Between Learning, Workforce Agility, and Business Performance
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Leadership DevelopmentDirect the White Space: Refocusing Leadership Development from Program to Process
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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

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

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

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

Point of View: The Era of Enablement

Recent sales and marketing developments in terms of more consultative support, targeted market segmentation, and agile delivery capabilities now have corollaries in the workforce support domain through the Skillsoft SumTotal combination: topical and timely content, targeted and delivered to audiences that need it, embedded in business systems that they are using. And the companies that use Skillsoft and SumTotal should be in a better position to enable those very sales and delivery professionals themselves.

Length: 5 pages

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Aberdeen GroupMobile Learning: Moving Companies Forward
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Aberdeen GroupTrending Now: Social Learning
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Bersin by DeloitteNine Steps for Selecting an LMS
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Brandon Hall GroupSolution Provider Briefing: Skillsoft's Skillport® 8
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HfS ResearchPoint of View: The Era of Enablement
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