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Finding a little Perspective this summer

Summer is an exciting time in the Skillsoft offices! Not only do we look forward to the long evenings and optimistically hope for sunshine – summertime also marks the arrival of our annual Perspectives event in London.

Perspectives is one of the few times of the year in which all of our customers, employees and industry experts come together under one roof to discuss our plans for the future,  talk about hot topics within the industry and listen to some of our expert speakers.

This year’s event will be no different, and is set to feature the expertise of former cabinet member and author of The Extra Mile, David MacLeod. David, whose book explores how to engage staff in large organisations, will address key leadership principles such as the importance of employee engagement – traits which are invaluable to any business leader.

2012 Skillsoft Perspectives will also act as a launch pad for Skillsoft to introduce its new learning platform Skillport® 8 – a Learning Management System which has been heavily influenced by society’s increasing use of social media platforms in day-to-day business.

Alongside David’s speaker slot, we will also be joined by Gill Holehouse, Systems Development Methods Manager at John Lewis Partnership. Gill will be discussing the company’s elearning strategy and how the business has benefitted from working with Skillsoft.

Also planned is a lively customer panel featuring Donna Hamilton, Group Head of Learning at the Royal Bank of Scotland and Nick Shackleton-Jones, Group Head of e-Learning at British Petroleum.

In among these structured activities, there will also be breakout sessions throughout the day to allow customers, Skillsoft experts and speakers to chat in an informal setting about the things they have learned or found particularly interesting.

The most successful businesses are run by those who never stop learning, which is why events like these are so important for the development of employees at all levels. Drawing from the expertise of industry professionals, as well as mingling with like-minded people is a fantastic way to spark debate, bounce ideas off one another and generally open your mind to new business ventures.

Who needs sun to enjoy the summertime anyway? Maybe it’s time we found a little perspective.

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