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SuccessConnect 2012 Recap

We’re pleased to bring you a guest post by Gary Hartman, a Skillsoft partner alliances manager responsible for partnership programs with LMS, Talent Management and Portal providers.

By Gary Hartman

Skillsoft enjoyed exhibiting at last week’s SuccessFactors’ North American User Group meeting, SuccessConnect 2012 in San Francisco, CA.  Many current customers stopped by the booth to say hello, discuss their current programs and talk about the various learning assets that Skillsoft offers. About one hundred Skillsoft customers use SuccessFactors Learning (formerly the Plateau LMS) − the fact that Skillsoft learning assets load, launch and track in this LMS is important to them.

Leadership training was definitely a hot topic and there was a lot of interest in Skillsoft Leadership Advantage.  The variety of learning modalities and the broad and deep coverage of leadership topics available in the Skillsoft Leadership Advantage series was very well received.

Some visitors to the booth also wanted to talk about using our content to support Career Development planning so their employees can find appropriate learning activities to address competency or skills gaps. There are different ways of answering this question, depending on which LMS or Performance Management platform they use.  The bottom line −  Skillsoft learning assets can be mapped to a company’s unique Competency Map and usually presented at a key point in within the Performance Management module.

The inspiring keynote address was given by Ben Saunders, Polar Explorer.  Ben has already walked solo to the North Pole and plans to lead a team of explorers to the South Pole beginning in October!  The four-month, 1,800-mile Scott 2012 Expedition will complete Captain Scott’s ill-fated journey to the South Pole 100 years ago. You can follow the team as they train for the expedition.

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