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SkillSoft Announces Availability of Legal Compliance Courses

New three-course series addresses federal and state compliance requirements for sexual harassment training

NASHUA, N.H., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL), a leading provider of content resources and complementary technologies for integrated enterprise learning, announced today the availability of three new courses in its Legal Compliance collection designed to address federal and state requirements for sexual harassment training. One of the courses, "Sexual Harassment Awareness for Supervisors and Managers," addresses the requirements for training outlined in California AB 1825, which goes into effect for all companies on January 1, 2006.

These self-paced, Web-based courses can be easily customized to include company-specific policies for dealing with harassment and complemented with interactive activities. The courses include high levels of interaction -- incorporating feedback choices, animated graphics, role plays, and situational case studies -- to meet a range of learning needs and styles of diverse employee audiences. Courses can be deployed, managed, and tracked through SkillPort(TM), SkillSoft's learning management system; SkillSoft Academy, SkillSoft's compliance-based learning management system; or third-party, AICC- or SCORM-compliant learning management systems.

"These new courses address a wide market need for delivering training designed to mitigate corporate risk, promote ethical business practices and develop positive workplace cultures," said Lee Ritze, senior vice president of marketing and corporate development for SkillSoft. "All courses in our Legal Compliance collection are based on sound instructional design and legal best practices for meeting the intent of applicable regulations, statutes and provisions."

The courses in the sexual harassment series include:

  • "Sexual Harassment Awareness for Supervisors and Managers," designed to educate management on relevant laws, policies and guidelines and provide skills for identifying, preventing and investigating incidents of sexual harassment.
  • "Sexual Harassment Awareness for Employees," designed to help employees recognize prohibited conduct and understand the reporting process for incidents and the associated ramifications for potential offenders.
  • "Workplace Harassment," designed to increase awareness of various forms of workplace harassment and empower individuals by offering ways to prevent and confront inappropriate behavior and access appropriate resources.

The sexual harassment courses can be licensed as a series, as individual titles, or as part of the Legal Compliance collection. SkillSoft expects to add over the next 90 days an additional 22 courses on legal issues such as Sarbanes-Oxley, ethics, antitrust, insider trading, and HIPAA. For more information, call 1-877-545-5763 or go to

About SkillSoft

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

Content offerings include SkillSoft's business, IT, desktop and compliance courseware collections and BusinessPro(TM), ITPro(TM), OfficeEssentials(TM), FinancePro(TM), EngineeringPro(TM), GovEssentials(TM), ExecSummaries(TM) and ExecBlueprints(TM) collections from Books24x7(R). SkillSoft's complementary technologies include SkillPort, the company's learning management system with its powerful Search-and-Learn(TM) technology and premium add-on modules, and SkillSoft Dialogue(TM) virtual classroom, a solution that allows customers to create and deliver effective blended learning programs using custom content and off-the-shelf learning resources. For more information, visit

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