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Announcing Skillsoft’s 2019 Live Event Schedule

Announcing Skillsoft’s 2019 Live Event Schedule

Skillsoft’s Live Events are a powerful way to bring teams together to ignite impactful dialogue and propel organizations forward for success in today’s challenging business context. Now in its 11th year, Skillsoft’s Live Events—a series of live, interactive webcasts featuring cutting-edge thought leaders—continue to inspire both individuals and leaders. Through the Live Events, Skillsoft provides learners with exclusive access to subject matter experts who expose their latest thinking on the relevant topics in business today. Viewed over 38,000 times in 2018, learners who attended Live Events gained insights from David Allen, Charlene Li, Jonah Berger, Margaret Heffernan, and Jacob Morgan.

2019’s line-up of Live Events features a carefully curated array of nationally recognized thought-leaders in the areas of workplace innovation and leadership. Mark your calendar to ensure you don’t miss any of these impactful speakers. Be sure to tweet your thoughts and questions during the Live Events using #SkillsoftLive.

Michael Roberto

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Innovation is a primary focus of today’s leaders, and without creativity, innovation is challenging at best. Our series kicks off with Michael Roberto, author of the forthcoming book Unlocking Creativity: How to Solve Any Problem and Make the Best Decisions by Shifting Creative Mindsets. A professor of Management at Bryant University and former Harvard Business School faculty member, Mike will describe not only the six organizational mindsets that inhibit creativity in the workplace but also how barriers can be overcome to unleash creativity and innovation. Register now.

Erica Dhawan

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

If you haven’t heard the term “connectional intelligence,” you won’t want to miss Erica Dhawan’s event. She’s the world’s leading authority on connectional intelligence and the author of Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence. Erica will provide the rationale for how anyone, by developing connectional intelligence, can maximize personal potential and achieve breakthrough performance in the workplace.

Daniel Pink

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Timing is everything!  A perennial favorite, Daniel Pink, will be coming to learners live from Perspectives, our annual user conference. Daniel is the New York Times best-selling author of To Sell Is Human, Drive, and A Whole New Mind and he will bring his passion and insights to our stage in a session based on his latest book, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. Daniel will show that timing is really a science – one that we can all use to make smarter decisions, enhance our productivity, and boost the performance of our organizations.

Stew Friedman

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

By working with leading researchers from the best global business schools, we can tap into the latest understanding of research in timely topical areas such as mindfulness. Stew Friedman, University of Pennsylvania Wharton Business School professor and founding director of the Wharton Leadership Program, will refute the idea that the more we strive to win on one dimension, the more we sacrifice performance and satisfaction in the other three: family, community, and private self.

Cal Newport

Tuesday, September 26, 2019

Most of us are rapidly becoming digital maximalists due to our inability to untether ourselves from the heavy use of devices such as smartphones. Cal Newport, associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University and the author of five books, including Deep Work, will introduce the concept of digital minimalism, a philosophy for technology use that has already improved countless lives. Cal will explain how common-sense tips such as turning off notifications or occasional rituals like observing a digital sabbath don’t go far enough in helping us take back control of our technological lives while the demands of family, friends and work complicate attempts to unplug completely.

Daniel Coyle

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Every leader wants to build a great team and every employee wants to be a part of a great team. Dan Coyle, the award-winning, NY Times-bestselling author of several books on leadership and performance, including The Talent Code, The Little Book of Talent, and his newest book, The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups will provide the evidence for a simple yet valuable insight. Great groups don’t just happen by chance; they are built according to three universal rules. No leader should miss this must-see event.

As part of every Skillsoft Live Event, we share helpful discussion and facilitation guides for leaders to use with their teams. We also provide resources that help organizations promote the event internally to maximize attendance.  Every event has the potential to become a memorable milestone in your 2019 learning calendar. Don’t miss the opportunity to capitalize on this year’s outstanding Live Event roster.


Heide Abelli is the SVP of Content Product Management at Skillsoft.

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