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Skillsoft Brings Leadership Lessons to Asia Pacific Through a New Association with Deloitte Australia

19 October 2009

SkillSoft, a leading provider of e-learning and performance support solutions, has joined forces beginning today with Deloitte Australia to provide access to an elite collection of leadership videos and interviews.

Featuring some of the Asia Pacific region's top business executives, the collection of leadership lessons will be included in SkillSoft's extensive e-learning repertoire.

SkillSoft's global customers will benefit from greater insights into the Asia Pacific business market, adding to the already comprehensive content sourced from US and European thought leaders.

These titles are part of SkillSoft's Leadership Development Channel™ collection which is refreshed regularly to ensure the content is pertinent and relevant to the challenges facing today's leaders.

The video titles on offer include presentations from Giam Swiegers, CEO, Deloitte Australia on communication, teamwork, integrity and innovation, and Ian Alcock, CEO, Vanguard Investments on talent, change execution and self improvement. These handpicked titles will provide SkillSoft customers increased access to topical and significant issues which may be applied to their own businesses.

According to Tom Richardson, Managing Partner, Deloitte Leadership Academy, "As well as advising business leaders, Deloitte is now playing a key role in developing leadership talent through the Leadership Academy."

"Our new association with SkillSoft coincides with the release of a new series of Deloitte Leadership Academy videos featuring interviews with successful leaders from across Asia Pacific. Each video contains valuable leadership insights based on the 12 core competencies that pave the way for the successful transition from manager to leader."

According to SkillSoft Regional Director, Australia and New Zealand, Maryanne Puli, "SkillSoft's association with Deloitte Australia is a great opportunity to make available the top thought leaders in the Australian region to Books 24x7 through the Leadership Development ChannelTM and offer them to both local and global customers."

"Our association with Deloitte Australia will give SkillSoft the prospect to leverage these high quality and insightful leadership interviews to all SkillSoft customers licensing the Leadership Development Channel™." she said.

About SkillSoft
SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL) is a leading Software as a Service (SaaS) provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small- to medium-sized businesses.

With its Asia Pacific headquarters in Melbourne, SkillSoft enables business organisations to maximise business performance through a combination of comprehensive e-learning content, online information resources, flexible learning technologies and support services.

About Deloitte Australia
In Australia, Deloitte has 12 offices and over 4,500 people and provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services to public and private clients across the country. Known as an employer of choice for innovative human resources programs, we are committed to helping our clients and our people excel. Deloitte's professionals are dedicated to strengthening corporate responsibility, building public trust, and making a positive impact in their communities. For more information, please visit Deloitte's web site at