OFF THE SHELF

A virtual book club for the modern learner

What is a virtual book club?

And why do they matter?

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

NOT YOUR TYPICAL BOOK CLUB..

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

FOSTER

The practice of reading and learning.

START

A provocative discussion.

GET TEAMS

Talking and listening to each other.

APPLY

Ideas and concepts to your business.

OFF THE SHELF Drives Learner Engagement by

BRINGING BOOKS TO LIFE
DEEPENING THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE
PROMOTING THOUGHTFUL DISCUSSIONS

The Solution

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

FACILITATOR’S GUIDE

  • 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

impact workforce performance

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?

ACCESS

The book, audiobook, or book summary on Skillport or Percipio.

DOWNLOAD

The Facilitator’s Guide from Skillsoft Client Community.

JOIN US

For our next book club title and discussion questions.

Monthly Selections

OCTOBER 2020

7 LENSES

by Linda Fisher Thornton

Offering a clear, actionable road map for leading ethically, this book takes us beyond the triple bottom line to ethical leadership, and provides 14 Guiding Principles that help us honor them.

SEPTEMBER 2020

BRIDGING DIFFERENCES FOR BETTER MENTORING

by Lois J. Zachary & Lisa Z. Fain

In Bridging Differences for Better Mentoring, the authors provide insights on how to improve the development and growth of individuals through successful mentoring.

AUGUST 2020

THE MECE MUSE

by Christie Lindor

Great consultants possess a je ne sais quoi that are equal parts confidence, passion, technical acumen, purpose, and charisma. Great consultants are authentically imperfect; they take life by the reins and forge ahead with certainty.

JULY 2020

DIVERSITY BEYOND LIP SERVICE

by La’Wana Harris

The ugly truth about diversity is that some people worry they must give up their power for others to have a chance. Harris’s method helps people realize that sharing power isn’t the same as losing it.

JUNE 2020

FANOCRACY

by Reiko Scott, David Meerman Scott

In Fanocracy, the authors examine how to create a “fandom”—a band of loyal patrons who share a common interest, and they present handy steps to create your own “fanocracy.”

MAY 2020

THINK LIKE AMAZON

by John Rossman

In Think Like Amazon, author John Rossman reveals how to think strategically and innovatively in order to become a forerunner in today’s digital age.

APRIL 2020

VIRTUAL LEADERSHIP

by Penny Pullan

Virtual Leadership explores the challenges associated with working remotely, and guides you on how to lead virtual teams.

MARCH 2020

THE TECHNOLOGY FALLACY

by Gerald C. Kane, Anh Nguyen Phillips, Jonathan R. Copulsky, Garth R. Andrus

In The Technology Fallacy, the authors discuss ways in which companies can respond successfully to digital disruption.

FEBRUARY 2020

SEEING DIGITAL

by David C. Moschella

In Seeing Digital, the author discusses the coming digital storm and the ways in which companies and individual employees can prepare themselves for success.

NOVEMBER 2019

ADAPTIVE SPACE

by Michael J. Arena

Adaptive Space explores how organizations can become successful by acclimating to a dynamic business landscape.

OCTOBER 2019

BRING YOUR HUMAN TO WORK

by Erica Keswin

In Bring Your Human to Work, author Erica Keswin explores the ways in which being a better human can positively impact business, the workday, and the bottom line.