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SkillSoft Sponsors Workshop Series on e-Learning Implementation

Two-Day Sessions Cover Success Strategies for Implementing e-Learning into Overall Corporate Training Programs

Nashua, NH - June 6, 2002 - SkillSoft Corp. (NASDAQ: SKIL), a leading provider of e-learning courseware and ReferenceWare for business and IT professionals, today announced a workshop series designed to give new and existing clients assistance in designing, planning, and executing an e-learning initiative. The two-day workshops will be conducted virtually and in select cities throughout the United States and Canada through the remainder of 2002. The first workshop will be conducted virtually from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EDT) on June 19 and 26.

The workshop will include presentations and interactive discussions on these and related topics:

  • Setting realistic and measurable program goals and success criteria.
  • Integration of e-learning into strategic corporate initiatives.
  • The role of organizational culture and its impact on e-learning success.
  • Communications and marketing.
  • Measuring results.
  • Overcoming resistance to e-learning.

Case studies and best practices will be shared throughout the workshops, which are targeted to anyone with responsibility for implementing and overseeing learning and development initiatives, including training executives, project managers, and training administrators.

"We are very committed to making sure clients succeed on an ongoing basis with their e-learning initiatives," said Lee Ritze, vice president of marketing and professional services. "One of the best resources we've found is the wealth of expertise within our client base, which now includes more than 500 corporations worldwide. These workshops give our clients the ability to share first-hand experiences, practical insights, and hard-earned advice with each other in a structured forum."

"Our major goals in this workshop are to help clients identify and analyze internal and external factors that impact e-learning initiatives and to develop strategies and implementation plans to address these challenges," said Desiree Aragon, senior account consultant for SkillSoft and host of the first workshop. Aragon's primary focus at SkillSoft is assisting clients with the integration of e-learning into their global training curricula. Aragon holds a master's degree in human resources and organizational development from the University of San Francisco and a bachelor's degree in communication from the College of Notre Dame in Belmont, CA.

For more information or to register for the implementation workshops,
call 87-SkillSoft (877-545-5763) or email

About SkillSoft

With more than 500 corporate customers and 2.5 million licensed user seats, SkillSoft is a leading provider of comprehensive, integrated e-learning solutions for Global 2000 companies and government organizations. Customers receive comprehensive learning and performance support solutions for their workforce through SkillSoft's business skills library, comprised of more than 1,500 courses and simulations for global business markets, of which more than 650 are in U.S. English. The library, which includes more than 4,000 hours of interactive instruction, encompasses a wide array of business skills, such as management, leadership, communication, project management and customer service, as well as business subjects such as e-commerce, finance, marketing, sales, and strategy. The library also includes more than 12,000 learning objects, 3,000 job aids, 3,500 SkillBriefs.

SkillSoft complements SkillSoft courses with SkillSimulations, Web-based simulations designed to reinforce skills newly acquired through specific courses. SkillSoft courses can be managed and tracked through SkillPort, an e-learning management platform that offers rapid implementation at a cost-efficient price point, or through third-party learning management systems.

SkillSoft's subsidiary, Books24x7, offers subscription clients detailed online searches to more than 2,000 unabridged IT and business titles and 300,000 knowledge objects. Books24x7's patent-pending technology platform gives users the ability to perform multi-tier searches of the company's ReferenceWare: ITPro, BusinessPro and OfficeEssentials. The Books24x7 ReferenceWare libraries include offerings from more than 80 publishers, including AMACOM, ASTD, Harvard Business School Publishing, McGraw-Hill, Microsoft Press, and Sybex and Wiley.

Additional information about SkillSoft is available by calling (603) 324-3000.

SkillSoft, SkillPort, RolePlay, Search-and-Learn, e-Learning for the Knowledge Economy, NetUniversity, and Accelerated Path are trademarks and/or servicemarks of SkillSoft Corporation. and ReferenceWare are servicemarks of, Inc. All brand names, trademarks, or registered trademarks are the property of their respective holders

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