Skillsoft Honored as a Top 20 Leadership Training Company by Training Industry for the 7th Consecutive Year

Award recognizes Skillsoft's narrative-based pedagogy for the digital learner

BOSTON, March 21, 2018 - Skillsoft, the global leader in corporate learning, announced that it is a 2018 Top Leadership Training Company according to Training Industry. This award marks the seventh consecutive year Training Industry has recognized Skillsoft in their Top 20 Leadership Training Companies list for helping organizations cost-effectively develop leaders for the digital age, at scale and with maximum return. "We are honored that Training Industry has recognized Skillsoft as a Top 20 Leadership Training Company for the seventh year in a row," said Heide Abelli, SVP of Content Management for Skillsoft. "We have invested significantly in our leadership content to instructionally, functionally and aesthetically support the accelerated learning of principles in leadership for the modern learner. We're proud to offer these solutions to meet the leadership training needs of today's workforce." Skillsoft's Management and Leadership Training solutions address the changing way in which organizations need to develop their leaders. The solutions' scenario-based pedagogy leverages a variety of innovative instructional design approaches to drive learner engagement and facilitate content retention. The use of emotion and story-telling in the narrative instruction engages both sides of the brain, while the use of imagery and dynamic text work synergistically to reinforce key points visually. The content comprises interactive, realistic scenarios with behavioral demonstrations, panel discussions with high-caliber facilitators/hosts and leading subject matter experts in leadership, including a significant percentage of Thinkers50 experts. Multi-modal learning assets, including digital books via publishing partners such as MIT Press, MIT Sloan Management Review, and McGraw-Hill, as well as audiobooks, micro-learning videos and courses, are curated into dozens of leadership learning paths appropriate for leaders at different levels. All content can be efficiently accessed in the moment of need through Percipio, Skillsoft's new state-of-the-art intelligent learning platform which puts the learner in control of where, when, and how to learn. Percipio has over 500 channels and delivers an intuitive design to engage learners, with a consumer-led experience to accelerate learning.

Training Industry based their selection of this year's Top 20 Leadership Training Companies List on the following criteria:
  • Thought leadership and influence on leadership training industry
  • Breadth and quality of programs and audiences served
  • Company size and growth potential
  • Industry recognition and innovation
  • Strength of clients and geographic reach
"Leadership training remains one of the most closely watched, and one of the most competitive, sectors of the training industry," said Ken Taylor, President of Training Industry, Inc. "The companies selected for the 2018 Top 20 Leadership Training Companies list have demonstrated tremendous growth through the development of digitized content and online platforms while maintaining focus on core leadership training practices."

Training Industry's complete 2018 Top 20 Leadership Training Companies List is available here.
Learn more about Skillsoft's Management & Leadership Training solutions, here.

About Skillsoft
Skillsoft is the global leader in corporate learning, providing the most engaging learner experience and high-quality content. We are trusted by the world's leading organizations, including 65 percent of the Fortune 500. Our mission is to build beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for today's modern enterprise. Our 500,000+ multi-modal courses, videos, authoritative content chapters and micro-learning modules are accessed more than 130 million times every month, in 160 countries and 29 languages. With 100 percent secure cloud access, from any device, whenever, wherever.

About Training Industry, Inc.
Training Industry, Inc. spotlights the latest news, articles, case studies and best practices within the training industry and publishes annual Top 20 and Watch List reports covering many sectors of interest to the corporate training function. Our focus is on helping dedicated businesses and training professionals get the information, insight and tools needed to more effectively manage the business of learning.

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