Bersin & Associates recently released its report, Next Generation Leadership Development: SkillSoft’s Evolving Portfolio Exemplifies the Changing Nature of Leadership Programs,” which discusses the changing nature of today’s leadership development programs. The report by David Mallon, vice president, Bersin & Associates and Laci Loew, senior analyst, Bersin & Associates, explores the evolution of blended formal and informal development programs, the importance of developing leaders at all levels and how SkillSoft’s solutions address today’s leadership development needs.
The report finds that having flexible and blended development solutions such as SkillSoft’s platform is essential when looking to step up to the evolving needs of today’s leaders. Mallon concludes that “SkillSoft’s solutions are on-point with the evolving needs of the industry, offering an expanded portfolio of resources that includes social, on-demand, mobile, storytelling and other next generation methods. Such leadership development solutions go a long way to address development gaps for leaders at all levels and to arm them with 21st-century skills.”
The report also underscores the fact that the most effective value development experiences come from organizations that utilize a true blended, also known as a 70-20-10, approach of formal and informal development. More specifically, Bersin & Associates’ research found that the most mature companies leveraged both formal and informal learning.