Skillsoft Featured in Amalgam Insights’ Vendor SmartList of 2018’s Best Leadership Training and Development Programs for Building Better Leadership

Skillsoft Leadership Development Program recognized for combining the content and delivery tools that effectively train the hard skills, people skills and situational awareness of leadership
Boston – September 20, 2018 – Skillsoft, the global leader in corporate learning, today announced that its Skillsoft Leadership Development Program (SLDP) is featured in Amalgam Insights’ 2018’s Best Leadership Training and Development Programs for Building Better Leadership Brains. Amalgam Insights’ Vendor SmartListTM recognized SLDP for its ability to combine the content and delivery tools that effectively train the hard skills, people skills and situational awareness of leadership. The Vendor SmartList, authored by Amalgam Insights’ Todd Maddox, Ph.D., focuses on the science of leadership training and development. The research report acknowledges that there are many leadership training solutions currently available in the market, but the Vendor SmartList only highlights the strongest offerings that support the development of both cognitive skills and behavioral skills and recruits the emotional systems in the brain. Maddox notes that all three of these factors are key to the learning and development of successful leaders. “Skillsoft’s strength is its combination of content and delivery tools that effectively train hard skills, people skills and situational awareness in leadership,” Maddox states in his Vendor SmartList. “Skillsoft’s Leadership Development Program is 100 percent scenario-based, accelerates leadership learning at all levels and is transforming leaders for the digital age.” “We are honored that Amalgam Insights acknowledged Skillsoft Leadership Development Program as a top leadership training program,” said Heide Abelli, SVP, Content Product Management at Skillsoft. “Skillsoft Leadership Development Program's unique learning design and scenario-based pedagogy set the solution apart in the market. Through compelling drama and pragmatic storytelling, we model the critical human-interaction elements of leadership. We demonstrate effective implementation strategies within the team context using pragmatic leader dilemmas, allowing learners to tie learning to on-the-job behaviors. The solution is ideal for organizations looking to move to collaborative leadership models as they become more digital.” SLDP includes an innovative, scalable, cost-effective course series curated to engage modern, digital learners. The flagship courses, which cover 30 of today’s most critical leadership competencies, average 45-60 minutes of high-definition, video-based instruction, each comprised of 5-8-minute single concept videos to support micro-learning and include opportunities for reflection, assessment and practice. These courses are supplemented by expert insight video content, hundreds of tools for applying the learning and additional high-impact content assets. To learn more about the SLDP: About Skillsoft Skillsoft is the global leader in corporate learning, delivering beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for modern enterprises. Skillsoft comprises three award-winning solutions that support learning, performance and success: Skillsoft learning content, the Percipio intelligent learning experience platform and the SumTotal suite for Human Capital Management. Skillsoft provides the most comprehensive selection of cloud-based corporate learning content, including courses, videos, books and other resources on Business and Management Skills, Leadership Development, Digital Transformation, IT Skills and Certification Training, Productivity and Collaboration Tools and Compliance. Percipio’s intuitive design engages modern learners and its consumer-led experience accelerates learning. The SumTotal suite features four key components built on a unified platform: Learning Management, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition and Workforce Management. Skillsoft is trusted by thousands of the world's leading organizations, including 65 percent of the Fortune 500. Learn more at


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