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SkillSoft Announces SkillSoft Government Leadership Advantage

New offering supports U.S. Federal and State Government leadership development aligned with Executive Core Qualifications

NASHUA, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SkillSoft, a leading SaaS provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small-to-medium-sized businesses, today announced the availability of SkillSoft Government Leadership Advantage (SGLA), an offering that is targeted at helping U.S. Federal and State Government organizations support the development of key leadership competencies. Government Leadership Advantage provides a wealth of learning and reference resources aligned to the Office of Personnel Management's Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). The ECQs represent the established leadership competencies required for entry to the Senior Executive Service and are also used by many government departments and agencies in selection, performance management, and leadership development for many management and executive positions.

With SkillSoft Government Leadership Advantage, government organizations can offer their employees leadership development support that is in alignment with the ECQs to help develop and refine critical leadership competencies. Based on the successful format of SkillSoft's Leadership Advantage solution, SGLA supports the ECQ competencies of Leading Change, Leading People, Results Driven, Business Acumen, and Building Coalitions.

"Government leaders at all levels are being challenged to deliver ever greater performance and results while facing unprecedented fiscal constraints" said Kevin Duffer, Vice President Public Sector for SkillSoft. "In these challenging times, we believe the need for strong leadership in the Government has never been more important. We are confident that the SkillSoft Government Leadership Advantage will provide government leaders access to a rich combination of learning and reference content from industry thought leaders that will help them develop and refine critical leadership skills."

SGLA was designed specifically with the demands and time constraints of executives clearly in mind. Each focused, media-rich, competency track is designed to be completed less than 2 hours with individual learning assets averaging 5-10 minutes in duration.

SGLA is based on the recently released 2.0 Version of our commercial Leadership Advantage solution. As such, SGLA represents our latest technology and most recent and relevant leadership content. In addition to the ECQ-aligned competency views, SGLA includes support for all the additional competencies found in the commercial SLA product as well as support for three unique Government "reference tracks" that provide a wealth of Government-focused content to complement the structured SGLA learning tracks. SGLA leverages multiple modes of instruction, including text, videos and interactive activities to help Government leaders build the skills they need to drive performance. SGLA includes an intuitive user interface that provides for easy navigation across resource offerings for direct access to specific competencies and resources, while at the same time making the learning more effective.

About SkillSoft

SkillSoft is a leading SaaS provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses. SkillSoft enables business organizations to maximize business performance through a combination of comprehensive e- learning content, online information resources, and flexible learning technologies and support services. SkillSoft is on the web at

Content offerings include business, IT, desktop, compliance and consumer/SMB courseware collections, as well as complementary content assets such as Leadership Development Channel video products, KnowledgeCenter(TM) portals, virtual instructor-led training services and online mentoring services. SkillSoft's Books24x7(R) product offering includes access to more than 29,000 digitized IT and business books, as well as book summaries and executive reports. Technology offerings include the SkillPort(R) learning management system, Search-and-Learn(R), SkillSoft(R) Dialogue(TM), inGenius(R) and virtual classroom.

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