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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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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Building Blocks of a Healthy Learning Program

Ever wondered what a healthy learning program would look like? What best practices organizations are doing to achieve success? With so much coming at us industry wide with the a moniker of "the best" it is often hard to sift through what the true best practices really are. It's also hard to determine the industry's out of the orbit hype versus the pragmatic reality of what is really being implemented on the ground. To address that curiosity with insight and to help spread the word about what works, Skillsoft developed this summary of the industry's best practices that can materialize no matter what the organization's size, budget or resource capacity. Our experience with more than 6500 clients and 20M learners in 150+ countries gives us the unique ability to sort through the clutter and provide you with greater clarity. In this one-hour webinar, you will learn the four key building blocks to learning program success and also review the benchmark statistics of Skillsoft clients with high utilization. Glean insight from Skillsoft's Global Manager of Client Engagement, Ivonne Smith, who has worked with many of Skillsoft's top organizations to help them build their top notch learning program's. Don't wait, sign up today! During this webinar you will learn:

* The four key building blocks that lead to a successful learning program

* The benchmark statistics of Skillsoft clients with high utilization of their learning programs

* How to implement action steps to get our organization's learning program where it needs to and should be


Ivonne Smith, Global Manager of Client Engagement

Date/Time: 04/29/2014 - 1 p.m. EDT

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Hexaware: Redefining Learning Architecture through a Blended Approach

Did you know that 'as much as 80% to 90% of learning takes place in the workplace, not a classroom'? As such, businesses recognizes the need to create a learning culture within the organization to provide employees with the right incentives and development opportunities in order to retain talent, improve performance and productivity. Organizations such as Hexaware have achieved success by adopting a blended approach with a combination of formal and informal learning experience.


Nirmala Gopalakrishnan, head of Global Training Operations, Hexaware Technologies Ltd.

Date/Time: 04/17/2014 - 9 a.m. IST

The Top 5 Game Changers in Elearning and What They Can Do for You

Is your present opinion of elearning skewed by the past experiences with CBT? While the concept of computer-based training (CBT) has been around for 20+ years, more recent advancements in technology and cloud-based elearning have brought organizations into a new era of professional development solutions. Join us to learn more about the top 5 game changers in this industry and why your organization shouldn't be without these modern options for learning and development. Webinar speaker Cindy Simms of Skillsoft will share her industry expertise for the session.


Cindy Simms, Skillsoft

Date/Time: 04/02/2014 - 1 p.m. EDT

In conversation with Geraldine Coy: Brave Truth

Brave Truth, which explores the depths of the human psyche - both the positives and the negatives - and its impact on leadership and development. Geraldine's work recognizes leaders who reinforce the status quo; will always search for a positive solution; encourages growth through delegation; drives focus; manages diversity and develops a sound platform for self-directed teams.


Geraldine Coy, International author, Executive Coach and Organisation Development Consultant

Date/Time: 03/19/2014 - 2 p.m. AEDT

Transforming Training to Learning: Delivering Value and Business Impact

As budget pressures and the demand for skilled talent continue to increase, how do learning professionals allocate resources today and prepare their organizations for the future? Skillsoft customer, Michael Lindeman, VP Learning at ADP will discuss how his team transformed learning to align with strategic organizational goals and generate business impact.


Mike Lindemann, VP Learning, ADP

Lisa Woolsgrove, Learning Strategist, Skillsoft

Wendy Duffy, Manager, Northeast & Great Lakes Learning Consultants, Skillsoft

Date/Time: 03/12/2014 - 1 p.m. EDT

Execution IS the Strategy: How Leaders Achieve Maximum Results in Minimum Time

In today's world of rapid, disruptive change, strategy can't be separate from execution - it has to emerge from execution. You have to continually adjust your strategy to fit new realities. But if your organization isn't set up to be fast on its feet, you could easily go the way of Blockbuster or Borders. Laura Stack shows you how to quickly drive strategic initiatives and get great results from your team. Her L-E-A-D Formula™ outlines the Four Keys to Successful Execution.


Laura Stack, President, The Productivity Pro(r), Inc.

Date/Time: 03/05/2014 - 1 p.m. EST

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04/17/2014APACHexaware: Redefining Learning Architecture through a Blended Approach
04/02/2014AmericasThe Top 5 Game Changers in Elearning and What They Can Do for You
03/19/2014APACIn conversation with Geraldine Coy: Brave Truth
03/12/2014AmericasTransforming Training to Learning: Delivering Value and Business Impact
03/05/2014AmericasExecution IS the Strategy: How Leaders Achieve Maximum Results in Minimum Time
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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

Five Fallacies About the Role of Learning Content in Talent Management

As larger vendors begin assembling the pieces of an end-to-end human capital management platform, their focus has largely been on the integration of learning management system (LMS) functionality into the overall process. But focusing only on the underlying technologies misses a key point around the business impact of learning content. This is fostering a number of fallacies in organizations, typically outside the L&D organization which has a deep understanding for the role learning content plans in driving true behavioral change.

Length: 5 pages

Scrap Learning Guide

Ensure your learners get the most out of your training programs--learn how to reduce "scrap learning," training that's delivered, but not applied on the job. These simple tips help you maximize your learning ROI.

Length: 4 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 PerformanceThe Relationship Between Learning, Workforce Agility, and Business Performance
Improving Business PerformanceIntegrating Compliance with Business Strategy: The Skillsoft Compliance Maturity Model
Learning Program DesignFive Fallacies About the Role of Learning Content in Talent Management
Learning Program DesignScrap Learning Guide
Learning TechnologyLearning in the Cloud: 10 Factors to Consider
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Newbies to New Leaders: Closing Critical Skill Gaps with Learning

This study, based on responses collected from 185 organizations between July and September 2013, looks at how organizations connect learning to business priorities, create development programs that impact every stage of the employee lifecycle, and utilize technology to support learning initiatives. It also examines the business impact of building learning capability and running effective learning programs.

Length: 24 pages

Aberdeen Report: Zoom in on Video Learning

This research brief illustrates why video content is an essential part of any organization's learning strategy. Videos offer busy professionals access to bite-size chunks of content on the go and a valuable resource for on-the-job problem solving. Whether it's powerful leadership tips from a top executive or a quick how-to on popular software, videos facilitate growth and address skill gaps. And organizations benefit from improved performance, talent development and employ retention.

Length: 6 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

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

CIOs Must Renew Strategies to Build a Skilled IT Workforce

As the IT function evolves to a business-oriented mindset, sustaining skilled workforces is an increasing requirement for IT leaders. In this research brief focused on strategies to build and maintain a skilled IT workforce, Gartner offers actions to mitigate the negative impacts of increasing demand and turnover in the IT workforce and amplifies the importance of continuous growth and development in retaining skilled workers.

Length: 12 pages

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Aberdeen GroupNewbies to New Leaders: Closing Critical Skill Gaps with Learning
Aberdeen GroupAberdeen Report: Zoom in on Video Learning
Brandon Hall GroupSolution Provider Briefing: Skillsoft's Skillport® 8
Brandon Hall GroupLeadership: The State of Development Programs 2013
GartnerCIOs Must Renew Strategies to Build a Skilled IT Workforce
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