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SkillSoft Hosts Nick van Dam, Global Chief Learning Officer for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, in First Profiles in Learning Webcast

Series to Highlight Issues, Trends, Successes, and Best Practices as Seen by Industry's Most Innovative Learning Executives

NASHUA, N.H., Feb 03, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL), a leading provider of content resources and complementary technologies for integrated enterprise learning, today announced its Profiles in Learning webcast series, which will highlight discussions of business issues, learning practices, technology applications, and case studies with today's learning leaders. The first webcast, scheduled for 3:00 p.m. EST on February 15, will feature Nick van Dam, global chief learning officer of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.

Van Dam, also the author of the recently published E-Learning Fieldbook, will discuss his vision of self-service learning, which he believes is the only way organizations can acquire the competencies needed to sustain competitiveness. "Companies have to empower employees to take the lead in their learning," said van Dam. "A self-service approach is the only way organizations can build the required competencies fast enough to adapt to ongoing business change." According to van Dam, Deloitte Consulting has implemented self-service learning for 20,000 professionals in 59 countries.

Van Dam will also outline the technical infrastructure, new processes, content resources, and consulting skills required of training organizations in order to implement self-service learning programs.

"Our goal with this series is to give training and HR professionals everywhere the opportunity to learn from the experiences and hard-earned successes achieved by these learning luminaries," said Chuck Moran, president and CEO of SkillSoft. "We can all gain by hearing first-hand about the innovative learning approaches these individuals have taken to address critical business issues and leverage employee talent."

To register for the free Profile in Learning webcast, go to All webcast attendees will receive copies of van Dam's profile, which appeared in the February issue of T&D Magazine. Guests for upcoming webcasts, held each month, will feature learning luminaries such as Holly Huntley, CLO of CSC, and Ed Cohen, senior director and principal, of Booz Allen Hamilton.

About SkillSoft

SkillSoft is a leading provider of comprehensive e-learning content and technology products for business and IT professionals within the Global 2000. SkillSoft's multi-modal learning solutions support and enhance the speed and effectiveness of both formal and informal learning processes and integrate SkillSoft's in-depth content resources, learning management platform, virtual classroom technology and support services.

Content offerings include SkillSoft's business and IT skills courseware collections; ITPro(TM), BusinessPro(TM), FinancePro(TM), EngineeringPro(TM), OfficeEssentials(TM), and ExecSummaries(TM) Referenceware(R) collections by Books24x7(R); and health and safety compliance courseware by GoTrain. SkillSoft's complementary technologies include SkillPort(R), the company's learning management platform with its powerful Search-and-Learn capabilities, and SkillSoft(R) Dialogue(TM), the company's recently announced virtual classroom offering with associated tools for blended learning solutions. For more information, visit

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