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, LLCmore informationDownload

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

Business-ServicesCGImore informationDownload

CGI

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.


Length: 1 page

Computer-ServicesCompTIAmore informationDownload

CompTIA

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 Logisticsmore informationDownload

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.


Length: 1 page

Business-ServicesMenashamore informationDownload

Menasha

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 Crowfootmore informationPlay

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 Dekkermore informationPlay

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 Munromore informationPlay

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 Cawoodmore informationPlay

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 Cribarimore informationPlay

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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Demos

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BusinessToo Much to Do and Too Little TimeCoursemore informationLaunch

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 TrustCoursemore informationLaunch

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 CalendarsCoursemore informationLaunch

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 DeploymentCoursemore informationLaunch

Preparing and Packaging Applications For Deployment

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Length: 02:30:00

IT & TechnologyGetting Started with AngularJSCoursemore informationLaunch

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

Demos

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Content Delivery SystemsSkillport TourVideo Demomore informationLaunch

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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01/17/2017
2 p.m. ET
AmericasFocus on More Than Just Millennials: Create an L&D Strategy to Serve the Modern Learnermore informationRegister

Focus on More Than Just Millennials: Create an L&D Strategy to Serve the Modern Learner

There's been a lot of hype about Millennials and the myriad ways these digital natives are changing the world. New research reveals that this generation's values and learning preferences aren't as different from those of other learners as many learning and development (L&D) pros were led to believe. Changes in technology have profoundly influenced the ways workers across generations learn and develop. To truly meet the needs of these modern learners, organizations must rethink their L&D strategies. Attend this webcast on designing learning programs that meet the needs of all your learners. We'll discuss:

* shocking myths and misconceptions about Millennials and their learning preferences

* characteristics of the modern learner

* six elements of the modern learning formula

* how the industry award-winning Capgemini University team addresses the needs of digital learners

* recommendations to action.

Presenters:
Kieran King, Vice President, Global Customer Insight, Skillsoft
Heide Abelli, Vice President, Leadership and Business Skills, Skillsoft
Regis P. Chasse, Director of Curriculum , Capgemini Group

Date/Time: 01/17/2017 - 2 p.m. ET

12/13/2016
11 a.m. ET
AmericasThe Secret to Driving eLearning Adoption: Employees Tell Their Learning Storiesmore informationRegister

The Secret to Driving eLearning Adoption: Employees Tell Their Learning Stories

Lexmark's L&D team realized that usage of their eLearning portal had stagnated--many employees were unaware of the development opportunities available to them. To drive eLearning adoption, L&D staff worked with the employee communications department to create an integrated marketing plan based on a simple idea: Give the portal's superusers a platform to tell their learning stories. The employee-focused plan resulted in incredible growth amid a challenging business climate. In this webinar you'll learn:

* How Lexmark's learning strategists partnered with corporate communications to develop a creative, people-focused marketing plan

* Key replicable steps of the marketing plan promoting iLearn, Lexmark's branded learning portal

* Tips for developing your own employee-focused communications plan to increase eLearning adoption within your organization

Presenter:
Scott Shive, Internal Communications Manager, Lexmark

Date/Time: 12/13/2016 - 11 a.m. ET

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On Demand Webinars

DateRegionTitleMore Info 
11/18/2016AmericasAdvancing to Skillport 8i Session 4more informationPlay

Advancing to Skillport 8i Session 4

Learn how Skillport 8i can transform your learners' experience. The session will last 30 minutes and includes a Skillport 8i demo along with information on how to start your transformation!

Presenter:
Skillsoft

Date/Time: 11/18/2016 - 2 p.m. ET

11/17/2016AmericasHelp Them Grow or Watch Them Gomore informationPlay

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.

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

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

11/16/2016AmericasAdvancing to Skillport 8i Session 3more informationPlay

Advancing to Skillport 8i Session 3

Learn how Skillport 8i can transform your learners' experience. The session will last 30 minutes and includes a Skillport 8i demo along with information on how to start your transformation!

Presenter:
Skillsoft

Date/Time: 11/16/2016 - 9:30 a.m. ET

11/16/2016EMEAPrepare for Modern Cyber Threats and Safeguard Your Businessmore informationPlay

Prepare for Modern Cyber Threats and Safeguard Your Business

In this webinar, James Stanger, Senior Director of Products at CompTIA, will discuss the most pressing security issues that may face organisations and the new roles that IT needs to adopt in order to combat them. You will learn about:

* Cybersecurity issues facing businesses today

* The latest attacks - how and why they happened

* Steps that businesses can take to combat security threats

* The skills required to safeguard your business

Presenter:
James Stanger, Senior Director of Products, CompTIA

Date/Time: 11/16/2016 - 3 p.m. GMT

11/10/2016AmericasMaking Competencies Work for You: You've Built a Competency Model, Now What?more informationPlay

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.

Presenters:
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. ET

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White Papers (PDF)

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Improving Business PerformanceThe Changing Role of the CIOmore informationDownload

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 Trainingmore informationDownload

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

Leadership DevelopmentDirect the White Space: Refocusing Leadership Development from Program to Processmore informationDownload

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

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

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

Learning Program DesignMillennial Learning Myths & Misconceptionsmore informationDownload

Millennial Learning Myths & Misconceptions

Millennials are different from other generations—but probably not as different as L&D and talent leaders have been led to believe. Changes in technology have impacted the way all of us live, learn and work. Rather than focusing solely on millennials, develop a learning and development strategy focused on meeting the needs of the modern learner—and watch your programs become more effective in engaging employees to deliver business impact.


Length: 15 pages

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Industry Research Reports (PDF)

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Bersin by DeloitteNine Steps for Selecting an LMSmore informationDownload

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 Automationmore informationDownload

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 Leadershipmore informationDownload

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 Leadersmore informationDownload

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 Servicesmore informationDownload

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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