OFF THE SHELF
A virtual book club for the modern learner
What is a virtual book club?
Virtual book clubs allow and encourage people with similar interests to share and gain different perspectives in an effort to promote learning and engagement. Harvard Business Review ran an article about the benefits and popularity of corporate book clubs—saying that they can be good for the mind, good for leadership, and good for business.
Skillsoft’s Off the Shelf
Skillsoft’s OFF THE SHELF isn’t a typical book club… it’s a great benefit for employees and the entire organization. Designed for business professionals, OFF THE SHELF gives readers access to ebooks, audiobooks, and book summary content to enrich the learning experience.
"It’s good for entry-level employees or newer people to stand up and have a voice, and a book club is a good place to do it."
“Book clubs are booming. And with leadership benefits of reading so clearly known, businesspeople who want to grow personally and professionally would be wise to take advantage of the trend.... They can be good for the mind, good for leadership, and good for business.”
“[A] book club is the perfect activity to add to your culture. It resonates across personality types and professional roles and fosters a diverse crowd. It sets a foundation for interactions that break through silos and equalize lifestyles. And, most importantly, it’s an opportunity for fun in the journey of self-development and inclusion.”
“In part what the book club opens up is that people can read a book and then have someone else to talk about it with. Then they see that a book can lead to the pleasure of conversation…”
Why Book Clubs Matter
The practice of reading and learning.
A provocative discussion.
Talking and listening to each other.
Ideas and concepts to your business.
OFF THE SHELF Drives Learner Engagement by
BRINGING BOOKS TO LIFE
DEEPENING THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE
PROMOTING THOUGHTFUL DISCUSSIONS
HAND SELECTED TITLES
- Key titles chosen from the Skillsoft library
- Offers a relevant and meaningful learning experience
MONTHLY BOOK SELECTIONS
- Learners can add the ebook, audiobook, or book summary to their playlist
- Flexibility to read or listen at their convenience
- Helps organizations support their own virtual book club discussions
- Readers can apply the book’s ideas and elevate the conversation
- Create and launch your own book club
- Align with corporate initiatives and themes
- Empower people to lead discussions and select topics and/or books
Take learning OFF THE SHELF.
Skillsoft created this virtual book club to support learning and engagement in your employees, your teams, and your organization. The Facilitator’s Guide makes it easy to launch homegrown book clubs in your company.
Launch Engagement and Discussion
Book clubs are good for your business. Many companies already use book clubs as a way to connect people around a central topic, get coworkers and colleagues talking and working together, and foster a culture of learning. Just imagine how a book club discussion can spark innovation, new ideas, and strengthen professional relationships.
Ready to Get Started?
The book, audiobook, or book summary on Skillport or Percipio.
The Facilitator’s Guide from Skillsoft Client Community.
For our next book club title and discussion questions.